CAR LEASING CONCIERGE Awarded 2018 #1 New Car Buying And Leasing Service Experts In NY, NJ, & CT

CAR LEASING CONCIERGE Awarded 2018 #1 New Car Buying And Leasing Service Experts In NY, NJ, & CT

CAR LEASING CONCIERGE Awarded The 2018 #1 New Car Buying And Leasing Service Experts In NY,  NYC, NJ, & CT  Tri-State area for their simple, step-by-step, quick and easy process for new car buyers in the market to buy or lease any new Car, Truck, Van or SUV. 

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2019 All-New Redesigned Car Truck & SUV Models | Car Leasing Concierge

2019 All-New Redesigned Car Truck & SUV Models | Car Leasing Concierge

The 2019 All-New Redesigned Cars, Trucks & SUV models we thought you might like to take a peek at through the eyes of Car Leasing Concierge, the car buying and leasing concierge service experts.

The 2019 new model year is just around the corner (with some vehicles already on the road). At Car Leasing Concierge we're always excited to see the new models and improvements to our favorite vehicles.

We wanted to share what's coming to help you make a decision about which fresh-from-the-factory vehicles or redesigns might catch your interest.

2018 #1 Best Rated Car Buying and Leasing Service in NY, NJ, CT. CAR LEASING CONCIERGE

2018 #1 Best Rated Car Buying and Leasing Service in NY, NJ, CT. CAR LEASING CONCIERGE

Car Leasing Concierge was awarded the best 2018 Car-Buying and Leasing Service in NY, NJ, CT  Tri-State area for their simple, step-by-step, quick and easy process for new car buyers in the market to buy or lease any new Car, Truck, Van or SUV. Their upfront transparent pricing reassures and saves buyers Time, Money and unnecessary Stress one would normally incur when shopping for a new vehicle

The Car Buyers Advocate, Car Leasing Concierge!

The Car Buyers Advocate, Car Leasing Concierge!

f you feel skeptical about buying a new vehicle, relax! My business Car Leasing Concierge is the car buyers advocate that will empower you to take control from your test drive to parking the car salesperson at their desk in order to get all the necessary information you'll need to accelerate the buying or leasing process.

Don't let car dealers set you off this Independence Day!

Don't let car dealers set you off this Independence Day!

Don't let car dealers set you off this Independence Day! Let us defuse the situation by getting you the best bang for your buck!

Car Leasing Concierge is your #1 Car Buying and Leasing Service in NY, NJ & CT, providing you with the most transparent pricing for all makes and models. Learn how quick-and-easy our simple step-by-step process saves you valuable time and money when you're in the market for a new vehicle.

  • First and foremost we're not here to sell you a vehicle, we're simply here to help you buy or lease one without getting taken for a ride by car dealerships! Car Leasing Concierge is a car buyers Advocate that has helped countless businesses, corporations and individuals secure their vehicles over the years.

  • Featured in The New York Times and Forbes, our insider's take is a revelation of the car buying and leasing process. 

  • Our honest and transparent foolproof cheat sheets empower buyers to take control from the test drive to vehicle delivery, while saving hundreds to thousands dollars more than dealership pricing!  We invite you to check with us before you sign - that way you'll rest easy knowing you've secured the best deal possible for your hard earned dollars! 

 Get the deal you want, your way today!

Pet Safety Summer Tips!

Pet Safety Summer Tips!

Car Leasing Concierge’s Pet Safety Summer Tips for our furry friends.

Car Leasing Concierge's Pet Safety Summer Tips! We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by Car Leasing Concierge in conjunction with the ASPCA

2018's Ultimate Car Buying Trend Is Here!

2018's Ultimate Car Buying Trend Is Here!

2018's Ultimate Car Buying Trend is a simple step-by-step, quick and easy process for new car buyers in the market to buy or lease any new Car, Truck, Van or SUV. This valuable buyer’s guide saves shoppers Time, Money and Unnecessary Stress. Car Leasing Concierge the #1 customer rated car buying and leasing service in the NY, NJ and, CT has all the answers to those skeptical car buying questions.

2018 #1 Best Selling New Car Buyers Guide - From Car Leasing Concierge

Car Leasing Concierge is now 2018’s #1 Best Selling New Car Buyers Guide on Amazon in 7 different categories.

