Best new car deals 2014
Look no further than our detailed run-down for all the best new car deals in 2014
New-car sales have increased significantly year-on-year from the same time in 2013 and to tempt you into a new car, manufactures are offering a range of deals that aim to get you behind the wheel of one of their cars. While some of the discounts could arguably be achieved with some committed haggling – and we would always recommend giving this a go – there are some still some impressive deals to be had without negotiation. So, keep reading for the Carbuyer A-Z guide of new car deals.
Alfa Romeo deals
If you fancy something a bit different from a Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus hatchback, Alfa Romeo will knock £1,000 off its striking Alfa Romeo Giulietta Perfernza. The deal means you pay a deposit of £2,399, followed by 48 monthly payments of £209 and an optional final payment of £5,523. You can also save £750 on the smaller Alfa Romeo Mito, which is split into a customer deposit of £1,999, followed by 48 monthly payments of £199, and an optional final payment of £5,909. All the company's offers can be found on the Alfa Romeo website.
The Audi website also has deals across most of its range, and the Audi A1 S line could be yours with a deposit of £3,455, 35 monthly payments of £229, and an optional final payment of £8,897. That deal includes a £750 discount on the price of the vehicle. At the other end of the range, there is a £7,000 saving to be made on the Audi R8 supercar. The deal means you pay an £18,443 deposit, followed by 35 monthly payments of £999, and an optional final payment of a not inconsiderable – £44,414.
Chevrolet has got some of the most attractive deals on the market at the moment, with money to be saved on the entire range. The powerful Chevrolet Camaro can be had with a £7,000 discount, but there's money to be saved across the range including in the Chevrolet Trax (£2,000), Chevrolet Aveo (£2,500), Chevrolet Cruze (£5,000), Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagen (£5,500), Chevrolet Captiva (£9,000) and the Chevrolet Orlando (£7,000).
Chrysler is another manufacturer offering decent deals, and you can currently get the Chrysler Ypsilon with zero per cent finance and no deposit, which means you pay 60 monthly payments of £192 only. Opt for the big Chrysler Voyager MPV and you can get it with a one-off payment of £16,943 and an optional final payment of £11,352. That deal also means you get interest-free finance. For all the latest on the Chrysler range, visit the Carbuyer Chrysler reviews page.
The Citroen C1 would make a perfect first car thanks to impressively low running costs, and the fact that the model can currently be had with zero per cent finance. The offer requires a deposit of £2,672 followed by 36 monthly payments of £99 and an optional final payment of £3,544. Bear in mind that a new C1 is due this year, though. The Citroen C-Zero electric car has been a low-volume seller for the company and, in an attempt to rectify this, the firm has knocked £4,800 off the price which, when combined with the government's £5,000 grant for electric vehicles, means it now costs just £16,416. See all the Citroen's offers on the company's website.
Fiat will make a £1,450 contribution to the price of a 1.2-litre Panda Pop. The deal means you pay a deposit of £109, followed by 47 monthly payments of £109, and an optional final payment of £3,062. While the company will make only a £500 contribution to the cost of Fiat 500 – when purchased used Fiat finance – the company will pay £1,955 towards the price of its aging Fiat Punto That means you pay a deposit of £129, followed by 47 monthly payments of £129, and an optional final deposit of £2,800.
The new Ford Focus is out later this year, which means there are currently some excellent offers on the current car. Right now, Ford will make a £1,950 contribution to the cost of a Ford Focus Studio. It comes with equipment such as a CD player, air conditioning and electric front windows. You pay a one-off fee of £149, a deposit of £2,645, followed by 23 monthly payments of £139, and an optional final payment of £6,741. Read all the firm's current deals on its website.
The Honda Jazz looks one of the most tempting buys on the Honda website. It can be had with a £1,200 discount as well as zero per cent finance. The finance deals are flexible, but Honda gives the example of paying a deposit of £1,801, 36 monthly payments of £140, and an optional final payment of £4,159. The Honda Civic Tourer – which has the biggest boot in its class – can also be had with zero per cent finance. The car costs £21,375 and payments are broken £7,853 down into a £4,590 deposit and 36 monthly payments of £248.
