OVL Lease Blog

In the news: Don’t leave your engine running when parked – you could get fined! 

In the news: Don’t leave your engine running when parked – you could get fined!  News has broken recently that an increasing number of councils across the UK are threatening to fine drivers who leave their engines running w... Read More

What is telematics? 

What is telematics?  Telematic systems gather and record driving data from your vehicles and share this data for analysis.  Telematics data can reveal driving... Read More

Fleet Manager Plus is FREE whether you source your vehicles from OVL Group Ltd or not!

Fleet Manager Plus is FREE whether you source your vehicles from OVL Group Ltd or not! FleetManagerPlus is OVL Group's exciting solution to manage any organisation’s vehicles. FleetManagerPlus gives you all the pow... Read More

How do I choose the right vehicles for my fleet?

How do I choose the right vehicles for my fleet? What’s your driving force when choosing new vehicles to add to your fleet? For many it is price and we understand that but there are many oth... Read More

How to keep cool on the roads in a heatwave

How to keep cool on the roads in a heatwave Summer has arrived! This week is set to be the hottest of the year, and yes, we know that the Great British weather is very changeable but let'... Read More

How do you keep track of your fleet?

How do you keep track of your fleet? Keeping track of your fleet is definitely a challenge for any fleet manager. Whether you're a dedicated fleet manager with a large nu... Read More

The hybrid revolution continues

The hybrid revolution continues The UK Government’s plan is to ban petrol and diesel cars from our roads by 2040. This week Mitsubishi Motors announced a great step forward ... Read More

Thinking of going electric? Our tips will help with your decision.

Thinking of going electric? Our tips will help with your decision. With the UK’s Government plan to ban petrol and diesel cars from our roads by 2040 we are potentially just 22 short years away from all elect... Read More

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 June 2018

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 June 2018 HM Revenue & Customs has announced Advisory Fuel Rates that come into effect from 1 June. Engine ... Read More

What is Fleet Manager Software?

What is Fleet Manager Software? Fleet Management Software like FleetManagerPlus, simply put, makes your life easier. It’s very similar to many of the tools you use every day... Read More

Car Leasing review – the Hyundai Kona Hybrid 

21/01/2020

Car Leasing review – the Hyundai Kona Hybrid 

The electric only Kona has a 12 month waiting list and with the diesel model having been quietly retired, the Hyundai Kona Hybrid is a great option to consider as your next lease car. 

The Hyundai Kona Hybrid has a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 43bhp electric motor connected to a 1.56kWh battery pack – the car’s overall economy figure is 56.5mpg.

CO2 emissions of 99g/km, or slightly less with smaller wheels, make the Kona Hybrid a good choice for company car drivers and with 139bhp, the Kona Hybrid also has a good amount of power although is a car that’s reported as “at its best when driven gently.” 

 

The Huyndai Kona boasts a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system from the middle Premium trim, with a screen wide enough to display two sets of information at once. The entry-level SE trim has seven-inch screen and Premium SE is more luxurious with additions such as leather upholstery and LED headlights – but of course, you’ll pay more for it.

The boot size isn’t compromised in the hybrid – it’s the same 361 litres as non-hybrid versions and with 60:40 split-folding seats, the boot increases in size to 1,143 litres. 

A solid choice if you’re in the market for a hybrid, crossover SUV that’s a family car that, in our opinion, looks pretty good!

To find out more about leasing this car from OVL Group Ltd – click to view our current leasing Hyundai Kona Hybrid leasing deal.  At the time of writing (21.1.2020) prices start from just £199.99 a month and most colours are in stock for quick delivery. 

You can view all of our Hybrid car leasing deals here.

 

 

How to drive safely in flood water

15/01/2020

How to drive safely in flood water

This week, Storm Brendan has brought torrential rain to many areas of the UK, resulting in a great deal of standing water on the roads. 

To help to keep you safe, here's our top tips on driving safely in flood water.

  • Try to avoid standing water if you can. Of course, don't swerve to avoid it safely and with awareness of other road users. 
  • If you can see that any standing water is moving / flowing - do not drive into it.
  • If you do attempt to drive through standing water, do so slowly and steadily.
  • Test your brakes as soon as you can after driving through water.
  • Be aware of pedestrians! Drive slowly to avoid splashing people walking on the pavement.

If you are caught driving in a downpour - here's some more tips:

  • Make sure your headlights are on - don't rely on the auto function, check! 
  • Use fog lights if visibility is very poor but make sure you remember to switch them off.
  • SLOW DOWN and leave plenty of space between yourself and the car infront - your stopping distance will increase 
  • You may experience aquaplaning -  water builds up in front of your tyres faster than the weight of your car can displace it meaning you have a layer of water between you and the road. A feeling of being out of control is scary - but don't panic. Slamming on the brakes is not a good idea, instead simply reduce your accelaration until you feel you have gained control of the car again.

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