Cheapest cars for a business to lease

With the economical future of countries around the world looking increasingly uncertain, people and businesses are turning to more affordable options when dealing with automobiles.

For this reason, we decided to jump ahead and make it easier for businesses to decide on what vehicles they should lease for its employees.

We took a look at the leasing offers for numerous vehicles and filtered some of the most cost-effective models – all with good or excellent ratings on car websites.

Seat Mii

The Seat Mii has been labelled one of the best city cars on the market, with its great drive, well-built features and spacious cabin.

One of the charms of the Mii is that you get a top class vehicle for a low price. The Mii is virtually identical to the popular and award-winning Volkswagen Up, which will also feature on this list, but is cheaper and more economical.

Leasing a Seat Mii will provide the opportunity to equip a business’ employees with one of six trim levels, ranging from the entry level ‘S’ models to the top of the range ‘Sport’ variants, with some economically-friendly and frugal versions in the mix.

Volkswagen Up

It’s hard to say something about the Volkswagen Up that hasn’t already been said countless times before.

To put it simply: the Up is the pinnacle of city cars. Great to drive, classy and spacious to sit in are just a few of the qualities attributed to a car that took home the prestigious ‘World Car of the Year’ award in 2012.

In addition, the Volkswagen Up also managed to scoop What Car? Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year 2012’ and ‘City Car of the Year 2013’ honors, along with Top Gear Magazine’s ‘Small Car of the Year’ accolade in 2011.

Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo, along with the Seat Mii, is a rebadged version of the Volkswagen Up, albeit with modifications to the front and rear designs.

As would be expected with a rebadged version of the award-winning Up, the Skoda Citigo is a fantastic city car that offers high levels of quality for a good value.

All Citigo models come handsomely equipped, with models receiving alloy wheels, heated front seats, Skoda’s portable infotainment system, air conditioning and power steering – depending on the model chosen to lease.

The Citigo also features a lot of safety equipment, helping the car receive a maximum five star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. Safety kit includes four airbags, stability control and a city braking system.

Citroen C1

The C1 is a city car that has been produced by the French manufacturer Citroen since 2005 and is thankfully not another Volkswagen Up-based model.

The Citroen C1 is cheap to lease and run, making the vehicle an ideal first car for young drivers or a second car for families, especially with its smart looks and sleek features.

The French-produced city car is available in three trim levels, which are: the base ‘VT’ models, the enhanced ‘VTR’ variants and the range topping ‘VTR+’-specified versions.

Hyundai i10

South Korean automaker Hyundai released its i10 city car in late 2007 and widely recognised as the ‘Car of the Year 2008’ by various automotive magazines and TV channels in India.

What Car? The magazine describes the i10 as ‘an awful lot of car for not much cash’, which is a testament to the impressive qualities of the car and its low monthly leasing cost.

The Hyundai i10 is good to drive, cheap to run, well equipped and impressively spacious for a city car. For buyers on a budget, the Hyundai i10 represents one of the pinnacle vehicles that they could lease.

This article was written by Glenn Doyle from LeasePlan Go, who offer tailored leasing and fleet management services to personal and business customers, with a fleet from 1 to 100.

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