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Car manufacturer subscription programmes – 2023 round-up

As the popularity of car subscriptions grows, car manufacturers have decided to get in on the act, offering subscription deals of their own

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The interest in car subscription as an alternative to traditional form of car finance or leasing is continuing to grow. Although it only makes up a small part of the marketplace right now, the awareness and interest in subscription programmes is increasing.

We’ve previously covered how car subscription works and rounded up the UK’s best independent car subscription providers, and now we’re looking at the car companies that have launched their own subscription services.

As more and more car manufacturers expand their online offerings, subscriptions are a natural extension of their existing finance programmes and also tie in well with other short-term programmes like rentals.

A car subscription is essentially the four-wheeled equivalent of pay-as-you go phones or pay-TV plans. The idea is that you have a car for as long as you like with either no fee or a small charge to sign up, and you can end the contract or swap the car when you feel like it, subject to conditions.

As the popularity of independent subscription providers continues to grow, several car manufacturers have started to get in on the act. Some have their own subscription brands that offer deals on a wide selection of models from their range, while others have started offering subscription deals on their latest flagship model to pull in potential punters.

For now, the list is relatively small. However, we expect to see things expand significantly over the next year or two, and we will continue to update this page as more car companies get on board the subscription bandwagon.

Car manufacturer subscription programmes in 2023

Please note that the information given below is accurate as of July 2023. We’ll keep updating this page as more subscription programmes are added, so keep checking back for the latest information.

Car manufacturers offering subscription programmes in the UK

Genesis

URL: genesisfinanceuk.com/genesis-flexibility

What we like: Brand’s full range is on offer, scheduled servicing included

Minimum term: six months

What we don’t like: No three month contracts are available, you need to contact the sales team to get a tailored quote, wear and tear charges may apply

Models on offer

Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60

Genesis GV80

Genesis GV80

Genesis GV70

Genesis GV70

Genesis G70

Genesis G70

Genesis G80

Genesis G80

Genesis is a new premium car brand from Hyundai, much like Lexus is to Toyota or Audi is to Volkswagen. It’s just getting started in Europe, after several years of success in the USA, and has now announced its own subscription service called Flexibility.

The brand’s entire range of upmarket models are available, from the G70 saloon to the large GV80 SUV, and even the new all-electric GV60 hatchback. Pricing starts at £635/month for a Genesis G70 saloon on an 18-month term and heads upwards to about £1,225/month for 18 months on a Genesis GV80 large SUV.

These offers are based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles, and insurance and maintenance costs are not included. Genesis Flexibility also offers six month contracts, but for a higher fee.

Hyundai

URL: subscription.mocean.com/uk

What we like: User-friendly website, car insurance can be sorted by Mocean for an extra monthly fee

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Home delivery costs extra, optional insurance packages are expensive for younger drivers

Models on offer

Hyundai Bayon

Hyundai Bayon

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

Hyundai Kona Electric (2018 to 2023)

Hyundai Kona Electric (2018 to 2023)

Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10

Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30

Hyundai launched its subscription platform in late 2021, called Mocean. A decent selection of the brand’s models are currently available on subscription, excluding the brand’s uprated ‘N’ models, the large Santa Fe SUV, and the new Ioniq 6 saloon. Pricing starts at £249/month for a Hyundai i10 city car on a 24-month term – but you need to take Hyundai’s insurance, which adds a minimum of £44/month if you’re over 50 (more if you’re lucky enough to be younger). If you are looking for a three-month term, the price increases goes up to £429/month.

These offers do not include car insurance, and assume that the car will by travelling up to 800 miles a month (mileage can be adjusted, increasing the fee).

Jaguar

URL: drivepivotal.com

What we like: Subscriptions can be paused after three months, tiered packages makes car swapping more straightforward

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Only two Jaguar models currently on offer, limited vehicle customisation

Models on offer

Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Both owned by Tata Motors, Jaguar and Land Rover launched a joint subscription service in 2018 called Carpe (from the Latin Carpe Diem seize the day) as a 12-month unlimited mileage subscription, aimed at high-mileage drivers who could sign up to a new Land Rover or Jaguar every 12 months. It was relaunched in 2020 as Pivotal, with a minimum 90-day term and monthly vehicle swaps possible.There are multiple membership tiers and members can put their subscription on hold from month to month. A fresh vehicle arrives every six months. If you opt for a Jaguar, it’s either £850/month to £1,250/month, insurance included.

