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Choose an eco friendly vehicle with our list of Top 100 Low Emission Cars currently in production and available in the UK. Holding firm favourites and updated weekly with any new vehicle releases, we hope our green cars leasing guide will help you find your dream 'eco-ride'.
This list of low emission cars is particularly helpful when choosing a company car because of reduced tax rates on environmentally friendly automobiles. If you would like some help or have any questions, please call us on 0800 458 0113.
If you are looking for new car lease deals then you have come to the right place! We have been putting cheap car lease deals together since 1997. As a long established company we have the purchasing power to negotiate discounts from various car manufacturers. Thus, we can provide some of the best short-term offers, business-user and private vehicle leasing deals in the UK.
Looking for business or personal special offers to lease a car? We work hard to present you with the best deals to suit any budget!
If you are looking for great Audi car leasing deals, then look no further; we have competitive rates on the full range of new Audi cars, including: A1, A3, A4, A4 Allroad, A5, A6, A6 Allroad, A7, A8, Q3, Q5, Q7 and TT .
And if you're looking to lease a new high performance Audi S or RS model, we have great leasing options on the full range, including: S3, RS3, S4, RS4, S5, RS5, S6, RS6, TT RS Coupe, TT RS Roadster, RS5 Coupe, SQ5 and the range-topping R8.
BMW is a solid brand gaining a lot of trust among UK consumers. As we provide clients with large numbers of BMW vehicles each month, we are able to negotiate discounts with the manufacturer. So for great BMW car leasing quotes online, you have come to the right place. We offer deals on the full range of new BMW, including: 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X1, X3, X5, X6 and Z4.
And if you are looking to lease a new BMW M car, we have great lease offers on the full range, including: M3, M5, M6, X5 M, X6 M.
If you are looking to lease a new Volkswagen, we have leasing bargains on the full range, including: Beetle, Caddy Maxi Life, California, Caravelle, Eos, Fox, Golf, Golf Plus, Jetta, Passat, Passat CC, Phaeton, Polo, Scirocco, Sharan, Tiguan, Touareg and Touran.
Whether you are looking for a frugal BlueMotion or a sporty GTI model, we have got great deals on them all.
For the best personal car lease deals, take a look at our 'Private' section. Here you will find some of the best deals on the web with an easy-to-use comparison tool.
Our cheapest private vehicle leasing deals and low-rate Personal Contract Hire (PCH) special offers change on a daily basis, so bookmark our personal car lease section and check it regularly for the latest and greatest contract hire and leasing quotes.
We have put a list together of the Top 100 Most Fuel Efficient Cars currently in production and available in the UK. This selection, updated weekly with any new vehicle releases, gives you an easy way to find the competitive eco car lease deals on a variety of makes and models.
This list of low emission cars is particularly helpful when choosing a company car, allowing you to select a vehicle with both tax and environmental savings! If you would like some help or have any questions, please call us on 0800 458 0113.
Cars with emissions of 161g/km or more face a 15% lease rental restriction, meaning that companies can only deduct 85% of any rental payments against their taxable profits.
However, the threshold above which the lease rental restriction applies will reduce from 160g/km to 130g/km from April 2013 - in line with the threshold for the main rate of capital allowances for business cars. So now is the time to find your sub-130g/km car...
Keep your business moving this winter with a new 4x4 lease; weather forecasters predict a harsh winter again this year, so it makes sense for forward-thinking fleet operators to be prepared.
Moreover, the severe weather of the last two winters sent demand for 4x4s soaring; as a result, many companies were unable to source 4x4s in time to keep their businesses moving.
So why wait? Take a look at our 4x4 leasing deals today.
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Regardless of whether you are a private individual, a company director or a large enterprise manager, leasing cars, vans and HGVs (instead of buying them) brings a number of benefits. How? This increasingly popular, hassle-free financing option will not tie-up your capital in large purchases, allowing you to use it where and when you need it most. This makes it a very cost-effective solution.
Vehicle leasing therefore can be compared to long-term renting of a property, where - instead of having to save for years or take out a costly mortgage needed for a purchase - you only contribute manageable, agreed monthly payments.
However, leasing your vehicles makes much more sense than renting properties. While houses and flats in general become more valuable with the passing of time, any car driven off a dealer forecourt immediately looses a large chunk of its value. This is known as depreciation. So why would you expose yourself to the combined strains of first splashing the cash and then of the immediate erosion of your capital? And what about the pains of selling your car when it needs replacing or simply when a new model catches your eye?
Like other forms of funding, there are a number of different types of lease to choose from and things to watch out for while considering your options, to make sure that you get yourself the most suitable deal. To make this process easier for you, we have compiled an essential guide to the most popular lease options, pitfalls and pros and cons:
The biggest advantage is flexibility. You are not tied to a particular brand or dealer when you choose your vehicle, as you can select from the full range of manufacturers, models and car options. Moreover, with different types of leasing you can either hand in the car keys after the agreement has run its course, or - if you prefer - keep the vehicle at the end of your contract – subject to making any final payments required under the lease agreement.
