Media Release: First Vehicle Leasing says latest congestion charge shock is great news for hybrids

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GLASGOW-based finance broker, First Vehicle Leasing (, is advising drivers looking for a package that delivers the very best economy for the lowest cost to the environment and their pocket, that hybrids like the Honda Jazz, Toyota Auris, Lexus CT, or Citroen DS5 are the smart way to go.

Says Andy Watson, business development manager at First Vehicle Leasing: “Hybrids now come in all shapes and sizes and they represent the absolute cutting-edge of economic motoring in today’s real world.

“Whether you want small and nippy, like the Toyota Yaris 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid, or something bigger and more luxurious, like the Audi A8 Saloon 2.0 Tfsi Hybrid, there’s a petrol/electric vehicle to suit just about every taste, need and pocket right now.”

Although the outright cost of a hybrid is still higher than its petrol equivalent, drivers who dig a little deeper and will like what they find.

Take the Honda Jazz 1.3 IMA HE Hybrid 5DR CVT for example, which costs £198.30 (ex VAT) on a 48 month 10,000 mile per annum contract with FVL.

A similar petrol model, like the conventional 1.4 I-Vtec SI costs £183.57 on the same terms, but only delivers 50.4mpg compared to the aforementioned hybrid’s 62.8mpg.

“Hybrids offer more miles per gallon as well as lower road tax and exhaust emissions, which means they are also cheaper to run as a company car than a petrol equivalent,” said Watson.

“And as they are the focus of most manufacturers’ advanced design and engineering these days, they are also getting easier to maintain, cheaper to buy and infinitely more desirable than they were just a few years ago.

“Add in the fact that they are also so much kinder to the environment, and you begin to realise that hybrid’s time has definitely come.”

A leasing broker member of BVRLA, a franchisee of Network and an authorised associate of Lex and Arval, First Vehicle Leasing has instant access to 12 different finance company quotation systems. For further information log onto

PHOTO caption: Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.4 I-Vtec SI


For further information please contact David Petherick, Head of Marketing on tel 0141 763 2973 or

Issued on behalf of First Vehicle Leasing by Liquorice Media tel 0141 297 1699

Date: 25th August 2014

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