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With green technologies only growing better and better with time, many car enthusiasts seeking to drive the latest and greatest in sustainable autos have become well versed in the process of creating and getting out of car leasing agreements. Many of these lease savvy motorists have long had their eye on Tesla Motors' forthcoming Model S Luxury Sedan.
As anyone who has traded in one lease car for another can attest, the smallest design changes could be the difference between an automotive triumph and a lease one wants to break.
Auto blogs across the world are all abuzz with rumors surrounding the prospects of a new electric luxury sedan by British automaker, Jaguar.
Audi has always been among the most popular luxury cars for lease.
For many families with distinct automotive needs, a wagon is the only way to go. Yet despite the functionality of a wagon, many drivers find themselves longing for the more stylish looks and sleek ride of a sedan.
For many cautious lessees, the car leasing process involves a lot of planning and calculation.
When shopping for a car, many drivers prefer to finance the purchase of a car to ensure that the vehicle is theirs.
Setting foot onto a car lot, many consumers have their purchases meticulously planned out well in advance - and a new study from Automobile Consumers Services (ACS) suggests that an increasing number of shoppers are turning to diesel cars for lease opportunities.
With the substantial growth in the popularity of hybrid vehicles over the past several years, car leasing has seemingly become less about sticker price and more about emission ratings.
Many shoppers already have a firm idea in mind when selecting cars for lease.
When one peruses the list of cars for lease at a local dealer, a lot of the selections tend to blur together.
In an effort to make the financing of it easier to lease Mercedes, the German automaker has announce plans to revamp its vehicle turn-in process in a plan dubbed "First Class Finish.
Over the coming year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country will hit up a local dealership and peruse the selection of cars for lease.
Toyota's recent troubles have inspired many consumers researching cars for lease in their area to branching out from more traditional car choices and take a chance on a brand that they may not be as familiar with.
Volkswagens' Audi line of automobiles has consistently been among the more popular luxury cars for lease in the world.
As the market for premium compact crossover continues to grow, German automaker Audi is getting into the mix with their second offering into the genre, the Q5. The Q5 presents an experience that led one reviewer to declare the vehicle as the epitome of modern automotive complexity and comfort.
With the current economy taking some of the steam out of the world's budget for luxury automobiles, many manufacturers have had to think on their feet to keep their companies in the black.
For more than 30 years, drivers longing to get behind the wheel of a Shelby Mustang had to lease a trade-in or snipe one at an auction.
Lexus fans in America who have been waiting for the luxury line's newest hybrid model to become available in this country may not have to wait much longer, as Toyota of America recently announced that the new CT 200h hybrid would be available for lease and purchase later in the year.
There is an old adage that it is easier to keep an existing client than to attract a new one. As such, brand loyalty is an issue near and dear to many car manufacturers.
Of the top luxury cars for lease, Porsche has always been one of the most popular thanks to its high performance engines, precision steering and popularity with the racing crowd.
Drivers may have to wait a little longer to lease Infiniti's new electric car.
There is an old adage that Americans love things big, especially their cars.
It is a watershed moment for Toyota, as the Japanese automaker attempts to rebuild brand loyalty and consumer confidence after its recent mass recall.
Despite maintaining a relatively low profile in recent years, Saab's line of automobiles has consistently been one of the most popular luxury cars for lease. In an effort to attract new fans to their 2010 line of 9-3 vehicles, Saab has announced plans to slash the suggested retail price of all 9-3 models hitting showrooms this month.
Last year the U.S. government introduced a program that offered cash for older, less efficient vehicles in a bid to both reverse the auto industry's sagging sales and promote the usage of more energy efficient cars.
Driven by concerns of global climate change, much of the world has been anxious for the rush of electric cars for lease expected to hit showrooms later this year.
Drivers lucky enough to pick up a Porsche while perusing cars for lease at a local showroom have long been enamored of the high-end looks, precision handling and exceptional performance of the German spots line.
Fans of Japanese luxury car line Lexus have been waiting on pins and needles for information on the company's latest supercar, the 2011 Lexus LFA.
When it was first announced in 2009, Japanese automaker Nissan's new plug-in hybrid, the Leaf, generated substantial buzz and interest among eco-friendly drivers the world over.
Few brands can match the luxury and reputation of Bentley.
It has not been a good year for Japanese automaker Toyota.
Automakers seeking to corner the market on American car leasing are using hybrids and fully electric vehicles to do so.
Later this year, Korean automaker Hyundai plans on releasing its top-of-the-line luxury sedan the Equus in the North American Market.
Despite the negative press obtained by Japanese automaker Toyota in the wake of their largest recall in history, the company has remained one of the most popular for lease.
Throughout the mid 90s, sports utility vehicles were the most popular vehicles on the road.
As of late, the name of the game in the automotive industry is fuel efficiency.
German automaker Volkswagen has set an ambitious goal to be the world's top car company by the year 2015.
Drivers pick crossover cars for lease when they need a combination of a spacious SUV and an efficient wagon.
Drivers with an eye for refinement and style have long had an interest in GM's marquee luxury line, Cadillac.
With the economy in still in recovery and unemployment mounting, the automotive industry has faced serious financial troubles over the past year.
With the failing economy already creating a sparse market for automotive giant Toyota, the last thing that the Japanese car maker needed was a line-wide recall due to unwanted acceleration.
With the biggest trend in car leasing being eco-conscious and sustainable driving, it's a small wonder that Nissan's first mass-produced electric car has been one of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2010.
Since taking over the Saab line of luxury automobiles, Dutch automaker Spyker has set some ambitious car leasing and sales goals for the coming years
While some drivers prefer larger cars, trucks or wagons, the most popular spectrum of cars for lease tend to be compacts.
Truck lovers will get a new choice in car leasing later this year when Ford delivers its 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor pickup to dealers.
As recently as 1998, Lincoln was the top-selling brand in the American luxury car market.
Car leasing, much like fashion, is very much linked to trends and common movements of a particular day and age.
With a number of sales incentives and loan offers creating a banner month for car leasing in March, Japanese automaker Mazda is looking to the U.S. to be a big force in the company's future.
Since its introduction 15 year ago, American drivers have looked to Chrysler's Sebring sedan as a model of American ingenuity and design.
With the modern focus on sustainability in the automotive industry, its small wonder that Nissan's first mass-produced fully electric vehicle has proven an early success story.
With a new study from Consumer Reports revealing that 61 percent of Ford owners would likely buy another vehicle from the American manufacturer, the automaker is looking like a solid pick for car leasing in this country.
Drivers and fans of Honda's compact Civic line have been anxiously awaiting the newest generation of the popular vehicle.
Automakers have reaped strong profits through the SUV age by building larger, more expensive vehicles.
Mazda is updating its sporty image with a splash of green.
Ford Motor Company has found a new level of fuel efficiency for the latest version of its Focus compact car.
Like the month before it, April has proven to be a great month for car leasing, with automakers across the board posting substantial gains due to aggressive incentive programs designed to wash over consumer concerns brought up by the Toyota recalls.
The past several months have seen excellent numbers for car leasing professionals, and April proved to be yet another banner month for the automotive industry, as continued sales incentives, 0 percent interest loans and tax rebates helped produce a 20 percent increase in sales industry-wide.
While luxury automakers are locked in a constant struggle to provide the most modern and luxurious car for lease on the lot, Volkswagen may soon outclass the competition thanks to recently announced plans to include internet access to the forthcoming 2011 A8 sedan.
Thanks to its stylized exteriors, drivability and performance, German automaker Volkswagen has found itself at the forefront of car leasing over the past several years.
Car shoppers will see fewer choices in Ford showrooms as the giant automaker continues to simplify its sprawling operations.
Mitsubishi has not yet begun to fight.
Drivers who choose the Volkswagen Beetle for their vehicle lease get a car with a rich history, quick reflexes and stylish lines.
In the battle for hybrid supremacy, the Toyota Prius wears the crown.
Shoppers who are considering car leasing choices this fall could get their advice from Buzz Lightyear, the comic character in the Toy Story movies.