Another great advantage is that you can easily upgrade to the latest model - every two or three years - which removes the worry of your car being out of warranty. And if you take out an extra maintenance option on your deal, this will cover all routine service, maintenance and repair work – however costly – even if there are any unforeseen problems with your car.
For businesses, leasing vehicles brings a clear advantage as monthly rentals can be declared as tax-allowable operating expenses. And if your company is VAT-registered, you can also reclaim up to 100% of the VAT on the rental if the car(s) is for business-use only (e.g. a pool car), or 50% of the VAT if there is any private use of the car.
There is also the benefit of a no-nonsense approach to handling both the getting the car in the first place, as well as disposing of it at the end of contract. With most reputable leasing companies, both processes are handled through professional customer support, so there is no need to worry about the origin of your new car, visiting dealerships for the best price, or dealing with fussy buyers, etc.
The downside of car leasing is that you must keep up with your regular monthly payments, though this can be made easier for you, as most companies accept Direct Debit payments directly from your current account for your added convenience. Secondly, lease deals do take into account mileage limitations, with extra charges applied should you exceed your pre-agreed annual “driving quota”.
On the whole, leasing is a great lifestyle and business choice. If you are interested in more information on what to keep in mind and how it works, please click "read more" below. Alternatively, visit our guides: car leasing explained and how personal car leasing deals work in the UK.
In general the more expensive your chosen vehicle, the higher your monthly payments are likely to be. But there are a number of other factors which will affect the final amount payable.
First and foremost is depreciation (i.e. loss of value over time). Vehicles that hold their value well will naturally be worth more at the end of the leasing period. If potential suppliers predict a strong resale value of your car when it will reach the end of your contract, they will charge you less for “using it” in the meantime. Equally, vehicles that significantly drop in value with time will cost more to lease, as the lender will want to make up for the residual value loss.
However, your monthly costs will also depend on how good of a deal you can find in the first place, as some special deals can present extraordinary value for money. Having said that, it is generally a good idea to use a reliable provider, who can offer competitive deals on a large range of cars, so that you are not pressured into making rushed choices on “deals of the day”. Established leasing companies will also have industry connections and the purchasing power necessary to negotiate manufacturer discounts and long-term special deals, to give you the best value for your money. We would advise against going for the cheapest offers from unknown companies, as these may prove more expensive in the long run with hidden costs, limited access to a range of good finance providers or lacklustre customer service.
Once you have chosen your car, you will need to provide your chosen provider with any details necessary to assess suitability of financing options. Once the application process is cleared, a contract will be drawn up outlining your length of contract, a pre-agreed amount of miles which you anticipate will be driven each year and your payment schedule (including any additional maintenance charge if required). It will also specify how much the lender will charge you for every additional mile driven beyond the agreed annual limit.
The amount of miles you drive in the car each year is important, as the more miles a car does, the less it will be worth at the end of contract. Estimating annual mileage gives the finance company another indication of how much your chosen vehicle will depreciate over the course of the lease, which is why it affects your monthly rental.
How much you pay per month will also depend on the size of the deposit you put down at the beginning of your lease contract. Generally, the higher the deposit you pay upfront, the lower your monthly charge will be. Most often this equates to one, three or six monthly rentals in advance. Lastly, remember that should you want to early-terminate your contract, you will usually be charged an additional fee.
Leasing a new car in the UK invariably means you are covered by a full manufacturer warranty, which is typically valid for two or three years and could lead to savings on additional, unnecessary maintenance charges. On the other hand, manufacturer warranties do not cover wear and tear on consumables (e.g. oil, tyres, batteries, wiper blades, etc). So if you are a high-mileage driver, or you simply do not want to worry about costly replacements, charges for courtesy car, etc., we advise checking exactly what the maintenance on offer will cover - and decide according to your needs.
Another thing worth checking is what the exact penalties for missing a payment, early termination and excess mileage are.
Next ask yourself if you are being realistic with your agreed annual mileage limit. Under-estimating your needs to get cheaper monthly payments is tempting, but that initial “saving” could easily be outweighed by excess mileage charges if you fail to curb your mileage.
Finally, remember that - more often than not - during your lease period the vehicle does not actually belong to you; if you plan to take your lease car abroad, you will nweed to obtain permission from the owner first or risk having the vehicle impounded as you attempt to leave the UK. Moreover, we recommend that you obtain a number of comprehensive insurance quotes for complete peace of mind, as third party cover will only pay for damages to other people’s vehicles and property. Without the right level of insurance protection you could face either high cost of repairs, or additional charges applicable for handing back a damaged car at the end of your lease. Insurance premiums can be marginally higher (around £10 - £20 per year) for leased cars, but your deal provider should help you get a good insurance quote.
Now that you understand leasing and know what to look out for, how do you find a provider you can trust?
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A good leasing company will be happy to advise you on all options and choices discussed in this guide, helping you not only at the beginning, but also during and after the termination of your contract.
If you do not have funds for new car, prefer not to tie up your cash, your fleet is too small or simply needs optimising – browse our extensive collection of competitive offers or call us now for professional assistance.