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Monday, 1 September 2014

Kia Sorento 2015 model! The Spec, the Tech and the Rest!

The new Kia Sorento will be going on sale in 2015 and to generate excitement Kia has released their first official details on the new SUV, which we debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Kia have been discussing how quiet, strong and refined the new Sorento is compared to the current Kia Sorento, as well as promising us a plusher, more refined new cabin space.

The rigidity of the new Sorento is expected to be around 14% stronger thanks to Kia doubling the volume of high-strength steel used compared to that of the current model. This means the suspension mounts will contribute to a smoother, quieter ride, as well as being a true contender of the Volvo XC90 in regards to safety. 

It is not just the Volvo XC90 that Kia have in their sights but also Hyundai's Santa Fe and Ford's Edge thanks to their decision to add Active cruise control, lane-departure, blind spot and front collision warning assist plus speed limit recognition on the new Sorento.  

Engines
All models now have a 29% thicker dashboard, which will help shut out noise, plus the engine mounts have been reduced to help reduce vibrations. Five engines will be available globally, but the most popular is likely to be the 2.2-litre turbodiesel with UK drivers.
Driving dynamics
To improve on the current Sorento’s driving dynamics, Kia has moved the electric power steering system motor onto the steering rack rather than the steering column. This is a process that other manufacturers have already started switching to, as it helps to reduce steering kickback while making electric power assistance feel much more natural in its feedback. 
The suspension’s shock absorbers have also been modified by being mounted vertically, giving greater body control and an improved resistance to body roll - something a lot of SUV's and 4*4 suffer from.

There is going to be a lot of equipment on the new Sorento, including an automatic electric tailgate (which ‘knows’ to open as you approach the car with the key) and a brilliant 360-degree view parking monitor to name a few extras.
Interior practicality
The new sleeker 7-seater design has had some improvements, gaining 95mm in length, with most of that growth contained within a wheelbase that is 80mm up. This will produce more space for all occupants over three rows of seating. The car will now be 15mm lower than the previous model, with the overall height down to just 1,685mm.
Design
When it comes to visuals, buyers and car leasing enthusiasts alike all fancy nice, clean looking vehicles. The new Kia Sorento takes its visual design from the Kia Cross GT concept car from the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. With its elongated bonnet, wide D-pillars, enlarged grille and sweeping back headlamps that, the overall design is a very dynamic looking vehicle. Well done Kia! We look forward to being able to provide competitive quotes to our personal leasing and business leasing clients. 

Contact us today for all your Kia needs, on 0800 043 2050 and visit our car leasing website

Friday, 29 August 2014

The all-new BMW 7 Series has been spotted in heavy camouflage

Spy photographers have once again snapped some great photos of the much-anticipated next-generation BMW 7 Series, still heavily camouflaged!

Despite the heavy camouflage disguise the prototype doesn’t appear much different from the current model’s wheelbase and profile. We do expect the new 7 Series to get a heavily revised, lightweight platform by the end however.
The front looks more revealing and more compact with a streamlined overall look, which will include slimmer headlights and redesigned kidney grilles. It is clear to see that reducing the weight has been on BMW's mind, evident through the tester car having a slightly shorter rear overhang and a more tapered roofline.
Engine-wise we can expect there to be an updated range of turbocharged petrol and diesel variants, which will include some form of the range-topping V12 and a plug-in hybrid variant in the pipeline too.
Latest in-car technology will be kitted on the new BMW 7 Series to help it compete with the Mercedes S-Class. The technology should also include new active and passive safety systems, iDrive infotainment system and enhanced connectivity. 
Visit our vehicle leasing website for more information on the current BMW 7 Series offers. 
For all your BMW needs, come to Concept Vehicle Leasing!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Top 10 reasons to Lease a Car

Top 10 reasons to Lease a Car
When leasing a car you agree to a long term- rental contract to exclusively drive a car at a fixed monthly price for a set period.
Leasing a car with Concept Vehicle leasing comes with an array of advantages so let’s discuss the benefits.

Essential Accident Assist
At Concept Vehicle Leasing, we can provide you with our valuable product, Essential Accident Assist. If you’re involved in a road traffic accident that isn’t your fault we can organise repairs, interacting with your insurer and help keep you mobile. No stress, no worries, just sit back and relax. Contact us for more details about this additional service.

No depreciation
Billionaire oil tycoon Paul Getty famously said “If it appreciates, buy it. If it depreciates, lease it.” This quote bluntly summarises one of the main arguments against purchasing a car. As soon as you drive your car from a dealership it loses value; however, when leasing a car you don’t need to concern yourself with depreciation since you only have the right to use the car for a set period, in other words, you don’t technically own the car.
 In fact, a car can depreciate as much as 40% in the first year of ownership, that’s a huge chunk of money down the drain!