Off-road driving fans got their first glimpse of the 2011 Jeep Patriot this week when Chrysler announced details of the forthcoming fuel-efficient, compact SUV.
Drivers who are shopping for the safest cars for lease may often choose a premium luxury brand, but in a new release, Ford Motor Company says that its 2012 Focus will have some of the best airbags on the market.
Among America�s greenest vehicles, Honda�s compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Civic GX ranks at the top, alongside electric options like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
Saab enthusiasts have had a tough year, worrying whether the Swedish car maker would survive the economic recession.
When automakers compete for customers, the result is often an arms race of high horsepower or low prices.
After a long and patient wait, American sports car lovers discovered this month that Audi plans to finally bring its TT RS coupe to the U.S.
The partnership between Porsche and Volkswagon is continuing to bear fruit, as the companies said this week that they planned to launch a new Porsche small SUV by early 2015.
Executives at Daimler AG have raised their sales goal for next year, betting that a booming market in China and the economic recovery in the U.S. will attract more car leasing customers to its luxury brands.
As the country continues its steady recovery from an economic recession, many Americans are finding new ways to tighten their belts.
Kia has launched a bid to sell more cars in the American hybrid market, announcing plans this week for a hybrid version of its popular Optima midsize sedan.
General Motors is not letting stormy economic times delay its launch of a high-end trim level for the Acadia full-size crossover SUV.
General Motors has decided to follow the American car leasing trend toward smaller vehicles, and plans to build a compact Buick to go on sale in 2012, according to published reports.
American car customers drove brisk sales at Mercedes dealerships in September, pushing the German firm into a near sales tie with rivals Lexus and BMW in the luxury automobile market.
Drivers with children often buy minivans when they face the challenge of leasing a car that can fit the whole family.
America is still the world�s biggest market for Rolls-Royce vehicle lease sales, but China is on pace to claim that title within a year.
Temperatures may have dropped for Thanksgiving travelers last month, but American dealerships reported hot November car sales.
Squeezed by rising oil prices and a sinking job market, American drivers are flocking to light-weight, fuel-efficient cars.
Automakers cheered the news from economists this week that an expanding American economy had driven car sales in September to their fastest growth since March.
American drivers who are excited about leasing a car that combines small size and a performance engine may be lining up outside Mini Cooper dealerships in late December.
Facing growing regulations on vehicle emissions, Porsche is planning to build a hybrid version of every model in its fleet, the Automotive News reports.
In a new effort to overtake car leasing rivals like Audi and Lexus in the luxury auto sales market, BMW will revamp its X3 small SUV, the company announced.
People who purchase a vehicle lease for a Honda or Toyota are the most likely drivers to avoid frequent trips to the garage for repairs, a new survey shows.
Drivers who are looking for lease specials on Volkswagen cars can now use their laptop computers to browse different models and book a test drive in their favorite vehicle.
Many drivers choose to lease Mercedes luxury sedans for their comfort, but buyers who get the 2011 CL coupe will get an extra shot of performance in the deal.
Nissan has unveiled the first hybrid car designed by its own engineers, launching a campaign to close a 10-year head start on hybrid technology by rivals like Honda and Toyota.
The stench of a rotten economy may be starting to change to a new-car smell as Ford Motor Company reported record earnings this week.
Chrysler announced this week that its 2011 Dodge Journey crossover will use the company's new 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine design when it reaches U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2010.
American car shoppers could see a surge in automotive advertising and offers for lease specials from Mazda in the coming years.
Drivers who want a vehicle lease on a sporty Porsche without making frequent fueling stops will get their wish next month when the German automaker delivers its 2011 Cayenne S hybrid.
Even as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf are scheduled to arrive in showrooms, Automotive companies remain deeply divided about the future of electric vehicles.
Shoppers who look for cars with low emissions when they sign a vehicle lease may soon have more green options thanks to Fiat.
The U.S. economy may be staging a slow-and-steady recovery from the global credit crisis, but Audi is charging ahead.
Ford is jumping back into the American family car market with plans to launch the C-Max compact minivan in 2012.
As automakers search for new ways to make their vehicles faster and more efficient, some designers have found a new way to cut weight - omit the spare tire.
Toyota is moving forward with plans to build an electric-drive version of its RAV4 compact SUV.
Still reeling from the double whammy of the fiscal recession and its sale to a new owner, Saab is struggling to return to its former success in car leasing revenue.
Volkswagen is betting that an improving economy in 2011 will prompt drivers to buy a vehicle lease for the second generation of the Touareg crossover SUV.
Pickup drivers love their truck beds, trailer hitches and towing power, so Ford Motor Company is taking a chance this year by dropping two cylinders for the base engine of its 2011 F-150 pickup.
Drivers who are looking for a new Audi lease will gain another choice in the market of upscale sedans when General Motors delivers its 2012 Buick Regal GS in the second half of 2011.
BMW is shooting for a new class of drivers with its 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman, due in American dealerships in January 2011.
Ford Motor Company is pinning its hopes for the future on a new generation of Lincoln automobiles, even as it continues to shuffle its models, dealerships and business structure.
BMW is designing a mid-size crossover to compete with offerings like the future Porsche Cajun and a four-wheel-drive Alfa Romeo model expected in 2012, industry experts say.
Rebounding from the market recession with strong sales in October, General Motors says its success was due to demand for its newest models, the Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox.
When Chrysler saw signs of an improving economy, the company moved fast to get a new family SUV into the hands of eager car leasing customers.
Drivers who plan on leasing a car in the luxury sedan class have a wealth of choices, including the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class and Lexus LS.
The 2011 Ford Edge crossover is packed with improvements and technology, drawing shoppers into showrooms and helping the company recover from the recession, according to the Boston Globe.
Nissan is laying plans to reduce the world�s carbon footprint by building zero-emission electric cars, making a profit at it, too.
Many people talk to their cars, but the vehicles don't usually respond.
Ford Motor Company will expand its automatic stop-start system to a wider range of vehicles in future years.
Drivers who lease Mercedes cars for their performance will soon get another reason to buy the German vehicles - fuel efficiency.
Nissan has juiced up its GT-R sportscar, packing extra horsepower and gas mileage into the 2012 model of the racy two-door coupe.
Buffeted by the global financial crisis, Volvo is planning a comeback in the American car market by launching an entry-level vehicle to compete for customers who are now leasing a car like the Volkswagen Golf.
Drivers who have been waiting for their chance to buy Fiat cars in America got good news this week when Chrysler announced its list of the first 130 U.S. dealerships.
Drivers of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars got encouraging news last week when parent company General Motors returned from bankruptcy with an initial public offering (IPO) valued at $20 billion.
Hyundai is upgrading its Azera sedan in a bid to win over drivers who are now leasing a car like the Toyota Avalon or Chrysler 300.
The PGA Tour has been losing sponsorship dollars in recent years, but the golf group got a shot in the arm this week when General Motors agreed to underwrite a major tournament.
Drivers who look for lease specials on cars that get the best mileage got a new option this week when government regulators crowned the Nissan Leaf with a combined efficiency of 99 miles per gallon.
American shoppers returned to car leasing outlets in November, prompting market analysts to declare that the country is rebounding from the credit crisis in a slow recovery pattern.
Drivers who plan on leasing a car that is both nimble and rugged got a new option this week when Porsche announced plans to develop a small, cheap SUV.
Drivers who usually lease BMW cars may find a compelling new option for a test drive next spring when the 2012 Audi A6 arrives in American showrooms.
In an era when most automakers design streamlined cars to gain extra mileage, the Honda Element has the eye-catching profile of a doghouse on wheels.
Many automakers have committed to gas-and-electric engines to power their low-emissions car leasing business, but General Motors sees a future with both hybrid and hydrogen fuels.
When shoppers visit American vehicle lease showrooms, they are more likely to drive off the lot in a white car than any other color, a new survey shows.
American drivers are nearing the date when they can sign a vehicle lease for a Fiat 500.
Lexus is launching an effort to convince car leasing shoppers that its luxury cars contain sporty horsepower as well as plush comfort.
German automotive firm Daimler is preparing for a busy year in 2011, including plans to hire 10,000 new people worldwide.
