Best new car deals 2015
Deals from Kia, Mitsubishi, Skoda, Jeep and Nissan
New car buyers have never had it so good when it comes to choice and discounts, and with the fresh 65-plate just released, you may decide now is a good time to see what deals are out there. With so much competition between manufacturers, there are always loads of offers available as brands vie for your hard-earned money.
The deals on this page will look at everything from interest-free credit to free trim upgrades and additional standard equipment. We have scoured the web for the best new car deals available today, along with other offers brands are providing for longer periods of time. Don’t forget to visit our best cars section to check out the top models on the market in 2015.
Best new car deals – weekly (updated: 02/10/15)
The fourth quarter of October has seen Kia introduce deposit-free finance offers on all the cars in its current range. The company has also increased cash savings to £1,000 on some models, including the Picanto and the Rio. Most versions of the cee'd now come with £2,000 off, while the Kia Sportage benefits from a £1,200 deposit contribution on PCP deals.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is available on a PCP deal at 5.9% APR. A deposit of £10,079 leaves you with 43 monthly payments of £249 per month. Company car drivers may be interested to hear the car attracts just 5% BIK.
If you do most of your driving around town but want a car that can still cope with the odd motorway trip, you may want to consider the excellent Skoda Citigo. The car is available on a PCP deal and if you can afford a deposit of £2,747, you can pay for the car in 42 monthly instalments of £79. You can also put down a smaller deposit and make higher monthly payments if that's a better fit for your circumstances.
Deals from brokers
It's always worth checking with reputable car brokers to see if you can get the model you’re after for less. After trawling the web, we’ve found some great deals:
We’ve featured the Jeep Renegade from Buyacar for the last few weeks and the online broker has now extended its offer into October. That means you can get the car in Trailhawk spec with a 2.0-litre diesel engine and four-wheel drive for £22,486, which is £5,608 off the RRP.
Best new car deals – quarterly
UK car sales are the strongest they've been in a decade, which means the competition between manufacturers to sell you a car has never been stiffer.
You should capitalise on this when you're hunting for your next car, because there are plenty of new car deals offering everything from low monthly payments to interest-free credit, free equipment upgrades and big discounts. Keep reading for the best deals straight from the manufacturers, or visit our best cars section to check out the top models on the market today.
The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso won Carbuyer's Best Seven Seater award for 2015 and if it's a car that interests you, Citroen is currently offering the PureTech 130 in VTR+ trim for monthly payments of £279 per month. Citroen will contribute £1,500 to the cost of the deposit, leaving you with £4,223 to pay at the start of the deal.
Dacia has launched several finance offers to coincide with September's new 65-reg plate and they all include deposit contributions and an extended warranty.
If you buy a Sandero supermini, Logan MCV estate, or Sandero Stepway compact crossover in any of the trims above entry-level Access, Dacia will contribute £500 towards your deposit. Buyers of the Dacia Duster SUV will benefit from a deposit contribution of £750. All models come with a five-year/60,000 mile warranty.
If you're looking for a small car with five-door practicality and a stylish interior, then you’re in luck – Fiat has reduced the price of the Fiat Panda by £1,450. That means the Panda Pop 1.2-litre petrol can be yours for £7,088 on a finance deal. You pay a deposit of £99 and 48 monthly instalment of the same amount.
A deal that's scheduled to expire at the end of this month is Ford's three year finance offer on the all-new Ford Mondeo. You can get the 113bhp 1.5-litre diesel model in Titanium trim for £259 per month, including a deposit contribution of £1,425 from Ford. That leaves you with an initial £5,716 to pay and the choice at the end of the three years to buy the car for £8,834 or return it to Ford.
The Hyundai i10 is one of our favourite cars and the Korean manufacturer is currently offering the car in 1.0-litre Premium trim for just £69 per month at 0% APR. A deposit of £3,844 will secure you the low monthly payments and at the end of the two-year plan you can buy the car outright for £5,175.
The Premium model features alloy wheels, air-conditioning and LED daytime running lights – at £69 per month, there isn’t much else that can compete with the excellent city car when it comes to value. If you don’t have money for a deposit, Hyundai will contribute £500 towards the car and you’ll pay £175 per month, though APR increases to 5.9% and you’ll pay for the car over 49 months rather than 25.
Estate cars don't get much better looking than the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. The current offer means you pay a deposit of £8,499, followed by 36 monthly instalments of £377. Go for the saloon and Jaguar will contribute £3,355 towards the deposit, while the flagship Jaguar XJ saloon is currently being offered with £10,460 off when the car is bought through Jaguar finance.
The new Jeep Cherokee is a rare sight on UK roads, which could explain the savings currently being offered. Turn up at a Jeep showroom and they'll knock £2,000 off the price of the Cherokee before offering you interest-free credit on some models. The offer breaks down to a deposit of £4,999 followed by 48 instalments of £299 on the 185bhp 2.2-litre Longitude Plus Automatic 4x4 model. If you need more space, the bigger Grand Cherokee has a £5,000 deposit contribution and interest-free credit.
The Kia Picanto was one of Kia's first class leaders, but it's getting on a bit now. So to keep sales healthy, Kia has reduced the price of the well equipped Kia Picanto VR7 by £1,000 – it now costs £8,845. Equipment includes rear parking sensors, alloy wheels and a Bluetooth phone connection. The larger Kia Rio VR7 also benefits from a £1,000 saving.
