Thank you to our existing business lease customer, a leading electrical services firm from Edinburgh (in Scotland), for sending through pictures of their latest fleet addition – the Mercedes GLA.
Adding this pre-registered SUV to our customers fleet was of course beneficial to us (we are here to supply new cars and vans) but this did arise out of a difficult position for the customer as their original vehicle was stolen.
Another part of this transaction, which is a nuance to our industry, was that the customer received a pre-registered vehicle. This is something which is very common as the deals which are put together are often done on a “bulk” basis.
As such, the vehicles will be registered at certain date and then will be subsequently sold. If the batch of vehicles arrives in August and are registered immediately, this means you can have a situation where an “18” plate could be delivered in September/October (when it should be a “68” plate).
Having a pre-registered vehicle should not cause you any immediate alarm in that this is not a swindle or a con. The main question to ask your lease car dealer or lease car credit broker is when was the car registered? The reason for this is that the date of registration commences the time for a) warranty period; and b) MOT.
For most vehicles the warranty period is 3 years, so if you are risk averse, you need to ensure you are comfortable using a vehicle during this period. If you are not, you need to consider a shorter contract. In addition, every vehicle must receive an MOT on its third anniversary. So long as you are aware of these facts (and you have considered them as part of your decision) there are no real issues.
Do bear in mind that many of our cheaper/more competitive deals are offered on this basis and so there is an inherent cost-saving in pursuing these time sensitive leasing deals.
In terms of the car shown here, the Mercedes-Benz GLA CLASS DIESEL HATCHBACK GLA 200d AMG Line 5dr [Auto], this is based on the following configuration:
· Polar Silver Metallic Paint
· Artico leather/Dinamica – Black with red stitching
· Chrome air vent surrounds
· 19″ AMG 5 spoke alloy wheels painted in Titanium grey with high sheen finish
As standard the car includes body coloured roof mirrors, cruise control, 18” alloy wheels, radiator grille with 2 louvres in silver, rain sensing wipers, privacy glass, adaptive brake system, brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering, hill start assist, floor mats, comfort suspension, attention assist, dynamic select, 8” colour screen. Reversing camera, easy-pack tailgate, smartphone integration, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, Bluetooth, AMG body styling, adaptive brake lights, artico leather upholstery, AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals, 3-spoke flat bottomed steering wheel, footwell lights, keyless start, alarm system, sports seats and 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats. In terms of additional extras from the factory consider – DAB radio, the SD card navigation and the night pack.
In terms of the technical info company car and business users can note the P11d at £32,355.00 and CO2 at 115g/km. The 2143CC 7 speed auto engine delivers 67.3 combined MPG, 136ps and 0-62 times of 9.1 seconds. The service intervals are set at every 12 months or 15,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
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