Hassle Free Motoring
Leasing a car with Concept Vehicle Leasing is designed to be hassle free.  You’ll benefit from a Dedicated Account Manager who will help you through the process from start to finish, supported by an experienced, award winning Customer Services team.  We also provide clients with a 24/7/365 helpline, which supports customers in the event of a breakdown, an accident, broken glass or replacing a tyre.  It couldn’t be easier to lease a car than with Concept.

Cheaper monthly payments
Monthly payments can be significantly lower than financing the total cost of a brand new car. You’ll have money left over to spend it however you like!

Fixed price payments
Contract Hire, Finance Lease , and Contract Purchase are set up in a way that ensures you only pay a fixed monthly fee throughout your entire contract. This helps you to budget accordingly from start to finish.

Manufacturer Warranty
When you lease a new car you have the benefit of knowing the manufactures warranty is fresh and new, ensuring that any major problems throughout your lease agreement will usually be covered by the manufacturer. Here at Concept Vehicle Leasing we also try to ensure our drivers are not stung by any repair fees and have maintenance packages, such as our ServicePlan on Demand, with a number of services to help you keep costs of repairs down should they arise.

Commitaphobe?
When you buy a car you have to worry about the long term durability and reliability. When leasing a car, you have none of those concerns what so ever. Worries such as rust and general wear and tear aren’t a concern when leasing since they occur later in the vehicles life.
  
You can have a new car every few years
The euphoria of buying a new car is great. You feel on top of the world and you can’t wait to show it off to all your friends; however, it can be incredibly frustrating when this new car you only purchased a little while ago is replaced by a shinier, faster and superior model. Leasing is the perfect means to ensure you have access to a newer and superior car every few years. It’s also great for businesses. Turning up with a new car for client meetings will leave a lasting impression and for businesses with a fleet, obtaining cars that are leased will help ensure regulations for duty of care and regulations for safety are more likely to be met.

Low initial payment
At Concept Vehicle leasing, you only have to pay a low initial payment, which would usually be much lower than the cost of a deposit/ initial payment when purchasing a new car.

Tax deductions
Another great benefit if you own a business is that vehicle leasing is VAT efficient and you may be able to recover 100% VAT on Commercial vehicles and up to 50% VAT recoverable on car leasing finance payments. Business users can also recover up to 100% tax relief with cars which have CO2 of up to 130g/km.  A wide range of popular cars fall within this scope, including models from the Ford, Vauxhall, SEAT, BMW, Mercedes and Audi ranges to name but a few.

For more information on leasing or if you have any queries please visit our website, email as at support@conceptvehicleleasing.co.uk or call us on 0800 043 2050

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The All-new 2016 Jaguar XF spotted

The 2016 next-generation Jaguar XF has been spied and it is made completely from Aluminium and resembles the smaller Jaguar XE. 
You could be forgiven for thinking that these images were just more spy shots of the up-and-coming Jaguar XE prototype, with the same angular snout, aggressive air intakes and flank creases, however a closer inspection reveals it is much more than that! These are the first ever spy shots of the second-generation Jaguar XF, seen here being tested near Jaguar’s HQ in Warwickshire. It is likely to debut in 2016.
The new Jaguar XF will be based on Jaguar’s new IQ[AL] all-aluminium architecture and as a result we can expect some significant weight reductions compared to the current Jaguar XF model, as much as 100kg reduction is possible. 
In terms of the engines, this prototype if currently fitted with a version of the Jaguar F-Type’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6, which is impressive alone, however the big-selling XF's will come equipped with new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines from the brands new Ingenium engine range. The range-topping Jaguar XF SVR will have a massive supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. Exciting news! 
It is a safe bet that there will be the option of rear and four-wheel drive, more interior space and a tweaked version of the Range Rover Evoque’s nine-speed ZF gearbox.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

The New Skoda Fabia Estate spotted without Camouflage

The larger version of the New Skoda Fabia Estate has been spied for the first time and it doesn't have much camouflage on this time! 


