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Top 5 City Ready Hatchbacks

By Vehicle Contracts
19-08-2020
Hatchbacks are considered by many motorists to be great all-round cars. It’s almost universal between manufacturers that all hatchback models share similar characteristics such as compact designs, good fuel economies, and bristling with the latest technology. 


Hatchbacks offer a fantastically wide range of versatility in a small package. Hatchbacks are suited to frequent long and short-range commutes, making them comfortable and staying cost-effective.

Many modern hatchbacks are well known for their high fuel-economies that make them very cheap to run. The latest generations of hatchback models often come with super-efficient hybrid engines, which offer lower emissions and lower road tax.

If you’re looking for your next family car to lease, you may find yourself looking at a hatchback. They are practical and have generous amounts of boot space so they can take on any family challenge thrown their way. 

Here are some of the picks for the best city-ready hatchbacks to lease in 2020: 

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is one of the more iconic cars manufactured by Ford, with the first iteration of the model debuting in 1976. The 2020 Ford Fiesta fits into the ‘supermini’ class of car, but don’t be fooled by the name, this is a hatchback through-and-through.

It’s clever compact design comes in both a 3-door and 5-door version which are available in a range of trims that offer different size engines. The base model of the Ford Fiesta comes with a 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine, while the higher-end variants like the all-new Focus ST boasts a fierce 2.3 litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine - making it the most powerful Focus yet.

The Ford Focus is also practical with its handy 292 litres of boot space than can go up to 1093 litres with the collapsable back seats.  

The interior has been carefully crafted for convenience and comfort. The digital heads up display gives you all the information you need for effortless driving while driving around the urban jungle. 

Kia Ceed

The Kia Ceed is a versatile dynamic hatchback that offers solid reliability and practicality wrapped in a sporty look.

Lower end versions of the Kia Ceed comes with a 1.4-litre petrol engine, which packs a surprising amount of power for a hatchback. While higher-end models can sport a 1.6 diesel engine. 

Kia is renowned for producing economic cars, and the Ceed is no exception to this. The Kia Ceed’s petrol engines have a fuel economy of 58.9mpg, while the diesel variant can achieve an admirable 68.9mpg. This combined with Kia’s commitment to low emissions makes it an excellent option for city driving and commuting. 

Kia vehicles also come with an unmatched 7-year manufacturer’s warranty. Meaning that you’ll have peace of mind that you’ll be able to keep your Kia Ceed lease on the road without any additional strain on your wallet. 

Audi A1 Sportback

The Audi A1 Sportback is a refined hatchback that is both comfortable and practical while offering classic Audi style. As the name would suggest, the A1 Sportback takes the idea of a traditional hatchback and adds sporty features like

The body of the Audi A1 Sportback is stylish for a hatchback with the elongated sloping front leads down to the front grilles, which are flanked by sleek LED headlights. The box middle section of the Audi A1 Sportback blends seamlessly with its stylish front and wide wheel arches, which can contain a range of alloy wheels. 

The interior has been designed to offer the excellent quality and comfort that you can expect from a premium manufacturer like Audi. The Audi A1 Sportback is also packed with technology like the Audi Virtual Cockpit, wireless phone chagrin and a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System. All of which can be accessed from the comfort of the car’s luxurious sport seats. 

It has a wide range of petrol engines to choose from that all offer plenty of power, from its three-cylinder litre 5-speed Sport engine, to the 7-speed S tronic that can achieve speeds of 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds - which is very admirable for a city-going hatchback.

Volkswagen Golf

It wouldn’t be a discussion about the best hatchback if it didn’t include the Volkswagen Golf. Ever since the first Golf first entered production in 1974, it has grown to be one of the most common hatchbacks on the market, with over units sold worldwide.

The 2020 version of the Volkswagen Golf includes many refinements on the model’s previous iterations. The car was awarded the 2020 Hatchback of the Year by Whatcar.

With a choice of petrol or diesel engines, plentiful amounts of easily accessible storage space, and many other features that make every journey enjoyable. There are plenty of reasons to choose the Volkswagen Golf as your next contract hire car.

Nissan Leaf

One of the first fully electric cars to gain popularity in the market. Since the Nissan Leaf first rolled off the production lines in takes the classic hatchback and

Since the sale of new diesel, petrol and electric vehicles will no longer be legal by 2035, the amount of fully-electric vehicles on the market has been growing. Now is a great time to become accustomed to the future of driving with a new electric car lease. 

The Nissan Leaf’s 40KwH battery is capable of ranges of 168 miles on a full charge, and with self-charging at home, it will cost as little as £300 per year to run.

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