Carsome, Asia’s largest used car trading platform has chosen Selangor as its investment destination.
The local start-up worth more than RM7 billion on Tuesday announced that Carsome PJ Automall is its biggest experience centre in the country, and the first that comes with electric vehicle charging stations.
The integrated car e-commerce platform added that the automall will enable customers to experience prospective cars – from viewing and selecting to on-the-spot test driving – and thereon completing their purchase with on-site financial facilities that can process loan applications and approvals in one day.
Additional conveniences include car aesthetic services such as detailing and tinting for their newly-bought cars.
Carsome co-founder and group Chief Executive Officer, Eric Cheng said the automall aimed to enhance customers’ car purchase journey by offering them convenience and comfort under one roof.
“Carsome PJ Automall will strengthen our online-to-offline hybrid offering and raise the bar on our customers’ car buying experience.”
“Our motivation is to make this experience centre a lifestyle-centric one, where customers can walk in to enjoy the shopping process, and more importantly, leave the worry and hassle to our dedicated teams,” he said.
Located along the Federal Highway in the iconic Naza Automall showroom, the Carsome PJ Automall occupies a built-up space of over 100,000 sq ft.
It can accommodate more than 200 cars – from Carsome’s growing online inventory of over 1,600 cars – for customers’ viewing convenience, ranging from SUVs, MPVs, 4x4s, sedans, hatchbacks to the luxury line segment.
The automall also plays host to banking partners such as Maybank and Public Bank, car detailing and tinting partners namely Ecotint and Glass Auto, underlining Carsome’s endeavour in offering a differentiated car buying experience.
In conjunction with the launch, Carsome will be organising a two-day Shop and Dine Carsome CARnival event on June 11 and June 12 from 12pm to 8.30pm.
Visitors can expect to dine from an array of food options, enjoy music performance and participate in activities and games as they browse through Carsome’s listing of pre-owned cars before making a purchase.
They can also participate in lucky draws and stand a chance to win up to RM12,000 worth of lucky draw prizes, including a Nintendo Switch OLED and Garmin Venu SQ smartwatches.
Selangor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari who was at the launch said that the state government will continue to promote business-friendly policies to help propel development in the state.
“This in turn, will help create jobs and cement Selangor as the economic heart of Malaysia,” he said.