The roads in the UK seem to be busier than ever and you may be surprised to find out that almost ¼ of the cars out there are not bought in the traditional manner. Whatever the reason why you are looking into leasing a car, you may be curious as to what kind of cars other people are choosing. In the following article we look at 5 of the most popular cars for leasing in the UK.
The popularity of leasing has increased over the last few years. Why? It is likely that it is often because of either people do not have enough money to buy outright and therefore need to look to bad credit car leasing or do not want to lock in to a long contract on a car that will be outdated in a few years time.
The constant demand for the latest models, and most up to date technology is also driving consumers away from being tied to a single vehicle for 10 years with the hassle of resale at the end of it.
Unsurprisingly, in many parts of the UK people are choosing to take out leases for cars with the latest technology, that they may not have been able to afford otherwise.
Mercedes Benz A Class (Throughout UK)
Overall in the UK it would appear, based on internet search data, that Mercedes-Benz A Class is the most popular and desired lease car. Around 24% of all searches are this particular car and when you take into consideration the quality of the interior, manufacturing and technology used under the bonnet as well on the dash, it is not hard to understand why.
Range Rover Evoque (In London)
Although the most popular car throughout the UK is the Mercedes-Benz mentioned above; it is a different story when you look at the data for particularly areas. In London, for example, the Range Rover Evoque is very popular. It is not only a bit of a head turner,but it is available in both 3 door and 5 door versions. Despite it costing a bit more than most, the luxury you get for the price tag is second to none and as it is fitted with a 2 litre turbo engine and 9 speed automatic transmission, it is one very powerful car.
BMW X5 (In Cardiff)
In Cardiff, the most desired car is the BMW X5. As well as being in its third generation it also said to offer a more car-like driving experience than a lot of other SUVs and has a powerful engine and offers great handling and control on the road. BMW cars are also synonymous when it comes to luxury. BMW also appear to have done something a lot of other SUV manufacturers haven't and prioritised on road performance rather than off road performance.
Toyota Yaris (In Belfast)
Compared to London and Cardiff, in Northern Ireland and Belfast, interest in leased cars is more toned down and the Toyota Yaris is the most sought after. Although the Yaris is not as flashy as the other cars mentioned above, it is extremely reliable and has comfortably roomy interior. It is also best suited to urban driving as it is nippy and able to manoeuvre in and out of tight spaces.
Audi A3 (In Edinburgh)
In Edinburgh the number one car leased out is the Audi A3. This particular car is distinguished by great handling and has a collection of value-enhancing luxury interiors and a very pleasing on the eye interior. With a front wheel drive, a 6 speed automatic transmission and a 1.8 litre turbo engine capable of 170 break horsepower; there is no question why such a powerful car is sought after.