 Automotive expert and #1 best selling Author Paul Maloney with his #1 best selling book in 7 categories, "How To Beat The Car Dealer Every Time! It's So Simple, It's Ridiculous."

Automotive expert and #1 best selling Author Paul Maloney with his #1 best selling book in 7 categories, "How To Beat The Car Dealer Every Time! It's So Simple, It's Ridiculous."

"How To Beat The Car Dealer Every Time! It's So Simple, It's Ridiculous" is a must-read for anyone considering buying or leasing any new vehicle. This book will empower you to take control right from the test drive to parking the salesperson at his desk to get all the necessary information you'll need to accelerate the process so you'll never get taken for a ride again. 

  • Learn the secret questions from an industry expert to get results fast
  • Easy step-by-step foolproof cheat sheets for mobile and desktop - Cash, Lease, Finance and Trade-in deals
  • How to control any salesperson with one simple sentence
  • Eliminate car dealer fees forever
  • Get the REAL numbers without the smoke and mirrors
  • Avoid getting taken by the Finance Manager's B.S.
  • 100% Transparency Guaranteed
  • Save long tiring hours at dealerships

Here's exactly what you'll get

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Numbers Don't Lie, But Salespeople Will

  • Finally the playing field has been leveled. You can now hit a home run instead of getting struck or stressed out by any curve or low ball offers car dealers try to throw at you!
  • Using our simple Step-by-Step, Foolproof Cheat Sheets will steer you clear of any car salesman trying to take you for a dead end ride down Sucker Street!
  • When you're done shopping, let us check those skeptical quotes they gave you with a professional and transparent Car Price Check Report before you sign.
  • This way you can rest easy knowing you've secured the best deal possible for your hard-earned dollars. 

Do yourself a favor and buy this book! It’s a real eye opener that will definitely change the way you'll purchase your next vehicle, guaranteed.

2018 #1 Best New Car Buyers Book!

“How To Beat The Car Dealer Every Time! It's So Simple, It's Ridiculous!”

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Introduction

I know there’s a lot of books out there about buying cars, but no one has taken the time to really understand what you, the customer, go through. There’s nothing worse than going from dealer to dealer and having to participate in all the back and forth game playing when all you really want to do is simply buy a new car at a fair price and be on your merry way.

What if you could change the playing cards to work in your favor? 

What if there was a way that you could go into a dealership and test drive the vehicle you want to buy or lease and extract all the necessary pricing information without the added stress and bullying from the salesperson? With this guide, we’ll empower you to take control of the steering wheel right from the test drive, to parking the salesperson at his desk and get all the necessary information you’ll need to accelerate the process!


I'm also providing you with simple step-by-step downloadable foolproof “What to say” Script and Cheat Sheets for all types of scenarios you can take with you. This way, you can be 100% in control and ready for any salesperson and his fast-talking “Let me check with my sales manager” bait n’ switch act.

But first and foremost, just so we’re clear, I’m not here to sell you a vehicle, I’m simply here to help you buy or lease one.

Now you’re probably asking yourself, “What’s the catch? Why is this guy giving us all this information?” Right? Well, before I give you the information on how to get your best deal possible so you don’t end up on the corner of Sucker Street and Buyer’s Remorse Blvd., let me explain why I’m doing this. The reason I started this concierge service wasn’t by accident. As a former Automotive Fleet Sales Director for the last 20 years, I ended up building a strong and trusting relationship with my clients.


As in any good business, it’s most important to listen to your customers’ requests and fulfill their needs with the most transparent and cost-effective strategy done in a timely manner. If you can genuinely help people and treat them how you would like to be treated, it’s a no-brainer you’ll not only end up having a satisfied customer, you’ll also have a loyal client who will refer customers your way.


So when businesses started to cut back on their employee perks of corporate business vehicles, many of my customers had to buy their own cars. Since we technically didn’t deal with the retail public, my clients had to go to dealerships just like everyone else to hash it out for themselves!


Well, not too long after this happened, I started receiving emails and phone calls asking me if they could purchase their vehicles directly through me at fleet (a.k.a. wholesale) pricing because they didn’t want to go through the lengthy process and deal with the B.S. of sales departments! They knew how cost-effective our quick and easy process worked, with us delivering their new corporate/business vehicles directly to their home or office so it didn’t interfere with their busy schedules.


