Spireon recently introduced its latest connected car solution — Kahu — a smart add-on designed to provide dealers streamlined inventory and lot management that also offers car buyers modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service.
Kahu is the first connected car solution specifically designed for dealerships, according to the company.
“New car dealer margins have been flat for several years, driving a need to create new revenue and profit opportunities,” said Spireon chief executive officer Kevin Weiss. “Connected cars are changing the industry, but dealers are receiving little value from this shift. Kahu changes that dynamic, giving dealers the tools they need before, during and after the sale to grow profits and benefit from the connected car revolution.”
Kahu will generally be available in the second quarter of 2017, a select group of early adopter customers already have it installed.
“Our partnership with Spireon has paid for itself tenfold,” said Spireon customer Jon Hansen, general sales manager of Burien Nissan. “Being able to offer a product that I find value in to our customers and making it a revenue generator for the dealership is really big for us. I would absolutely recommend Spireon to other dealerships.”
Kahu includes an aftermarket GPS device and mobile apps for dealers and their customers.
Spireon said the smart add-on is intended to help dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders and increase service retention.
The solution allows consumers to track their vehicle as well as receive to smart alerts for speeding and low battery.
“Kahu is an attractive add-on that safeguards consumers while driving dealer profit,” said Spireon.