Truck manufacturers are starting to see rays of sunshine in a cloudy economy as shoppers in the booming farm belt drive surprisingly strong demand for pickup trucks so far in 2010.
American drivers could find great lease specials on Toyota vehicles this season as the Japanese automaker is pledging to recover from weak sales in October by offering its "best deals of the year."
American shoppers returned to car dealerships around the country in October, pushing automakers to their strongest car leasing and sales figures in more than a year.
General Motors created the Chevrolet Aveo as a perfect fit for car leasing shoppers who were pinching pennies and watching gas gauges during the recession.
Toyota's Lexus brand is on track to hold its crown as the top seller of luxury sedans and SUVs in the U.S. market for the 10th consecutive year.
Drivers who dream of finding a lease special on a luxury Lexus automobile were happy to hear this week that the company has priced its 2011 Lexus CT 200h below $30,000.
The fast paced world of NASCAR racing often generates new automotive technology that trickles down to the average street vehicles found in car leasing showrooms.
The winner of the North American Car of the Year award will not be known until January 10, but it will definitely be a small car with great mileage.
Chrysler is reaching deep into its design book for the 2011 Chrysler 300, adding every touch of elegance it can manage for the large premium sedan.
Retailers might see a small dip in shopping revenue this winter, as Christmas and New Year's Day both fall on Saturday, wiping two busy shopping days off the map.
Just a year after it launched a turbocharged version of its Cadillac SRX crossover, General Motors says it will stop manufacturing the model.
Chrysler has refreshed its Dodge Grand Caravan for an unlikely new audience - men.
Bouoyed by strong U.S. sales last month, Volkswagen has renewed its efforts to complete a merger with Porsche.
In an effort to attract younger car leasing consumers, Chrysler has added a third model line to its 200 Convertible design.
Ford Motor Company is cutting part of its hefty stake in Mazda Motor Corporation to focus more energy on growing car leasing revenue by developing its own branded cars.
As global markets emerge from the recession years, Volvo is busy wooing American luxury car buyers with a new brand of "non-compromise electrical vehicles."
When Toyota unveiled two new additions to its Prius line of gas-electric hybrids last week, the company faced an immediate challenge - what do you call more than one Prius?
Drivers around the world are buying compact SUVs such as the Ford Escape, more than doubling that segment�s market share since 2000, according to Ford Motor Company.
Mercedes is making a major push to catch up to Lexus in the American luxury car leasing market, investing $1.6 billion to redesign its U.S. stores and attract younger customers.
Despite being buried under record snowfalls, American car shoppers managed to shovel out their driveways in January and make their way to car dealerships in search of lease specials.
When Buick rolls its 2012 Regal into car leasing showroom floors this fall, the midsize luxury sedan will feature a major jump forward on gas mileage thanks to a new hybrid system under the hood.
Drivers who plan on signing an Audi lease in 2011 should get in line soon, as the company is struggling to run its factories fast enough to meet rising demand.
Honda unveiled its 2012 Acura TL this week, showing off a redesigned body and a sporty new transmission for the brand�s best-selling model.
Drivers who are getting out of a lease often shop around at different dealerships, test driving new brands of cars.
Ford has a simple formula for improving its flagship Taurus vehicle - better gas mileage.
Car buyers look for lease specials on Toyota cars for reasons ranging from fun and fuel efficiency to price and safety.
Vehicle lease shoppers learned last week that Volkswagen will sell its 2012 Passat at a starting sticker price of $19,995.
As buyers in the vehicle lease market have become more aware of rising gas prices and exhaust emissions, they have sought out more hybrid and electric vehicles.
Chrysler has loaded its new 2011 Chrysler 200 with new features, hoping to succeed in the midsize sedan market when the car reaches showrooms next year.
Green car fans who dream of leasing a car like the Nissan Leaf or Smart Electric Drive will soon have the chance to test drive the new electric vehicles before buying them.
For years, truck sales were the key to corporate success at Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, thanks to their high profit margins and consistent demand by car leasing customers.
When it created an electric version of the popular Focus sedan, Ford offered car leasing shoppers a vehicle that eliminates gasoline bills and noxious emissions.
Mitsubishi will move assembly of its Outlander Sport from Japan to an automotive assembly plant in Normal, Illinois, beginning in 2012, the company announced this week.
Expecting a quick economic recovery in American coastal cities, General Motors plans to add car leasing dealerships near San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as other major metropolitan areas on the east, west and Gulf coasts.
Porsche is planning to unveil the most fuel-efficient model in its history at next month's Geneva Auto Show, stirring a mixture of mileage and acceleration into a high-performance recipe that will reach U.S. car leasing lots later in 2011.
Saab is hoping to jump in to the fast-growing market for crossover SUVs with the 9-4x, a new model manufactured in Mexico.
Shoppers purchased so many 2011 Ford Explorers during the month of February that car leasing lots across the country are running out of the vehicles.
General Motors topped its rivals for February U.S. car sales through a strategy of offering high discounts and filling its vehicle lease showrooms with new models.
BMW sold more luxury cars and SUVs to American buyers in February than its rivals, staving off an incentive-fueled push by General Motors' Cadillac brand.
Summer temperatures are rising fast across the U.S., and German automakers say the living is easy for their car leasing salesmen.
Summer sales can be slow in many businesses, as buyers hit the beach instead of the showroom.
The Smart ForTwo is a tiny compact car with even smaller sales.
Chrysler fired a shot in its battle for the American pickup truck market last week by announcing updates to its Ram Truck line.
Nissan currently makes its Leaf electric car at a factory in Japan, but the automaker says that it plans to shift production to specific geographic markets as global demand rises.
Keen to capture new car leasing customers in the American economic recovery, Mercedes-Benz is launching a new twist on its C-class coupe.
Automakers depend on fleet sales for a large portion of their annual business, collecting car leasing revenue from rental agencies and taxi services.
BMW launched a line of hybrid and electric cars this week, combining performance and efficiency for car leasing customers who want to eliminate emissions and reduce fuel costs.
As Porsche continues its merger with Volkswagen, the company is investing in new factories and employees to meet expected demand for new vehicles like its planned �Cajun� compact SUV.
The fledgling car manufacturer Tesla Motors has not sold very many units of its $109,000 Roadster electric sports car, yet the young firm is enjoying a big jump in revenue thanks to rising demand for its rechargeable battery packs.
In an attempt to capture the attention spans of wired drivers, General Motors will launch an automotive infotainment system this fall called Chevrolet MyLink.
Ford Motor Company is stocking up for a sales battle over fuel-efficient cars, as gas prices continue to climb past a national average of $3.22 per gallon.
Nissan announced the prices for the latest models in its luxury Infiniti line this week, revealing it will sell its 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid for $54,575.
When automakers design a hybrid car, they must balance the battery's benefits - like increased fuel efficiency - with drawbacks such as extra weight.
Fans of the "American Idol" talent show could get a lesson in automotive technology next month when Ford Motor Company begins running a new advertising campaign touting its Ford Focus.
Faced with rising gas bills at the filling station, some American drivers may consider making an early lease termination on their large cars and choosing a compact, fuel-efficient model instead.
Vehicle lease shoppers snapped up Mercedes cars last month at a better rate than any May since 2008.
The Mitsubishi i has the shape of a stubby shoebox but the endurance of a marathon runner.
Car leasing shoppers can look for new vehicles in showrooms, newspaper ads, web sites and television commercials.
While Audi has always produced one of the finest luxury cars for lease, international drivers have often found the vehicles to be somewhat more subdued than more established competitors like BMW or Mercedes Benz.
American automaker Ford already has a crowded slate of hybrid and eco-friendly cars for lease on the horizon over the next several years.
While immensely popular in its native Japan, automaker Subaru hasn't made quite the impact on the American car market that they may have liked.
Fans of Japanese automaker Nissan have long valued the Infiniti line's mixture of comfort, style and dependability when considering car leasing.
Nissan's first fully electric car, the Leaf, is one of the most hotly anticipated vehicles of the modern age.
