Author: Rob Nugent

Brexit Car Leasing News

As news arrives of any potential disruption, good news, bad news we will upload it here. Note we are trying to help customers not fuel a debate so everything here will be statements and news from suppliers, manufacturers, Government or trade bodies. If you see anything that we should include please email

4th Feb 2019: Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda Information

  • All cars customer tagged already will be honoured at the existing prices regardless of tariffs or levies that result from Brexit (in other words, the brands will cover this potential cost)
  • Any car that is tagged and is in the UK by 28th March 2019 will also have the prices honoured
  • Any new order that does not fall into any of the above categories will be subject to any changes in pricing, levies or tariffs which occur as a result of Brexit. Cancellations will be accepted if this happens and customers are unhappy with the new figures

Source: Johnsons Fleet Services, 4th February 2019.

Crossfitter Gets New Car After Meeting Rob at the Barbell

We are delighted to be supplying yet another member of Crossfit OL1 with their brand new car. This time a Seat Arona for one of the newer members who dropped a massive 50kg in just 12 months of training and was recently awarded ‘Member of the Year’ for 2018 given the progress in his fitness and lifestyle during that time.

Taylor is a tea time regular at the Ol1 facility and was looking for a new car at short notice to replace a Ford Fiesta which was nearing the end of the contract.

Seat Arona Oldham

After a couple of chats between deadlifts and box jumps Taylor, a CAD engineer from Royton decided to entrust Rob to do all the hard work.  We wer able to take the pain out of trying to find a cracking deal combined with stock, tight delivery schedules and even a visit to collect contracts and discuss any queries at his place of work.

The resulting Seat Arona was on Taylors drive within days of ordering and he is delighted with the service, pricing and of course removing hassle using Anthony K Vehicle Leasing. Robs unusual way of sorting deals via text, whatsapp, email, Facebook and face to face allowed Taylor to be kept fully abreast of deals, pricing and colours without having the ‘call centre experience’ all too common in the leasing industry.

Rob has traditionally used regular networking methods to gather new contacts but with the commitment to fitness training (after years of telling off from a friendly Doctor) and with a young family found it hard to have leisure time and business meetings at the same time.  “Instead of breakfast meetings and evening socials I  mix up a 6am, 5.30pm and even the odd lunchtime class.  Just like some people find a game of golf finds them great contacts a quality gym has plenty of lovely professionals to chat with, make connections and occasionally they come to me for my assistance. I’m getting incredibly fit and kind of ‘working’ at the same time”

OL1 is currently undergoing a fantastic refurbishment in the industrial old mill it calls home. Contact them for more information about addressing your work, life balance and enjoy the community aspect as well as the obvious health benefits of a well structured Crossfit programme.

Anthony K Vehicle Leasing are a 22 year established vehicle leasing broker based in Rochdale.

Maserati Levante Delivery For Another Happy Customer

There seems to be a rush for our customers to be looking for premium spec SUVs.  The MD of one of our fleet customer’s  found this beautiful Maserati Levante3.0 V6 Gran Sporte in his local dealership and asked us to sort the funding!

With a list price pushing £80,000 it was paramount to use the experience and negotiating power of our Sales Director Rod Hallworth to make the deal work.

Rod was able to push down the price of the vehicle from list price and then, of course, use Anthony K’s broker funding model to gather quotes from 8 vehicle leasing companies before partnering the customer with a Fleet News Top 5 major funder.  The customer decided on Business Contract Hire with full maintenance to ensure hassle-free motoring for the duration of the contract.

The car is cornered with 21inch alloy wheels and finished in Nero Ribelle paint with a Sabbia Leather interior. Options included a panoramic sunroof, privacy glass and chrome front grille.  We think it’s a stunning vehicle and are rightly proud of the deal we sorted for our client.

Anthony K Vehicle leasing is the expert deal finder for business and personal clients looking to save time and money.  In most cases we use our own network of long-standing and trusted suppliers however occasionally the vehicle dictates who to use and we have to say the supplying dealer was incredibly professional. We look forward to using them again.

By combining a network of supplier and a range of finance/funding options the customers win every time.

Rochdale Business Awards Nomination – Community Spirit Award

Anthony K Vehicle Leasing are delighted and honoured to have been nominated for the 2018 Community Spirit Award as part of the annual Rochdale Business Awards.

Tony Nugent who started the business in 1995 from a spare bedroom suggests this could be the result of being a natural networker. Tony is known for never being in the office and simply making time to attend, promote and support local events and businesses.

