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  • Video review: 2017 BMW 5 Series

    Video review: 2017 BMW 5 Series

    We could easily spend the whole of this review focusing on the technology packed into the new BMW 5 Series. Rather than getting all Bill Gates on you, though, we’ll have a look at the systems that are there to help you, but we’ll also consider how the cars drives and what you get for the money. More BMW 5 Series lease deals here: Business / Personal Why the early mention of the tech? Well, ...

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  • Top five most popular cars of 2017 so far

    Top five most popular cars of 2017 so far

    2017 has a lot to live up to in the automotive world. In fact, 2016 was officially the busiest year on record for new car registrations, with 2.69 million units hitting British roads throughout the period, while the value of the personal leasing sector grew by 41.8%. We’ve already seen the new car market cool somewhat, with many opting to take the new car plunge before VED changes came into fo...

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  • Top five cars for around £100 per month

    Top five cars for around £100 per month

    There are many reasons why leasing makes a lot of sense, whether you’re after an executive saloon or a super-frugal supermini, but if your main aim is to drive a new car and keep costs to an absolute minimum, there’s a wealth of personal contract hire deals that enable you to get behind the wheel of a new car for around £100 per month. Click here for all our lease deals around £100 per month...

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  • Volvo XC40 small premium SUV now available to order

    Volvo XC40 small premium SUV now available to order

    Volvo recently completed its global line-up with the reveal of the new XC40 - and now it’s available to order. The arrival of the XC40 means that for the first time in its history, Volvo has three new, globally available SUVs, paving the way for further growth in terms of sales and profitability. The new XC40 is the first model on Volvo’s new modular vehicle architecture, which will underpi...

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  • Pricing and specs revealed for new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up

    Pricing and specs revealed for new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up

    It’s one of the most eagerly awaited new vehicles for years, and now full pricing and specifications have been revealed for the luxurious Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Priced from £27,310 excluding VAT, first deliveries are expected in January 2018. All vehicles are doublecab, with 4MATIC selectable all-wheel drive and low-range, drive selection mode, with double wishbone front suspension, and multi...

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  • Video review: Volkswagen Golf GTE

    Video review: Volkswagen Golf GTE

    While the Volkswagen Golf remains the most enquired for car on ContractHireAndLeasing.com, the GTE has seen a rapid rise in enquiries in 2017 and now accounts for 25% of all Golf enquiries on the site. For comparisons sake, that sat at about 10% when we attended the VW Golf launch in March. What’s the reason for this rapid rise to prominence in 2017 and is at as good as the Golf GTI or R? Watc...

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  • Top five things you need to know about the Alfa Romeo Giulia

    Top five things you need to know about the Alfa Romeo Giulia

    When production of the Alfa Romeo 159 ceased back in 2011, it left an Italian-shaped hole in the compact-exec market. That all changed with the introduction of the Giulia last year which, in fire-breathing Quadrifoglio form, has given Alfa a direct rival for the BMW M3 as we recently discovered. But a Ferrari-derived V6 exactly sensible daily transport. So, how does the Giulia compare to Ba...

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Weekly round-up: What’s the weirdest car-related thing you saw this week?

Weekly round-up: What’s the weirdest car-related thing you saw this week?

What’s the weirdest car-related thing you saw this week? While news has been relatively light in the wind-down for Christmas, the bizarre quota for car-related news seemed to go through the roof. Maybe you saw the Pope drive past in a white-with-gold-trim Lamborghini? No, you didn’t dream it, and no, the Popemobile hasn’t had a sexy upgrade. Instead the personalised papal Lamborghini Huraca...

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Bang for your buck: Top five power-for-pound performance cars

Bang for your buck: Top five power-for-pound performance cars

Like your cars with a bit of oomph? Well as important as a car’s power to weight ratio is, at ContractHireAndLeasing we’re more concerned with your power to pound ratio. If you're a fan of all things fast and like getting your money's worth, just how much bang for your buck can you get if you lease? We’ve had a peruse of the deals on our site right now to see just how much power you can get...

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Review: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Review: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

Smart is known for its diminutive two-seater car, the cunningly named Fortwo. It’s a great little city car, and one that’s recently been given the option of an all-electric powertrain, making it both space efficient and energy efficient. Anecdotally, there’s a surprising number of people that aren’t aware of the Fortwo’s bigger brother, a car that seats four people and comes with an equally in...

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Autumn Budget 2017: industry leaders and fleets call for clarity over diesel tax rise

Autumn Budget 2017: industry leaders and fleets call for clarity over diesel tax rise

Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce higher taxes on new diesel cars, according to the Financial Times. In an effort to tempt drivers into cleaner vehicles and raise funds to implement its clean air plans, the government is expected to outline details on the increase in the Autumn Budget on 22 November. It isn’t entirely clear if the hike will involve increasing VAT on new diesel ca...

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Business Car Leasing

Business car leasing and paying a fixed monthly rate is considered the most effective way of preventing car depreciation and controlling fleet operating costs. Aside from fuel costs, depreciation is the biggest financial burden for fleets as improving residual values are cancelled out by rising list prices.

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Personal Car Leasing

Car leasing is the most cost effective way of getting hold of that car you've always wanted. You'll never actually own the car, but you'll be able to drive it for a set period of time and simply hand it back to the leasing company without the worry of selling it on for a fraction of the price you paid in the first place.

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Business Van Leasing

Vans are what make businesses move, literally, and as with company car leasing, the monthly leasing costs can be offset against businesses' taxable profits, making it a tax efficient avenue. It's also a lot more palatable and manageable than losing a wedge in depreciation.

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You're unsure on whether to buy or lease your next car? Not sure whether to take a company car or cash allowance? Sold on the idea of leasing your company vehicles but a little hazy on Benefit In Kind and advisory fuel rates? You'll need our easy-to-digest leasing guides.

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