Despite recent difficulties stemming from numerous safety recalls, Toyota has typically been viewed as one of the most reliable cars for lease on the market.
There was a time when the Ford Explorer was at the forefront of car leasing.
It's common knowledge that one should not lease a car without first taking a test drive.
Dutch car manufacturer Spyker has set an ambitious earnings goal for its newly acquired Saab line of luxury vehicles with little indication of how it intends to meet these goals.
For those crossover fans excited to lease BMW's newly redesigned second-generation X3 there is welcome news, as the German automaker is leaking details of the forthcoming vehicle weeks before it is revealed to the world at the Paris Motor Show.
While it has carved a firm niche among race enthusiasts and entry level shoppers, Japanese automaker Suzuki has remained one of the more low-key cars for lease in the American market.
Like much of the world, the U.S. government has begun introducing new legislation that will require car companies to improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicle lineups to meet a new set of standards.
In an effort to capitalize on the booming green driving trend while meeting new government imposed fuel efficiency standards, German automaker Volkswagen has announced plans to release hybrid versions of the Golf, Jetta and Passat in the next few years, according to Car and Driver magazine.
When the Saab line was purchased by relatively unknown upstart Spyker, many analysts felt that the company may have gotten in over its head.
The Volkswagen Jetta is something of an institution when it comes to mid-size cars for lease, yet that may all change come 2012, as the German automaker has announced plans to increase the size of its best selling model in the coming years.
While industry leader Toyota has been beleaguered by legal and financial problems over the past several months, many other car manufacturers have been able to firmly establish a strong position within the American car leasing market.
Most drivers don't need much incentive to pique their interest in luxury car leasing, as the high quality vehicles tend to be among the most desirable vehicles on the road.
The current generation of Ford's Focus RS has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring cars for lease of the past several years.
Thanks to a well-earned reputation for luxury, sportiness and style, drivers have typically been excited to lease BMW's latest line of vehicles
While much of the country is rapturously awaiting the spread of the coming line of fully-electric and hybrid cars for lease, many more stylistically minded reviewers have attacked the coming generation of eco-conscious vehicles for their less than stellar aesthetic features.
While it may lack the recognition of some of its big name competitors, South Korean automaker Kia has established itself as a presence in the American car leasing market.
With all of the recalls and problems that have been plaguing vehicles over the past several months, safety is a prime concern for many drivers searching for new cars for lease.
While Volkswagen has consistently been listed among the more popular cars for lease for many Americans, the German manufacturer has yet to make much of an impact on the light truck or SUV market.
Unlike its fellow Japanese automaker Toyota, Nissan has managed to maintain steady car leasing and reliability ratings throughout the year and has emerged as a power player in the American market.
With much of the country wrapped up in the push to go green, the American automobile industry is struggling to keep up with a rising demand for sustainable car leasing.
Over the past several years, American drivers have been forced to resort to import car leasing if they wanted a taste of Italian automaker Fiat.
With the automotive industry experiencing a bit of a setback after months of growth that helped a number of companies emerge from the red, many top name brands are looking to recapture the attention of the American public.
While the automotive industry has experienced some struggles of late, the biggest story of the past year has been the downfall of industry leader Toyota.
Thanks to strong incentive programs and a number of sales breaks, the American auto industry has been on something of an uptick lately.
While many automakers find themselves working to reclaim the successes of the first quarter, German automaker Volkswagen is celebrating its newfound market presence.
Fans of Ford's mid-range luxury line, Mercury, will have to act quickly if they hope to take home one of these celebrated cars for lease, as the company plans to cease production of the Mercury line for good beginning in late September.
Despite its recent problems with safety and recalls, Japanese automaker Toyota is still ahead of the game in the green car leasing world thanks to its industry leading hybrid, the Prius.
Drivers hoping to pick up a new Nissan car for lease may have trouble securing a new model as the Japanese automaker will be forced to shut down production at two American plants for three days due to ongoing troubles with parts provider Hitachi.
Ford has always had at least moderate success with its various cars for lease, though never on the scale of the company's trucks.
With most of the big name automakers seeking to carve out their own place within the burgeoning green car leasing industry, many companies are pulling out all the stops to stand out among the competition.
Drivers hoping to lease BMWs latest line of automobiles are seemingly not alone, as the German automaker recently announced that strong car leasing and better-than-expected earnings have helped cement the company's position as the top luxury automaker in the world.
Governments across the world are capping emissions and pursuing green driving in earnest these days, leading many of the world's biggest automakers to pursue sustainable car leasing wherever they may find it.
The 2010 Ford Fiesta has received impeccable praise from automotive critics, creating quite an interest in the car leasing community.
Thanks to a number of governmental incentives, those drivers pursuing green car leasing are enjoying their newer, more eco-conscious vehicles at a considerable discount.
Much of the automotive world is trying to cash in on the troubles that have been plaguing industry leader Toyota over the past several months, and no company has benefitted more than Japanese automaker Honda.
Much of the automotive industry is on a bit of an uptick after several months of strong performances in car leasing and sales spurred on by vehicle incentives, and low interest loans.
While much of the country is still recovering from the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, the automotive industry has been charging back to profitability on the back of several months of strong car leasing and sales.
After months of bad press from countless recalls and other brand issues, industry leader Toyota is hoping to return to the forefront of car leasing and attract a new generation of drivers.
Drivers tend to have very particular tastes when it comes to car leasing. Some like their vehicles to be rugged, with off-roading capabilities and a lot of storage, while others prefer their vehicles to be light and fuel-efficient.
German automaker Volkswagen is in the midst of a push to supplant Toyota as the top automotive brand in the world by the year 2015
With seemingly every major automotive brand rushing to enter the sustainable vehicles market, analysts are having trouble predicting where the next hot cars for lease may be coming from.
The automotive industry has been a veritable roller coaster over the past several months, as weeks of strong sales combined with frequent recalls have shifted the power players in the international auto scene.
Despite frequent problems with recalls and other legal setbacks, Japanese automaker Toyota is still at the forefront of hybrid cars for lease.
While much of the world is switching to smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles as a part of the global push towards a greener and more sustainable lifestyle, many drivers across the globe still have a soft spot in their heart for American muscle cars.
While the brand has proven popular across all market segments, a healthy number of drivers that lease BMW do not have families.
Sports car enthusiasts have flocked to Porsche showrooms for decades, drawn by the cars' roaring engines, tight performance and beautiful contours.
Fans of Alfa Romeo sports cars cheered the news on the Thursday when the automaker's leader told investors the company was doing well financially.
With the Paris Motor Show just over a month away, many automakers are beginning to reveal their latest designs in anticipation of a broader launch at the prestigious trade show.
Fans of the Mustang muscle car may be wondering how to break a car lease on their current vehicle as they await the arrival of Ford's 2012 Mustang Boss 302.
Volkswagen has a new answer to the American demand for larger cars for lease. The automaker hopes to seize a beefier share of the U.S. market by building bigger vehicles.
Those who dream of driving a new car may have come one step closer to realizing that dream, thanks to new car leasing options from Chrysler and U.S. Bank.
BMW staked its claim to being the top U.S. luxury car brand for the third straight month this August, beating Toyota's Lexus brand and Daimler's Mercedes, according to Bloomberg news.
Lexus told drivers this week that its forthcoming hybrid compact will have four driving modes, while improving road performance and giving luxury auto fans another reason to find new cars for lease.
New technology could allow U.S. cars and trucks to triple their fuel economy by 2035, resulting in a generation of vehicles capable of hitting 74 miles per gallon, The New York Times reports.
Automakers rode a surge of car leasing activity in February to record their best sales rate since federal bankers kick-started the economy with the "cash for clunkers" program in August 2009.
Mitsubishi's muscular Lancer Evolution sedan is one of the company's best-selling models, but in a sign of the changes sweeping the American car leasing market, the car may be headed for the dust bin.
To hear executives at Audi tell it, the American economy is cooking up more than a simple rebound, it is preparing to stage an epic rally.
Customers planning to sign a vehicle lease for a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid may have to wait a few more weeks as the Korean automaker adopts a last-minute design change - making the car louder.