So instead of losing clients and referrals, I’d done business with for the last 20 years, I decided to step outside of the dealership and create a concierge service for my clients so they didn’t have to go car dealerships. I kept my manufacturers’ fleet/wholesale pricing and programs intact, and in return, they would still retain the customer when it came time for their vehicle warranty and scheduled service work. It was a win-win for everyone!
After a short time, my clients told their friends and family that they could also use my service instead of going through the car dealership scenario.

So that brings me here today. In all my years as an Automotive Fleet Sales Director, I’ve seen just how frustrating it can be for customers to buy or lease a new car. I’m just like anyone else when it comes to buying something.


We all picture ourselves with that new TV, jewelry, shoes, clothes, house, or whatever makes us feel good! After all, why shouldn’t we have what we want, since we work so hard to save for it, right? Like I said at the beginning, my goal is to put you in the driver’s seat and give you all the necessary tools you’ll need to secure the best deal possible without a car salesperson trying to take your wallet for a test drive!


So now that you understand the how and why this all came about, let me now show you the simple steps to follow so you'll rest easy, knowing you've secured the best deal possible for your hard-earned dollars. In most cases, our clients end up saving anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars or more, depending on the vehicle they’re looking to buy or lease. If you stay on this road, you’ll be safe from the detours and dead-end streets car dealerships try and steer you down.

I know that after applying this simple method, you’ll never look at buying or leasing any new vehicle the same way again-- guaranteed!

Remember, the last place you want to end up on is the corner of Sucker Street and Buyer’s Remorse Blvd.

eBOOK available now at  www.carleasingconcierge.com

Paul Maloney.

Car Leasing Concierge

Car Leasing Concierge in The New York Times!

Paul Maloney owner of Car Leasing Concierge NY.

Jeffry Melnick didn’t want the hassle and anxiety of shopping for a car when he set out to buy one last year.

“When they say to me, ‘Do you want to look under the hood?’ No,” Mr. Melnick said. “No, I don’t.”

So he hired someone to do his haggling for him.

Mr. Melnick, a semiretired theatrical agent who lives in Palm Springs, Calif., called Authority Auto, a car-buying service based in Tarzana, and told it what he wanted — and what he wanted to pay..

 

  • But finding a negotiator can be tricky. There is no standard name for these services — some call themselves a buying service, others a negotiating service, some a broker, still others a concierge. Each seems to operate in its own way.

  • Paul Maloney is a New York-based former fleet director with an Australian accent and a snappy line of patter. He calls his business the Car Leasing Concierge, www.carleasingconcierge.com although he handles new-car sales as well. He sends clients to a dealership with a free worksheet, then, for a fee, he will assess the deal to see if he can beat it. This is a tiered service that tops out with his assessing your deal and handling your purchase for $297.

 

Oren Weintraub, a former car salesman, owns Authority Auto. The services say they can protect consumers and save them time and money. 

Mr. Weintraub, a former car salesman, said he worked with buyers from start to finish. He will help them choose a car and negotiate the sales price, finance rate, and aftermarket products like service contracts and wheel and paint protection. He works nationwide and charges $600 to $1,500, depending on the cost of the car. For an additional $300 he will also sell the client’s old car.

Greg Macke, who calls himself “Your Car Angel,” helps clients pick a car, arranges a test drive, negotiates the purchase and accompanies the buyer to a dealership. He even inspects used cars. But he accepts only clients who live near Los Angeles for his $750 service.

You might think dealerships tremble at their approach, but the negotiators — who said they helped with between 125 and 1,000 purchases a year — say that is not the case.

“We buy so much merchandise from them that we are an asset to them,” said Greg Pence, manager of car-buying services for AAA Carolinas, whose in-house service buys about 1,200 cars a year. He said dealerships liked that the professional negotiators closed deals quickly, “usually within a good 30 minutes or so.”

The negotiators compete with services like TrueCar, which don’t charge the consumer but do charge the dealers — who may pass the cost on to the consumer.

Michael S. Freeman II, the executive manager of Sunset Chevrolet Buick GMC in Sarasota, Fla., said the average profit on a car was 2 percent. On a $30,000 car that would be $600. TrueCar, he said, charges a fee of $300 for each new car sold on a referral.

