With so many people now working from home, achieving work-life balance in your daily routine may have become a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, when it comes to buying a vehicle that meets both your business and leisure requirements, getting the work-life balance right is very easy.
Many manufacturers are now producing cars that handle double-duty. Either as a workhorse on weekdays and as a recreational vehicle on weekends, handle the school drop-off and then pick-up clients for a meeting, or as the small business delivery vehicle and transport your sports gear.
We’re focussing on two 2020 models which will tick a lot of boxes for a lot of car buyers – the 2020 Toyota Hilux and the Suzuki S-Cross.
2020 Toyota Hilux
The Hilux has been THE workhorse in the Toyota work vehicle range for decades. The 2020 model sees this popular vehicle get quite an overhaul which may bring into your consideration for your new double-duty vehicle. As a work vehicle, the Hilux suits tradies, construction and building workers, general delivery contractors, maintenance teams and many more.
The styling and increase in comfort levels that Hilux has received over time, makes it equally suited to recreation and adventure. Stow the mountain bikes, kayaks, snowboards, golf clubs or kids bikes and head off on family adventures.
The dual cab easily accommodates a work crew or a family.
So what’s new in 2020?
For a start, the front end has had a makeover to more of a truck-look, described by Toyota as a trapezoidal grille. In the more important categories, the 2020 Hilux features increased power, improved fuel efficiency and increased towing capacity.
The 2.8L diesel on the SR, SR5, Rogue and Rugged X models has been giving an additional 20kW and 50Nm in additional torque.
In smarts, tech and connectivity features have been upgraded with all models featuring a touchscreen display and intelligent safety technology.
Suzuki S Cross
The SUV has become a very popular vehicle for its versatility and Suzuki continues to deliver at the affordable end of the market. The latest model of the Suzuki S-Cross lives up to the brand’s reputation with a compact price tag and a compact but very sleek package.
The S-Cross is available in Turbo and Turbo Prestige variations with a 1.4L 4 cylinder turbo engine with, according to Suzuki, impressive fuel efficiency. A major consideration if you’re a regular at the browser and want to achieve budget balance as well as work-life balance.
The sleek styling makes the S-Cross suitable for both private life pursuits and business activities for many people. Whether that means running your own business, using the car for work purposes or if your main ‘work’ focus is running your family errands and meeting their demands.
The 430 litre luggage space means plenty of room for rec and sports gear or business packages and stock. The wide opening of the cargo bag will cater for many purposes. Perhaps a hobby business operator set up a market stall each weekend.
Inside, safety and technology features abound. Intuitive multimedia systems, inclusions to provide safety while reversing – especially essential at school drop-offs – and seating for 5. Both models have a 6 speed automatic transmission and front, side, curtain and driver knee airbags.
All with a starting price under $30K. Worth a look? Check out the specs and details at Suzuki.
When checking out the Hilux or S-Cross, either online or at the showroom don’t forget to have the Jade Business Car Finance Calculator open to get a rough ballpark on repayments.
Achieving Car Loan Balance
At Jade Car Loans, we offer both business vehicle finance and personal car loans to suit all our customers. If your Hilux or Suzuki will be predominantly for work purposes we offer:
If you’re buying purely for personal use, the Secured Car Loan is the most popular choice of personal car loan.
Your Jade Car Loans will source you a quote, aimed at achieving balance in your cash flow or your weekly budget. In the current low interest rate climate, we are achieving even cheaper car loans than ever.
Your consultant will listen to your requirements and negotiate with the lender to get the balance right to meet your requirements regarding monthly repayments, loan terms and other aspects of the loan.
If you would like to be prepared before you start talking to the Toyota or Suzuki dealer, contact us for a pre-approved car loan.
To discuss a cheap car loan or vehicle finance deal on a new Toyota Hilux or Suzuki S-Cross, speak with a Jade Car Loans consultant 1300 000 003
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