When drivers find lease specials on new cars, they don�t want to lose those vehicles to car thieves, no matter how modest the model may be.
The economic recession has not been kind to automakers, but new figures show that the turbulence has created a buying opportunity for drivers.
South Korean automaker Hyundai is continuing to shift its factory production from Asia to America, announcing this week that it would begin building the Elantra small sedan in Alabama.
Pickup drivers know that when it comes to truck engines, bigger is better.
Porsche devotees across America may be feeling itchy feet this month, since the automaker announced it would bring a redesigned 911 convertible to U.S. showrooms.
Chrysler is rolling out an additional package of options for its Dodge Nitro compact SUV, hoping to increase its vehicle lease rates by offering shoppers a wider variety of choices.
Drivers of the next-generation Saab 9-3 may notice a change in the car�s performance compared to previous models, as the Swedish company announced this week that it would begin using BMW engines in certain vehicles.
General Motors is rebounding from the fiscal crisis by reviving its plan to build two new rear-wheel-drive vehicles for the American market, Motor Trend magazine reports.
Baseball fans will get a jolt of automotive advertising during the World Series next month, when Chevrolet airs a new series of TV commercials for its Volt plug-in hybrid sedan.
South Korea�s five largest car makers saw their domestic sales rates fall by 13 percent in September, but the companies still turned in strong growth for the month thanks to a burst of car leasing and sales in the U.S.
Drivers who dream of leasing a car that needs no gasoline gained a new option this month when Volvo announced that it planned to deliver its first electric vehicles this fall.
Toyota has offered its U.S. car dealers an advance peak at coming models, showing off the new Camry, FT-86, Prius and Scion iQ.
Smart USA will add a five-passenger subcompact hatchback to its showrooms by the end of 2011, offering U.S. drivers an alternative to the original Smart ForTwo micro-car.
Drivers who are shopping for an electric vehicle lease have a growing number of options.
American drivers love their SUVs.
Volkswagen is reaching deep into its stable to find new ways to grab a bigger slice of the American car leasing market.
Chevrolet is bringing the 2012 Sonic to American car leasing lots this fall as a lightweight, efficient ride for urban drivers who are concerned about rising fuel prices.
General Motors is gearing up to boost its crossover sales by stocking the 2012 Cadillac SRX with new luxury touches and a more powerful engine.
Jeep has wired its latest SUV with more technology than any other model, adding engineering from its parent company�s Chrysler Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team.
Drivers who lease BMW vehicles are happy to pay a premium price for top-shelf handling and safety, from the entry-level 1 Series coupe to the sporty 6 Series convertible.
Vehicle lease shoppers got another reason to test drive an electric car this week, when an industry group awarded its highest crash test safety ratings to the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.
Driving fans have learned what it will take to lease Mercedes vehicles next year, as the German automaker recently set its prices for several 2012 models.
Mazda is adding a compact SUV to its lineup, promoting its MINAGI concept car to full production status under the badge CX-5.
Despite the fast growth of choices in the hybrid and electric vehicle market, many car leasing shoppers are worried about their performance, and will still choose traditional internal combustion engines, a new poll shows.
Car shoppers who love to try out technology when they look for lease specials could find a new reason to visit Volkswagen dealerships soon.
Vehicle lease shoppers who love quick handling cars got some good news in April when Chrysler announced it would begin selling the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T this spring.
Chrysler is adding three new models to its stable of Chrysler 300 sedans, hoping to have something for everyone in its flagship vehicle.
When an automaker launches a new line of vehicle designs, some car leasing fans jump for joy or shout out loud.
Of the millions of cars on American roads, just 4,000 vehicles are electric Nissan LEAFs.
Offering a low-priced car for shoppers who check the price tag first when they look for lease specials, Hyundai launched its 2012 Accent this week.
With gas prices rising steadily at pumps across America, Honda boasted of improved driving mileage for all models in its fleet of 2012 Civic vehicles.
President Obama wants to reduce U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, and now the federal government is putting its full weight behind that goal with a new plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.
Leaders at Toyota have their hands full in 2011 as they continue to fight back from massive safety recalls, the global credit crisis and factories damaged in the March 11 Japan earthquake.
Riding a wave of new car sales stoked by the recovering American economy and exploding Chinese growth, Audi plans to create 10,000 new jobs worldwide by 2020.
Nissan rode the wave of rising fuel prices in April, recording a 12.2 percent rise in U.S. sales compared to that month last year.
When Kia brings its first hybrid vehicle to the U.S. market in June, the company will use a mix of fuel efficiency, interior styling and a low sticker price to lure American vehicle lease shoppers.
The traditional gift for acknowledging a 45th anniversary is sapphire jewelry, but General Motors chose a different way to celebrate as its Chevrolet Camaro nears a half century of production.
Chrysler is looking for vehicle lease shoppers who have been thinking of buying a bigger car for their growing family or thriving business.
First designed decades ago as a modest car for the masses, Volkswagen's Beetle is still a hot seller on vehicle lease lots across America.
Drivers who are shopping for a high performance roadster may want to wait for early 2012 before committing to a vehicle lease.
Drivers who are looking for a vehicle lease on a new pickup truck learned the price range this week for a 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
Seeking a brisk new image, Toyota showed off the Scion FR-S Concept sports coupe this week at the New York auto show.
In a market hobbled by lingering unemployment and rising gas prices, vehicle lease shoppers will tend to pick smaller, more efficient cars for their next purchase, many experts predict.
As Ford gets ready to launch its Focus ST performance car in 2012, the company's engineers are busy pushing prototypes through track tests to improve their performance and driving dynamics.
Gas stations are selling fuel at $4 per gallon this month, and Kia couldn't be happier. The manufacturer makes small, efficient cars like the Rio subcompact and the Soul compact crossover.
Spooked by the country's ballooning public debt, executives at General Motors announced a plan this week to start building their flagship Cadillac brand at factories outside the U.S. as soon as 2012.
Drivers who lease Mercedes vehicles usually expect classic lines, plush comfort and reliable performance.
In a move to spark greater sales of hybrid and electric vehicles to American vehicle lease shoppers, Ford will triple its production capacity for electrified vehicles through 2013.
Volvo is hiring hundreds of new production workers in its European factories to keep up with rising demand at its retail car leasing showrooms around the world.
General Motors says it has a recipe that combines luxury with efficiency, blended together in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse.
American drivers love their heavy metal, consistently choosing cars with hefty four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines for simple commuter vehicles.
Cautious car leasing shoppers will get a new option for an efficient, entry-level vehicle when Chevrolet launches its 2012 Sonic this fall.
Drivers love their cars for reasons ranging from acceleration and fuel economy to paint color and dashboard lights.
Residents of Hawaii are accustomed to paying some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation, thanks to the cost of importing every drop to the Aloha State.
With gasoline prices spiraling to new highs, automakers saw brisk vehicle lease business for their small, lightweight vehicles as the American economy continued its recovery during the first quarter.
Car shoppers will have to wait a little longer to get a vehicle lease on a 2012 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle as the automaker continued to struggle with the impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Most automakers try to launch models that trump their competitors, but the Kia Optima is increasingly compared to its relative, the Hyundai Sonata.
Drivers who love to sing along with their favorite songs while motoring down the highway can stretch their stereos with a new satellite radio offer this summer.
Vehicle lease shoppers who love the quick performance and sporty design of the Nissan Altima learned the price this week for buying one of the cars in the new model line.
Toyota will deliver its 2012 Scion xB to U.S. car leasing dealers in July, featuring newly pronounced fenders and wraparound headlamps for the boxy automobile.
Driving fans will line up in July to order the 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro, picking up the sports car at Chevrolet car leasing lots in September.
Designers of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler worked hard to reduce interior noise inside the cabin, but Chrysler is hoping to turn up the car leasing volume with a new commercial featuring musician Lenny Kravitz.
Drivers who look for lease specials from Subaru often choose the brand for its renowned stability on snowy hills and dirt roads.
Hyundai is hurrying to boost production as American shoppers continue to buy thousands of fuel efficient Sonatas and Elantras from its vehicle lease lots.
