Porsche launches India’s first pre-approved supercar program, delivers GT3 4.0 in Kochi – Times of India

German exotic car maker Porsche has launched the Porsche pre-approved business in India. Under the program, those interested in buying a Porsche car can also opt for a used model approved by Porsche India. TOI Auto visited the Porsche showroom in Kerala’s Kochi to attend the unveiling of the Porsche Approved program and the first sale under it.

Pre-owned Porsche GT3 4.0

Porsche Approved, pre-owned GT3 4.0

The first car to be delivered under the pre-approved program was a bright green Porsche GT3 4.0. As per the Porsche approved guidelines, the vehicle’s quality has been assured after it passed a 111-point check and met the standards set by Porsche to get the ‘approved’ tag. The car was handed over to its new owner, Ajai Joseph who opted to get the car repainted in ‘Lizard Green’ from its original black colour. Out of the factory, the GT3’s 4.0-litre 6-cylinder produces about 500 PS of power and 460 Nm of torque.
Existing owners of Porsche cars in India can enroll their vehicles into the program if they fulfill the following criteria. The program covers used Porsche cars that are up to six years old and are under the 2,00,000 km mark. Once these cars have undergone Porsche’s 111-point check, they can be found by prospective the brand’s official India website, under the Porsche Finder tab. Featured cars are covered under a minimum 12-month warranty and customers will also get access to Porsche’s 24-hour roadside assistance.

GT3 4.0 delivered in Kochi

Wear and tear consumables such as wiper blades, tyres, fluids and brake pads are not included in the warranty.

The 12-month warranty includes repairs to all vehicle components including labour charges. Wear and tear consumables such as wiper blades, tyres, fluids and brake pads are not included in the warranty. However, it does certify that every car listed under the program meets the original standards of when it left the factory. With its ‘approved’ seal, Porsche certifies that these cars have been brought up to standard using genuine parts installed by qualified Porsche technicians.
As of 8 June 2022, the Porsche Approved program is live in all eight dealerships across the country including Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi.

Manolito Vujicic, Brand Director, Porsche India

(Left) – Ajai Joseph, 1st Porsche Approved customer. (Right) – Manolito Vujicic, Brand Director, Porsche India

“This is an important step for Porsche India to extend our services into the pre-owned car segment, as it shows our commitment to customer satisfaction long after the car has been sold and even to customers who have never owned a new Porsche. Our goal is for every Porsche to maintain its high quality regardless of age as a token of our gratitude to our customers for their many years of loyalty and support.” Manolito Vujicic, Brand Director, Porsche India said.

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