Another day, another Range Rover Evoque lease deal… this time the Range Rover Evoque Diesel Hatchback 2.0 TD4 HSE Dynamic 5dr Auto!
Thank you to our Manchester-based personal contract hire and leasing customer for allowing us to picture this luxury SUV before it went to our after-market specialists to get a colour contrast roof and privacy glass.
On the point of putting accessories on a lease car, you do need to carefully consider this, as the vehicle is always returned to the finance company at the end of the contract. As a result, the specification which is standard with the vehicle when it arrives with you must be present on the vehicle when it is returned. You cannot simply change alloys, upholstery or music systems as and when required. If you do so, you run the risk of being penalised at the end of the contract, as the finance company will have to arrange for the original specification to be put back into the vehicle before it goes to auction (read more about modifying your lease car here.)
However, if you do communicate with our team beforehand what we can do is make it clear on the contract that you do want to have an accessory on the vehicle for example privacy glass, contrast roof or a tow bar.
So long as the amendment does not have a negative effect on the residual value of the vehicle, this is something which we can accommodate. For anything specialist, for example conversions for wheelchairs or comfort, we do need to ask for manual input from the finance company.
· Fuji White – Solid Paint
· Oxford Perforated Leather – Cirrus
· Colourway – Lunar/Cirrus
· Headlining – Cirrus
· Textured Aluminium Inserts
· Contrast colour paint roof with matching spoiler – Santorini black
· Panoramic glass sunroof/electric blind
· 20” 5 Split Spoke Alloy Wheel with sparkle silver finish style 504
In terms of standard specification this car includes electric folding mirrors, 18”alloy wheels, InControl Touch, Navigation, perforated grained leather, 12 way adjustable driver and passenger seat, rain sensing wipers, hill descent control, hill start assist, roll assist, carpet mats, Bluetooth, cruise control, narvik black mirror caps, InControl protect, automatic headlamps, climate control, internal illumination, park assist pack, terrain response and a tyre repair kit. In terms of additional factory options to consider – the panoramic roof, colour contrast roof and upgraded alloy wheels are all worthwhile. Bear in mind that the HSE Dynamic is really at the top of the range, with only the “Autobiography” above it. Specification amendments are really only necessary with the SE and SE Tech options.
The Evoque is still one of the UK’s most popular luxury SUV vehicles and, until recently, has showed little signs of easing up. However, very recently Land Rover announced a series of changes including a price increase and charging for the cost of metallic paint which might stem this flow. That being said, the JLR group have introduced some exciting new engines for the MY18 models, including:
· A 2.0L Ingenium Diesel SD4 240HP (this is a new high power four-cylinder diesel which is available in automatic transmission only);
· A 2.0L Ingenium Petrol Si4 240HP; and
· A 2.0L Ingenium Petrol Si4 290HP
There is also the introduction of the new “Landmark” special edition which will effectively be placed in-between an SE Tech and HSE Dynamic. The key features are 19” alloy wheels in dark grey, dynamic bodystyling, free metallic paint, contrast roof, panoramic roof and keyless entry. All in all, some great specification, as this essentially provides everything you would want above the SE Tech. However, this car is only available in Corris Grey, Yulong White and Moraine Blue. At this point, no other colours are available.