The message couldn't be any clearer. If you're running a small business, managing a fleet, or just trying to choose your next company car, this particular announcement could save you a pleasingly substantial lump of money. Tax rates, running costs, the works. Not only can you boost your economics, there's no sacrifice required in exchange. All you need to do is lease the new Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 Business Edition Nav Premium.
It's a bit of a mouthful but don't let that put you off. It's also available in three other trim levels but this is the best one for business users. With emissions of just 36g/km it offers the best benefit in kind tax rate in its class. That equates to savings of up to £145 per month over its competitors. With a 32 mile electric range and economy rating around 175mpg it's not just tax you'll save on either.
The economy comes from the two electric motors combined with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The fact this setup also produces around 300bhp is simply a bonus. Why wouldn't you choose a practical SUV that saves you money and has that much power? The Grandland Hybrid also boasts all-wheel drive for better traction - as well as four driving modes - and can achieve 60mph in just under seven seconds. That's not just quick for an SUV, it's quite quick full stop.
The electricity comes from a 13.2kWh battery and can be recharged via the onboard 3.3kWh charger. There is an optional 6.6kWh version which may be worth looking into depending on your mileage and location. Vauxhall's wall box charger can fill the battery in less than 2 hours and that's a 7.4kWh charger. You can roughly work out how long it would take with the standard and optional on board charger and pick the one that's best for you. You also get access to more than 85,000 charging points around Europe and the UK so finding somewhere to top it up won't be an issue either. Although being a hybrid if the worst happens you can always resort to one of those old fashioned petrol stations.
It's much the same on the inside too. You get a lot more than you might think. Touchscreen controls, Bluetooth, navigation, loads of driver aids, bags of space and storage, the list is rather long. Bearing in mind this is actually the base trim level it's got all of the comfort and convenience you could need. The other trims - SRi Nav, Elite Nav, and Ultimate Nav - do offer more specification and alternative trims and design touches but also carry higher price tags that will offset the BIK savings.
At the moment the BIK rate is 16% for a car with these economy figures. Now the government has actually released the tax rates for the next couple of years we know it will go down to 14% until at least 2023. Feel free to move up the range if you want but only if you think it's worth negating some of the savings this model can offer.
Either way, Vauxhall has said the first models of the Grandland Hybrid will be available around January. If your looking to sort out your car leasing in preparation for the next financial year this could be exactly what you're looking for. Give us a call and we can run you through the options and save you a tidy sum in the process with a Vauxhall Grandland X lease .
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