We may think of Porsche’s top priorities as luxury and performance but something the German brand cares about even more than building excellent sports cars is the well-being of the people driving them. A host of new business measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic are being enacted to give customers who have financed through Porsche Financial Services (PFS) some peace of mind in these uncertain times.
If you’re leasing a car or SUV through PFS and your lease is scheduled to mature through April 30 of this year, PFS is offering up to a six-month extension on your lease so you don’t need to worry about getting a new car loan or a new lease until the dust settles from the COVD-19 crisis. On top of that, PFS is considering payment deferrals on a case-by-case basis for lessees who need it. Most payment deferrals are 30–60 days depending on your needs.
Porsche is offering a home pick-up and drop-off service for maintenance and repair. This service was already available at some locations, but Porsche is expanding the program to more dealers to alleviate concerns about needing to visit a dealership while we’re all being urged to leave the house as little as possible. There are several other services offering no-contact car maintenance, and you can read more about them here.
Last October, Porsche launched an online retail experience as a pilot program with 26 dealer partners. Porsche is planning on growing this platform faster than originally planned to make it easier to shop for a Porsche at home, completing almost the entire car shopping process online. You can choose from your local dealer’s inventory of new and used Porsche models, apply for financing or a lease, submit your online order and pick up your car at the dealer with your signature. Porsche says that home delivery is also possible.
Porsche is also showing support for its American dealer network with programs like floor plan assistance, which covers a large portion of inventory costs, reimbursement for home delivery and digital training offerings.
All of these efforts combined are sure to bring some peace of mind to both Porsche owners and Porsche employees in a time when peace of mind is sorely needed.
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