What were the most popular vehicles on Leasing.com in November?

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Author: | Updated: 08 Dec 2022 09:46

Whether you’re after a car or van, you’ll find offers from all the UK’s leading brokers, leasing companies, dealers and car manufacturers available on Leasing.com.

Nissan Qashqai

As the widely recognised benchmark for the industry, Leasing.com analyses millions of searches every month, uniquely from market-leading offers provided by the widest range of approved brokers, dealers, manufacturers and funders.

There’s a common trend between the most searched for vehicles and price too, so it’s a good way of finding out just which new cars you can get the best deals on in real time. So, how did things shape up last month?

Top ten most popular vehicles November 2022

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The top ten is dominated by crossovers this month, and there’s a noticeable trend towards affordable brands premium ones. While neither have managed to dethrone the Nissan Qashqai, Korean brands Hyundai and Kia are leading the way, with a total of four models in the leader charts.

The march towards electrification continues too, with half of the top ten available as EVs, with the rest also available with some form of hybrid tech – including plug-ins.

1. Nissan Qashqai

Taking pole position, the Nissan Qashqai can claim the crown for the most searched for lease car in November 2022. Why? Well it features clever new hybrid tech which gives it the same smoothness and refinement you get from an EV – with the convenience of a conventional petrol car.

Combined with its great looks and attractive pricing, it’s no wonder the Qashqai is proving a popular hit. With prices starting from around £200 per month, you can compare prices by hitting the button below.

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2. Hyundai Tucson

Coming in a close second, the Hyundai Tucson offers a similar proposition to the Qashqai but wraps everything up in a quirky body. The latest model introduces a notable improvement when it comes to refinement and tech too.

You can choose a range of hybrid drivetrains, including a plug-in. Watch Howard’s latest review above to find out just what makes it so special – and such a hit with leasing customers.

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3. Vauxhall Corsa

The good old Vauxhall Corsa has been in the limelight for a while now, taking the small car crown from the ageing Ford Fiesta (which won’t be replaced when it eventually ends production). Sitting at number 3, however, proves there’s still a healthy market for small cars.

And the Corsa is one of the best. Its diminutive size doesn’t detract from the driving experience, and it feels like an exceptionally well put together car that’s just as capable on the motorway as it is in town. The option of an all-electric model has no doubt boosted its popularly even further.

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4. Cupra Formentor

Fancy an Ateca but something that looks a little sportier? Enter the Cupra Formentor. The Spanish brand is a relative newcomer in the grand scheme of things, but it’s been flying high in the leasing charts since it arrived in the UK.

The Formentor is available with a range of petrol and plug-in drivetrains and, despite its exceptionally sporty looks, one might cost you less than you think – prices currently start from well under £300 per month. No wonder it’s such a hit.

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5. Kia Sportage


Yet another crossover, and yet another Korean brand: yes, the Kia Sportage has been taking the leasing market by storm in recent months and ended November as the fifth most searched for car on Leasing.com.

With a choice of petrol, diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, there’s something for everyone in the range. A host of clever safety and semi-autonomous driving tech is also on offer in this practical family SUV.

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6. Volkswagen Polo

The new Volkswagen Polo

If you want a premium-feeling small hatchback for around £200 per month, the Volkswagen Polo is for you. Like the Corsa, the continued popularity of this small VW proves there’s still a market for compact models – particularly in the current economic climate.

It’s more Golf-like than ever before too, with five doors coming standard on all models. Comfortable, capable and available with a host of impressive tech, it’s got to be the classiest small car currently available.

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7. Kia Niro

Kia Niro

For those looking for something that offers all the quality of the Sportage but want a smaller car, the Kia Niro is a great choice. It’s easy to drive and, despite its smaller dimensions, is still a practical family car.

What’s more, it’s available as the all-electric e-Niro, which has no doubt helped it climb its way through the charts into the top ten. A great looking all-rounder – compare prices by hitting the button below.

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8. Seat Ateca

Seat Ateca

The Seat Ateca has been a popular car for many years now, and it remains a really attractive option for those looking to lease the most car for the least amount of money – Ateca deals currently start from around £200 per month, significantly undercutting rivals like the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Its affordability is in part thanks to the wide range of trim levels on offer, with entry-level Atecas featuring a 1.0-litre petrol engine. That shouldn’t put you off though; it still gets things like a digital driver display, wireless smartphone integration and satnav. Bargain.

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9. Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

Tesla’s Model 3 has been usurped in popularity by its own sibling – the Model Y. It’s now available to lease, and with an attractive SUV body shape, blistering performance on offer and that beautifully minimalist interior, it’s hard to think of a more affordable premium EV.

Its sub-£500 per month price tag means it’s proving popular with both personal and business lease customers. Compare prices in real-time by hitting the button below.

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10. Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona

This handsome crossover model sits between the smaller Nexo and the larger Tucson in Hyundai’s line-up. Unlike either of those models, however, it’s available in electric form: the Kona Electric has really bolstered demand for this practical crossover, pushing it into the top ten.

When you see monthly prices, it’s little wonder why. Hit the button below to see how much you could save by choosing to lease a Kona.

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Top ten most popular commercial vehicles November 2022

If you’re after a commercial vehicle or van, leasing makes an increasing amount of sense. It can help future-proof a business and ensure that work vehicles are compliant with the latest ultra-low emission zone legislation and allow companies to change vehicles as technology moves on.

Pick-up trucks remain top of the charts as far as commercial vehicles go, while the new Ford Transit range continues to grow its market share too.

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Why are more people choosing to lease?

With more leasing offers advertised on Leasing.com than on any other marketplace, Leasing.com is a fantastic tool for gleaning the latest data. In these tough times, leasing is one of the few forms of finance that continues to grow.

But why are people choosing to lease rather than opt for a PCP deal? Watch our new video to find out just what makes leasing such a sensible option in 2022 and beyond. Or start comparing prices right now by clicking the button below.

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