Buying a Mercedes-Benz GLA or GLC? Guarantee your car’s resale value with Step Up Agility Financing
Hans · Apr 12, 2022 12:02 PM
If taking delivery of a new car is like tasting the wonderful meal you’ve just proudly prepared on your fancy designer kitchen, then depreciation is like doing the dishes after.
Nobody likes it but everyone need to deal with it, one way or another. You either get it over and done with, or you could pay someone else to deal with it.
If you are buying a Mercedes-Benz, then of course the latter is the only acceptable option. In comes Mercedes-Benz Financial’s Agility Financing package, which guarantees your Mercedes-Benz’s resale value when it’s time for you to upgrade your car 5 years later.
Between now until 30-April 2022, Mercedes-Benz Financial Malaysia is offering a special promotion for its Step Up Agility Financing, specifically for the GLA and GLC models.
Instalments for the entry Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 starts at RM 1,688 for the first year (normal price RM 1,888), RM 2,088 for the second year (normal price RM 2,288), and RM 3,709 for the final three years.
For the higher range Mercedes-Benz GLC 200, monthly instalments start RM 2,388 for the first year, RM 2,788 for the second year, and RM 4,833 for the final three years.
After your car’s financing contract expires, Mercedes-Benz will buy the car back from you at a pre-agreed price.
The buy-back price will differ from one customer to another depending on the agreed annual mileage cap, which can range from as little as 20,000 km per year to 30,000 km – all well within the average annual mileage of most Malaysians.
Of course, like all Step Up Agility Financing contracts, customers will only get the optimum value if they return their old car and sign up for another new Mercedes-Benz.
Alternatively, customers can also terminate the contract by settling the balance owed, just like they would with a regular hire purchase agreement. But doing so defeats the purpose of Step Up Agility Financing – which is designed to offer luxury lifestyle-conscious buyers with the newest Mercedes-Benz model at the lowest price, with none of the post-warranty maintenance hassles.
Traditional minded buyers who are uncomfortable with step-up financing can opt for a traditional hire purchase financing, which Mercedes-Benz Financial also offers via the regular Agility Financing package.
This conventional hire purchase package also comes with guaranteed resale value but the monthly instalments will be much higher than Step Up Agility Financing. It is however, still very competitive against rates offered by many banks.
For the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200, monthly instalments under the regular Agility Financing starts at RM 3,064, for a 5-year loan tenure. For the higher range GLC 200, monthly instalments starts at RM 3,899 for the same 5-year loan tenure.
Step Up Agility vs regular Agility Financing
Step Up Agility Financing is aimed at luxury lifestyle-driven buyers (which majority of Mercedes-Benz customers are anyway) who must have the newest model on sale, and will sell their car after the warranty period is over.
For this group of buyers, Step Up Agility makes perfect sense.
The lower monthly instalments upfront is also a bonus, as less money spent on the car also means more money to be on enjoying your active lifestyle with your Mercedes-Benz SUV. You can’t be paying for a Mercedes-Benz SUV and not explore more cool places to travel to right?
Regardless of whether you pick the traditional Agility Financing or the luxury lifestyle-centric Step Up Agility Financing, you will still be covered by Mobility Plus guarantee, which offers you a replacement Mercedes-Benz if your car requires a maintenance or warranty claim job that takes more than 48 hours to complete.
For more information on Mercedes-Benz Step Up Agility Financing, go here.
The offer ends on 30-April 2022.
This post is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia.