A recent article on the BBC website, reported an article published by the AA. It highlighted how people are struggling to keep up with fuel price rises. The same trend is being reflected in the car leasing market where private leasing and business leasing choice is driven by miles per gallon and whole of life […]
In the USA, the new car market is dominated by personal contract hire. Although not a new product in the UK, few people have anything but a basic understanding of how it works.
BMW hints as a serious push into the small car market
In order to go into the small car market and the personal contract hire market, a manufacturer has to have a competent range of small, economical cars which will probably be front wheel drive.
Ford have got all guns blazing in a last stand for the Mondeo in the company car market
The Mondeo is a popular company car, it is not a clean car by modern emissions standards. Ford have invested heavily in engines over the last two years and included in their successes are reductions of CO2 emissions for the Mondeo engines, usefully dropping the Mondeo into the 18% bracket. Internally, Ford have originated the […]
If as is expected, the EU introduces stricter CO2 standards, private and business car leasing will reduce in price
The EU have announced that CO2 emissions of cars must average 95g per km. In reality where a car achieves these figures, the fuel saving over the life of the car can be as high as 25%. Personal Car Leasing will increase in payment per month marginally as the additional cost of production is absorbed […]
The Volvo V40, now the safest car, is it a good lease car?
Volvo, an early adopted of seat belts and pioneer of driving lights have continued their safety first message with the new V40. As well as being a great drive, it was the aim of the design team at Volvo, now owned by the Chinese company, Greely, to take this car to new levels of safety […]
New Audi A3 Sportback has won the What Car? Car of the year award
What Car? have described the A3 Sportback as having great refinement and probably the best quality cabin ever seen in a small family car. At Carlease Uk, we have for many years championed the A3 and its predecessors as an ideal lease car or in private terms, a suitable private contract hire car. Standard engine choice is wide enough to fit […]
Vauxhall’s new engine and Skoda’s new test scheme
Vauxhall are launching a new more efficient diesel Vauxhall have been working hard on a range of new diesel engines. They have targeted a minimum of 10% improved fuel consumption and also hope to have a quieter, smoother engine for the market by mid this year. With efficiency come emissions and Vauxhall expect to have among the […]
January 2013 and Carlease UK review the New Skoda Octavia
The third generation Skoda Octavia will be sat on the VW groups new platform, known as MQB. This base chassis can be varied in length and has already been used for the new Golf, the new Passat and the 2013 Skoda Yeti The new Octavia is nearly four inches longer and two inches wider than its predecessor and Skoda […]
We test drive our own Skoda Yeti 4×4
Our Skoda Yeti Elegance 4×4 Arrived on the 20th of December, just in time to lug round tons of presents and relatives to and from parties. Our initial impression that this is a well built car have not changed after running it for a day. The Yeti drive is on the video below and this link takes you to […]
DVLA hint at getting rid of the tax disc
The DVLA is at last considering getting rid of tax discs, although not an open discussion, they have confirmed to the BVRLA that it is in deed being considered. For many years, trade and fleet bodies have petitioned the Department of Transport to stop using tax discs. Modern systems, using the registration number can immediately, […]
The all new Ford Ranger wins multiple awards
Fleet van have just awarded the all new Ford Ranger the title of Commercial Vehicle of the year.It was also awarded the pick-up of the year award. Ford Mo.Co. won the title of green manufacturer of the year, something about which we have written on here before. Ford this year have already won the engine of the year award […]