Marmalade, a leading provider of cars and insurance for young drivers, launches its innovative new Quick Quote initiative in partnership with car supermarket Motorpoint – the first service of its type to be offered by a UK car supermarket.
Drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 will now not only be able to purchase a new or nearly new car from the Motorpoint website, but will also benefit from Marmalade’s Quick Quote system. This provides an estimated cost of insurance at the click of a button and, if interested, the young driver will then be redirected to Marmalade’s site to arrange fully comprehensive cover.
Marmalade’s New Driver insurance is based on telematics technology. Black boxes are installed into the insured car to monitor journeys which in turn helps the young person to develop safe driving skills. The device measures the ABC’s; acceleration, braking, cornering and average speed. Marmalade’s black boxes also don’t have curfews or negative scoring for nightime driving, but do provide added security in case of vehicle theft.
Motorpoint offers a comprehensive range of new and nearly new low mileage cars from manufacturers such as Citroen, Ford, Hyundai, Peugeot, Renault, Vauxhall and VW.
All of the cars, which are branded ‘Young Driver Ready’, have been carefully selected, not only for their price, but also features that are particularly pertinent to young drivers such as low-running costs, road tax, good safety levels and insurance premiums. Every car is available to test drive seven days a week as well as qualifying for Motorpoint’s Same Day Driveaway Service. They are all also available to buy on finance through Motorpoint’s Personal Contract Purchase plan – Boomerang*.
Crispin Moger, Chief Executive Officer of Marmalade, said: ״Our exciting new partnership with Motorpoint is great news for young drivers helping them make an informed decision, including the cost of insurance – and gives the ability to arrange cover straight away. From research with young drivers we know that some have a tendency to purchase a car before they check-out the insurance costs, which can lead to a higher insurance premium than they’d estimated and in some circumstances the young person can’t insure the vehicle. As champions of young drivers, Marmalade understands the importance of getting on the road in a safe and straightforward way. Working with Motorpoint we will be able to help many new drivers fulfil that wish and enjoy the independence of driving.״
Mark Carpenter, Managing Director of Motorpoint, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Marmalade to offer this new online service to young drivers – the first of its type for a car supermarket in the UK. This new service from Motorpoint and Marmalade is great news for budget conscious young people looking to drive away in the best possible car at the best possible price.”
*Boomerang finance can only be applied for if the customer is 18 years-old and above.