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Vauxhall Opens Ampera Order Banks Today

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LUTON, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 12, 2012: Vauxhall has today opened its order books for the revolutionary Ampera E-REV, and announced full specs and pricing, along with details of its 23-strong dealer network and a Vauxhall HQ-based customer liaison for every owner.

Offered in three trim levels, with the entry model available to order from May, the first Amperas will arrive in showrooms on May 1, 2012. Starting at 29,995 (inclusive of the 5,000 government plug-in car grant) even the entry model Ampera comes with a raft of standard features, such as DAB radio, 7-inch touch-screen control monitor, cruise control and alloy wheels.

Adding a standard leather interior, with heated front seats and front/rear parking sensors with a rear-view camera, the Positiv model sits in the middle of the Ampera range at 32,250 (inclusive of the 5,000 government plug-in car grant). But topping the line-up will be the Electron, which comes as standard with a state-of-the-art infotainment unit comprising:

  • Colour touch screen
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Bespoke Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system
  • DVD video player
  • 30GB hard-disc drive storage
  • Voice-controlled navigation, telephone and music systems

    The Electron costs 33,995 (inclusive of the 5,000 government plug-in car grant) and, like the Positiv, can be ordered immediately.

    But where all Amperas stand out from the crowd is the level of customer service and support offered to owners. Backed by Vauxhall’s unique Lifetime Warranty*and a 8 year 100,000 mile battery warranty, the majority of Ampera owners will have the convenience of a specialist dealer within a one-hour drive of their home.

    Ampera dealers will be committed to a new level of personalised care. This new Ampera customer experience gives owners the benefit of two Ampera specialists – in both sales and aftersales – at each Ampera retailer, providing expert advice and attention on all aspects of the car. Ampera retailers will also offer a free collection and delivery service for all scheduled service, warranty and repair work.

    However, the icing on the cake is a service known as ‘MyAmpera’, which offers owners the telephone number and email address of their own personal Ampera agent, based at Vauxhall’s head office.

    “We’re breaking completely fresh ground with the Ampera,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “The technology is obviously unique in a production car, but it’s the level of personalised customer support we’re offering that will be just as important to owners. MyAmpera reinforces this personalisation and will help us engage with our new owners throughout their time with the car.”