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Car leasing is becoming more and more a popular method of financing a new car. Many UK drivers are switching to a lease deal for its hassle-free benefits, including a brand-new car for fixed monthly payments, which can simply be handed back to the finance company at the end.
One thing we like to do regularly here at Moneyshake is pick out the most popular lease cars that our customers have taken out on a lease. In this blog, we’ve pulled out the most popular petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid cars leased by our customers in the past six months.
Read on to find out which cars are the most popular to lease by fuel type.
Most popular electric car lease: Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD
Still largely considered one of the best electric cars in the world, the Tesla Model 3 is a great lease option if you want an EV that does it all.
Our customers seem to think so too, with the Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD the most leased electric car through our website. As the name suggests, it has a bigger battery pack than the Standard trim (75kWh versus 50kWh), which translates to a whopping real range of around 282 miles. That’s about 70 miles more than the entry-level model.
On top of this, it has all-wheel-drive, which makes it much grippier, especially in wet conditions (a common sight in the UK). Because the car has dual electric motors driving both sets of wheels (one on the front, the other on the back), there’s more than 100bhp extra at your disposal too. This means you can reach 60mph from standstill in just 4.2 seconds. Now that’s fast.
Then there’s the extra equipment it comes with over the Standard version, which includes:
- Electric adjustment for the front seats
- Front and rear heated seats
- Premium audio system
- Wireless phone charging
- Keyless entry
We currently have lease deals available from just £480* per month for this impressive electric car.
Most popular petrol car lease: Volkswagen T-Cros Active
There’s a good reason for this too.
Take this special edition Active trim, for example, which has been the most popular Volkswagen T-Cross lease on our website of late. As standard, it comes with a nippy, fuel-efficient 1.0-litre petrol engine, which has a healthy 110bhp, yet still returns around 50mpg.
It’s the pick of the bunch for us, especially when you look at what it comes with as standard. 17in alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass at the rear, and a ‘winter pack’ which includes heated front seats and heated windscreen washer jets, gives you everything you’ll need and more.
Most popular self-charging hybrid car lease: Kia Sportage HEV GT-Line
Refreshed for 2022, the all new Kia Sportage has broken its way into top spot for the most popular self-charging hybrid car to lease.
No doubt this is thanks to some striking new looks and a brilliant engine range that manages to balance efficiency and performance very well.
The standout engine favoured by our customers is the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which has 226bhp and is coupled with an electric battery and motor for added punch. The result is a 0-60mph time of just 7.7 seconds, while fuel-economy is still very good (approx. 50mpg).
This engine is only available for the sporty GT-Line spec, which happens to be the very Sportage our customers like to lease the most. We can see why too when looking at how much standard equipment it comes with.
For starters, it comes with chunky 19in alloy wheels, dual exhausts, a rear spoiler and a sued-leather interior. On top of this, you’ll find handy driver convenience features aboard the car, including a keyless entry and ignition.
Most popular diesel car lease: Kia Sportage CRDi ISG 2
You might be feeling a bit of deja vu seeing the Kia Sportage in this list yet again. But it’s in here for good reason – namely, our customers have decided to lease the diesel-powered Sportage CRDi the most out of any other diesel model in the past six months.
Despite all the negative press ‘dirty diesel’ cars get, this Sportage is bound to be a great option for business leasing customers. This is because it benefits from larger company car tax discounts due to the fact that it emits fewer CO2 emissions than the petrol version (136g/km vs 152g/km). It’s also very fuel-efficient, making it very suitable for long work motorway journeys.
This ‘2’ spec of the Sportage gets a decent amount of equipment as standard, too. It comes with 17in alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system that has a sat nav included, plus a whole lot of driver assistance systems, such as a lane-keeping aid which, when switched on, will automatically steer so that you keep between the lines while on the motorway. Other useful features like this include a reversing camera for easier parking.
Most popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) lease: Range Rover Evoque P300e R-Dynamic S
Another fantastic company car option is the plug-in hybrid Range Rover Evoque (badged ‘P300e’).
It’s super-quick (0-60mph in 6.4 seconds) and returns super-low CO2 emissions (33g/km). Using a 1.5-litre petrol engine, 15kWh battery pack and electric motor, you’ll be able to cut fuel costs massively, especially while travelling shorter distances. You can choose to run the car solely on electric power, which will mean you can travel around 35 miles without using a drop of petrol.
You’ll need to remember to charge the battery once it’s low, however. Luckily, it’s not too difficult to charge it up once you reach this point. With a home charger, you can top up the battery from 0-100% in just four hours with a 3.6kW charger, or two hours with a 7kW charger. The car is also readed with rapid charge capabilities, so a 20%-80% takes just 20 minutes.
Now onto the spec.
The R-Dynamic S has everything you could ever need from your Range Rover Evoque. A raft of standard equipment is included as standard, namely 18in alloy wheels, heated, perforated and electric leather seats, plus a reversing camera with rear parking sensors.
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