“When we get someone from TrueCar, we have to cut a check,” Mr. Freeman said. “That is factored into the price.”s

TrueCar is the technology behind 500 buying services, like those of publications like Car & Driver and U.S. News and World Report, and companies like USAA and Sam’s Club. The dealers get their referrals from TrueCar, which displays prices from its member dealerships and allows prospective buyers to compare the out-the-door cost for the vehicle they want. That eliminates haggling — for better or worse.

The details of how a dealer reaches the price that TrueCar displays are complex, said Veronica Cardenas, a spokeswoman for TrueCar, but “it’s not a race to the bottom.” She added, “The idea is you are getting a competitive price.”

There are competitors that charge dealerships a modest monthly fee, such as Costco and CarGurus, which dealers said gave them more room to discount. (Sometimes, getting the very best deal comes from buying at just the right time. Dealers receive bonuses based on sale quotas, meaning they might give bigger discounts if they’re trying to hit a benchmark. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/business/professional-car-buyers.html

http://www.carleasingconcierge.com to learn more.

2018/19 New Fleet Cars|Fleet Vans|Fleet Trucks For All Your Business Needs!

2019 Fleet Vehicles from Car Leasing Concierge

2019 New Fleet Vehicles for your Business. Cars, Trucks, and Vans!🤗

Getting started with us is easy, Car Leasing Concierge can supplement your company with any vehicle.

We’ll start by analyzing your current situation to assess all possible cost-saving opportunities that make handling your unique requests, options and needs hassle-free; from selection through delivery.

 

Once we've identified those opportunities, we'll present them to you along with our plan to take care of your vehicles.

Vehicle selection is an important part of building your fleet. Whether you’re looking for fuel economy, targeted resale value, style or specific budget.
We do the shopping, securing all applicable incentives, rebates, and pricing on your behalf, and deliver the vehicle turnkey to your office.

 

In just three easy steps, your new vehicle fleet management program will be up and running, freeing your time while saving your business or organization money.
It's that easy!

List of clients we work with:

Sales Representatives

Real Estate

Dry Cleaners

Contractors

Transportation/Shuttle Services

Non-profit Organizations

Healthcare Providers

Educators

Food & Beverage Companies

Environmental Companies

Insurance Companies

Repair Companies

Manufacturers

Marketing Companies

Churches

Consultants

Police or Security Vehicles

Architects

Engineering Firms

All New 2019 RANGE ROVER P400E Plug-In Hybrid

Although Land Rover’s flagship Range Rover and rakish Range Rover Sport have been given a mild yet thoughtfully executed makeover for the 2018 model year, the big news is under the skin. For the 2019 model year, both will be available with Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain, and our first drive of the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e suggests it’s worth the wait.

 

The 2018 Range Rover and 2018 Range Rover Sport get exterior upgrades that include new headlights, grilles, and front bumpers. Both have new seats inside, and both get a version of the high-tech dual-screen center stack that made its debut in the Range Rover Velar.

The first thing you notice about the new Range Rover plug-in hybrid is … nothing at all. There’s no additional flap in the bodywork for a charge port and not a single hybrid badge anywhere on the car. The charge port is hidden behind a cleverly disguised flap on the left-hand side of the grille. A tiny “P400e” badge under the HSE model designation is the only visible clue to the first hybrid powertrain in Land Rover’s 70-year history.

Land Rover’s PHEV powertrain is composed of a 296-hp version of JLR’s 2.0-liter turbo-four gas engine and a 114-hp  electric motor fed by a 13.1-kW-hr lithium-ion battery mounted under the rear loadspace floor. Total system output is 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Land Rover claims a pure electric range of up to 31 miles, along with a 0–60-mph time of 6.3 seconds. And because the electric motor is mounted within the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the pure electric drive is even available for low-range off-roading.

 

The Range Rover P400e has a 7-kW onboard charger that, when connected via the standard 10-amp home charging cable, will fully recharge the battery in 7.5 hours, according to Land Rover. An optional 32-amp wall box and multifunction cable, available from Land Rover dealers, will reduce charge time to just under three hours. Illuminated strips either side of the charge port allow a quick visual check of the battery’s charge status, but owners can also monitor remotely it via an app on their phones.

