Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Used car selling platform myTukar and the Malaysian arm of automotive brand Mitsubishi Motors have announced a new partnership, aiming to create new digital customer experiences to the public.

As part of the initial timeline in the partnership, both companies have collaborated in creating Mitsubishi Motor Malaysia’s (MMM) virtual showroom, which offers customers a 360-degree view of the car’s exterior and interior, as well as allows customers to zoom in and out and navigate in every direction. Each of the Mitsubishi vehicles on display has a clickable interactive button to instantly show more information about the car and its key features. Besides a 360-degree view, the online showroom also comes with a gallery which showcases more images of the vehicles at various angles. 

Encapsulated within the partnership as well are other digital CX strategies including ‘Test Drive 2U’, which allows customers to test drive a Mitsubishi car from the comfort of their homes through an online booking in the online showroom platform; a booking assist that allows customers to continue their purchase journey online by submitting a booking request form on the online showroom’s website ranging from loan to insurance application; and trade-in assist which allows customers to have the option to request for the car inspection, handover, transfer of ownership and the collection of the sold car to be done at any of the customer’s preferred location to the customer’s convenience. 

“In the past year, we’ve seen an unpredictable level of change, because of the new normal and the need to maintain social distancing. The launch of Mitsubishi online showroom is a strong example of MMM’s commitment to deliver a more human-centric experience by encompassing a holistic approach across three key organizational pillars: people, process and technology,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, chief executive officer of Mitsubishi. 

He added, “We have always believed in creating a walk-through experience and this online showroom is an extension from getting to know the product, test-drive at customer’s convenience, and communication with the dealer to finalize the purchase journey. We want to offer our customers a safe purchase of their Mitsubishi model without the need of leaving their homes.”

For Fong Hon Sum, CEO of myTukar, the collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors means leveraging myTukar’s proprietary technology-enabled platform which provides Mitsubishi Motors with a simplified and transparent valuation to ultimately enhance retail customer experience. 

“I strongly believe that this partnership will reinforce our mutual vision of giving customers an innovative and convenient process of purchasing and selling their used cars,” Sum stated.

Mitsubishi Motors has also announced the launch of MITSUBISHI CONNECT mobile application as a continuation of after-sales service through a digital platform. The mobile app offers a range of vehicle-related digital services, allowing Mitsubishi owners to schedule a service appointment with their preferred MMM service centres, keep track of vehicle maintenance history and get reminders for their next car service in an easy and hassle-free manner.