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The smart brand is engineered with Mercedes-Benz and are famous for making teeny-weeny cars. The first smart fortwo rolled off the production line in 1998 and the brand started to grow and become established. The 2nd generation smart fortwo was released in 2007 and by 2008 the 1 millionth smart fortwo is built marking the brands 10th anniversary.
A gap in the market was realised by Nicolas Hayek (smart CEO) who saw the need and desire for the public to own and drive a small car which is perfect for built up areas and narrow city streets. He essentially invented the city car/ super-mini sector of the market by creating smart cars.
smart have teamed up with Brabus, the German high tech engineering company that take normal Mercedes cars and fine tune them into performance monsters. So you can imagine what they've achieved with a smart car and it's better than even we expected. The exterior features a more stream-lined, sporty appearance and inside there are comfortable, leather sports seats and a chunky steering wheel featuring mounted controls. The Brabus logo is on the hand brake within the lining of the leather upholstery, along with stainless-steel accents which continue throughout the inside of the car. All the smart models have been included in Brabus's overhaul and the fortwo cabrio and the forfour are the real highlights.
The brand have done well recently with their updated range designs and improved overall build, and it obviously shows as smart have just won City Car of the Year 2016 at the UK Car of the Year Awards for the smart forfour. This goes to show what a great range of cars smart have to offer.
Being a compact supermini means that you get a whole lot of car for your money, as starting retail prices are relatively low to begin with, and so monthly leasing prices will also be low, some of the lowest around so you'll get great value for money. Winning the award for City Car of the Year 2016 means you'll be driving a car that has met and exceeded safety, reliability and economical targets meaning if it's your first car or a small family car you'll know it's safe, comfortable and great to drive. See our Personal car leasing page for more information.
Summarised below are some truly brilliant reasons to lease a smart car:
Browse the compact range of smart car leasing deals and use the tools provided on each model page to help you decide which would best suit your lifestyle or business needs. If you wish to make an enquiry please either give our team a call on 01565 880880, or fill in the online form provided and our team will be in contact with you very shortly.
Car leasing or contract hire is a type of finance arrangement for a vehicle where the lesee is not the owner of the car and is not burdened with the vehicles diminishing value. The lesee can a contract length for 2,3 or 4 years, a varied initial payment and annual mileage. The monthly car leasing cost is fixed and at the end of the agreement the vehicle is handed back to the finance company.For a more detailed explanation please visit 'About Leasing' here.
The difference between personal and business car leasing is very little in terms of the cost but it does affect who is responsible for the finance agreement and which account the money comes from.
Some of the VAT can be reclaimed back with business car leasing whereas with personal it is not, however this is not something All Car Leasing arranges and it is the business responsibility to sort out.
A maintained car leasing deal is a package that includes ALL tyres, breakdown cover, essential repair work and servicing for the duration of the contract. As these are the lesee's responsibility during the car leasing contract a maintenance package in most cases can save the lessee £100's of poundsYou can find more on our maintenance package here