Hybrid vehicles are currently experiencing a real boom when it comes to leasing: Almost every fourth car leased on LeasingMarkt.de is equipped with a corresponding drive, as a current analysis of the largest online car market for leasing offers shows. This means that around 50 percent more hybrids were leased than in the same period a year ago. The most popular hybrid vehicles are the Cupra Formentor, the Skoda Octavia, and the Cupra Leon. The reason for the hype about the hybrids is not least the innovation bonus decided in the context of the corona crisis, from which lessees also benefit.
The share of hybrids in the leased vehicles on LeasingMarkt.de is almost 24 percent this year. In the same period of 2020, the share was 14 percent - an increase of over 50 percent. "Hybrids are becoming increasingly popular as leasing vehicles," confirms Robin Tschöpe, Managing Director at LeasingMarkt.de. "On the one hand, this is because lessees also benefit from the environmental and innovation bonuses decided by the federal government. On the other hand, the technology that combines the best of two worlds is also impressive: environmentally friendly driving with electric drives on short journeys in the city and bridging longer distances in the countryside with the conventional internal combustion engine. " Especially for those who have not yet had any experience with e-cars,
Popular HYBRID models are priced below 300 euros.
The top 5 most popular vehicles in this category are the largest marketplace for leasing offers shows that leasing a car with a hybrid drive is inexpensive. All models are below an average monthly leasing rate of EUR 300, and one is even for barely to have over 200 euros. And hybrid fans save even more money when driving. LeasingMarkt.de expert Tschöpe estimates that hybrid vehicles' fuel savings of up to 25 percent should be possible.
Cupra is in the top 5 with two models.
The currently by far most popular hybrid model on LeasingMarkt.de is the Cupra Formentor. The Cupra SUV in the style of a coupé, which has only been available as a hybrid since this year, is by no means underpowered with up to 245 hp. If you are not familiar with the name Cupra: Seat spun off the Cupra in 2018 as the first independent brand. With an average of 234 euros per month, the Formentor costs only slightly more than its little brother, which also made it into the top 5 of the most popular hybrids: The Cupra Leon takes third place here and is leased for an average of 213 euros per month.
Skoda Octavia Hybrid: leasing can be so cheap!
The second most popular hybrid vehicle at LeasingMarkt.de is also located under the umbrella of the VW Group: the Skoda Octavia. The plug-in hybrid, positioned between the compact and mid-range, is the cheapest vehicle in the ranking with an average price of 204 euros. A look at the current offers at LeasingMarkt.de also shows that the price range of the Octavia varies greatly depending on the term and equipment. Offers for the station wagon as new registrations are always available for less than 100 euros a month. No wonder every tenth hybrid leased is an Octavia.
Hyundai Hybrid comes into series production with an all-wheel drive.
The Audi A3 is also in great demand among hybrid fans, and despite the comparatively high leasing rate of 292 euros per month, it is fourth in the popularity ranking. However, the Sportback 40 TFSI e-version also has a lot to offer. Namely, 204 HP, 227 km / h top speed, and a purely electric range of 67 kilometers (WLTP). The Hyundai Tucson keeps up in a fifth-place with these values: the mid-range SUV has 265 hp under the hood. The Hyundai Tucson drives 74 kilometers purely electrically, according to WLTP. The power pack can be leased for an average of 236 euros.
LeasingMarkt.de is Germany's largest online car market for leasing offers. Here customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their life situation and financial budget. On the other hand, Dealers can advertise their offers on LeasingMarkt.de and provide customers with advice and assistance. The online marketplace was founded in 2012 by car enthusiasts Thomas Behrens, Robin Tschöpe, and Chris Tschöpe with the motivation to make the German leasing market for vehicles more transparent and clear. The company is based in Düsseldorf. With LeasingMarkt.ch's online marketplace has also been available in Switzerland since 2018. LeasingMarkt.de has had the "TÜV-tested online portal" seal awarded by TÜV Saarland since February 2019. AutoScout24 took over the majority of the Düsseldorf company in summer 2020. Together with LeasingMarkt.de, AutoScout24 plans to set up a comprehensive marketplace for mobility.