ALD Automotive has seen a hike in the
demand for its short-term leasing, reflecting a new popularity in
short-term deals.

The operational leasing and fleet
management business line of the Société Générale group said that
PoolFleet – its short-term, flexible leasing offering – has
increased from 650 to 700 live car rentals at any time last year,
to 900 in the first half of 2010.

Typical contracts for nearly-new cars
are six months and12,000 miles. To meet the increased demand, ALD
is offering commercial vehicles on short-term lease, with more than
100 Volkswagen Caddy, Crafter and Transporter vans joining the
fleet in the coming weeks.