Our Lancashire-based personal contract hire customer came to collect their new lease vehicle over the weekend – take a peek at the Mercedes-Benz GLC Diesel Estate GLC 220d 4Matic Sport 5 Door 9G-Tronic (Auto).
These are the “before” shots as the customer needed some after-market accessories which our team were able to organise at a cheaper cost than the manufacturer would charge – privacy glass, black wrap and running-boards.
We do get asked if you can add accessories or make amendments to a lease vehicle on a regular basis.
So long as you identify this BEFORE you take the vehicle so that we can add this to the contract and make the finance company aware, then this is something that we can facilitate in many circumstances. However, as CarLease UK are a credit broker, and not a lender, this means we work alongside a select number of finance companies and each institution has their own set of rules.
Therefore if you do want to “upgrade” your new leasing vehicle, please let us (or the relevant broker) aware beforehand so that we can obtain the relevant permission.
If you wish to do something which negatively affects the value to the car then it is likely that the request will be rejected.
In terms of the transaction, the customer works at a business which we supply company cars to. However, due to the continued changes to tax legislation and Benefit in Kind (BiK), the customer elected to utilise a personal contract hire situation as opposed to a company car, as the tax saving was beneficial to them.
As contact hire vehicles will appear on the balance sheets of many companies when new changes come into force in Jan 2019, there will be continued rise in personal lease vehicles, as many companies will not want to show the liability created by their fleet (this will influence their gearing ratio).
What we find is that so long as the car allowance meets the employees requirements, utilising a personal vehicle should be of little consequence at all.
· Obsidian Black Metallic Paint
· Artico Leather – Black
· Black Ash Wood Trim
· 18″ 5 Spoke Alloy Wheels in Vanadium Silver
As standard the GLC includes agility comfort suspension, revering camera, artico leather, cruise control (with variable speed limiter), 18” alloy wheels, LED headlights, privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, hill hold function, Bluetooth, active park assist, collision prevention assist, crosswind assist, 7” colour screen, Garmin map pilot navigation, powered tailgate, aluminium roof rails, heated front seats, automatic door locking, keyless start, electric lumbar support, mirror pack, interior lighting pack and electron front seats.
To upgrade the vehicle consider – the Premium pack for the memory package and panoramic sunroof and the Premium Plus for the addition of Burmester surround sound system and Command navigation.
On the technical side, business car users need to note the £38,890.00 for the P11d and CO2 at 129g/km for a standard vehicle. The 2143 CC 9 speed auto engine delivers 170ps which gets you to 62 in 8.3 seconds while offering combined MPG of 56.5. Servicing intervals on the GLC diesel are every 12 months OR 15,500 miles, whichever lands sooner. Like many annual servicing obligations, consider driver-maintained vs funder-maintained.
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