Thank you to our personal leasing customer from Oban in Scotland for sending though pictures of their latest car – the Jeep Renegade!
The customer contacted our sales team with the requirement for a vehicle as a matter of urgency, as their existing vehicle did not pass its MOT and the work required on the vehicle was such, that it would have made it a financially unsuitable approach moving forwards.
This raised two key points: 1) the new MOT requirements; and 2) the speed at which lease cars can be delivered to customers.
As of 20 May 2018 changes have been put in place for the way in which MOTs will operate. These changes affect all cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles. During the new MOT the issues highlighted will be seen as dangerous, major or minor.
A dangerous item is something which will have a direct and immediate risk to road safety or will have a serious impact on the environment – in these instances it will be a fail and the vehicle cannot be operated until it has been repaired.
A major item will affect the vehicle’s safety or will put other road users/the environment at risk – this is a fail also and the repair must happen immediately.
A minor item is one which has no significant effect on safety or impact on the environment – this is a pass but the vehicle must be repaired as soon as possible.
One of the bigger changes will be for diesels, as the Government looks to be tougher on diesel particulate filters (DPFs). Any vehicles which are emitting coloured smoke or which have evidence of the DPF being tampered with will be reviewed.
Additionally, an MOT will have to review the tyre inflation, brake fluid, brake pads, headlights washers and daytime running lights. Ensure you receive an up to date MOT certificate in-line with these changes!
The other-side of the conversation related to the leasing process – how long does it take to receive a new car? The answer is very much dependent on the status of the vehicle in that we need to ascertain if it is stock, an allocation order or a fresh factory order.
Where a vehicle is in stock, this will either be in the UK at a port or a dealership OR this will be at a European port. For a customer needing a vehicle as soon as possible, you need to specify that the vehicle is in UK stock, as this will guarantee a delivery within two weeks (subject always to cooling-off periods). If you can wait slightly longer, a stock vehicle at a European port may be of interest, as these can often be delivered within three weeks. That being said, CarLease UK never make delivery a condition of the contract and while we endeavour to deliver the vehicle as soon as possible we cannot guarantee this at all times.
If you need a bespoke vehicle, it is unlikely that this will be in stock and so you may need to arrange a bespoke factory order. Depending on the manufacturer, this could take anywhere between 8 and 40 weeks, so do take this into consideration when addressing delivery times/car requirements.
In terms of the exact car shown here, the Jeep Renegade Diesel Hatchback 1.6 Multijet Longitude 5 door Manual, this is based on the following configuration:
· Solid Black Paint
· Cloth – Black
· Driver’s electric adjustable lumbar support (factory fitted)
· 17″ Aluminium wheels
As standard the car includes electronic stability and traction control, air conditioning, hill start assist, cruise control, rear parking sensors, 3.5” TFT display, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, positive temp co-efficient heater, DAB radio, black aesthetics, fog lamps, advanced ambient light and LED interior lights, 17” alloy wheels, security alarm, remote central locking, immobiliser and electrically adjustable driver’s seat. In terms of additional factory options, like many manufacturers, Jeep do not allow a plethora of bespoke styling – consider the additional floor mats, heated front seats and full size spare wheel for a more complete car.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £22,740.00 and CO2 at 115g/km. The 1598CC 6 speed manual engine delivers 120ps, 64.2 combined MPG and 0-62 times of 10.2 seconds. Service intervals on a Renegade are every 12 months or 12,500 miles whichever is sooner.
So would you select the Jeep Renegade as your preferred leasing option? Or would you consider the other mainstream SUVs like a Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tuscon, Peugeot 3008 or VW Tiguan?
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