We have another SUV car on show here at CarLease UK. This time, we are introducing the Hyundai TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 CRDi SE Nav 5dr Auto, which is Hyundai’s successor to the previously popular ix35.
The Hyundai Tuscon, a great alternative to the Kia Sportage / Nissan Qashqai / Peugoet 3008 and is now available in a number of engine derivatives including a 1.7 and 2.0 diesel plus a 1.6 petrol option. The 1.7 diesel, a 2WD option, also has the automatic transmission which has been a great edition to the fleet…
On the specification-side, the range includes:
· SE / SE Nav
· Sport Edition
· Premium SE
In terms of the car shown, the Tuscon 2.0 CRDi SE Nav 5dr Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Pearl – Phantom black
· Cloth – Blue/black
· 17″ alloy wheels
As standard the car includes hill stat assist, vehicle stability control, Bluetooth, cruise control, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, LED daytime lights, cloth upholstery, driver seat adjustment and lumbar support, 17” alloys, navigation and a full size spare wheel. Like many modern cars, you cannot add any further additional factory options; you have to increase in terms of range. If you step up the “Premium” you can benefit from privacy glass, heated front/rear seats, 19” alloys, leather and front parking sensors.
On the technical-side, company car drivers can note the 156g/km and P11d of £27,921.00. The 1995CC 6 speed auto engine delivers 136ps, 0-62 times of 12 seconds and combined MPG of circa 50. Service intervals are set at every 24 months or 20,000 miles whichever is sooner. With the long-life servicing intervals, this does present a good question for the driver maintained vs funder-maintained situation.
If you are covering low mileages on a 2 or 3 year contract, the you might want to consider whether it would be beneficial to pay for the funder-maintained contract to include the servicing, tyres maintenance and breakdown recovery.
One question which is posed to us quite frequently now is car insurance. On the vehicle shown here, this is a group 19A vehicle.
So, does car leasing come with insurance? Unfortunately, the reality is than insurance is not something which is included in almost all contract hire arrangements in the UK market.
This is very much something which the customer has to organise separately.
For young-drivers, the cost of insurance has increased to such a point that the insurance will be a bigger cost than the actual vehicle itself. When you are researching your ideal vehicle, use comparison sites, to get an idea on what the vehicle will cost in terms of insurance. You also need to factor in the cost of servicing, tyres and general maintenance if you are not having a funder-maintained contract. While there are limited packages out there which do include insurance these are often restricted to specific cars/deals and will often have minimum ages which preclude many drivers below the age of 21 to benefit from.
Let us know your thoughts and comments below on which SUV lease deal you prefer!!