LEASING.COM’S first-ever league table shows the personal contract hire market is currently being dominated by Mercedes-Benz.
Half of the vehicles in February’s top 10 most popular vehicles are from Mercedes with Volkswagen Group also featuring prominently. The GLA-Class compact SUV was the most enquired on vehicle during February.
Its popularity during the month can be attributed to affordable deals on the GLA 180 Urban Edition 5dr Auto, the derivative that earned most of the enquiries on Leasing.com.
Paul Harrison, Head of Strategic Partnerships, said: “It’s also worth noting Volvo is fast becoming a major player, moving up to third place in the manufacturer table, with the S90 executive saloon making it into the top ten.
“The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular personal lease car in 2018, but it’s got a fight on its hands this year with the tech-laden new A-Class. We fully expect the A-Class and Golf to continue to battle it out over the course of the year to be the most popular car overall.”
New car marketplace Leasing.com launched earlier this year to drive the UK’s switch from car ownership to usership. According to the latest figures from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, there was a 24% increase in the personal contract hire fleet between Q4 2017 and the same period of 2018.
Top 10 personal lease enquiries for year-to-date 2019:
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class
- Volkswagen Golf
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
- Audi A5
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Volkswagen Arteon
- Volvo S90
- Seat Leon
Top 10 manufacturer enquiries for year-to date 2019:
- Land Rover