Jan Tour drew the winning ticket:
Kia has decided to reward an eagerly awaited customer with a full refund of the purchase price of the new EV6. Here is the lucky one.
The pandemic has created long waiting lists for new cars and many frustrated customers. Several manufacturers have announced deliveries through 2023.
Kia has taken a rather innovative step to keep customers and their spirits up:
- When all private customers who sign up for a 2021 Kia EV6 are awarded their car, one of them will be drawn. The lucky winner gets the entire purchase price back into their account.
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Sailor and priest
– It’s very boring, especially for customers, that the car they’ve been looking forward to doesn’t arrive as fast as they want it to. Christian Lagarde, Director of Communications at Kia Bell Norge explained a year and a half ago that there is nothing we like more than the delivery of new cars.
Now the name of the lucky one has been pulled out of the hat: Jan Tore Vespestad, married father of four and grandfather of two, formerly a sailor and missionary, is now parish priest in Horge and Vlaa parish in sur-Trondelag.
Surprised and happy
The 325-horsepower, all-wheel-drive EV6 GT line he ordered was valued at around NOK 580,000 when the contract was signed in November 2021. He received the car 13 months later.
It was really cool, I didn’t expect something like this. He admits that it was special to receive that letter.
How was the atmosphere at home?
– The wife was very surprised and happy, he says, dressed soberly.
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A range of 50 miles was a requirement when the family chose an electric car as their first car.
– We also had to use 4WD, because we had a very steep hill. We also have a large trailer, so we needed some trailer weight. The EV6 was then one of the candidates. I took a test drive and felt good, he says.
He admits that the wait is long. But the family bought an inexpensive used car and it did the job pretty well this year.
The money will be used to pay off the loans, says Vespestad, and some may be donated.
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