The past few weeks have seen a slew of eagerly-anticipated new vehicles finally becoming available for customers to order and, ultimately, park proudly on their driveways.
And as the UK continues to open-up as the gloom of the pandemic begins to lift, there’s surely no better way to enjoy your newfound freedoms than behind the wheel of one of these coveted new cars.
You might have had your eye on the ultra-cool Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid, for example, an SUV where efficiency meets performance thanks to a punchy petrol hybrid system.
Or the facelifted new Nissan Qashqai might appeal, a family favourite that’s had a significant design refresh to make it more eye-catching and more spacious than ever before.
All these models - and more - are just a few clicks away from being yours thanks to our new car leasing options.
New Range Rover Evoque
Changes to the much-loved Range Rover Evoque were revealed at the tail end of last year, and the facelifted model is now powering on to UK roads.
The 2021 incarnation of Range Rover’s most compact SUV sees tweaks to the interior and exterior design as well as the introduction of a fresh ‘Pivi’ infotainment system that features a 10" Touchscreen, DAB digital radio, a newly designed interface, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Remote accessibility.
Lease customers can now enjoy the Evoque with two new mild-hybrid diesel powertrains, the most powerful of which has 204 PS and can hit 62mph from zero in just 8.5 seconds.
Those mild-hybrid mills sit alongside the existing P300e plug-in hybrid and a host of other mild-hybrid petrol engines.
If you crave luxury from a new car lease deal, you’ll want to opt for the newly-launched ‘Autobiography’ trim level, which features copper accents on the exterior, a panoramic sunroof, and a plush interior.
Meanwhile the brand new ‘HST’ Evoque features a 300hp 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine, moody gloss black design flourishes, and a whole lot of kudos.
New Volkswagen Golf e-Hybrid
The eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf represents the gold standard for hatchbacks, proving effortlessly refined and with trim levels to suit all tastes.
And the introduction of the Golf e-Hybrid, which is now available to order, brings even more practicality and technical pizzazz to the plate.
It’s a plug-in hybrid that marries a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine to an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery to create some 204 PS.
That’s enough to see it sprinting from 0-62mph in just 7.4 seconds while it’ll also run on pure-electric for 44 miles.
The CO2 emissions are just 21 g/km and fuel economy is up to 235 mpg. That frugality means the Golf e-Hybrid attracts a Benefit in Kind (BIK) company car rate of just 7% for the year 2021-22.
Standard kit includes VW’s ‘Digital Cockpit Pro’ digital instrument cluster; a ‘Discover Media’ navigation system including streaming and internet, DAB+, and mobile phone interface with inductive charging function.
Meanwhile you also get driver assistance systems including Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist.
New Nissan Qashqai
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 15 years, you’ll know that the Nissan Qashqai is the go-to vehicle for families looking for a solid, dependable and utterly capable SUV.
And the new facelifted Qashqai looks better than ever thanks to a significant design refresh.
The first thing to note is that the Qashqai is longer, taller and wider than before - meaning more legroom and headroom for passengers, as well as a bigger 480 litre boot.
New and improved ‘purposeful’ exterior lines give the Qashqai more aggressive and commanding shoulders than before while the front end is sharper, too.
Meanwhile there’s also the introduction of both mild-hybrid and self-charging hybrid powertrains - neither of which need to be plugged in but still give you the benefits of efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Inside the cabin you’ll find new mood lighting and uprated switchgear, while there’s also now a larger 9 inch NissanConnect infotainment display screen
New Land Rover Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery is simply a motoring icon, and one of the most spacious 7-seat SUVs on the market.
And thanks to a design refresh that gives it a lower, wider stance, new lights both front and rear, and a revised front grille and new bumpers, the Discovery looks more refined than ever before.
With 5 seats in position, you get an astonishing 1,137 litres of boot space while a new cabin air purification system filters out any airborne nasties.
Inside the cabin there’s also a ‘Pivi Pro’ infotainment system that comes as standard with a 11.4” touchscreen, DAB radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as an intelligent sat nav system and live traffic information.
And Land Rover has also recently refreshed the choice of engines available, with both diesel and petrol offerings featuring mild-hybrid technology to help keep both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions low.
New Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid
You might not have considered a CUPRA lease before - but you absolutely should.
And this attractive, coupe-like Formentor e-HYBRID is one of the most stylish compact SUVs on the market.
Plug-in power comes from a 1.4 litre petrol engine with 85kW electric motor that produces up to 245 PS. You’ll also enjoy an electric range of up to 36 miles, an impressive acceleration time of 0-62mph in only 7.0 seconds, and also a whopping 188 miles to the gallon.
And only the most visually-challenged will fail to notice the Formentor’s eye-catching exterior, with that imposing, wide front grille and a bonnet that looks like the nose of a snarling dog.
It’s also exceedingly well-specced.
Slide into the Formentor’s interior and you’ll find swathes of Nappa leather, a 12 inch touchscreen nav system, ambient cabin lighting, voice control, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, dynamic road sign display and high beam assist.
New VW Touareg R
If you need a family car that’ll also put a great big grin on your face, a new Volkswagen Touareg R lease could be right up your street.
Need a big boot and lots of interior space for those weekend adventures away? Check; the Touareg R boasts a cavernous 740 litres of luggage capacity.
Do you need a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the ability to tow 3.5 tonnes, and plush air suspension that’ll eat potholes for breakfast? Again, another big tick for the bold and brash VW.
And, of course, the R’s biggest trump card is its performance.
Power now comes from a plug-in hybrid system that produces 462 PS while also returning 94 miles to the gallon and emitting just 67 g/km of CO2.
A Touareg R lease will see you accelerating from 0-62mph in just 5.1 seconds while torque of 700 Nm is more than generous.
Charging is also simple. If you use a 7.2 kW charging cable and a dedicated wall-box you’ll replenish the battery from flat to full to just two and a half hours. And if you want to plug it into a standard household socket, you’ll recharge the battery in 8.5 hours.
*Prices include VAT. Credit is Subject to Status, Ts and Cs and Arrangement Fees apply. Excess mileage may apply. Price correct as of 03/06/2021.
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