So, it’s that time of year again when you start to think about upgrading your car. Maybe you’re the type of person who upgrades their car every 2-3 years or perhaps you’re looking to treat yourself in 2019, whatever type of person you are, hopefully this buying guide will steer you in the right direction!
As more advances in technology are being made, 2019 and beyond looks like the beginning of the electric car takeover. They may have been around a few years already, but people often turned their noses up at the thought of having an electric car because there was a perception that they would possibly run out of charge, they didn’t look the part and maybe weren’t fast enough. Well, that’s all beginning to change, and more and more manufacturers are prioritising their electric car manufacturing process’.
There are 2 types of electric cars or those of you not in the know, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug in Hybrids. The difference between both? Well, your BEVs are the ‘true’ electric car. They run solely on electric power. In comparison, the Hybrid has a two-part drive system, your conventional fuel engine and an electric drive. Best of both worlds, especially if you’ve never owned an electric car and are thinking of purchasing one.
It’s not just obscure car brands making electric vehicles anymore, your favourite car manufacturers have entered the electric world in a big way. Look at BMW. They’ve come out with their ‘BMW i3’, with its visionary design on the outside coupled with a futuristic interior, there may not be a better time to go electric.
Volkswagen have also stepped up their electric car game in the past couple of years, too. They have 2 electric cars on offer, the ‘e-golf’ and ‘e-golf’ executive edition. Both designs have everything you’d expect from a VW, it’s sleek, modern design now completely reimagined as an electric car. Of course, how could you forget Toyota? The manufacturer that has championed the hybrid movement in recent years. They’ve added even more options to their extensive range of Hybrids which now includes the ‘Camry Hybrid,’ returning to these shores after 14 years now as a hybrid. Of course, you still have the ‘Corolla Hatchback’ but you now also have the option of a ‘Corolla Saloon’. And completely new this year, the ‘RAV4 Hybrid’, an all-new self-charging Hybrid with a 2.5 litre engine.
Why should you finance a new car this year? Well, not only can you say, ‘I own a new car’, (maybe for the first time in a long time) but with technological advances in new cars it makes them more economical on fuel and better for the environment and safer, too.
A brand-new car also means that you could potentially avail of a 6-year finance term rather than a normal maximum 5-year term, with our main lender. This provides reduced monthly payments, by spreading the finance over a longer term.
So, if you are looking to upgrade your car this year, why not take one more hassle out of your life and let us do the work for you? Our team of car finance experts can look after your finance application from the moment it starts all the way to signing for your new car!
As a start, why not try our brand-new finance calculator to get a quick quote. You can also find our contact details here along with our quick and easy finance application form here. Take a step closer to owning your new car in 2019 and speak to the Vendor Finance team today.