Skoda has been hard at work developing a more practical estate version of their ever-popular Fabia and from what we can see it looks great! It will carry over all of the various engine options available in the hatchback and in Skoda’s words it will offer “class-leading space", competing with the massive SEAT Leon Tourer to name just one competitor.  
Even though the Fabia has been spotted virtually undisguised, there has been some attempted to hide the more prominent design cues, for example the sharp shoulder line and the lower section of the sculpted door, as well as the LED headlights.
Other than the styling changes, the Fabia Estate will also gain extra size, receiving an extra 250mm in length with the boot space looking likely to grow from its current 505 litres! With changes in boot size and car length it is expected that the passenger space will also increase. 
All of the engine range from the Hatchback versions are expected to be available in the estate version, meaning two 1.0-litre petrol engines (with 59bhp or 74bhp) and two high-powered 89bhp and 109bhp 1.2-litre TSI engines will be available. The diesel options will include an 89bhp or 103bhp 1.4-litre TDI engine, so plenty to choose from depending on your driving requirements. 
To order your Skoda Fabia call us on 0800 043 2050 now and visit our vehicle leasing website

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The new Skoda Fabia utalises Volkswagen technology!

The New 2014 Skoda Fabia gets technology and engine variants from the latest Volkswagen Polo.  

Skoda gave us an insight into their design thought process, when they unveiled the Vision C concept this year at the March Geneva Motor Show. As you would expect the Fabia has embraced a lot of the design cues, such as the contoured bonnet, wide-set foglights and chrome-framed grille. The overall design gives a look and feel which will help portray a more upmarket look, appealing to a whole new market.

The new Fabia boasts a larger frame, with the width increasing by 90mm and now is 30mm lower than the current Skoda Fabia model. These measurements should make the car more stable and practical overall. The length has not changed at all but a longer wheelbase will increase interior passenger space. 
Boot capacity will grow to 330 litres from the previous 315 litres, and folding rear seats flat will free up a maximum luggage space of 1,195 litres (or 15 litres more than the current model).
The car is set to debut officially in October’s at the Paris Motor Show, with a strong focus on style, efficiency and practicality. Skoda's goal is to outgun the class-leading Ford Fiesta next year. 
Skoda have turned to owner Volkswagen for some engine help, with the 59bhp and 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol three-cylinders from the VW Polo being offered in the new Fabia for the first time ever. The Polo will also lend its higher-powered 89bhp and 109bhp 1.2-litre TSI engines to the Fabia too. 
On the inside all cars will now get a revised dash with a touchscreen, while the higher-spec models will also feature a 6.5-inch display with smartphone MirrorLink function and a reversing camera.
Contact us today for all your Skoda Fabia requirements. Call us on 0800 043 2050 and visit our vehicle leasing website

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The new Tax Disc system - What you NEED to know!

Did you know the tax disc was first introduced in 1921? Well they were! Did you also know that on the 1st of October 2014 the tax disc will cease to exist in its current paper form, with a new styled electronic system replacing it. 
Under the new rules, which were announced in the Autumn of last year, vehicle owners will now have to register their car online in order to pay their road tax. The process is simple and involves using your Direct Debit on the DVLA website or by physically visiting a Post Office branch.
As the process of the tax disc changes so do the ways in which drivers can be caught out for not having paid tax. Now drivers can be caught out through number recognition cameras, which will track all vehicles on the road. This makes for a much more effective and efficient way of checking which vehicles are taxed (or not) and will ensure all drivers conform to the law. 
Those who don't register for the tax, will be caught out by number plate recognition cameras which track each vehicle on the road.
As you can imagine, the change will largely affect those buying or selling a used vehicle, as anyone who gets a used vehicle will no longer benefit if there are any months left on the tax disc as it will no longer be transferred with the car. Buyers will now need to renew their tax disc right away. 
The responsibility is not just with the buyer but the seller also. The seller of the old car will now need to inform the DVLA of the change of ownership, or face the possibility of a £1,000 fine. Vehicle sellers will get an automatic refund for any full calendar months left on the vehicle tax.
Make sure you are aware of the changes and inform other drivers you are associated with to ensure all drivers are informed of the new changes which lie ahead. 
Of course if you lease a vehicle with Concept Vehicle Leasing on Contract Hire, road tax will be included for the full duration of your contract - so you won't need to worry about the new regime.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of Contract Hire, then call our experienced team today on 03331 50 2050 today.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Business Daily Rental - What you NEED to know!


Flexibility is crucial when running a business.  You need to know that in a situation where a vehicle is required quickly, you have people on hand ready to help. It could be that you have a list of deliveries scheduled and one of your company vans has broken down.  You need a replacement vehicle as quickly as possible. Or you need to get a staff member from A to B and they don't have a regular company car.  In any situation, our Daily Rental service is your plan B.  We have everything you need to keep you and your team mobile.