The old Hyundai i10 has had its price slashed by £1,350 and also available with interest-free credit. That translates into a customer deposit of £4,951 and 36 monthly payments of £129. Hyundai will also make a £1,500 contribution to the cost of a Hyundai i30, although this deal is not an option when buying with Hyundai finance. There are plenty of deals on the Hyundai Website covering everything from the i10 to the Hyundai Santa Fe large SUV.
Head to the promotions page of the Jaguar website, and you’ll find plenty of attractive deals. Jaguar will currently knock nearly £3,700 off the price of its Jaguar XF Sportsbrake estate, if you use the company's finance scheme. The deal means you pay a deposit of £8,399, followed by 36 monthly payments of £329, and an optional final payment of £14,344. The Jaguar also comes loaded with equipment including electric seats, a seven-inch touchscreen, xenon headlights and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Jaguar is also offering three years’ free servicing on all XF and XF Sportbrake models bought before the end of March.
If you are looking for a rugged four-wheel drive then Jeep may have the answer in the form of its Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Right now, the company is offering interest-free credit on the big SUV. In total, it costs £37,695, which is spread roughly across a deposit of £3,783 and 36 monthly payments of £942. The offer includes three years free servicing and roadside assistance. And, if the Grand Cherokee is too big for your needs, the company is also offering interest free credit on the smaller Jeep Compass.
The Kia Sorento makes for a good budget alternative to the Jeep, and Kia has chopped £2,000 from the car's price. Buy it on Kia finance plan and you’ll make a deposit of £5,487, 36 monthly payments of £345, and have the option to buy the car for another £9,499, at the end of the agreement. The company has also lopped £750 off the price of the Kia Picanto supermini. It requires a deposit of £1,886, 36 monthly payments of £105, and an optional final payment of £3,014. Read all the current Kia deals on the manufacturer's website.
Land Rover deals
Land Rover will make a £2,000 contribution to the cost of a Land Rover Freelander 2 if you buy the car through the firm's finance scheme. The car's on-the-road price is £27,450, which means you pay a deposit of £6,180, 36 payments of £299 and an optional final payment of £11,269. The firm will also make a £1,500 contribution to the cost of the Range Rover Evoque, sadly there’re no such deals on the new Range Rover or Range Rover Sport.
The Mazda6 is one of the best family cars on sale at the moment, and Mazda is offering to pay £1,000 towards the cost of the car along with interest-free finance. That means you pay 42 monthly installments of £326, followed by an optional final payment of £6,424. If you are looking for a cheap-to-run sports car, the company's Mazda MX5 is being offered with a £2,000 contribution towards the car's cost and interest-free credit.
Decide to buy either the Mercedes A-Class or the Mercedes B-Class and Mercedes will throw in three-years’ free servicing. The company is also offering a £12,800 contribution and interest-free credit on its soon-to-be-replaced Mercedes CL-Class coupe. With an on-the-road price of £95,525, the Mercedes is still a pricey car, though, and it will cost you a deposit of £9,630, 36 monthly payments of £1,145, and an optional final payment of £31,875.
Mitsubishi has knocked up to £5,000 off the list price of its rugged off-roader, which is excellent off-road, but outclassed in most other areas by the more modern competition. The Mitsubishi Outlander – a newer model – doesn’t come with any discounts, but does come with three-years’ free servicing – when bought with the company's finance scheme. Read all our reviews of the Mitsubishi range, on the Carbeyer Mitsubishi reviews page.
If you’re looking for an excellent electric car then there are some attractive deals being offered on the Nissan Leaf. Nissan will make a £2,000 contribution to the cost of the electric vehicle (EV), which makes it look very attractive when you take into account the £5,000 government grant for EVs. Buy it with Nissan's finance package and you’ll pay a deposit of £3,742, 37 monthly payments of £119, and an optional final payment of £7,249. Nissan will also make a £1,000 contribution to the cost of the 2WD Nissan Juke N-TEC, bringing its on-the-road price down to £16,395.
The Peugeot 107 is set to be replaced by the new Peugeot 108 later this year, so Peugeot is keen to get rid of old stock in preparation for the new car's arrival. That's good news for you because it means the Peugeot 107 Access – which is still an accomplished city car – can now be had with £800 slashed from the price, so that it now costs £7,295. The company is also offering zero per cent finance on much of the rest of the range including the Peugeot 5008, Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 508, as well as appealing 'Peugeot Passport' offers on the Peugeot 2008. See all the company's deals on the Peugeot website.
