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The best new cars for the fresh 24 plate

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Author: | Updated: 04 Mar 2024 11:47

It’s the first week of March, which in the automotive world means one thing – it’s time to say hello to a fresh number plate. From 1 March, all new vehicles will be registered with a “24” moniker.

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But if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, what are vehicles that’ll wear the 24 plate* well? Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the newest models available to lease.

Not only have we considered their fresh-out-the-box feel, but we’ve also taken into account value – particularly focusing on models where you’ll save money if you choose to lease one rather than buy. Here’s our shortlist.

Peugeot 408

We’ll kick things off with the stunning Peugeot 408. This car has actually been on the market a while now, but its gorgeous looks and fastback design ensures it’ll still turn heads. Available in a range of vibrant colours, the 408 is one of the best-looking cars currently on the market.

Inside, the cabin features Peugeot’s familiar i-Cockpit layout, with a low steering wheel and high digital driver display. All models feature a good infotainment system, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

A host of drivetrains are offered, ranging from 1.2-litre petrol models up to a potent 1.6-litre plug-in hybrid – the latter producing 225hp. For outright value, the 408 performs well too – it’s currently on offer for under £200 per month, depending on rental profile.

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Ora 03

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For outright value, you might want to take a look at the Ora 03. The renamed Funky Cat hasn’t lost any of its mojo, but it has lost quite a bit off its price.

This EV is available to lease for less than £175 per month on personal contract hire – that makes it one of the most affordable battery electric vehicles to date.

Two battery options are available, with the most potent offering up to 193 miles of range. That beats several key rivals like the Fiat 500 Electric and the Mini Electric. If you’re looking to lease a 24 plate vehicle that offers exceptional value and is a little left field, you can stop your search here.

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Subaru Solterra

Subaru Solterra

Subaru has earned a reputation for building rugged and dependable SUVs, and the Solterra continues that legacy while embracing the electric future. This all-electric SUV is designed for those who crave adventure without compromising on sustainability.

The Subaru Solterra features the brand's iconic all-wheel-drive system, making it capable of tackling various terrains and weather conditions. Whether you're driving through snow, mud, or off-road trails, the Solterra can handle it with ease.

In addition to its off-road prowess, the Solterra offers a spacious and comfortable interior with room for both passengers and cargo. The large touchscreen infotainment system keeps you connected and entertained on your journeys, while advanced safety features provide peace of mind.

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BYD Seal

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When it comes to electric vehicles, the BYD Seal is making waves in the industry. This sleek and stylish fastback saloon hails from China, and is the third model to arrive on UK shores.

One of the standout features of the BYD Seal is its impressive range. With a cutting-edge battery pack, this electric sedan can travel over 300 miles on a single charge, making it perfect for long commutes or road trips.

Inside the BYD Seal, you'll find a modern and spacious interior with the latest tech amenities, including a large touchscreen infotainment system, advanced driver-assistance features, and luxurious materials throughout.

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Smart #1

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The Smart #1 is a compact crossover that marks a truly new start for the brand. It’s still a partial subsidiary of Mercedes, that has traditionally been known for small, agile cars. But the #1 is something completely fresh.

While it still boasts a compact footprint, it’s large enough for all the family. The punchy electric drivetrain impresses too, with acceleration and agility making it a perfect companion in urban environments.

There’s plenty of high-tech features too, including a user-friendly infotainment system and advanced safety technology. If you're looking for a city car that's both eco-conscious and easy to manoeuvre, the Smart #1 is an excellent choice.

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Volkswagen ID.7

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Volkswagen’s ID.7 is arguably its most upmarket EV to date. Taking the tech and powertrains from other EVs, it wraps it up in a stunning fastback package that really stands out from the crowd.

The ID.7's electric powertrain delivers a combination of power and efficiency, with a range that can comfortably handle daily commuting and longer road trips. Volkswagen's reputation for build quality and reliability ensures that this swish saloon will serve your family well for years to come.

Inside, the ID.7 provides ample room for passengers and cargo, making it a practical choice for family adventures. The latest infotainment and connectivity features keep everyone entertained and connected, while advanced safety technology enhances peace of mind on the road.

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Not what you’re after?

Fear not – the above models are just some of the latest and greatest cars to arrive on Leasing.com. But we’ve got the very best offers from dozens of the UK’s best and most trusted suppliers, spanning pretty much every make and model you could want.

It’s worth bearing in mind that some lease deals may be offered on pre-registered vehicles, so please confirm with our advertiser to verify whether your new model will feature a 24 plate.

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