A thank-you to our car rental partners’, Enterprise in Leigh (nr Manchester), for allowing us to photograph a great addition to their winter fleet – the Mercedes-Benz GLE DIESEL ESTATE 350d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic!
If you are based in the northwest and you, or your business, requires a short-term solution, do speak with their team.
Car rental is very much different to long-term contract hire, so be careful to distinguish the two products. Car hire is for those customer who need daily/weekly access to a car or van and often require the ability to 1) avoid a credit search; and 2) include insurance. As such, this can be a great tool for new-start businesses who do not have sufficient amount of financial information in order to pursue long-term solutions like contract hire.
Additionally, for businesses who have a new-start employee, they may require a vehicle for the duration of the probation period. As contract hire is a long-term solution, having a vehicle for two years’ or more is not suitable when you are trying to assess as to whether or not an employee is going to fit within your organisation. If the situation did not work out, you would have substantial early termination fees to return the vehicle. While car hire is generally much more expensive, for short-term solutions it is clearly far more practical to consider.
The car shown here, the GLE 350d AMG Line Auto, is a great winter SUV and is based on the following configuration:
· Artico leather – Black
· 20″ AMG 5 spoke design alloy wheels in titanium grey
· Brushed aluminium trim
As a luxury vehicle, the car includes – 20” alloy wheels, heated windscreen, privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, adaptive brake system, hill start assist, AMG floor mats, adaptive damping system, air suspension, Bluetooth, attention assist, active park assist, collision prevention assist, rear view camera, easy-pack tailgate, COMAND navigation, electric heated and folding door mirrors, automatic headlights, intelligent LED lights, sports pedals, ambient lighting, courtesy lights, spare wheel, sports seats, 6-way electric front seats and artico upholstery. In terms of additional factory options for the GLE consider going for the “Premium “ or “Premium Plus” line of equipment to include active parking assist, panoramic glass sunroof, keyless go and harmon kardon sound system.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £57,565.00 and CO2 at 179g/km for a standard vehicle. The 2987CC 9 speed automatic engine offers 42.8 combined MPG, 258ps. Service intervals on the Mercedes GLE are set at every 12 month or 15,000 miles ,whichever lands sooner. Do consider a driver-maintained vs funder-maintained option before committing to a new contract.
Without a doubt, the SUV–class of vehicles has become one of the most popular segments within the UK automotive industry. 10 years ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to have so many SUV option on the roads. However, we have now become a nation obsessed with crossover and SUV vehicles.
Cars now have to be all things to all people, i.e. stylish, well-spec’d and to offer drivers with an upright driving position. Manufacturers are continuing to invest huge sums of money into these vehicles, as they react to public opinion.
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