Looking for a small / cheap car leasing option is often quite an easy process if the vehicle required is a manual transmission.
With a range of amazing options in the form of the Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208, Citroen C3, Vauxhall Corsa and the Renault Clio, the customer is almost over-supplied with choices. However, when you start looking for an automatic transmission in the small car range, your options do become more limited and the price you will pay does increase somewhat in comparison to the manual variants on offer to you.
Why get an automatic vehicle? Buying habits in the UK’s automotive industry have very much changed over the last 5 years. As we have been exploring recent in many of our blogs and reviews, SUV and crossover-style vehicles are very much the number one sought after vehicle.
In addition, many drivers are looking to move away from manual vehicles and opt for the automatic versions.
A modern automatic not only offers an easier driving experience but in some cases offers smoother-driving, higher MPG and delivers a safer experience. For drivers covering high-mileages, 20,000 miles per annum and above, plus those who spend their time in traffic, an automatic vehicle could significantly improve on their experience. Many of our older-drivers (there is no maximum age for leasing a car) like to go into an automatic car to ensure they spend more time concentrating on driving and steering, as opposed to changing gears. As such the auto can present a positive option.
In terms of the car shown here, the Renault CLIO HATCHBACK 1.2 TCE Dynamique S Nav 5dr Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Metallic – Mercury
· Cloth with synthetic leather inserts – Black
· 17″ alloy wheels with black inserts
The Dynamique “S” is one of the higher specification vehicles within the range. As standard you get body-coloured features, rear parking sensors, navigation, 17” alloys, Bluetooth, hill start assist, cruise control, smartphone cradle, electric adjustable and folding doors mirrors (and heated), automatic headlights, LED headlights, climate control, Thatcham 2 immobiliser, spare wheel and a leather steering wheel. In terms of additional factor options – consider the front parking sensors and Techno pack for the complete vehicle. Alternatively, upgrade to the Signature Nav for the complete vehicle.
On the technical-side, company-car drivers can note the P11d at £19,330.00 and CO2 at 120g/km for calculation of BiK. The 1197CC semi-auto engine delivers 52.3MPG, 120ps and 0-62 times of 9.2 seconds. Other engines include a 0.9 TCE 90ps and the more sporty 1.6T 200ps Renaultsport. Renault also offer a 1.5dCi 90 and 110ps for those individuals and businesses needing diesel cars.
Or perhaps the Renault Clio’s sporty big brother the RenaultSport Clio 200 would be more up your street…
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