Drivers can leave the hybrid powertrain to shuffle between electric and internal combustion power to meet load demands, or they can actively manage the battery’s state of charge. When a destination is entered into the nav system, the P400e’s electronic neural network factors in traffic conditions, the gradient of the route, and whether it’s operating in a rural or urban environment to deliver the most efficient combination of power modes. Alternatively, selecting Save mode via the central touchscreen ensures the battery will always have enough charge to allow the P400e to operate in pure EV mode for a specific segment of their journey.

Sounds good in theory, but how does it work in practice? Surprisingly well, as it happens.

The PHEV powertrain is well suited to the relaxed demeanor of Range Rover. In pure EV mode—which it will maintain up to 85 mph—it delivers almost Rolls-Royce levels of waftability around town. In hybrid mode, you can hear the engine fire up if you listen for it, but in reality, the transitions between the electric motor and the internal combustion engine are impressively smooth and seamless. The e-motor’s instant-on torque—203 lb-ft at zero rpm—effortlessly gets the 5,448-pound Range Rover off the line and adroitly shoulders the load to help out the engine once the big SUV is underway.

The PHEV powertrain is the best application yet of JLR’s gas turbo-four, an engine not especially noted for smoothness and silence in other Jaguar and Land Rover models. If they’re really concentrating, occupants might detect a little vibration when the engine fires up, and full throttle will deliver a distant, muted growl. But most would be hard-pressed to tell you what sort of engine is actually under the hood. What’s more, when left to its own devices, the little four-banger punches above its weight, coping surprisingly well with the Range Rover’s mass.

Although it’s a hybrid, it still has a Sport mode, which engages the electric motor all the time to help deliver maximum performance and allows full manual control of the eight-speed automatic via paddles mounted on the steering wheel. No matter which way you drive it, however, the P400e feels quicker, more responsive, and more refined on the road than the V-6-powered gas or diesel Range Rovers.

Off-road, the EV mode, selected via a button on the center console, works brilliantly, especially in low range. Land Rover has recalibrated its acclaimed Terrain Response system to work with the electric motor, and that instant torque means you can be extremely precise with the throttle, carefully tip-toeing the big Rangie over major obstacles.

Even a klutz can take this hybrid luxury limo places few other SUVs dare go. The air suspension can be jacked up a maximum of 3.0 inches, it’ll safely wade through 35.4 inches of water like every other Range Rover, and with JLR’s Low Traction Launch software now on board, it will effortlessly pull away from a standstill on slippery surfaces such as wet grass, loose gravel, and snow.

In Europe the PHEV powertrain is available across the Range Rover lineup, including long-wheelbase models. For U.S. buyers, however, it comes only in the standard-wheelbase Range Rover and in HSE trim. (A PHEV version of the Range Rover Sport HSE will also available in the U.S. in 2019.) Pricing is competitive: At $96,145, the P400e is an attractive alternative to the regular six-cylinder $95,045 HSE or the $97,045 HSE diesel models. Overall drivability is better, particularly in terms of a perceived luxury feel, with the added benefits of decent fuel economy and smooth, silent, zero-emissions motoring in city centers.

On top of all that, you get a bunch of worthwhile upgrades that come with the Range Rover’s 2018 model year refresh, from the subtle exterior tweaks to an interior that looks noticeably more upscale and lavishly equipped. Luxury SUVs might be everywhere these days, but the supremely elegant and capable Range Rover remains the segment benchmark.

Visit www.carleasingconcierge.com/land-rover for more details

 

Professional Car Concierges Make Car Buying Easy,

Paul Maloney.

President of Car Leasing Concierge

Jeffry Melnick didn’t want the hassle and anxiety of shopping for a car when he set out to buy one last year.

“When they say to me, ‘Do you want to look under the hood?’ No,” Mr. Melnick said. “No, I don’t.”

So he hired someone to do his haggling for him.

Mr. Melnick, a semiretired theatrical agent who lives in Palm Springs, Calif., called Authority Auto, a car-buying service based in Tarzana, and told it what he wanted — and what he wanted to pay..

  • But finding a negotiator can be tricky. There is no standard name for these services — some call themselves a buying service, others a negotiating service, some a broker, still others a concierge. Each seems to operate in its own way.

  • Paul Maloney is a New York-based former fleet director with an Australian accent and a snappy line of patter. He calls his business the Car Leasing Concierge, www.carleasingconcierge.com although he handles new-car sales as well. He sends clients to a dealership with a free worksheet, then, for a fee, he will assess the deal to see if he can beat it. His is a tiered service that tops out with his assessing your deal and handling your purchase for $297.

