An important part of the process of getting a new car is hitting the dealership showroom to go over your preferred model up close, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed this time-honored practice.
Public safety protocols need to be observed by both dealership staff and customers, and for many people, the risk of falling ill isn’t worth the risk, even if it is their dream car in question.
Hands-On Tour: 360-degree showroom at your fingertips
True to its tagline ‘The Power To Surprise,’ Kia Philippines presents an alternative by launching the Kia Virtual Showroom. Customers who are eyeing a Kia as their first (or next) vehicle can now expect a worry- and risk-free way of shopping for a new car, which they can do right in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The Virtual Showroom features a browser-friendly layout, which users can access via desktop, laptop, or mobile devices. Exuding the feel of a typical Kia dealership, the site allows clients to browse through the Kia lineup based on vehicle category, from sedans and hatchbacks (Picanto, Soluto) to SUVs (Seltos, Stonic, Sportage), and commercial vehicles (K2500).
Customers can take a closer look at their preferred Kia models
Once a vehicle has been selected, customers can tap on the image to get a closer look at the exterior and interior with the 360-degree viewer. The images are even set against an actual environment, which makes it easier to visualize how the vehicle will look in real-world conditions.
Strategically-placed touchpoints provide further information on specific features, while clients can even zoom in on interior shots, for instance, to take a closer look at the leather seats.
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Even the interior features a 360-degree view and lets users zoom in to specific details
One-touch buttons on the interface allow customers to download the relevant brochures, request quotations, and even schedule a test drive. A separate tab also allows them to find the nearest Kia dealer, where they can talk to a Kia sales agent and check out their selected Kia model in the metal.
Best of all, unlike physical showrooms that observe business hours, the Kia Virtual Showroom is accessible 24/7, rain or shine. If you’re ready to be delighted by the Korean automaker’s current model lineup and irresistible deals, check out the Kia Virtual Showroom today.
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Joseph Paolo Estabillo
Joseph has been a member of various car clubs since he got his driver's license in 2004 – old enough to remember riding in taxicabs with analog meters, but his fascination with cars goes way back. After nearly two decades of working in broadcast media, he shifted gears by coming on board as Philkotse’s first Filipino member and staff writer in 2017.
Apart from his role in Philkotse, Joseph has written episodes for Drive, which has been airing on CNN Philippines for five seasons running. He has also delivered content for various car dealerships based in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jeep, Dodge, among others.
Keeping his hopes high and his revs low, he dreams about owning a Kei car when he retires. Hates slow parkers.