The process for using our Daily Rental service is simple. First you'll need to have a Business Account open with us.  Don't worry though, we can do this quickly and by fax and e-mail. Once the formalities are out of the way, we're ready to take your bookings.  Simply call our Helpline number and we can usually have a car with you within just 2 hours (vans within 4 hours).
Key Features

·         No Turndown - 100% Order Guarantee
·         Nationwide - Delivery/Collection provided across the UK from 1,200 locations
·         Flexible- suits requirements from 1 day upwards
·         Airport Coverage - availability at all UK Regional and National Airports
·         One-Way - available with most standard bookings
·         Flexible Insurance - use your own fleet policy, or rental cover
·         Carbon Offset - with our rentals you can offset your CO2 emissions on every rental
·         Business Account - facility with single monthly invoice and Direct Debit (Subject to Status)
·         Fast Delivery - within just 2 hours for cars and 4 hours for vans!

Why Concept Vehicle Leasing

·         Established, Experienced Leasing Provider with a reputation for impartial advice and Service Excellence
·         All Makes & Models (Cars and Commercials)
·         Direct funding from major Banks and Leasing Companies, assuring you of the Best rates
·         Dedicated Account Management
·         UK Nationwide Service Provision

·         BVRLA Accredited Member

Mazda MX-5 new body - new photos!

Below are two photos of the new 2015 Mazda MX-5, which was photographed during testing sporting its new bodywork for the first time. The images now give us a clearer idea into the final design stages on the new MX-5.

The rear is dominated by a curving bootlid, which arcs up across the rear deck. It is also possible to see a rear diffuser-esque bumper lower down the car. The single exhaust pipe could indicate that this particular model is an entry-level version, with a higher-powered turbo variant also in the pipeline.
At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Mazda’s design boss Peter Birtwhistle quoted: “We need to take on some of the flavour of Kodo but we have to ensure it is identifiable as an MX-5.“
Birtwhistle also suggested that we can expect a more controversial and assertive design compared to the older MX-5's: “If I had to describe it in one word, it’d be ‘edgy’. I think it will be a surprise. It’s a tight, edgy little car that is going to appeal to a broader range of people. We know the clich├ęs about the MX-5, but this will position it differently. I think it’ll attract a lot of young guys.” This is very exciting news for droptop/ convertible drivers the country over and I would imagine this could be a clever move by Mazda, making the car more appealing to both genders and across all age groups. 
We will have to wait until the Paris Motor Show in October 2014 for the official unveiling but the wait will be worth it! 
Contact us for all your Mazda requirements on 0800 043 2050 and visit our vehicle leasing website today and order your contract hire vehicle today!    

Monday, 11 August 2014

New Hyundai i20 2014 revealed

The fabulous Hyundai i20 gets a bigger cabin, technology update, and an overall more mature external look and feel. 
The new 2014 Hyundai i20 looks fantastic! The current version of the Hyundai i20 is a brilliant hatchback but the new version seems that much better and rammed to the gills with extras. 
Hyundai has made a few changes to their i20 range, firstly is a more intricate design, which now has width-accentuating grilles, LED running lights and blackened C-pillars, which give the rear a bit of a Citroen Picasso resemblance.
Second we have the larger overall size. There now is more cabin space than any of its competitors, with a 45mm wheelbase extension and overall length which is 66mm longer than a Ford Fiesta, (total of 4035mm in length). The boot capacity has grown by 25 litres to 326 litres! Impressive.
The final area that Hyundai has worked on is technology and comfort features. So far the i20 will be the first supermini to have the option to come with a panoramic opening sunroof. The cabin will have a more expensive look and feel and there’ll be other technology leaps in the form of an integrated reversing camera and power-saving LED technology for the slim rear lights.
Engine-wise, the existing i20 has a 1.2-litre petrol four-pot with both 83bhp and 98bhp, or a sole 1.4-litre diesel, with 89bhp achieving a claimed 76.3mpg. It’s highly likely that Hyundai will drop one of the 1.2-litre engines and change it for a 1.0-litre, 66bhp three-cylinder motor but only time will tell.
The engine variants are not that exciting; however there is one engine likely to get some pulses racing, in the form of the Rally-inspired hot hatch i20 range-topper, the ‘i20N’. The engine could possibly be one of Hyundai-Kia’s 1.6-litre turbocharged ‘GDi’ engines, which would give 189bhp in the Veloster Turbo and a whopping 201bhp in the Kia Proceed GT.
For all your Hyundai needs, come to Concept Vehicle Leasing. Call us on 0800 043 2050 and visit our vehicle leasing website

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