The best vehicles for business leasing
- What are the business benefits of leasing a car?
- What are the best vehicles for business leasing?
Over the last few years Business Leasing has grown more popular and it doesn’t appear that it’s an option that will be disappearing any time soon.
If you’re looking for a vehicle, or vehicles, for your business then the great news is that there are so many models out there to choose from that are perfect for businesses. Though this is good news, the wide selection can make it difficult to decide exactly which one fits your business needs.
And that’s how we can help you. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the best vehicles available and talk a little about the benefits of business leasing.
What are the best vehicles for business leasing
We need to stress here that these are just our choices and just a few of the vehicles available. There are so many different vehicles to choose from and it’s all down to personal preference and your individual requirements when you come to making your decision.
The following vehicles are our top picks when it comes to business leasing.
BMW 5 Series
BMW makes vehicles that are great for businesses, and they are incredibly popular with our business and personal leasing customers.
The 5 Series is a great premium saloon, with a stylish exterior and a comfortable interior. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for vehicles for your executive team that will impress clients and give a good first (and second) impression of your company, which is incredible to look at and to drive.
As well as being nice to look at, the 5 Series is also rather efficient and emits 145g/km of CO2, so it won’t cost you a massive amount when it comes to Company Car Tax.
As it’s a BMW you know that it will also come with a significant number of pieces of equipment as standard, such as front heated seats, ambient lighting, and Parking Assist. All this will definitely help to keep the price of customisation down. If you’re looking for additional safety and driver assist features, then BMW offers some great options which will help to keep you and/or your employees safe and happy.
Because BMW vehicles are a popular option when it comes to leasing, there are often some really great deals to be had on them. All of this makes the 5 Series – and other vehicles from the manufacturer, a great choice.
Interested in a BMW 5 Series? Contact our experienced vehicle specialists today by requesting a callback, or calling us now on 01903 538835.
Mercedes C-Class Saloon
Another firm favourite amongst businesses is the Mercedes C-Class Saloon.
It’s a Mercedes, so you know it has a sleek and professional exterior and drives like a dream. However, these aren’t the only reasons we’ve included the C-Class on our list. The C-Class Saloon is also available as a plug-in hybrid. The entry-level Mercedes C-Class emits 153g/km of CO2, but the hybrid version has much lower emissions, with the C300 e-Sport Edition Saloon emitting just 34g/km of CO2 and combining a 211bhp petrol engine with a 122bhp electric motor that can go from 0-62 in an impressive 5.4 seconds.
Want to find out more about the Mercedes C-Class Saloon? Call us on 01903 538835, or request a callback from one of our team.
Audi A3 Hatchback
Audi is a hugely popular manufacturer for businesses, which makes their range a great option for business leasing.
The A3 is the perfect mid-sized car that all employees will be happy with. Like its fellow German counterparts, the Audi A3 is well-built, drives well and looks the part. It’s executive looking but also practical, making it great for both city and motorway driving.
There are a range of engines and specifications you can choose from, as well as heaps of optional extras. What else would you expect from an Audi?
At the beginning of 2021, as well as building their fully-electric e-Tron range, Audi released a plug-in petrol hybrid A3 Sportback, the e-TFSI that can go up to 282.5 miles to the gallon thanks to a fully-electric range of 41 miles.
Looking at an Audi for your business? Contact our experienced team by requesting a callback, or calling us now on 01903 538835
If you’re looking for something smaller, then it’s worth taking a look at the Volkswagen Golf.
It’s one of the most popular cars on the market and has been around since the 1970s. There are some great lease deals to be had on the Golf, especially if you’re searching for a new business lease. There are plenty of different specifications and engines to choose from so it can be customised to meet a considerable number of requirements.
The Golf comes with a lot of equipment as standard (depending on the trim you select), including a navigation system, infotainment system, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control.
Think that the Volkswagen Golf is the right vehicle for your business? Get in touch with us to find out what offers we have available. Request a callback or call us on 01903 538835
The Ford Focus has long been a favourite amongst businesses and things don’t look like they’ll be changing any time soon. There are so many things you can praise about Ford, and its ability to make practical cars that are also enjoyable to drive is definitely one of them.
Due to the popularity of the Focus, there are always great deals to be had, which means you are likely to get a great business lease deal on one (or more if you’re looking for a fleet).
The Focus also comes with the equipment you would expect in a Ford, plus the bonus that the model is a fun and comfortable ride. Ultimately, the Ford Focus does exactly what it is supposed to, and it does it well.[vc_column_inner width=”2/3″]
Like Ford? Contact us to find out what we have available. Request a callback or call us on 01903 538835
If you’re looking for a luxury car that is slightly different from the norm, then the Lexus ES is perfect. It only comes as a hybrid which will reduce the cost of your Company Car Tax and it looks like a premium car, because it is.
Lexus also produces highly reliable vehicles, which is a huge benefit if this is a key deciding factor. There are also some great lease offers available, if Lexus is the brand that you’re looking at. Lexus, for all that it has a reputation for producing reliable and good-looking vehicles, is incredibly underrated, ignored for other manufacturers. But the truth is, you can’t go wrong with the efficiency, economy, style and reliability of a Lexus.
Like the look of Lexus? Request a callback from one of our vehicle experts or call us now on 01903 538835
Audi, Mercedes and Lexus aren’t the only luxury brands that have started the journey into the hybrid world, venturing into the world of hybrids. This BMW 330e is a plug-in hybrid that blends in nicely with the rest of the BMW line-up.
Emitting just 32g/km of CO2, the 330e sits in the fifth BIK band for business users which can make it a very appealing option. What it loses in CO² emissions it gains in speed as it can reach 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds. This is considerably faster than the petrol and diesel models, which take 8.4 seconds.
Another advantage is that, like other BMWs, it looks good. It’s completely silent when relying solely on electricity and comes with a lot of extras, like any BMW.
So these are just some of our top picks for a business lease. Again, these are just our opinion and there are plenty of other vehicles that will meet your needs and may be more suited to your individual situation.
Interested in a BMW? Request a callback from one of our vehicle experts or call us now on 01903 538835
What are the business benefits of leasing a car?
There are a lot of benefits to leasing a vehicle for your business and we do talk about these in more detail in our article about the benefits of business leasing. However, they include:
- Tax benefits such as the car being “off balance sheet”, which means the vehicle doesn’t appear on company accounts.
- You don’t have your cash tied up in a depreciating asset as you can hand the vehicle back at the end of the agreement. This also saves you the time and expense that can go into trying to sell vehicles on
- You can renew your fleet every few years and therefore maintain the image of your company as well as employee morale with the latest models
- Research has shown that having a company car is considered attractive to employees, meaning you will attract good staff to your business
- As a business you have access to fleet discounts that you wouldn’t be able to get if you were leasing as a private individual, which means that your lease could cost you less in monthly payments.
We hope that this has given you some idea of the cars that you should be looking for when it comes to business leasing.
As we’ve said, these aren’t the only ones available to you, though these are the ones that we think would make the best company cars and there are often really good offers on them.
There are a lot of benefits to getting a vehicle on a business lease and the information we’ve shared should give you a great insight into what you should be looking for.