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Oren Weintraub, a former car salesman, owns Authority Auto. The services say they can protect consumers and save them time and money. 

Mr. Weintraub, a former car salesman, said he worked with buyers from start to finish. He will help them choose a car and negotiate the sales price, finance rate, and aftermarket products like service contracts and wheel and paint protection. He works nationwide and charges $600 to $1,500, depending on the cost of the car. For an additional $300 he will also sell the client’s old car.

Greg Macke, who calls himself “Your Car Angel,” helps clients pick a car, arranges a test drive, negotiates the purchase and accompanies the buyer to a dealership. He even inspects used cars. But he accepts only clients who live near Los Angeles for his $750 service.

You might think dealerships tremble at their approach, but the negotiators — who said they helped with between 125 and 1,000 purchases a year — say that is not the case.

“We buy so much merchandise from them that we are an asset to them,” said Greg Pence, manager of car-buying services for AAA Carolinas, whose in-house service buys about 1,200 cars a year. He said dealerships liked that the professional negotiators closed deals quickly, “usually within a good 30 minutes or so.”

The negotiators compete with services like TrueCar, which don’t charge the consumer but do charge the dealers — who may pass the cost on to the consumer.

Michael S. Freeman II, the executive manager of Sunset Chevrolet Buick GMC in Sarasota, Fla., said the average profit on a car was 2 percent. On a $30,000 car that would be $600. TrueCar, he said, charges a fee of $300 for each new car sold on a referral.

“When we get someone from TrueCar, we have to cut a check,” Mr. Freeman said. “That is factored into the price.”s

TrueCar is the technology behind 500 buying services, like those of publications like Car & Driver and U.S. News and World Report, and companies like USAA and Sam’s Club. The dealers get their referrals from TrueCar, which displays prices from its member dealerships and allows prospective buyers to compare the out-the-door cost for the vehicle they want. That eliminates haggling — for better or worse.

The details of how a dealer reaches the price that TrueCar displays are complex, said Veronica Cardenas, a spokeswoman for TrueCar, but “it’s not a race to the bottom.” She added, “The idea is you are getting a competitive price.”

There are competitors that charge dealerships a modest monthly fee, such as Costco and CarGurus, which dealers said gave them more room to discount. (Sometimes, getting the very best deal comes from buying at just the right time. Dealers receive bonuses based on sale quotas, meaning they might give bigger discounts if they’re trying to hit a benchmark. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/business/professional-car-buyers.html

http://www.carleasingconcierge.com to learn more.

All New 2019 Rav-4 Redesign 1st Look!

2019 Rav4 Car Leasing Concierge

Has the RAV4 finally become not boring? Certainly appears so.

For years, it was the Camry sedan that brought customers in droves to Toyota dealerships. However, times change and today the crossover rules while the sedan has been pushed aside. When it came time for Toyota to completely redesign its long-running and hot-selling RAV4 crossover, it knew it had to get everything right. The competition is tougher than ever, but Toyota also wanted to expand the RAV4’s appeal. In short, it had to become more manly as part of an effort to lure more male buyers. Has the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 accomplished this?

 

 

Let’s find out. The fifth-generation RAV4 could not look more different than the model it replaces, which lacked emotion. It was the refrigerator of crossovers if you will, and yet it was still the best-selling passenger vehicle in the US last year if you don’t count pickup trucks. But just look at the redesigned RAV4; it actually looks far more SUV-ish. The all-new sheet metal is quite a dramatic departure from before, with styling directly inspired by last year’s FT-AC Concept. We’d describe the new look as rugged. Note the more aggressive grille, fog light surrounds and wheel designs. The wheel arches have been angled off and are further augmented with black trim.

 Car Leasing Concierge 2019 Rav-4

Car Leasing Concierge 2019 Rav-4

From the side, notice the creases beginning on the front doors and continuing through the rear doors to the C-pillar. The rear end continues this chiseled theme which, overall, works very well. At first glance, one could easily mistake the new RAV4 for a Jeep, save for the brand emblem. The 2019 RAV4 comes in three distinct trim levels: Adventure, Limited and XSE Hybrid. Interesting fact: the hybrid is the sportiest of the three when it comes to driving experience. More on that shortly. Riding on Toyota’s highly regarded TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, which also underpins the latest Camry, the RAV4 previously rode on a compact car platform.

