Retail and subvented loan products will be key elements in George Steinsky’s plan to grow the reach of Hyundai Capital Canada Inc. (HCCA).
Steinsky, president of HCCA, wants to expand Hyundai’s leasing business by building up its retail loan portfolio, particularly with subvented loan products that are not yet in the picture. A subvented lease is supported with manufacturer marketing dollars to help provide a lower monthly payment.
Steinsky said he wants to grow leasing but only in a manner that makes sense for the automakers (Hyundai, Kia, Genesis), dealers, and residual values.
“We’re trying to grow ... at a pace that allows our OEMs to manage their incentive [budgets] going forward.”
Currently, lease returns are few, Steinsky said, but by next year there will be significant and consistent flow of them. He said that could create momentum for lease sales, as dealers learn about and leverage leasing’s built-in loyalty and prime used-vehicle sourcing opportunities created when customers return to the dealership at lease end to re-lease, buy out the lease or end it. If the customer does not buy out the lease, it creates an opportunity for the dealer to cherry pick returned units for their own used-car inventory.