TechValidate Research on Kahu

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3,164 Customers Surveyed

21,784 Data Points Collected

64 Published TechFacts

14 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Kahu Case Study

Mesquite Mitsubishi

Introduction

This case study of Mesquite Mitsubishi is based on a January 2019 survey of Kahu customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Kahu has improved the safety of our vehicles by giving us the ability to monitor their locations and set geo fences.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led Mesquite Mitsubishi to evaluate and ultimately select Kahu:

  • Identifies the following as challenges it has faced:
    • Thin margins on vehicle sales
    • Difficulty managing/locating inventory

Use Case

The key goals that Mesquite Mitsubishi purchased Kahu to complete:

  • Agrees it purchased Kahu to complete the following goals:
    • Increase F&I profit
    • Find test drive vehicles quickly
    • Improve operational efficiency (lot management, car battery maintenance)
    • Protect vehicles with Kahu’s stolen vehicle recovery
    • Managing loaners

Results

Mesquite Mitsubishi achieved the following results with Kahu:

  • Confirms that Kahu saves them 6–10 minutes in the test driving process.
  • Confirms the following sales benefits have been experienced:
    • Improved per copy
    • Improved CSI scores
  • Confirms the following operational benefits have been experienced:
    • Less time managing batteries
    • Faster inventory audits
    • Improved loaner management
    • Ability to find all vehicles
  • Confirms the following service benefits have been experienced:
    • More timely and effective marketing promos
    • Increased ROs
    • Improved customer relations
  • Confirms the following risk management benefits have been experienced:
    • Better after–hours security
    • Peace of mind

Kahu Customer Testimonial

Our dealership efficiency ratings have improved by leaps and bounds.

Jackie Mercer, Sales, Grand Prairie Ford

Spireon Kahu Customer Research

Top 3 Kahu features for consumers

Dealerships chose which Kahu features their customers were most interested in.

Car location (separate from stolen vehicle recovery)
80%
Stolen vehicle recovery
75%
Geofences/virtual boundaries
51%
Battery health
48%
Speed alerts
48%
$10K financial guarantee (amounts vary in FL, IL, NY)
24%
Trip history
23%
Other
4%

Kahu Customer Statistic

85% of F&I managers and directors say Kahu locates test drive vehicles faster.

85%

Kahu Customer Research

How much time does Kahu save in the test driving process? (locating car and bringing to customer)

25 minutes or more: 10%
11–25 minutes: 26%
6–10 minutes: 36%
1–5 minutes: 28%

Kahu Case Study

HGreg Auto Pompano

Introduction

This case study of H Greg Auto Pompano is based on a January 2019 survey of Kahu customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We’re still in the early stages of using Kahu, around 2 months in, yet it has already given our staff from sales, to operations, and management peace of mind. They have all been impressed with the quality and power of the tool. Kahu is having an intangible effect on the whole company’s psychology in a positive way.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led HGreg Auto Pompano to evaluate and ultimately select Kahu:

  • Identifies the following as challenges it has faced:
    • Difficulty managing/locating inventory

Use Case

The key goals HGreg Auto Pompano purchased Kahu to complete:

  • Agrees it purchased Kahu to complete the following goals:
    • Increase F&I profit
    • Improve operational efficiency (lot management, car battery maintenance)
    • Protect vehicles with Kahu’s stolen vehicle recovery

Results

HGreg Auto Pompano achieved the following results with Kahu:

  • Confirms the following sales benefits have been experienced:
    • Faster sales
  • Confirms the following operational benefits have been experienced:
    • Less time managing batteries
    • Faster inventory audits
    • More test drive insight
    • Ability to find all vehicles
  • Confirms the following service benefits have been experienced:
    • More timely and effective marketing promos
  • Confirms the following risk management benefits have been experienced:
    • Better after–hours security
    • Recovery of stolen vehicles
    • Peace of mind


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About Kahu

Kahu® is Connected Car and Stolen Vehicle Recovery technology built for car dealers and their customers. Designed to make any car a smart car, Kahu helps dealers improve lot management, grow customer retention, aid operational efficiency and add profit. For consumers, it helps keep loved ones safe and vehicles protected.

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