Rivervale’s Favourite Luxury Cars to Drive into 2016!
When most drivers hear the words ‘luxury car’, they immediately think ‘too expensive for me’. We often believe that unless we have a million pound property, membership to a country club and an excessive amount of tweed in our wardrobes, a luxury car will be well out of our budget. Think again, leasing a luxury car may be more affordable than you think.
There are many benefits to owning a luxury vehicle. Here are just a few …
During the manufacturing process there is no expense spared on premium cars, meaning your vehicle will be packed full of all the latest safety features. With the money prestige car manufacturers spend on research and development, you can be sure the latest safety features will appear in these cars first.
The latest technology is also guaranteed to appear in a luxury car first. So if you like headrest mounted DVD players or heated leather seats then a luxury car is the vehicle for you! BMW have even done away with having to actually physically turn dials and press buttons in your car. The New BMW 7 Series released in October is the first production car that features hand gesture controls. Volume control and answering a call will soon be as easy as waving your hand!
Comfort is not overlooked in a luxury car. A car built to have maximum comfort will surely be a pleasure to drive. If you often undertake long journeys, a seat that massages you and plush interior might make them a bit more bearable!
Lastly, we all know it shouldn’t matter what other people think … but secretly we all love the idea of others seeing us in a prestige car. Instantly our social status is elevated!
Nobody knows cars like the Rivervale Car Leasing team. They have chosen their top 5 luxury cars and they might be more affordable than you imagined.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
The classic sports car looks of the AMG GT will definitely turn heads, but not for long with a 0-62 mph of 3.8 seconds! The list of features includes; Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Mercedes Connect Me, retractable rear spoiler and automatic child seat recognition sensor to name just a few. For comfort the interior is Nappa Leather, there are heated seats and you can enjoy interior lighting that is ambient!
Business contract hire £1330.62 + VAT per month. Initial rental: £7983.72 + VAT
Personal contract hire £1596.75 per month. Initial rental: £9580.50
Range Rover Vogue
The Vogue has space in abundance to make sure the entire family travel in comfort, even the ones in the back seat. Signature features include; Automatic Access Height which allows the vehicle to lower when parked for easier exit and entry. New Gesture Tailgate Technology means you never have to touch the vehicle or the key fob to open the boot. You can even choose to have Soft Door Close, the car will take over the last 6mm of door closure to avoid that irritating bang!
Business contract hire £770.85 + VAT per month. Initial rental: £4625.10 + VAT
Personal contract hire £925.02 per month. Initial rental: £5550.12
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
The Panamera is a sports car with a difference. All the performance you would expect, with a top speed of 167 mph and an impressive 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds – all delivered whilst also doing its bit for the environment. The Panamera Hybrid may make a perfect choice for those who are looking at having a company car as the company car tax is very low considering the value of car.
Business contract hire £915.19 + VAT per month. Initial rental: £5491.14 + VAT
Personal contract hire £1098.23 per month. Initial rental: £6589.38
Mercedes-Benz S Class
This luxury saloon will keep you and your passengers safe with; Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Crosswind Assist, Steer Assist, Stop and Go pilot, Cross Traffic Assist, Pre Safe Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist … if you are anywhere other than where you should be on the road, your S Class will soon let you know! The S Class also has Night View Assist Plus which will send out 4 short spotlight pulses to make sure both the driver and pedestrians know each other are there. Magic Body Control continually scans the road ahead to adapt to each undulation making your journey as smooth as possible.
Business contract hire £725.44 + VAT per month. Initial rental: £4352.64 + VAT
Personal contract hire £870.52 per month. Initial rental: £5223.12
The BMW X5 is your co-driver with; Traffic Jam Assist, BMW Head-Up Display, iDrive touch controller, BMW Night Vision, Park Assistance and Anti-dazzle high beam assist. There are versatile inside spaces for when you are transporting bulkier items and all passengers will travel in comfort with an option to have a rear seat entertainment system. This means those in the back can watch a DVD, plug in their MP3 player or even their games console to keep them entertained for the journey!
Business contract hire £1056.67 + VAT per month. Initial rental: £6340.02 + VAT
Personal contract hire £1268.00 per month. Initial rental: £7608.00
So why not treat yourself to a little bit of luxury this year!
All Prices correct at the time of writing. For the most current prices please check on our website.
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4 January 2016
Written by Natalie Faughy