Industry journal Automotive News Europe reports that Opel, the European arm of General Motors, is running the Germany-only vehicle return scheme under the tag line of “thrilled or just return it”, with the offer being limited to either 30 days or 3000km.
An Opel spokesman told the publication the campaign would last until further notice and with no plans to extend the offer outside of Germany at this stage.
Opel will be hoping the vehicle return offer will help boost the brand’s somewhat tarnished image in Germany, following multiple restructurings and a failed 2009 disposal.
Ensuring ‘dissatisfied’ buyers aren’t simply taking advantage of the scheme, the company will send a token bill to those buyers who return vehicles with high mileage – and provided the cars are not damaged.
Reports suggest that costs would be calculated on the basis of 0.67 per cent of the vehicle’s retail price per 1000km travelled.