The entry-level ‘Blue’ package allows you to opt for a F-Pace SUV for £850/month, while the mid-range £1,250/month ‘Indigo’ package includes the I-Pace as an option. Jaguar subscriptions are currently limited to these SUVs – no other models are currently on offer.

Land Rover

URL: drivepivotal.com

What we like: Subscriptions can be paused after three months, tiered packages makes car swapping more straightforward

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Limited vehicle customisation

Models on offer

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover

Range Rover

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender

Range Rover Velar

Range Rover Velar

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

If you are more intrigued by the Land Rover range, Pivotal offers subscription deals on the entire Land Rover line-up – including the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models that both won class-leading accolades in The Car Expert’s 2022 end-of-year awards.

There are multiple membership tiers and members can put their subscription on hold from month to month. A fresh vehicle arrives every six months. It costs from £850/month to £2,000/month depending on the model you choose, insurance included.

The Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport are available with the lead-in ‘Blue’ package, while the flagship Range Rover reserved for the most expensive ‘Ultraviolet’ package.

Volvo

URL: volvocars.com/uk/care-by-volvo

What we like: 30-day trial allows you to see if the car suits you, Volvo’s full range on offer

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Only three-month or three-year contracts

Models on offer

Volvo EC40

Volvo EC40

Volvo EX40

Volvo EX40

Volvo S90

Volvo S90

Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Volvo V90

Volvo V90

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s Care by Volvo subscription went UK-wide in 2020. Customers can choose any model from the current Volvo line-up (built to order or from stock), assemble the monthly package on an app and try the car on a 30-day trial. There’s no sign-up fee and then a three-month rolling contract.

Although Volvo describes the offer as ‘all-inclusive’, it’s not really as insurance is not included. Monthly payments go from £659/month for the petrol-powered XC40 small SUV on a 36-month contract, up to £1,729/month for the soon-to-arrive EX90 SUV on a three-month rolling contract.

Manufacturers with limited subscription deals

Cupra

URL: cuprasubscriptions.wagonex.com/browse

What we like: Cheaper with Cupra than Wagonex

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Limited vehicle customisation, only three-month contracts, delivery waiting list

Volkswagen Group has started a small subscription offering, with deals now available for the all-electric Cupra Born hatchback, thanks to a partnership with subscription provider Wagonex.

A great way to trial an all-electric car to see what all the fuss is about, Cupra currently only offers a Born subscription on a three-month contract, with prices starting at £699/month. Breakdown cover, road tax and maintenance costs are included, but you will need to sort out the insurance yourself.

Renault

URL: renault.co.uk/finance/subscription

What we like: Car insurance included in your monthly payment

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Limited vehicle customisation

Renault has also started offering subscription deals but, as of July 2023, you only have a choice of the Mégane E-Tech electric hatchback or the Clio hybrid supermini. Prices start at £435/month on a 24-month contract on the Clio, but three-month contracts are also available for a higher fee of £525/month.

Renault calls these offers “all-inclusive”, and they are – insurance, road, tax, maintenance and breakdown cover is all included in the monthly payment. Renault adds that it will soon be adding more models from its range to its subscription programme, though doesn’t state exactly when.

Nissan

Nissan Subscription mock-up July 2023

URL: nissan.co.uk/vehicles/subscription

What we like: Pretty much everything except fuel or electricty included

Minimum term: three months

What we don’t like: Not a lot of choice at the moment

Nissan Subscription is essentially the same thing as Renault’s programme. This is not surprising, since it’s run by the same third-party subscription provider (Bipi Mobility). Like Renault, the choice is pretty limited – in this case, it’s the Nissan Qashqai e-Power, the Nissan Leaf EV and the Nissan Ariya EV.

Launched in July 2023, prices for Nissan Subscription start at £445/month for a Nissan Qashqai on a two-year plan. Like the Renault programme, you can take it for as little as three months if you like, but the price jumps up. The larger all-electric Nissan Ariya starts at £999/month.

Also like Renault, Nissan Subscription plans are inclusive of insurance, road, tax, maintenance and breakdown cover as part of your monthly payment.

Is your favourite car brand not featured above? Our subscription partners will be able to find you a great deal on the car you are looking for – check out our guide to the best car subscription providers.

Additional reporting by Stuart Masson.

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Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Car Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in car-buying need with independent and impartial advice.