Save money through leasing fuel-efficient cars

JonathanOctober 31, 2013

Fuel is extremely expensive and there are few signs of it coming down in price dramatically in the near future, so it is worth thinking about picking up a car that is kind on the fuel tank and does not cost you an arm and leg.

One way of limiting the costs of running a vehicle is to think about car leasing and at UK Carline we have a wide range of fuel-efficient vehicles for you to choose from, so let’s take a look at the cars that will be kind on fuel usage and the environment, as fuel-efficiency tends to go hand in hand with low CO2 emissions.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a large car and is perfect for a professional driver that needs to carry goods on the road on a regular basis. However, despite its stature and 213bhp turbocharged five-cylinder engine, it is very kind on fuel consumption.

Drivers choosing to lease the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driving a car that offers 148.7mpg and emits just 49g/km of CO2.

These impressive figures are down to the plug-in hybrid technology, as it can run on electric power only at certain points of the journey, a combination of electric and diesel, or just fuel on its own.

Toyota Prius Plug-In

The Prius is traditionally regarded as one of the greenest cars on the planet and is favourite by A-list stars who care about the environment. But you can also drive the car after leasing it from UK Carline.

Toyota’s Plug-In version uses similar technology to that present in the Volvo, but it has a 1.8-litre petrol engine to give the electric motors a boost when you need it.

It can travel just over 15 miles on pure electric power, but when it switches to petrol power it can manage 134mpg and emits just 49g/km of CO2.

Leasing this car will be kind on your wallet and the fact you don’t need to visit the petrol station every ten minutes means you won’t be shelling out constantly.

Peugeot 208

The Peugeot 208 is one of the most popular cars around at the moment, and for good reason. It looks great on the road and the 1.4-litre e-HDi version it extremely economical and friendly on fuel consumption.

It returns 83.1mpg on the combine cycle and emits just 87g/km of CO2 and is the perfect model to lease for the budget conscious driver.

Renault Clio

The Renault Clio has no electric technology driving it, but it still makes the list as the 1.5-litre diesel four-cylinder. The greenest Clio can return up to 88.3mpg and emits just 83g/km of CO2.

It is fitted with stop and start technology, which helps it achieve these impressive stats, as road tax and insurance groups are also low.

The vehicle is full of modern technology as well, with a seven-inch touchscreen available to control the satnav, radio and Bluetooth.

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