One customer, who is not being named, recently had an urgent need for 20 vehicles on high-mileage contracts for a 12 month period. The customer's choice of nearly-new enabled it to meet the mobility requirements of the contractors, while halving the costs normally incurred with new vehicles.
The firm claims its success is a direct reflection of its understanding of the changing needs of customers. A spokesman said: 'Through our customer surveys, feedback has shown that a requirement exists to provide drivers with a higher standard of vehicle while keeping costs under control.
Typically, LVL's nearly new product enables a Vauxhall Astra driver to move up to a Vectra, or for a manager to swap a Volvo V40 for a V70. However, the vehicles are considered new for benefit-in-kind taxation unless they are more than four years old.