Why are SUVs so popular?
Over recent years, there has been a surge in demand for SUVs in the UK. From the new Ford Puma to the premium Land Rover Range Rover, we are seeing more SUVs on our roads. At GB Vehicle Leasing, we have also noticed a sharp rise in the number of lease enquiries we receive on SUVs. With a wide range of SUVs to choose from, there’s a car to suit almost every budget. If you’re unsure whether or not an SUV is the kind of car for you, then read on to find out.
What is an SUV?
SUV is an abbreviation for 'sport utility vehicle'. Typically, an SUV is a powerful vehicle with off-road vehicle features and available four-wheel drive. Key examples include the Kia Sportage, Audi Q2, and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. SUVs can also be categorised into sub-segments which are large, midsize, small and compact.
Reasons to lease an SUV
1.Firstly, SUVs offer you a higher driving position than alternatives such as an estate car. This means drivers have better visibility of the road, which makes some feel safer.
2.An SUV can be a good option for dog owners. Typically, these cars have a large boot, meaning plenty of space for dogs to enjoy a comfortable journey in the car. In particular, GB Vehicle Leasing think the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Mitsubishi Outlander are ideal lease cars for dog owners. Both of these SUVs are versatile and spacious, including whopping boot space capacity.
3.An SUV lease is also a popular choice as a family car. Again, the spacious interior and large boot space means they have enough space for all the family, as well as adequate storage for your luggage. In particular, we find the Volvo XC90 and Kia Sportage are popular lease cars for families. The Volvo XC90 is a large premium SUV with seven-seats, while the Kia Sportage is a premium-looking, family SUV with an affordable price tag.
4.To keep up with the demand, manufacturers are regularly adding new SUV models to their car ranges. These new SUVs are trendy with the latest technologies and safety features which will appeals to many lease customers.
5.SUVs are very good for during winter when typically, the road conditions are not the best. Winter tyres on an SUV can be an excellent addition. Also, a large number of SUVs have fantastic off-road capabilities. This will especially appeal if you enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle.
So, does an SUV sound like the ideal car for you? If it does, please contact us on 0161 667 5338 to speak to one of our knowledgeable leasing consultants and see how GB Vehicle Leasing can assist you further. We have highly competitive rates on a wide range of SUVs so get your free, no obligation quote today! Also, click here to find out which lease cars have made our list of top 5 SUVs. Alternatively, if an SUV doesn't sound like the ideal car for you, then here's our blog about small cars to lease.