McLaren and Range Rover have been among the makes most in demand for finance in 2018 among sports and prestige vehicles, according to luxury car leasing provider JBR Capital.
The two British brands dominated JBR’s tables, together with German, Japanese and Italian makes.
The McLaren 570S, launched by the Woking-based manufacture in 2015, was the most popular vehicle for finance, with 48 payments of £1,824 and a balloon payment of £78,000 on the lender’s representative HP example.
It was closely followed by Land Rover’s high-end SUV, the Range Rover Vogue, with monthly payments of £967 and a balloon payment of £41,870 on a similar 48-month deal.
Porsche, Audi and Nissan vehicles also made the lender’s top 10, together with Bentley, Lamborghini and Ferrari models.
“While you might expect wealthy owners to rush to Ferrari and Lamborghini dealers, it’s actually McLaren and Land Rover where we’ve had the most demand for finance packages so far this year,” said Darren Selig, JBR executive chairman.
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“The ‘Made in Britain’ tag is still highly sought-after among our high net worth clients, whether that’s for supercars or luxury SUVs.”
JBR Capital is one of the few finance providers in Britain dealing exclusively in luxury finance, together with the likes of Oracle Finance. It launched in 2015 with the banking of private equity firm Cabot Square Capital (which also owned lessor LDF until earlier this year).
The luxury car leasing and finance house claims a loanbook of £318m. The firm works with the captive lenders and brokers of most high-end brands, as well as with the finance divisions of Ford, Mercedes and Nissan.
JBR Capital was the white label finance provider to McLaren from 2015 until May this year, when it was replaced by Santander Consumer Finance.