Land Rover deals
The Range Rover Evoque is actually four years old now, but the design has aged well and is still a good proposition for those taking their first step onto the ladder of Range Rover ownership. Land Rover is currently offering the 2.0-litre TD4 SE Tech auto model for £399 per month if you can stump up a deposit of £8,190. At the end of three years, you can return the car to Range Rover or pay £18,994 to own the car outright.
We really like the new Mazda MX-5 here at Carbuyer, awarding the car 4.5 out of 5 stars when we reviewed it. If you’re in the market for fun, open-top motoring that won’t cost the earth, you should seriously consider the MX-5.
Mazda is doing its bit to help buying one even more appealing by allowing you to preorder one on a Conditional Sale deal. If you can stump up a 50% deposit, you can pay the rest in monthly installments over 12, 24, or 36 months at 0% APR. Alternatively, the car is available on a PCP deal for a period of up to 42 months with no minimum deposit.
If you rack up a lot of miles and need a comfortable large saloon car, the Mercedes E-Class is a perfect choice thanks to its cushioning ride, economical diesel engine and smooth seven-speed automatic gearbox. Buy the car through Mercedes Personal Finance and the company will contribute £5,520, leaving you to pay a deposit of £4,999 and 36 monthly instalments of £349. The Mercedes B-Class offers MPV-like practicality and is being offered with a £1,258 deposit contribution in a similar deal.
Mitsubishi has introduced deals across many of the models in its current range, including the ASX crossover, the L200 and the Outlander PHEV.
Every single model in the ASX lineup now has £1,000 of the price, meaning the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol model in ZC trim costs £14,249. We recommend going for the 1.6-litre diesel, which is now £18,499, as the diesel engine is more economical and refined.
The second-generation Nissan Qashqai is one of the best crossover models on the market and you can currently get an n-tec DIG-T 115 version for £219 per month on a PCP finance deal. Nissan will contribute £1,250 towards the cost of the car, meaning you can secure the monthly payments for a deposit of £5,607.
After three years, you have the option to buy the car for a final payment of £10,697 or return the car to Nissan. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine is a competent performer, particularly for those buyers who will mainly use the car around town, and the n-tec trim level ensures you get luxuries like 18-inch alloy wheels, climate control, sat-nav and parking cameras. Nissan doesn’t insist on a deposit either, so if you can’t afford a chunk of money up front you can have the Qashqai for higher monthly payments.
Renault is doing several deals on its cars, including a whopping £5,109 deposit contribution to the Renault Zoe in Dynamique Nav trim. That means your monthly payments for the electric car could be as low as £89 per month with a deposit of £995.
The Skoda Superb estate has loads of rear passenger space and a huge boot that makes it a perfect family car. Use Skoda finance to buy the car and you'll pay a deposit of £4,473 followed by 41 monthly payments of £205.
Those of our readers currently looking for a good price on a new family hatchback may be interested to read the news that Skoda has reduced the price of all models in the new Rapid Spaceback range.
The cheapest version of the car, the 89bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol model in entry-level S trim, is now just £13,500 – that's £1,355 less than before. All other models have at least the same amount knocked off their previous price, with the biggest saving of £1,905 to be had on the mid-range SE Tech 123bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol DSG model, which is priced at £16,390.
There has been no change to equipment levels on the three trim levels available, so buyers get just as much kit as before, and several Rapid Spaceback models offer tax-free motoring thanks to their low CO2 outputs. If you’re looking for a car in this class, you’ll want to consider rivals such as the Ford Focus and Hyundai i30 before you buy, but the Skoda does now look like particularly good value. The revised price structure applies to all new orders for the new Rapid Spaceback, which is known as the 2016 model year car.
The Skoda Citigo is our top city car, but the Smart ForTwo is arguably more appealing to younger drivers and even better suited to life in the city. The Smart ForTwo Grandstyle is even better looking than the standard car thanks to its all-black finish and it comes with a dealer contribution of £936. That leaves you to pay a deposit of £1,599 and 36 monthly instalments of £99.
The SsangYong Tivoli is on sale in the UK priced from £12,590. If you’re interested in the compact SUV but can’t afford the car up front, you may be interested to read that it was launched with several PCP deals, one of which makes the Tivoli in entry-level SE trim £159 per month over three-years after a deposit of £2,993. Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and Bluetooth, and all models come with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is perfect for city driving thanks to its rock-bottom running costs and compact dimensions. It can also be bought on interest-free credit. Toyota has also cut the cost of the excellent Toyota GT86 sports coupe by £1,000 if you buy it using Toyota finance, which offers APR of 4.9%.
The Vauxhall Adam Glam 1.2-litre petrol could be on your driveway for a deposit of £999 after a contribution from Vauxhall of £2,340, followed by 36 monthly instalments of £158. The Vauxhall Astra GTC three-door has also been discounted by up to £1,200. That means you can get a GTC SRi for a deposit of £2,899 and 60 monthly payments of £289.
The new Volkswagen Passat is an impressive saloon car that feels very well built and comes with one of the smartest interiors in its class. VW is currently offering the 1.6-litre TDI model in S trim on a four-year PCP deal and will contribute £1,500 towards the deposit. That leaves you with an initial £5,053 to pay, followed by 36 monthly payments of £215.
At the end of the finance plan you have the option to buy the car outright for £8,330 or hand it back to Volkswagen. The deal also includes the option of fixed price servicing for £149, which covers the car for two years or 20,000 miles.
If you need a big estate car that's also very efficient, then the Volvo V60 D2 is worth looking at. It's being offered with a £500 deposit contribution from Volvo and a £4,000 discount from the dealer. You pay a deposit of £6,218 and 37 monthly payments of £309 with an optional final payment of £10,900. Volvo is also offering three years' free servicing.