 

The change gives the RAV4 an additional 1.2 inches of wheelbase, slightly higher ground clearance, and a wider track. The wheels have also been shoved to the corners, enabling overall length to actually drop by 2.6 inches. That’s not a bad thing because the 2019 RAV4 now has a firmer, more powerful stance. Remember, more male buyers wanted. Helping to give it extra presence are available 19-inch wheels on higher level trims. Under the hood, the RAV4 comes standard with an all-new Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four with direct and port injection and VVT-iE. This engine is also standard in the Camry, where it develops 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

 Car Leasing Concierge redesign 2019 Toyota Rav4

Car Leasing Concierge redesign 2019 Toyota Rav4

Toyota has not released output figures just yet, but expect similar numbers. The old six-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by a new eight-speed gearbox. There are no turbo fours or V6s offered, but Toyota is adamant the new inline-four has class-leading output. For those who want not only improved fuel economy but also a sportier driving experience, there’s the XSE Hybrid. It starts with the same inline-four engine, but it’s connected to a hybrid system, called Toyota Hybrid System II. Official EPA figures have yet to be released. Once again, Toyota is confident the XSE Hybrid will have class-leading efficiency. One rumor claims it will achieve a 600-mile range.

The new RAV4 is also the first TNGA vehicle to receive optional (standard on Adventure and Limited trims) all-wheel drive. It’s actually a pretty trick system called Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Driveshaft Disconnect. It sends up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels when needed, and can properly distribute that power to the left or right rear wheel for even better handling. The rear driveline disconnect feature allows for the AWD to be disabled when it’s not needed, with power instead of going to the front wheels only, thus improving fuel efficiency. There are two other AWD systems available on lower trim levels: AWD-ion the hybrid, and the non-dynamic torque vectoring system for the straight up gasoline-engined RAV4s.

 2019 RAV4 CarLeasingConcierge.com

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As previously mentioned, XSE Hybrid promises to offer the sportiest driving experience of the three. Yes, really. Toyota went above and beyond here, equipping the XSE Hybrid with a sport-tuned suspension with tauter shock absorbers and springs. Toyota also wisely moved the battery to under the rear seat, which removed the cargo area “hump”, thus creating a flat floor and class-leading cargo capacity. Some very much welcomed styling highlights the XSE Hybrid’s sportier nature, such as standard two-tone exterior paint with black accents on the lower rocker panels, mirror caps, fog lamps, front end, and wheel arches. Those interested in off-roading, the RAV4 Adventure is for you.

It comes standard with high-rise roof rails, large over-fenders and those 19-inch wheels for a more outdoorsy look inspired by the Tacoma pickup. It also has a Multi-Terrain Select system that gives drivers the ability to maximize traction when driving through snow, mud, sand or rocks. A simple dial located in the center console controls those settings. Anyone seeking a more luxurious and refined experience will seek the RAV4 Limited. It also features those 19-inch wheels, but also comes with chrome accents, leather upholstery with contrasting stitching, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar, a 7-inch multi-information display, and optional ventilated front seats and a panoramic roof.

 2019 RAV4

2019 RAV4

All RAV4s are equipped with Toyota’s Entune 3.0 multimedia system located in a 7-inch touchscreen on top of the center stack. An 8-inch screen is optional. Both Apply CarPlay (no Android Auto?) and WiFi are also standard fares. There are a total of 11 speakers connected to the JBL sound system. The new interior is without question a step above the previous model. Everywhere you look you get the immediate sense of high-quality materials and splendid fit and finish throughout. Ergonomics have been improved, and headroom increases for second-row occupants. The third-row option has been eliminated. Toyota claims increased towing capacity as well, though no figure has been given. The outgoing RAV4 was capable of 3,500 pounds.

Standard safety includes eight airbags, pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, and the new lane tracing assist. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 adds automatic emergency braking with nighttime pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, along with lane keep assisting with Lane Tracing Assist. The manual parking is replaced by an electronic parking brake with full-speed dynamic stopping. Toyota has not announced 2019 RAV4 pricing, but don’t expect a big increase over the outgoing model, so figure a base price around $25,500. Gasoline-powered RAV4s will go on sale at the end of this year while the hybrid will hit the market in early 2019.

