How does personal car leasing work?

Personal Leasing is an affordable way to own a brand-new car. Simply pop down a deposit, known as an initial payment, then pay a fixed monthly sum for the rest of the term.

What makes a lease deal 'good'?

The best car lease deals make the seemingly unattainable, attainable. For it to be one of the most attractive deals out there, you're looking for a low initial payment followed by similarly low monthly payments. Cars that have a high manufacturer RRP but are affordable to lease can also be considered excellent deals.

Car manufacturer finance companies manage to provide these great offers by effectively shielding you from having to deal with the depreciation that you are faced with when you buy a new car outright.

The best car lease deals this month

Every month throughout the year we showcase a range of car lease deals that demonstrate just how affordable leasing a brand-new car really is.

We choose from a wide selection of the UK's favourite vehicles including the latest superminis, hatchbacks, saloons, SUVs and hybrids to name but a few.

Below are our favourite lease deals this month.

BMW 1 Series 118i M Sport 5dr

BMW 1 Series M Sport

£309.00 per month inc. VAT, with £309.00 initial payment, 6,000 miles per annum, 48 months

Our friends over at Stratstone are well known for their great value new BMW offers, and they've come up with another corker on the popular 1 Series.

For a relatively low monthly payment, you're getting a well-specified M Sport BMW. That means M aerodynamic body styling, 18-inch alloy wheels and M Sport suspension for a fun drive.

You also get Dakota leather upholstery as standard, as well as heated front seats, dual-zone climate control air conditioning and cruise control. Not bad for just £309 per month.

View BMW 1 Series Lease Deals at Stratstone

DS DS 3 CROSSBACK 1.2 PureTech Prestige 5dr

DS 3 Crossback

£265.00 per month inc. VAT, with £265.00 initial payment, 6,000 miles per annum, 36 months

Here's another great lease deal on a premium car, this time from the chic French brand, DS.

It's based on the DS 3 CROSSBACK, which is a compact SUV with a raised ride height and a spacious interior. It's also a super-stylish and luxurious model, too.

Included in the deal is lots of standard kit, things you might not expect for such a reasonable monthly payment. Items such as keyless entry and start, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 3D sat nav and rear parking sensors are all part of the package.

View DS 3 CROSSBACK Lease Deals

Hyundai Kona 150kW Premium 64kWh 5dr Auto [10.5kW Charger]

£292.00 per month inc. VAT, with £1,755 initial payment, 6,000 miles per annum, 24 months

Small crossovers have continued their seemingly endless rise in popularity recently, and the Hyundai Kona is one of the models spearheading that push to the top of the sales charts.

It's an excellent compact SUV and the model featured here is a fully electric version providing up to 300 miles driving range.

This is a high specification "Premium" model too, promising a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav, cruise control, rear parking sensors with camera and even a Krell premium 8-speaker audio system.

View Hyundai Kona Lease Deals

Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer 1.2 PureTech 130 Live 5dr

Citroen Grand C4 Space Tourer

£372.00 per month inc. VAT, with £372.00 initial payment, 5,000 miles per annum, 36 months

7-seaters don't come much better than the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer, a car which is loved all across Europe because of its unique versatility and flexibility.

Make no mistake, this is one of the most spacious family cars you can buy. The interior is designed primarily with practicality in mind, and it shows.

Included with the Live specification featured in this deal is a 12-inch panoramic HD central display, parking sensors, programmable cruise control and a touchscreen infotainment display with sat nav.

View Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer Lease Deals

BMW 3 Series 320i M Sport Saloon 4dr Step Auto

BMW 3 Series

£359.00 per month inc. VAT, with £359.00 initial payment, 6,000 miles per annum, 48 months

If you like the idea of driving a BMW but need something bigger than the 1 Series mentioned above, then this lease deal on a 3 Series might be just the ticket.

Like the 1 Series, it's an M Sport spec car, which means you're treated to M body styling, 18-inch light alloy wheels and M door sill finishers.

On the inside, it's well kitted out with everything you expect from a premium car. Heated sports seats, BMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav and ambient lighting are all present, as are rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights.

View BMW 3 Series Lease Deals at Stratstone

Find your perfect new Car lease deal

With such a tremendous number of vehicles available from a number of different car manufacturers, we, along with our sister company, Stratstone, can offer the best personal contract hire deals available.

Start your search for your next new car today.