Volvo Car Ireland has launched a new insurance product, Volvo Car Insurance, in partnership with Creane and Creane Insurance Brokers. The new insurance product is part of Volvo Car Ireland’s long term strategy to provide Volvo customers with a complete offering and overtime reduce customers’ insurance premiums by demonstrating that Volvo cars are less likely to be involved in road accidents and collisions.
David Thomas, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland with Tony Doyle, Managing Director of Creane and Creane Insurance Brokers
Volvo Car UK works with Thatcham which administers the Association of British Insurers group rating system for private cars and commercials. Thatcham has proven that City Safety, which is fitted as standard in all new Volvo models, reduces accident rates and relevant repair costs since it was launched in the classic XC60 in 2008. It also prevents expensive personal injury claims for whiplash caused by low speed rear end shunts, and rules out the need to provide a hire vehicle while a driver’s car is in for repair. Volvo Car Ireland through their partnership with Creane and Creane plan to demonstrate similar real life information relevant to the Irish market.
The new competitively priced insurance product can be purchased via Volvo Car Ireland’s website or via a dedicated call centre. In the event that a customer has to make a claim, Volvo Car Ireland will direct drivers to the nearest Volvo bodyshop, where all repairs will be carried out to Volvo standards using genuine Volvo parts. Creane and Creane Insurance Brokers will capture all collision information and claims data for analysis.
Commenting on the partnership, David Thomas, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland said, “Safety has always been our key priority at Volvo Cars. We work hard to ensure that our cars fulfil all safety requirements and pass all testing procedures. Our main focus is, and always has been, real-life safety. We believe our customers should benefit not only from the peace of mind that comes with Volvo’s safety credentials but also financially, in the form of reduced insurance premiums”.
David continues, “We have therefore partnered with Creane and Creane Insurance Brokers to offer our customers a complete product offering and start this data capture process which overtime will demonstrate that Volvo cars are safer to drive. We have seen in other markets that Volvo Cars operates in, customers benefitting from reduced premiums as a result of driving a Volvo car”.
“Creane and Creane are delighted to be associated with a premium brand like Volvo Cars. It’s an ideal fit, as both companies understand and adhere to the principle of looking after their customers. Safety and protection is such an important focus for Volvo, and Creane and Creane are in business since 1945 because we focus on looking after our customers and provide a premium service, and we will be there to assist in the event of an accident,” said Tony Doyle, Managing Director of Creane and Creane Insurance Brokers.
Volvo has always been synonymous with safety and many of its models have been certified as the safest car in their class. Volvo Cars has a long held vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020. Volvo Car Ireland’s new long term partnership with Creane and Creane is further proof of Volvo’s continuing investment in and commitment to automotive safety leadership.
To launch Volvo Car Insurance, Volvo Car Ireland are offering a €500 insurance contribution and three years’ service plan for anyone that signs up for Volvo Car Insurance on a new car purchase. Offer ends 31st October 2017, terms and conditions apply.