How does leasing work in Switzerland?
You can lease a car for a period of 12 to 60 months. But remember if you breach the lease you'll pay a penalty varying from contract to contract (usually CHF 3,000-5,000). If you're unsure whether you're staying for 2 or 3 years, take out a 2-year lease as you can extend it for another 12 months. If you lease a car as an individual, the only option is financial leasing. All-inclusive leasing (with insurance, road tax, service and repairs, winter and summer tyres) is only available for companies.
I'm an expat in Switzerland. Can I get car leasing before I receive my Swiss residence permit?
Autociel.ch makes it possible! All you need is an employment contract and we can provide you with a leasing contract. Send us a copy of your residential permit as soon as it's issued. We can deliver the car even before we receive a copy of your B-permit. In the table below you can see some of the cars available within 3 weeks as nearly new or new. All the examples show the monthly amount payable for a 3-year leasing at 20,000km / year and without any down-payment.
What are the options at the end of leasing?
Either return the car to Autociel.ch when you leave Switzerland, or extend the lease, or buy the car out of the lease if you wish to do so.
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Small cars (ideal for commuting)
Volkswagen Polo 1.2TSI 105hp, automatic 4-door
Mazda 2 1.5i 102hp, automatic 4-door
BMW 3 series Touring 320i 184hp, automatic
Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI, 177hp, automatic
Family cars 7 seats
VW Touran 1.4 TSI 140hp, automatic, 7 seats
Nissan Qashqai 2.0dCi 4x4 150hp, automatic, 7 seats
VW Sharan, 2.0 TDI 140hp, automatic, 7 seats
XC90 D5 4x4, 200hp, automatic, 7 seats
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 4x4, 245hp, automatic, 7 seats
Car for 2 or a small family, 4x4
Audi A5 Coupé 4x4, 211hp, automatic
Mini Countryman S 184hp 4x4, automatic 4-door
The additional cost for insurance, road tax, repairs, services and tyres vary, but on average amount to CHF 200-350 per month.