I can’t imagine that anyone looking for a car wouldn’t know the brand Audi. I could list their models, talk about their heritage but all that information you could obtain directly from their website, so instead I’m going to tell you what the brand Audi means to me. Well, isn’t Audi at the pinnacle of their success, the prestige arm of the VAG group. I worked for an Audi Dealer group for several years and when I first joined them, they were chasing BMW for the top spot of the Prestige supply in the UK. After being there for a few years they overtook BMW with UK sales, but what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? I’d attend very suave launch events, which were exceptionally well thought out. You left your mobile at the door so that images could not be released ahead of official public launches, the roar of the engine echoed through the room, the music was loud to compliment the roar with an impressive display of pyrotechnic lighting, it was always a phenomenal event that would leave you excited, anxiously waiting for the factory to open their build slots. Then there were the practical track sessions, I’ll never forget a day whilst in Germany, been driven in the passenger seat of an Audi A6 Allroad with the driver demonstrating it was still fully in control whilst manoeuvring up obstacles on 45-degree angles. I’m certainly no adrenaline junkie so it’s little surprise that I chose to forgo my opportunity to test the theory myself whilst clutching the grab handle so tight that my knuckles turned white. As corny as it sounds, during my career with Audi you could have cut me open, and you’d see the familiar 4 rings running through my core.
So that’s what Audi means to me, but how do most people see the brand? Well, when asking my husband and friends, it’s clear that they see Audi at the top of their game, building cars that most people could only dream to own. Given the choice between an Audi and a more common car on the road, then the choice would always be Audi, even if it was older or smaller. They say that first impressions always count, but then go on to say not to judge a book by its cover, but we’d all be forgiven to assume a person’s wealth or financial position by the car parked on their driveway – right? So, what if you knew that prestige brands tend to hold their residual value more and that the re-sale value of the car plays a huge part when it comes to monthly lease payments? You see, it’s not just the purchase price, payments are calculated based on what the funder will go on to sell that car for at the end of the agreement too. So perhaps, keeping up with the Jones’ isn’t as hard or costly as it may first appear. Anyway, getting back to the brand, the distinctive 4 rings and front grill, give an instant presence, I’d describe it as mean and edgy, you know that they’ve arrived, that’s for sure. A brand that will always turn heads and isn’t that what we all want? If not, then what makes us decide between manufacturers? Often when people are looking at the Audi, they compare to similar prestige brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and even VW but what determines this; well, budget, image, and appearance I’d imagine. I’ve never come across a customer yet that was comparing an Audi to a Fiat or Renault.
So we have small compact cars, through to the larger SUV’s, performance sports cars and now the ever green electric cars to select from within their range. I should be ashamed to say that my favourite for several years now has always been the Audi Q7 or SQ7. I love a big car and combine that with performance, it’s a winner from me. Although I do like the Audi Q8 too. I remember the first time I saw that car on the road, a few years back whilst travelling through toll booths in France. It whizzed passed me driving the VW Touareg, I glanced and then done a double take, it certainly made me stare. I was in love, perhaps when the children move out my budget will stretch to the Audi Q8, until then I can just keep dreaming; it’s a stunning piece of machinery. We’ll have to continue to watch this space whilst Audi develop, launch, and introduce more models to their range. Their strategy is very clever of course, instead of flooding the market with 4 or 5 models to reach their annual number of registrations they launch more models into different sectors of the market; look at how vast their range of models is.

The most common way to Lease an Audi is by Contract Hire. We cater for either business or personal clients. Audi vehicles are remarkable at holding their value as are other luxurious cars, which is a key factor that impacts on the rentals of a lease car. The 2 key points here are the purchase price and residual value. All leasing companies purchase the vehicles at large fleet discounts. Some funders like Arval and Lex, which are bank owned can then offer interest rates lower than you can obtain a mortgage for. Then add in a high residual value at the end of the agreement, so might find that you pay less for an A3 than you would for a Ford Focus lease deal! This isn’t always the case but it certainly makes Audi Leasing affordable for the every day driver and within reach, without bursting the bank!

Here at National Vehicle Solutions we aim to provide excellent advice that helps you get the right Audi Leasing deals quickly and proficiently. As a leading provider of Audi Car Leasing in the UK we endeavour to provide a first class service in sales, customer service and after service. A finance application can be made online and all of our Audi Lease special offers vary depending on what you need and what budget requirements apply to you. If you have any queries just contact us and one of our friendly advisers will help you accordingly.

As all of our Audi car lease deals are UK supplied through a main dealer, the vehicles benefit from manufacturers warranty. As part of their warranty programme Audi offer 3 years complimentary breakdown cover in partnership with the AA. You would call the roadside assistance number and they’d be on hand to help you through the process to get you back on the road again