Consumer organization TA launches private car lease solution
In partnership with Toyota and Lease Plan, consumer association Test-Achat/Test-Aankoop (TA) is launching a new private leasing solution for its members. According to the association, this offer is designed without unexpected fees, unlike other private lease offers.
For many years, Belgian consumer association Test-Achat/Test-Aankoop (TA) has been denouncing the private lease sector’s abuses as an increasing number of Belgians choose that solution. Clients could find themselves facing high deductibles in case of accidents, excessive compensation for breach of contract or exorbitant repair costs at the end of the lease.
To fight against the formula that is certainly not without risks, TA decided to offer a better solution. It decided to partner with Toyota and Lease Plan to promote a new offer and market it to its members.
“It’s not the first time that we have had to face the criticism of being judge and jury but, on the contrary, we have put all the weight of our independence into this partnership. If we reserve access to our members, it’s also to make it easier for them if a problem should arise,” explains Philippe Ducart, Communication Director at TA.
From 329 to 629 euros
TA’s private lease offer concentrates on different Toyota models (Yaris, Corolla, and C-HR), and Lexus (UX 250h). Different powertrains are available and so are trim levels. Price range from 329 euros per month up to 629 euros per month. The solution includes insurance, maintenance, repair, summer tires (unlimited), 24/7 European road assistance with a courtesy car, taxes, finances, and 21% VAT.
TA’s aim with that private leasing offer is to point the finger as the sector’s abuses. “Our product might not be perfect yet but it avoids most traps. We’ve obtained from Lease Plan an improvement in their general conditions in order to avoid the slightest bad surprise for our members. In addition to lower rent, they also benefit from a deductible reduction. We hope this will encourage the competition to offer more clarity in their contracts,” adds Mr. Ducart.