It doesn’t matter how many test-drives you go on, you never get a true feel for the car you want to own, until you drive it daily. With this in mind, automotive journalists’ opinions can really sway us on what vehicle is best to live with on a day-by-day basis. Laboratory-tested fuel economy figures may give information on how different vehicle compare but with day-to-day driving, these figures can fluctuate.
Whilst economy is an important factor in buying your next new car, depreciation costs are just as important. With vehicles losing the majority of their value in the first year, it’s important to compare these figures as well.
Recently the SsangYong Tivoli was awarded the Cheapest Car to Run in its category (Small SUV). Overall it was in the top-ten cheapest cars to own thanks to its low depreciation, reliability and great economy. Through the winning of this trifecta, the SsangYong brought a new level of excellence with the Tivoli and one that makes us excited for what’s to come from the Korean manufacturer.
With the knowledge that the SsangYong Tivoli doesn’t depreciate as fast as its competitors, the outcome brings even more benefits to the car buyer. Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) and Contract hire finance schemes are based upon the Guaranteed Future Value of the vehicle (how much the car will be worth at the end of your agreement). In a car that depreciates less, the Guaranteed Future Value is higher and therefore payments are lower.
There’s never been a better time to enjoy the SsangYong Tivoli and Tivoli XLV. As an official SsangYong car dealership, we are proud to offer test drives seven days a week in these award-winners. Isn’t it about time you tried Tivoli at Charters SsangYong Reading?