The SEAT Mii, which shares many of its parts with the Volkswagen up! and Skoda Citigo, is one of our favourite new city cars and can currently be had for just £59 a month. The deal means you get interest free credit, pay a £2,385 deposit, and can buy the car completely with an optional final payment of £3,610. Meanwhile, the SEAT Ibiza SC three-door, SEAT Ibiza five-door hatchback, and SEAT Ibiza SW estate are all available with a £1,000 contribution through SEAT's finance scheme. Find out more on all these deals, on the company's website.
There are tempting deals aplenty on the Skoda website, with the manufacturer offering discounts on many of the models in the range. One of the most appealing is a 1.2-litre (86) Skoda Fabia SE, which can be yours for £8,995, rather than the £12,000 it usually costs. The car comes with alloy wheels, air conditioning, and an alarm. You can also find tempting offers on the Skoda Yeti, Skoda Rapid, and the Skoda Roomster.
Smart is currently offering £872 off the price of a Smart ForTwo Edition 21 special edition, with interest-free finance. The offer means you make 36 monthly payments of £79, an initial deposit of £1,999, and have the option to buy the car with a one-off payment of £3,860. The car also comes with one year's free insurance and 15-inch alloy wheels. Go for the Smart ForTwo Pulse and Smart will make a £1,200 contribution to the cost of the car, which leaves you to pay a £2,355 deposit, 36 monthly payments of £79, and an optional final payment of £3,860.
There are definitely more accomplished SUVs than the SsangYong Korando, but if you want a tough four-wheel drive for an affordable price, it makes a lot of sense, especially since SsangYong dropped the price by £3,000. That means for under £20,000 you get a durable family car that comes loaded with equipment – such as leather seats, front and rear heated seats, electric sunroof, automatic air conditioning and an automatic transmission – at no extra cost. Find out more about the range by reading the Carbuyer SsangYong reviews page.
There are offers across the Suzuki range, which include VAT-free prices on the Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Splash, Suzuki Swift and Suzuki SX4. Buy a Suzuki S-Cross, meanwhile, and the car comes complete with three years servicing, but the best deals are to be had on the firm's robust off-roader – the Suzuki Grand Vitara. The four-wheel drive is getting old now, but it is genuinely sturdy machine with impressive off-road ability, and Suzuki is currently offering it with interest-free credit, which means if you buy a Grand Vitara 1.6 SZ3 three-door you pay a deposit of £7,998, followed by 36 monthly payments of £222.
Toyota is offering decent deals on many of its hybrid models. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid, for example, can currently be had with interest-free credit and one year's free insurance. Buy the larger Toyota Auris Hybrid, either as an estate or a hatchback, and Toyota will make a £1,000 contribution to the cost of the car, as well as offering zero per cent APR. Visit the Carbuyer Toyota reviews page, for all the latest videos and reviews of the Toyota range.
Vauxhall is offering competitive deals on most of its models, and all cars now come with lifetime warranties. One of the most attractive offers can be had on the Vauxhall Zafira MPV, which the firm will make a £2,500 contribution on. That means the Zafira Exclusive 1.8i 16v VVT can be had with a deposit of £5,275, followed by 60 monthly installments of £189. The company's smaller MPV, the Vauxhall Meriva, can be had with a similar deal, which – in the case of the Vauxhall Meriva Energy 1.4i 16v VVT – translates into a deposit of £5,155, followed by 60 monthly payments of £199.
If you need a practical SUV then Volkswagen is currently paying up to £2,750 towards the cost of the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV, when the car's bought using Volkswagen Finance. Taking the Tiguan S 1.4 TSI BlueMotion 2WD as an example, the deal means you pay a deposit of £3,625, followed by 53 monthly payments of £269, and an optional final payment of £8,001. The company will also make a £1,000 contribution to the cost of the 1.2-litre petrol Volkswagen Polo Match. That deal means you pay a deposit of £2,529, followed by 35 monthly payments of £135 and an optional final payment of £5,264.
All these offers are available now and until at least the end of March 2014, with more information available online and through your local dealer.