Versatile Vehicles Key To Business Success
By Maddy Price
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:30
Most new cars today need to provide a host of uses and they need to be more versatile than ever before. This is becoming increasingly important within fleets as decision makers attempt to get as much car for their money as possible.
In business having a versatile vehicle is key to running smooth operations, whether you deliver flowers or show people round houses, your vehicle needs to be on the ball. For people who do business all over the country a car that has elements focused on comfort, smooth ride quality and great fuel economy are probably key criteria for an attractive vehicle. So how do you get all this in one car without paying extortionate amounts of money?
Leasing your fleet may be the best option, as you generally pay a lot less money for brand new cars than you would if you were to buy them. This can be coupled with great value maintenance packs that include like-for-like tyre replacements and servicing, taking the stress out of fleet management.
Some key criteria for business fleet cars are obvious and will feature on most drivers’ lists of things to have, but some are less obvious and a simple guide can help you in the right direction to choosing a car that has all the essentials but doesn’t leave you paying for things you don’t need.
The biggest consideration for fleet decision makers right now has to be emissions levels and fuel economy as the uncertain future of the country post-Brexit has led to price hikes in fuel and a general unsettling of things in the auto industry, which forces decision makers to be a little more hesitant. Emissions standards are even tougher for car makers now, so that element means you can save big on your monthly outgoings.
At the small car end of fleet leasing fancy features are a little less important than say reliability and good build quality. A good example of this is the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSi Match. It has front & rear parking sensors for tricky urban areas and has all the quality materials and comfortable seats coupled with a combined fuel economy rate of 60.1mpg, which ticks a lot of boxes especially when you consider it’s been made by one of the top 3 car makers in the world.
For the long distance or frequent motorway business car user there is a whole different list of things to consider. If you travel the same route each day then you won’t really need navigation but if you visit multiple sites or offices then that might be ideal, along with parking sensors for unfamiliar car parks. What about that coupled with good performance? An option here could be the popular Volkswagen CC or Audi A6, both of which are classed as executive saloons and include all of these features plus more.
When you consider the enormous range of UK Audi car lease deals available for business users there will be good deals on Audi’s as they are considered premium cars. It can be daunting to think that one could be affordable but because they maintain a high residual value that means the amount you’ll pay to lease one will be a lot lower than expected. Other cars of similar calibre will see the same results.
The Volkswagen CC has the perfect set up for long distance commuting or working, with big comfortable seats with lumbar support and a host of connectivity options for your audio preferences and communications. As well as that it has noise cancelling technology so that any mobile conferences won’t be disturbed.