A true luxury winter option to showcase in today’s CarLease UK blog… Say hello to the all new Range Rover Velar which our team recently delivered to one of our existing business leasing customers from the Wigan (Greater Manchester) area!
The new Velar is very much the Range Rover answer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe – the sportier/more sleek SUV vehicle. In contrast to the rigid and structured Range Rover Vogue and Sport, the Velar offers a softer and smoother approach which is going to be a little more appealing to a wider audience.
While there has been some sprinkling of stock vehicles in the UK, many of the cars which are going to be ordered will be a “factory order” which we explain below. Essentially, when you are looking to buy, or lease, a new vehicle you will do so on the basis of a vehicle being at a certain status:
· Stock Vehicle – a stock vehicle is one which will either be present at the supplier, a holding centre or, in some cases, a European holding centre. Do consider that some vehicles will be pre-registered. The phenomenon of pre-registered vehicles has caused some confusion amongst the UK consumers. In essence, a car is registered on a certain date and, up to a period of 3 months, we are able to deliver it to a customer. By pre-registering the vehicle this starts the time ticking for both the MOT and the warranty. If you receive the vehicle when it is a 3 months old, you need to consider diarising the MOT. A pre-registered vehicle does not mean that it has been driven or used by someone else – in most cases the car is sat at a holding centre awaiting PDI and delivery. The good thing about a stock vehicle, is that many of the best leasing deals are usually on these cars and it means that, subject to cooling-off periods, you can have a vehicle in circa 2 weeks;
· Allocation – an allocation offer is one in which a vehicle has either been built or will be built at the manufacturer’s factory but there is no scope for you to amend this vehicle from a specification perspective. More and more deals are now based on allocation style offers, as it allows manufacturers to organise the sale of their vehicles moving forwards. The customer will often be given a choice of colour (and maybe some specification variants) and they will be able to select a preferable vehicle. The advantage of this style of deal is that they often offer better value from a cost-perspective and as the cars are due to built / in build, they can often be delivered within 6 – 8 weeks; and
· Factory Order – for certain customers, they know what car they want and therefore if the manufacturer cannot supply one from stock (or allocation) it will be built for their specific requirements. As a result, this is subject to build times which can be anywhere from 6 – 26 weeks, depending on the vehicle and where the car is built. Some manufacturers build their vehicles outside of Europe, which means you do need to consider shipping times. While a vehicle can be built quickly, shipping a vehicle across to the UK is not a quick process. If you have time constraints for a vehicle, do carefully consider the factory order method.
In terms of the beautiful car shown here, the Range Rover Velar Diesel Estate 2.0 D240 R-Dynamic S 5 Door Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Solid Paint – Narvik Black
· Grained Leather – Ebony
· Colourway – Ebony
· Ebony Morzine Headlining
· Shadow Aluminium Trim Finisher
· Panoramic Fixed Sunroof with Sunblind
· Privacy Glass
· Black Roof Rails
· 19″ 5 Spoke Alloy Wheels with Satin Dark Grey Finish
As standard the car includes – terrain response, rear parking aid, premium LED headlights, spare wheel, cruise control, climate control, lane departure warning system, electric heated and adjustable door mirrors, gloss black door mirrors, fog lights, 19” alloys, rear view camera, 10-way adjustable heated front seats., black roof rails, meridian sound system, rain sensing wipers, Bluetooth, pro navigation, DAB radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, bright finish pedals immobiliser, perimeter alarm, carpet mats and leather upholstery. In terms of additional factory options on the Velar consider – privacy glass, the panoramic roof and front parking sensors for a perfect machine.
For company car and business drivers, note the P11d of £56,310.00 for a standard car plus C02 of 154g/km. The 1999CC 8 speed auto engine here delivers 240ps, combined MPG of 48.7 and 0-62 times of 6.8 seconds. The service intervals on a diesel Velar are every 24 months or 21,000 miles. Do consider a driver-maintained vs funder-maintained arrangement for allocating the cost of servicing, maintenance and tyres.
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