Audi‘s window for exclusive negotiation rights with Ducati has closed, but the German automaker is still expected to announce the acquisition of the Italian motorcycle brand this week. Volkswagen-owned Audi had exclusive rights to discuss acquiring Ducati until April 15, and though other suitors may now begin negotiations, Audi remains the front-runner. Last week, Reuters […]
Ducati North America Announces Launch Of Ducati Financial Services
Ducati North America has announced the launch of a proprietary retail financing program for new and used Ducati motorcycles in the U.S.
Supported by VW Credit, Inc. (VCI), a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America Inc., the newly established Ducati Financial Services (DFS) began operation on September 5. Financial services include customer financing through Ducati dealers across the US and ancillary products for new and used motorcycles, including the Ever Red Motorcycle Protection Plan, Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) plan, and Road Hazard Tire and Wheel Protection plans.
“With specifically tailored, in-house programs, we are now able to effectively enhance and improve the customer buying and ownership experience,” said Dominique Cheraki, General Manager of Ducati North America.
The United States is Ducati’s largest market, with 9,258 units retailed in 2012. Now supported by VW Credit, Inc., which provides financial products and services to Volkswagen and Audi dealers and their customers in the United States, Ducati will benefit from the vast experience of VW Credit in the automotive finance business.
For more information about Ducati North America, Ducati’s line of performance motorcycles, apparel and, now, Ducati Financial Services, please visit www.DucatiUSA.com or your local Ducati dealer.