“We built the business by networking and connecting locally. Naturally this means helping other businesses, attending events, supporting local charities.   As the towns only link to major fleet suppliers such as Leaseplan UK, Hitachi Capital and Arval UK we know we can serve demand locally whilst positively impacting the business environment. We go and see our clients or they can come to our office, meet the team and get a feel for the service they are going to get”

Tony’s most outlandish feat was to spend a day cold calling local businesses dressed as “Springy The Frog” to raise money for Springhill Hospice.  On a cold Friday and along with a number of other members they raised hundreds of pounds along with plenty of eyebrows on the way!

“Too many business owners take themselves too seriously, I consider that bad for business, have a laugh, do some good and it all balances out in the end”

Tony is a regular attendee at Chamber of Commerce and Springhill Hospice Business Buddies which has grown to over 50 regular contributors and regular networking for its supporters.  He has also recently been involved assisting local high schools by providing talks to their pupils about running a business.

He also supports local open nights for members of the public to look at running a home based business franchise whilst maintaining their employment or business.

The annual ceremony held at the majestic Town Hall on November 9th.  The event will be attended by hundreds of local business owners, sponsors and supporters from across the borough.   We are proud of everything Tony does and of course wish all nominees the very best of luck.  Many of our customers will be there on the night we are looking forward to catching up!

St Johns Primary Gets New Minibus

St Johns Primary School in Rochdale have recently taken delivery of their 2nd minibus from local leasing broker Anthony K Vehicle Leasing.  St Johns are one of a number of schools moving to minibus leasing to get great pricing for brand new, safe and efficient school transport.

With ever changing legislation and Anthony K advised on vehicle size, number of passengers and of course the best way of funding a brand new Ford Transit Bus to transport small parties of pupils to events across the borough.

The school chose a full maintenance contract which included tyres and all servicing, maintenance needs for the duration of the contract in order to reduce the admin burden of keeping a vehicle up to date, safe and working.

Anthony K Vehicle Leasing are passionate about helping local schools get great new minibus leasing deals  from a trusted source and that is suitable for the job at hand.

We are sure you’ll agree St Johns will be make a super first impression on arrival at their sports fixtures. Thanks again for the business to all the Governors and Staff at St Johns.

Teacher Impressed With Simple Service

When a Stockport teacher was referred to Anthony K Vehicle Leasing by a relative she wasn’t anticipating it being an easy process.  She had a demanding full-time job and no real interest in cars except the daunting task of needing to replace an ageing Mini Cooper.   Professionals are often working long hours with no real time to sort out personal things so a quick chat with Rob at Anthony K and further conversations over the coming weeks led to this beautiful car being delivered to her door during the summer holidays.

Initially the script was to find a deal on the Mercedes A-Class.  However at this particular time we found no deals that seemed attractive so immediately widened the search.  Out of the blue a deal was launched on some incoming stock Mercedes GLA AMG Line in a variety of colours.  The deal was just perfect for her!

Dealing with busy professionals is something we do well at Anthony K Vehicle Leasing. We aren’t a call centre so don’t have to interrupt your day every 5 minutes to make a sale.  Once our customers trust us to find a deal more often than not it’s exactly what we do.  Of course all businesses follow up but we try to do it at convenient times or even by whatsapp, text to suit the customer’s preferences.

So whether you are a teacher, solicitor, architect, accountant, self-employed or simply just don’t want to spend all your days searching around for a deal, then more time satisfying yourself its the best deal then give our fantastic team a call on 01706 577 040 or email

Rothwells Discover New Land Rover

Long standing customer of Anthony K Vehicle Leasing  Rothwells have recently taken delivery of this beautiful Land Rover Discovery for their Managing Director.

The Delivery at Rothwells Rochdale Office of the  Land Rover Discovery from Anthony K Vehicle Leasing

Rothwells Established in 1947 by Herbert Rothwell the business was bought by Roy Nuttall in 1977 . The firm is now run by Roys son Chris who joined the business in 1992. Rothwells are stockists of Draper Tools and engineering supplies to trade and DIY enthusiasts across branches in Rochdale, Bury, Todmorden and Nelson.

Chris has become a great friend of Anthony K. Over the years together we have supported several local business events.  Together we have been recently involved in  Rochdale Man of The Year, Business Awards and  especially Springhill Hospice events such as their Golf Days and Business Buddies 

Latest News

We are very pleased to announce several new and improved services # in expanding our existing finance options. What’s new?

# Vehicle Sourcing and Supply

We have partnered with a national central hub to help us locate a wider range of cars and commercial vehicles – making it quicker and easier to locate vehicles in a shorter time and with even more competitive terms.

# Flexible short term Contract hire for limited companies

Anything from 3 months up to 2 years on a flexible monthly basis. Particularly useful for filling short term requirements for new employees, short term or temporary contracts, filling gaps in the event of extended lead times for replacement and new vehicles.

# Cash or Hire Purchase corporate terms

Do you purchase any vehicles?

