Cadillac to relaunch pre-owned program with 172-point inspection, six-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, 24-hr. roadside assistance, June interest rate of 1.9% for first three months for May and June

DETROIT , May 11, 2011 (press release) –

  • Enhances program IntelliChoice already ranks higher than Mercedes, Lexus, Audi and BMW
  • Brand will cover first three months payments on financing rates as low as 1.9 percent for qualified buyers of certified pre-owned vehicles
  • Includes 172-point vehicle inspection, 6-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
Cadillac is relaunching its certified pre-owned program to provide added confidence to customers seeking a used luxury automobile and help boost the resale value of Cadillacs.

In its most recent rankings, IntelliChoice ranked Cadillac's certified pre-owned program higher than programs from Mercedes, Lexus, Audi and BMW. Cadillac's enhanced certified pre-owned program, being rolled out this spring, includes a more robust vehicle inspection system, a six-year, 100,000-mile limited warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance during the warranty period and courtesy transportation for warranty services.

"In the luxury market, pre-owned automobiles are often an entry point for new customers to the brand," said Kurt McNeil, vice president of Cadillac Sales and Service. "We want these customers to know that we stand behind the quality of our pre-owned Cadillacs."

Cadillac is bolstering the program with competitive financing options. For May and June, Cadillac will cover the first three monthly payments on interest rates as low as 1.9 percent for qualified buyers.

As part of the enhanced program, Cadillac and its dealers will provide every buyer of a Cadillac certified pre-owned vehicle with a 172-point vehicle inspection and reconditioning certificate that includes a road-test, validation of key mechanical components, up-to-date maintenance services and interior and exterior detailing. Customers also will receive a vehicle history report.

The limited warranty on Cadillac's certified pre-owned vehicles covers most of the vehicle's major mechanical components, including the engine, transmission, axles, struts, heating and air conditioning system and door and sunroof assemblies. Cadillac is promoting the program through TV, radio, print and on-line advertisements.

"The enhanced certified pre-owned program is another building block to establish Cadillac as the new standard of the luxury market," McNeil said. "While the immediate benefit is provided to buyers of these pre-owned vehicles, it's also a key component for assuring strong resale values for our new car customers. An expanded pool of pre-owned Cadillacs thoroughly inspected by trained professionals will raise the brand's long-term reputation for quality."

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