Drivers who lease Mercedes cars often choose a sporty sedan or coupe, but the German automaker will be expanding its range of autos this fall with a new family wagon.
High-end sports cars are a rare breed, with all manufacturers delivering only 26,000 units to car leasing customers worldwide in 2010.
In the competitive car leasing market, automakers often fight for customers by adding electronic features to their vehicles' "infotainment" systems.
American drivers rushed to buy Porsche sports cars in June, pushing the German automaker to announce plans to boost production of its popular Cayenne model.
Residents of California face some of the nation's worst traffic, so urban drivers got good news this week when the state granted access to its high occupancy vehicle (HOV) highway lanes for owners of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered cars.
Car leasing dealers often struggle in summertime to attract new buyers to their lots, as many customers choose barbecues and ball games over showrooms and salesmen.
Chrysler took another step last week in its recovery from being battered by the global credit crisis, announcing it would spend $114 million to boost engine production.
American vehicle lease shoppers are choosing more cars with efficient four-cylinder engines instead of heavy six- and eight-cylinder machines, and automakers are scrambling to keep up with the increased demand.
Golf fans watching last weekend's U.S. Open tournament may have gotten a sudden urge to speed away in a Lexus after viewing the luxury automaker�s series of television ads for the event.
Drivers who like their cars to be small in size but high in technology got good news this week when Toyota revealed its plans for packing the future Yaris with a full infotainment system.
Drivers love to land a cool car when they sign a vehicle lease, feeling good as they speed around town in a zippy ride with a great price.
When Chrysler needs to juice up its standard production models for race-ready high performance, it turns to an internal division called the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team.
Nissan is setting a low price for its 2012 Versa Sedan, but the company says that drivers will get much more than a stripped-down entry-level auto for the $10,990 vehicle lease.
Car leasing shoppers often pick electric and hybrid cars for their terrific mileage and low emissions, but the clean cars come with an extra benefit - low noise.
Automakers often compete for SUV customers by comparing powerful features like towing capacity, four-wheel drive and a third row of seats.
For years, General Motors has enjoyed a marketing advantage with its OnStar service, providing live operators to respond to drivers who need help with maps, traffic or accidents.
Powered by rapid economic expansion in Asia, BMW posted its best-ever month of auto sales this June, handing over the keys to 165,855 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles.
As American drivers struggle with a slow economic recovery and high gas prices, many shoppers are looking for lease specials on small, efficient cars.
Volkswagen set a hot sales pace for the first half of the year, selling a company record 2.53 million vehicles worldwide between January and June of 2011.
Toyota plans to bring its 2012 RAV4 EV to American vehicle lease showrooms next year, adding the battery-powered SUV to its other fully electric entry, the Scion iQ EV.
Designed for drivers with many friends but small garages, Toyota's 2012 iQ fits into the car category known as premium micro-subcompacts.
Many drivers associate luxury sedans with the Mercedes-Benz brand, but the company is betting that a rising portion of the people who decide to lease Mercedes cars this summer will choose big SUVs instead.
When drivers go shopping for lease specials on heavy duty pickup trucks, more than 50 percent of them usually wind up buying a Ford, thanks to the popular F-Series Super Duty line.
Drivers who are in the market for a vehicle lease on a four-wheel drive SUV will soon see a lot more commercials for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
American drivers rushed into Kia car leasing showrooms in June, buying 45,044 cars to create a 41.2 percent jump over the automaker's results in June 2010.
General Motors will deliver the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to vehicle lease lots this year with a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, slick aerodynamics and improved safety and handling.
Many car leasing shoppers are on the lookout for low prices and high efficiency, so General Motors is meeting that need with the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact.
Many cities are kicking off the new year with pledges to help reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases on their crowded roads.
Drivers who hold a vehicle lease on a Mercury car may begin the new year with questions as Ford Motor company closes the doors on the 80-year-old brand.
General Motors is jumping into a fight for sales in the compact luxury sedan market with its newest launch, the 2012 Buick Verano.
Chrysler has announced the pricing for its 2011 Chrysler 300 Sedan this week, offering a vehicle lease starting at $27,995.
Chrysler is making strong progress on recovering from its 2009 bankruptcy, at least in the opinion of the Italian automaker Fiat SpA.
Hyundai launched its Veloster three-door coupe at the Detroit auto show last week, looking for big results in a small package.
Drivers who own a car made in 2001 or later will soon gain a new way to cut pollution by burning increasing portions of ethanol in their gas.
Mitsubishi will kill off its Galant sedan, Eclipse coupe and Endeavor crossover by 2013 as the company strives to simplify its product line and meet growing U.S. fuel efficiency standards.
Chrysler is working to install an experimental hydraulic hybrid system into its large cars, beginning with a test project using a Town & Country minivan.
Football fans will tune in to the Superbowl on February 6 to watch a contest between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, but people who watch the TV ads will see a different competition.
Hyundai is kicking off the new year by filling its car leasing lots with new car models, including a redesigned Elantra and Azera.
Alfa Romeo has unveiled a new sports car that could help the company reach a new market of entry-level buyers.
Nothing says "baseball" like summer evenings, cracker jacks and - for a limited time only - Swedish sports cars.
Chrysler sold 13 percent more cars to American drivers this February than it did in the same month last year, continuing a steady recovery from its stumble into bankruptcy during the credit crisis in 2009.
American shoppers may soon get more choices as they search for lease specials on pickup trucks, if an Indian manufacturing company gets its wish.
Chrysler is making a move to seize a greater share of the car leasing business for delivery vans by rebranding the commercial version of its Dodge Grand Caravan as the 2012 Ram Cargo Van.
Luxury automakers are basking in the heat of rekindled economies in the global economic rebound, with BMW profits leaping to a 15-fold increase over last year.
The massive earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 may also impact the American car leasing market by disrupting the international flow of goods.
As Japanese automakers hustle to assess damage to their plants from the March 11 earthquake, the American hybrid car leasing industry could feel a significant economic impacts of the disaster.
Ford Motor Company's Lincoln brand is the world�s most reliable car, according to an annual vehicle dependability study by J.D. Power and Associates.
Porsche posted sparkling profits in its 2010 fiscal year as car leasing customers raced to purchase its Cayenne SUV and Panamera sedan.
Sports fans watching this month�s NCAA March Madness basketball tournament will also get a look at some of the latest Buick vehicles to enter the American vehicle lease marketplace.
Drivers who demand quick acceleration when shopping for a vehicle lease may be eager to see the new electric sports car from Audi.
Sports car fans got good news this week when Porsche announced that its car leasing dealers had started taking orders for the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid.
While many automakers are responding to rising fuel prices with more modest and efficient vehicles, BMW is sticking to its guns with the sporty new 6 Series Coupe.
With its factories in Japan still hobbled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Honda is scaling back output at its North American auto plants.
Volvo is banking on big sales in 2011 and has announced a plan to hire 1,200 new employees in its European factories to make it happen.
Honda has offered a peek at its pending 2012 CR-V with a concept car unveiled at an auto show in Anaheim, California this week.
Drivers in the digital age expect their cars to be as smart as their computers.
More than 70 years after the first Beetle rolled off the assembly line, Volkswagen is ready to launch production of the iconic model�s latest incarnation.
General Motors sees a bright future in pickup trucks, as Americans have continued their car leasing habits through the country�s gradual economic recovery.
Drivers who are looking for a vehicle lease on a BMW could get a jolt out of news this week that the German automaker will soon launch a line of electric cars.
Toyota is sticking with its formula, and holding prices steady for its popular lineup of SUVs.
Consumers who want both cargo space and fuel efficiency when they sign a vehicle lease could find a new option with the 2012 Honda Crosstour.
Drivers who dream of finding a lease special on a subcompact Yaris, a thundering Sequoia or a hulking Tundra learned the costs of the cars this week when Toyota announced prices for its new lineup.
Shoppers filling their carts at Wal-Mart stores could soon find a new addition to the aisles stacked with bargain-priced food, clothes and camping equipment.
Built for strength and capacity, commercial vans are usually not held up as models of efficiency in the car leasing world.