If you decide to purchase some of your vehicles, we can now offer our corporate discounts on a wide range of vehicles without the need to lease or contract hire them.

# Staff Affinity Scheme

We realise that individuals who require vehicles but are not part of a company car scheme or mileage allowance scheme are left to their own devices in negotiating prices and finance options – of which there are many jargon confusing terms in the big bad world of car finance.

Our solution:

There are three finance options available to individuals

  1. Personal Contract Hire
  2. Personal Contract Purchase
  3. Hire Purchase

Choose any of these options with the corporate buying terms of ourselves (AKA) to achieve a competitive package to suit individual’s requirements based on their budgets.

What are the benefits?

A complete choice on any of the above finance options – the driver can choose according to their requirements.

A complete choice on any make or model – we are not tied to any brand of vehicle.

One point of contact to discuss – less time consuming and hopefully less stressful in achieving each individual’s requirements.

# Refer a Friend Scheme

We have also introduced a “Refer a Friend” scheme on our website:

We feel these options will be time saving for all our customers with one point of contact to help you make the appropriate decision for your business and personal requirements.

We also have two contact numbers for enquiries, making it easier to reach us:

0161 655 3200 or 01706 577040

New Model Mitsubishi PHEV Ready For Quoting


Mitsubishi have released details of the Outlander PHEV 2019 MY as below. 

19MY Outlander PHEV benefits from a range of exterior and interior improvements, but the real focus has been on powertrain and mechanical improvements, including an ultra-efficient new 2.4-litre petrol engine. Other improvements include, but are not limited to, increased power and torque (up 11%) enhanced driving dynamics, and more driving modes including a Sport Mode.

Mitsubishi are also pleased to advise that under the new and stringent WLTP tests, 19MY PHEV still manages to achieve excellent fuel economy and emissions. CO2 levels, at 40 g/km (NEDC Correlated)/46 g/km (WLTP), remain comfortably below the 50 g/km level. 

Model Range

The 19MY Outlander PHEV range at launch will consist of 3 trim levels; Juro, 4h and 4hs.


19MY Outlander PHEV features high levels of equipment across the range, the highlights of which are:

Outlander PHEV Juro:

  • 18” Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Windscreen
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Electric Pre-Heater (and Air-Con function)
  • Remote Smartphone App (Android and iOS)
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto capability
  • DAB
  • Electronic parking brake with brake auto hold
  • EV priority mode
  • Sports mode
  • Reverse camera
  • Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Front & Rear Fog Lamps
  • Keyless Operation System with Start/Stop Button

Outlander PHEV 4h: As Juro plus:

  • 360° Camera with Steering Wheel Camera Switch
  • Leather Front & Rear Seats with 8-Way Power Drivers Seat
  • Black headlining
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Power Tailgate
  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED Headlamps with Auto Levelling & LED High Beam

Outlander PHEV 4hs – As 4h plus:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Unintended Acceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Auto high-beam


All colours for 19MY are carry over from 18MY with Metallic/Pearlescent remains a £550 list price option.

Performance and selected other technical figures:

Engine2.4L Petrol
Max. Engine Power135 PS @ 4,500rpm
Max Engine Torque211 Nm @ 4,500rpm
Front Motor Power / Torque82 PS / 137 Nm
Rear Motor Power / Torque95 PS / 195 Nm
Traction Battery Lithium-ion13.8kWh
EV Driving Range



NEDC Correlated: 33 miles


WLTP: 28 miles

WLTP City Driving: 35 miles

NEDC Correlated Fuel Economy – Combined159.59mpg
WLTP Fuel Economy – Combined139.77mpg
NEDC Correlated CO240g/km
WLTP CO246g/km
First Year VED£0
Braked Towing Capacity1,500kg

Service Intervals

19MY Outlander PHEV service intervals remain at 12,500 miles/12 months 


Despite this comprehensive list of enhanced exterior/interior styling improvements, new specification across the range, significant technical improvements and outstanding WLTP related emissions – Mitsubishi are pleased to confirm that 19MY has carryover pricing, as follows:




List Price
Juro Petrol Hybrid Auto£36,700 
4h Petrol Hybrid Auto£39,445 
4hs Petrol Hybrid Auto£41,545 

5h/5hs & Commercial variants

Mitsubishi advise that they are currently developing a 5h, 5hs and commercial variant, further details and

pricing information will follow.

If you require any further help or assistance regarding the above, or any of the Mitsubishi range please do not hesitate to contact us.

Additional Information WLTP

So as the summer cools off the motor industry is hotting up for the changes with new emissions tests.

Of course there are going to be winners and losers in the changes!  Winners are looking like those that can take a stock deal in July and August as there are some cracking offers.

1 Page Explanation of WLTP

The best thing to do is contact a trusty leasing broker to get the best advice for your situation.