Standard Bank Auto Show/Biltong Fees-a success
By Melania Simeon
Windhoek – The Standard Bank Auto Show/Biltong Fees attested to be yet another resounding success with the first car being sold within minutes of the gates opening to the public, organisers of the event have said.
The event which was held from 31f June to 1 July 2017 saw thousands of eager vehicle enthusiasts from all over Namibia attending it in high numbers and hopes of securing the best deals on vehicles that the bank had to offer. Revellers were also entertained by freestyle Motocross World Champion Libor Podmol, along with his endowed companions Nick and Dallen with their gravity defying stunts.
Standard Bank’s head of personal and business banking, Mercia Geises, officially opened the Auto Show, and expressed gratitude to the dealers for partnering with the bank to make the event a success.
“At Standard Bank we understand our dealers. Thanks to our dealerships for doing business with us. The dealers are generally concerned about the preservation of the cars and that is why we are hosting them in a glass tent this year. Every car fits a personality, so find the car that fits your personality,” she said.
Visitors to the auto show also received pre-approval at the auto show as the bank’s entire vehicle and asset finance (VAF) team was on site for approval, which allowed some customers to walk away with their new vehicles.
Ildiko Nagy of the Audi dealership, expressed her gratitude to the bank, stating “This was one of the best offers at the Standard Bank Auto Show this year. Standard Bank is really assisting us dealers especially during these economic times,” she said.
Jason Engelbrecht of Associate Motor Holding (AMH) said they were pleased to be participating in the auto show because it would increase the volume of sales as there has been a significant drop in sales because of South Africa’s junk status that has made customers reluctant to buy cars. AMH also sponsored a vehicle, a Kia, which was won at the auto show.
An elated couple Sylvi and Jason Shiimbi were also one of the customers who couldn’t contain their delight as they were sold a brand new Audi Q3 from the Audi dealership in Windhoek.
The auto show not only gives automotive industry representatives and dealers an opportunity to showcase their latest car models, but also gives prospective buyers the chance to test latest vehicles on the market, all the while jumping the queue to get pre-approval for their dream car at affordable financing rates.
The bank said it is still offering the Auto Show specials of prime less of up to 1.75% on the interest rate and an annual insurance offering with one-month holiday on credit life offering. This special will run until Friday, 7 July.