Drivers who are determined to lease Mercedes cars next year will have some new options when the automaker unveils its new C-Class designs.
Sport utility vehicles are big business for most automakers, delivering healthy profit margins even when rising gas prices force some car leasing shoppers to look at sedans and compacts instead.
Drivers who are waiting for the North American launch of the 2012 Fiat 500 might be tapping their toes to the tune of a new advertising campaign for the small Italian car.
Drivers who like their pickup trucks to show a sense of style may want to wander over to the closest vehicle lease lot to catch a glimpse of the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150.
People who look for fuel economy and zippy agility in a car leasing deal may soon consider the 2012 Toyota Yaris Liftback as a new option.
Subaru will bring its 2012 Impreza to car leasing lots in November 2011, boasting that the car will represent the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive car in America.
The Jeep Wrangler is a favorite of car leasing shoppers in the SUV marketplace, thanks to its off-road performance and rugged construction.
Toyota is giving vehicle lease shoppers a wide range of choice with its 2012 Venza crossover.
Volkswagen made a move this week to attract vehicle lease customers who love to enrich their music listening experience with album graphics and social media.
Drivers who want to sign a vehicle lease for the electric 2012 Mitsubishi i will have to pay $1,135 more than they expected, the company announced this week.
Drivers who are looking for lease specials on four-wheel drive vehicles learned the prices this week for Nissan's 2012 Frontier mid-size pickup and Pathfinder and Xterra SUVs.
Car leasing shoppers who want to combine reduced fuel prices with sporty performance could be spending more time in Volvo showrooms soon, thanks to a partnership between the Swedish automaker and the German engineering giant Siemens.
Drivers who pick a vehicle lease for the Chevrolet Equinox crossover enjoy impressive fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon on highways, thanks to a creative technology twist from the automaker�s engineers.
Cruising down the highway at 40 miles per gallon with a sticker price of $14,495, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic could claim a marketing niche as a small, efficient car for money-conscious vehicle lease shoppers.
Sure, the Chevrolet Sonic is a small, efficient subcompact, drawing car leasing customers with its long fuel efficiency and short turning radius.
GMC is calling an aggressive offense for its GMC truck line as the automaker launches its second year of charity projects and car leasing promotions linked to the NFL football season.
With stock market returns and unemployment reports headed for gloomy results, Kia is offering lease specials on its latest generation of subcompact hatchback.
Toyota announced new models of its Lexus brand this week in a campaign to reach a wider range of car leasing customers.
Most automakers advertise their latest models on television channels and magazine pages, hoping to match the media with the right type of car leasing customer.
American car leasing customers love the Volkswagen Passat - the large sedan accounted for nearly one-quarter of VW�s 27,209 U.S. auto sales in January.
Following a strong sales year, Buick is pressing its advantage in the vehicle lease market for midsize luxury sport sedans, adding extra powertrain options for its Regal cars.
Sports car buffs got a sneak peek at the future during the Chicago Auto Show this week with the debut of the 2013 Nissan 370Z. Eager vehicle lease shoppers will have to pocket their wallets until the car reaches American dealers in June, however.
Vehicle lease shoppers who are looking for a fuel-efficient car for frequent short trips have a new option with the 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
When car leasing shoppers visit Ford showrooms to see the automaker's new Fusion midsize sedan, they will face more than the usual range of choices about trim levels and optional stereos.
Sports fans who settle down to watch the Super Bowl on February 5 may be tempted to run out at halftime to visit their local car leasing dealers.
Tooting your own horn may be bad manners at a cocktail party, but Hyundai says it has good reason for adding a more prominent horn sound for all trim levels of the 2012 Elantra mid-size sedan.
Car leasing customers will get their first look at the 2013 model year Toyota Land Cruiser at the Chicago Auto Show next week, as dealers prepare to stock the new design by the end of the month.
Drivers who buy memberships in car clubs can help reduce traffic and pollution in America's crowded cities by renting vehicles for short trips and errands, then turning them over to the next busy citizen when the jobs are done.
Sunlight is scarce during cold winter days, and the snowy roads are leading many car leasing customers to consider traction and handling among their top shopping criteria.
Car rental businesses say their industry helps save the environment by reducing emissions, since every traveler who drives a short-term rental vehicle takes the equivalent of 15 privately owned cars off the road.
Hyundai has pumped up its 2012 Sonata sedan with improved fuel economy and technology, hoping to steal a march on car leasing rivals like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
Many vehicle lease shoppers are first attracted to the 2012 Kia Soul for its quirky, boxy shape. Dealers say they end up driving it home for other reasons, from its $13,900 price tag to its highway fuel efficiency of 35 miles per gallon.
Hyundai is getting ready to take on car leasing rivals in the large sedan segment, including established brands such as the Nissan Maxima, Buick LaCrosse, Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus.
Ford is rushing into the spring car leasing season with a pledge to give customers the power of choice - and the company hopes those drivers will choose the Ford Fusion.
Toyota is recovering faster than expected from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, announcing this week that it would return to 70 percent of normal production levels by June.
Many vehicle lease shoppers are curious about Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, used in many of the automotive giant's models, from the Prius sedan to the Highlander SUV.
Hyundai will deliver its 2013 Genesis Coupe to American car leasing lots in March, enhanced with the company's BlueLink infotainment system for keeping customers connected on the road.
American drivers who are looking for lease specials on fuel-efficient cars got good news this month when a study found that the fuel economy of new vehicles sold in January was at a record high.
Shoppers looking for lease specials on compact SUVs learned the sticker price for Mazda's 2013 CX-5 this month when the company announced that U.S. dealers would offer entry-level Sport trim sales at $20,695.
Drivers looking for lease specials on new SUVs learned this week that Acura will charge $34,320 for the 2013 RDX crossover.
Millions of Americans watched the Oscars on Sunday to learn which films and actors would win small statues for their dramatic work.
Car leasing customers who shop for the Chevrolet Volt usually say they are seeking outstanding fuel economy and vanishing tailpipe pollution from the electric compact car.
Volkswagen has tuned its redesigned CC sports car for the American car leasing marketplace, with luxury tips, front and rear styling updates and a long list of standard features.
Once reserved for sports cars, turbocharged engines may soon become far more common in the American car leasing market as automakers hustle to accommodate rising fuel prices and stricter emissions standards.
Drivers who see a new vehicle lease as one more hub in their wireless data network will find a lot of reasons to look at the Ford Focus Electric.
Consumers who are shopping for lease specials on compact crossovers could get another option soon, as General Motors plans to increase its supply of the Chevrolet Equinox.
Consumers who are shopping for a new vehicle lease may soon face a longer wait at the dealership as the implications of the March 11 earthquake in Japan continue to strike the auto world.
Drivers who have watched gas prices climb steadily in recent months may be wondering how to get out of a lease on their gas-burning sedan or SUV.
General Motors is pitting its Chevrolet Cruze against tough competition in the nation's strongest import-car markets, and the American automaker says it is winning.
In the advertising battle for American pickup truck sales, rival automakers usually trade claims of engine torque, towing power and raging horsepower.
Mercedes-Benz offered its first U.S. vehicle lease on a zero-emissions fuel-cell car last December, but still faces a challenge to promote the car without a hydrogen fueling network.
Automakers sold an increasing number of small, efficient cars in March, helping continue their steady recovery from the recession.
Undaunted by rising gas prices and earthquake-damaged auto plants in Japan, American consumers crowded into Ford dealerships in March.
American drivers will see Lexus' plans for refining the hybrid models in its luxury stable this spring when the company introduces its LF-Gh hybrid concept car at April�s New York International Auto Show.
Drivers who like to combine sporty performance with all-wheel drive when they sign a vehicle lease will get a new option this spring when Subaru debuts its 2012 Impreza.
Toyota drivers could be using Microsoft software to access the GPS navigators, energy management systems and multimedia technology in their electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2012.
The Cadillac SRX is a monster in the midsize luxury crossover segment of the American driving market.
Ford invested a major engineering effort in its 2012 Ford Focus to ensure the compact car could reach fuel efficiency of 40 miles per gallon with a gasoline engine.
