Jaguar Land Rover is the latest car company in Australia to roll out an online ordering portal.

    The Find & Reserve tool allows buyers to search for vehicles across the country and then reserve one.

    That includes new vehicles, demonstrator cars, and approved used Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

    You can select a preferred dealer or your geographical location to scroll through the vehicles on offer, and then click Reserve Now.

    To reserve a vehicle, you’ll need to pay a refundable $1000 deposit. Payments are taken via PayPal.

    The price displayed will include 12 months registration, compulsory third-party insurance, delivery charges, stamp duty and any applicable luxury car tax.

    Once you’ve reserved a vehicle, it’ll then appear on Find & Reserve as ‘Under Offer’.

    The online tool can also be used to book a test drive or get a quote, while there’s also a chat window to put you in touch with a sales consultant.

    If your search of a particular dealer’s stock yields no results, you can add nearby dealers to your search or change the geographical location in which you’re searching, much like a traditional car classifieds website.

    The past 12 months has seen a dramatic increase in the number of car companies in Australia that have rolled out online stock search and ordering tools.

    In the luxury space alone there’s Audi and BMW, while more mainstream brands include Kia, Mini, Subaru and Volkswagen.

    Some brands, like Genesis and Kia, allow you to build, price and order a new vehicle and pay a deposit online but don’t give you the opportunity to check dealer stock, while brands like Toyota allow you to both build from scratch and search dealer stock.

    Online new car ordering isn’t a COVID-era invention, with Subaru and Toyota first offering it in Australia back in 2012 and Tesla consistently offering it since it arrived in Australia.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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