CHANGES to lifestyle brought about by the COVID-19 epidemic have been behind the dramatic surge in enquiries for 5000 mile a year lease rentals.
The aggregator Leasing.com said it had witnessed a 40% increase in demand for car leasing deals with a 5000 annual mileage allowance since lockdown restrictions eased.
It added that 8k mileage enquiries were also up 14% while 10k deals were down 25% and deals of 12k miles or more down 18.7%.
Leasing.com added that enquiries during June were strong, down by just 5% year on year.
Paul Harrison, head of strategic partnerships, said:
The pandemic has had a profound effect on the country and the way we all live our lives. Although lockdown restrictions have eased, reduced mileage demand suggests people are not only making fewer, shorter journeys today, but intend to continue that behaviour throughout the term of their agreement.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class continued to be the most popular car to lease through the site, while Audi received more enquiries than any other brand in June.