American vehicle lease shoppers are crazy for Kia CUVs, driving the South Korean carmaker to post six straight months of record sales.
American car sales continued their stable climb last month, despite being punished by rising gas prices and fears of a parts shortage caused by the March 11 Japanese earthquake.
Chrysler will soon launch a new model of its Ram 1500 pickup truck, keeping the price low enough to attract first-time buyers.
Riding hot sales of its C- and E-Class model lines, Mercedes had a simmering car leasing business in March, helping it to clinch its best-ever first quarter for U.S. sales.
Audi will price its 2012 A7 coupe at $60,125 when it arrives at U.S. car leasing dealers by the end of April, the company said this week.
People who lease Mercedes E-Class sedans love their cars more than any other drivers, replacing their old car with an updated model more often than any other nameplate in the industry.
Chrysler executives see Americans going back to work in the country's rolling recovery, and they want to be first in line when those people start spending paychecks on new cars.
Someone forgot to tell BMW that luxury automakers should expect modest results in the wake of a recession, as the company broke all its global sales records in March.
Most automakers say their latest models are fun to drive, but Ford is taking that message to a new level with its "Inner Child" ad campaign for the 2012 Focus.
When most automakers unveil an updated vehicle model, they literally pull back velvet curtains to reveal a shiny new car.
A new concept car unveiled at the New York car show this week may give drivers a new reason to lease Mercedes vehicles.
For many years, car leasing shoppers have picked their new vehicles by comparing basic driving data like acceleration, horsepower and fuel economy. However, consumers browsing through the selection on vehicle lease lots in 2012 will also have to study features like connectivity and infotainment.
Electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt can save thousands of gallons of gas for car leasing customers, but some experts warn that the vehicles have a much smaller effect on saving the environment.
When Hyundai vehicle lease dealers begin selling the 2012 Veloster in September, they intend to set the compact sports coupe up against established rivals like the Mini Cooper, Volkswagen Beetle and Scion tC.
Kia found a surprise vehicle lease hit with its boxy Soul compact car, so the automaker is keeping things simple with the names of various trim lines for the 2012 version.
General Motors has taken on a new partner in its effort to grab a bigger slice of the car leasing market for battery-powered cars.
In a move to compete with Acura, Lexus and Infiniti, General Motors has priced its 2012 Buick Verano compact luxury sedan at $23,470.
Drawn by its gaudy highway fuel efficiency of 42 miles per gallon, cost-conscious car leasing customers are rushing to buy the Chevrolet Cruze.
Nissan will fit its 2012 Rogue crossover vehicle with a wide range of updates for the new model year, including a Special Edition Package for budget-conscious buyers.
Shoppers looking for vehicle lease deals on efficient cars with great mileage learned the price this week for driving away in Toyota�s newest hybrid creations, the Prius v and Prius Plug-in.
Bouncing back from the devastating March 11 earthquake that shut down factories across Japan, Toyota announced this week that its North American production has returned to 100 percent capability.
Enticing new drivers to try its Acura family of cars, Honda has started pricing for the 2012 TSX sports sedan at $29,810.
American drivers who are thinking of getting out of a lease on their gasoline-burning car to try an alternative fuel vehicle could consider the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, formally known as the Civic GX.
Electric automobiles are a growing sector of the car leasing business, and General Motors is moving fast to preserve its place in the market.
Toyota released its designs and specifications for the 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid this week, posting small cuts on the vehicle lease prices for most models.
Toyota set its vehicle lease prices for the 2012 Scion xD this week, asking $15,345 for the five-speed manual model and $16,145 for the four-speed automatic transmission version.
With a nickname like "Cinquecento," the Fiat 500 is a small car that lives big - just ask Jennifer Lopez.
Toyota launched a manufacturing line making four-cylinder engines at a Huntsville, Alabama, automotive factory last week.
With just 7,000 vehicles delivered to car leasing customers, the Nissan Leaf is still ensconced in a specialty niche of the American auto market.
Nisssan is rolling out a list of upgrades for its 2012 Murano crossover, including a navigation system and updated seven-inch monochrome screen for certain models.
As the top American seller of compact pickup trucks, Toyota has a tight grip on a large vehicle lease market. The automaker showed it is working to keep that title with the unveiling of its latest design, the Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme).
Toyota's Scion brand is designed from wheels to hood for a younger generation of car leasing consumers - from its simplified, one-trim purchase plans to its hip, guerrilla-marketing ad spots.
Drivers in search of a small, efficient vehicle for urban commuting and easy parking gained a new option this month when Daimler announced it would soon launch the third generation Smart ForTwo electric drive.
Whether they hold a vehicle lease on a Toyota Prius or a Cadillac Escalade, American travelers will do more summer driving this year as looming economic concerns curtail their use of airplanes and other modes, according to a new AAA forecast.
When family drivers choose a vehicle lease, they often consider a car's safety features as much as its acceleration or fuel efficiency.
Car leasing customers in a shaky economy want smart technologies to slash their fuel bills and cut business costs, General Motors reports.
Shoppers who feel that leasing a car should not increase their gasoline budget will soon have a new choice for a battery-powered vehicle.
Volvo will bring its V60 Plug-in Hybrid to American vehicle lease lots in 2012, offering drivers a recipe that combines the best attributes of both electric cars and diesel-powered vehicles.
Kia has tweaked its Rio sedan to attract younger, sportier drivers, striking a balance between power and efficiency with its gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine.
Gas prices are climbing across America, leaving many drivers stuck between higher bills at the pump and stubborn unemployment rates.
American drivers who love to explore the outdoors can be demanding when they look for lease specials on pickup trucks.
Many parents face a difficult challenge in convincing their kids that driving dangers increase when they chat on their cell phones or handle text messages behind the wheel.
If drivers of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster seem to having a lot of fun on their daily commutes, the explanation may be the Pandora personalized radio service packaged with each car delivered to vehicle lease showrooms starting in September.
Many drivers like the idea of leasing a car that they recognize from the animated adventures they play on their computer screens.
Drivers who are looking for lease specials on new cars usually wander into showrooms and dealerships, but General Motors is taking a more creative spin on sales through a partnership with the discount retail chain Costco.
Car leasing shoppers often purchase Jeep vehicles when they need four-wheel drive transportation, praising the brand's rugged reliability.
Honda has launched the fourth generation of its CR-V crossover, adding upscale styling, greater fuel efficiency and other added features to compete in the American car leasing market.
Gearing up for an attempt to wrestle car leasing business away from its rival automakers, General Motors will price its fuel-efficient 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco at $25,995.
The throaty rumble of a well-tuned engine is music to a mechanic's ears, and can be a sign of quality for savvy car leasing shoppers.
The American minivan market is a competitive place to sell cars, but Nissan is making a strong effort with its 2012 Quest.
In an effort to attract socially responsible car leasing shoppers, many car companies make claims about their sustainable design, green manufacturing and zero-landfill principles.
By loading its 2013 GS 350 sedan with a muscular, 3.5-liter, 306-horsepower V6 engine, Lexus has doubtless drawn the attention of plenty of car leasing shoppers.
Drivers who are looking for lease specials on Toyota cars will find that prices for 2012 models are climbing slightly higher as the automaker delivers a new range of products to its dealers.
Acura will showcase three new models for the American car leasing marketplace in January when it unveils its latest designs at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
In an era of high gasoline prices and lingering unemployment, fuel efficiency has become one of the top concerns on every car leasing shopper's mind.
Chrysler will display its 2013 Dodge Dart at the Detroit car show in January, lifting the curtain to give car leasing enthusiasts a peek at the vehicle's high-tech and customizable interior.
Lincoln is looking for new car leasing customers with its MKT full-size crossover, upgraded for the 2013 model year to include sharper handling, better fuel economy and new safety technologies.
In an effort to keep up with car leasing demand for the Chevrolet Equinox crossover, General Motors will spend $61 million to resurrect an idled assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
The crossover car has grown to encompass many models in the vehicle lease marketplace, offering drivers a middle ground between rugged, high-suspension SUVs and more nimble and fuel-efficient family sedans.