Mistral Group has launched a new dedicated website for used vehicle sales called The Bus Shop.
The site lets operators view and buy stock formerly used on Mistral’s rental fleet.
The Bus Shop will act as a home to late registered ex-rental fleet vehicles built by Alexander Dennis at what Mistral describes as “affordable pricing” and with “flexible finance packages”. Every ex-rental vehicle will be rigorously inspected and supplied with a long MoT, as well as up to three months’ warranty.
The venture is being headed up by Mistral Used Vehicle Sales Manager Andy Biggs.
“The launch of this dedicated used vehicle disposal arm of the Mistral Group will allow us to engage more directly with a hugely important segment of our industry – those operators that see high quality used vehicle purchase as a key strategy toward enhancing their vehicle fleets,” says Mr Biggs. “Mistral Group continually invests in new vehicles for its rental fleet, and works hard to keep the market aware of new stock availability, but in the past we’ve been less visible in offering the same market place our end of rental life fleet disposals which still represent great quality vehicles that remain ready to enter service for the next operator.
“Our new website is easy to navigate and contains search, select and finance features that allow prospective buyers to find the vehicles they need and at the same time understand the funding options available through our associated asset finance business Mistral Asset Finance – together, this offers a true one stop shop when it comes to finding the right used vehicles for fleet.”
It is expected The Bus Shop will also act as a sales agent for end-of-lease contract vehicles belonging to partner finance companies.