Maplin, the UK’s leading specialist technology and Smart Home retailer, has added 10 Toyota C-HR petrol-electric hybrids to its vehicle fleet. The new cars will be used by Maplin’s Home Surveyor team to support the roll-out of their free Smart Home Survey service. Maplin is making a significant investment in its Smart Home offering, developing design, installation, set up and support services.
The Home Surveyors conduct free home surveys across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, visiting customers’ homes to help them understand what technology is available, before providing a bespoke assessment based on each customer’s needs and explaining the benefits of installing smart technology.
Examples of how these systems can make lives easier include; being able to keep an eye on your property through high quality CCTV and security systems, the ability to control lighting remotely to make vacant houses look occupied, allowing customers to remotely monitor elderly relatives living alone, as well as saving money through managing temperature and heating controls.
Alexander Allen, Director of Business Strategy at Maplin, said: “We chose the Toyota C-HR because it is an eco-friendly and stylish car which clearly resonates with our new vision. We share a lot of brand values with Toyota in terms of innovation, forward thinking and sustainability. The C-HR will help build awareness of our exciting new proposition as it is a real head turner on the road.”
The cars, wrapped in Maplin’s new, distinctive branding, were supplied through the Business Centre at Vantage Toyota Wakefield. Its fleet team spent time with Maplin explaining the hybrid technology and how it is an ideal choice for business users, being highly efficient, reliable, hard wearing and offering a smooth, comfortable and relaxing drive. The Toyota C-HR is available as a petrol-electric hybrid with emissions from as low as 86g/km and combined fuel economy from 74.3mpg. Prices start from £23,685 on the road.