 2019 RAV4 Redesign

2019 RAV4 Redesign

2018 New York Auto Show News Flash! Bugatti Chiron Sport Unveiling!

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March 26, 2018 

$3.26M BUGATTI CHIRON SPORT MAKES
NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN NEW YORK

 

 

SATURDAY SUPERCAR: BUGATTI CHIRON SPORT

The Bugatti Chiron Sport will make its first appearance in North America at the New York Auto Show next week. The new Sport version of the 1,500 horsepower Chiron offers significantly improved handling and even greater agility. The Sport model features a specially developed dynamic handling package, reduced weight, new wheels and a new four-pipe exhaust deflector. The price tag? $3.26 million.


Press days are Wednesday & Thursday, March 28th & 29th at the Javits Center

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Maserati Geneva Auto Show 2018

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Maserati unveils the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Maserati At 🇨🇭️ Geneva Motor Show 2018🏁 in captivating “total black” at the 88th Geneva Motor Show. Black is synonymous with elegance, but also with extreme sportiness, so it perfectly captures the dual personality inherent in the Maserati DNA. From this concept, Nerissimo was born − a special edition of Maserati cars that emphasises their assertive sporting prowess and high-performance capabilities.

2018 Best 5 Compact Utility Vehicles!

2018 Best 5 Compact Utility Vehicles for everyday use, Sun, Snow, Surf, Shopping!

March 19, 2018 by Car Leasing Concierge.

Not long ago, utility vehicles were commonly associated with high gas expenses and environmental concerns. However, as gas prices climbed, the Goliath's (RIP, Hummer) were outpaced by the Davids, the small, fuel-efficient car segments.

Now, consumers are shifting their preferences again, this time toward a cross between the Davids and Goliath's, Compact Utility Vehicles (CUV's). This rising segment marries the practicality of passenger cars with the utility of SUV's resulting in a top choice for many car buyers. CUV's are perfect for everyday commutes during the week and weekend adventures for small families. Although these vehicles are compact, they ride higher than sedans, making them easy to get in and out of and especially easy to lift kids out of car seats. With spacious cargo capacity, these utility vehicles tend to hold more than traditional sedans. Read on to learn more about the top 5 searched CUV's for 2018.

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2018 Honda CR-V

MSRP Range*: $24,150 – $34,050

Best MPG (City/Hwy/Cmbd): 28/34/30

Engine(s) Offered: 2.4L 4-Cyl (184hp/180lb-ft); 1.5T 4-Cyl (190hp/179 lb-ft)

Notable Features:

Available in FWD and AWD

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating with 0 reported recalls

 

 

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2018 Jeep All-New Wrangler

MSRP Range*: $26,995 – $40,495

Best MPG (City/Hwy/Cmbd): 17/25/20

Engine(s) Offered: 3.6L V6 (285hp/260lb-ft)

Notable Features:

AWD only

Available in 2-door or 4-door

Enhanced ease of removing the windshield, tops, and doors for 2018MY

 

 

2018 Mazda CX-5

MSRP Range*: $24,150 – $30,945

Best MPG (City/Hwy/Cmbd): 25/31/28

Engine(s) Offered: 2.5L 4-Cyl (187hp/186lb-ft)

Notable Features:

Available in FWD and AWD

Standard Smart City Brake Support and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

 

 

2018 Nissan Rogue

MSRP Range*: $24,800 – $32,530

Best MPG (City/Hwy/Cmbd): 26/33/29

Engine(s) Offered: 2.5L 4-Cyl (170hp/175lb-ft)

Notable Features:

Available in FWD and AWD

Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

 

2018 Toyota Rav4

MSRP Range*: $24,510 – $36,250

Best MPG (City/Hwy/Cmbd): 34/30/32

Engine(s) Offered: 2.5L 4-Cyl (176hp/172lb-ft); Hybrid 2.5L 4-Cyl (194 net hp)

Notable Features:

Hybrid trims available

Available in FWD and AWD

Toyota Safety Sense™ – P is standard on all trims

Adventure trims extend towing capabilities to 3500lb

 

Max Cargo Volume and Towing Capacity for the Top 5 CUVs

Wondering how much our Top 5 CUVs can hold and haul? Here we’ve ranked them according to cargo space and towing capacity. If you’re not one to travel light, it looks like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are mighty good picks.

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