Best new car deals 2015
This week's update includes offers from Jaguar, Volkswagen, Vauxhall and online brokers
New car buyers have never had it so good when it comes to choice and discounts. 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: 28/08/15)
The Jaguar XE is an impressive new saloon that is more than capable of rivaling the BMW 3 Series - we gave it 4.4 stars when we reviewed it thanks to its efficient engines and the balance it strikes between comfort and performance. Jaguar is currently offering several XE models on its ‘Privilege’ finance package and will contribute £1,903 to the cost of the deposit. If you go for the 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel model in Prestige trim, the deal leaves you with £5,999 to pay up front followed by 36 monthly payments of £329 at 4.9% APR. All XE models are well-equipped, with the standard equipment list including InControl Connect, sat-nav, a lane departure warning system and automated emergency braking.
Volkswagen have a finance package available on Golf S, Match, BlueMotion, GT and R-Line models that is set to run until the end of September. The cars are eligible for a £1,250 deposit contribution on a PCP deal and you can also opt for two years/20,000 miles servicing for £149 as part of the deal. A three-door Volkswagen Golf R-Line with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and metallic paint involves a deposit of £5,975 after the deposit contribution, followed by 35 monthly payments of £275.
The latest Vauxhall Corsa is a big improvement on the old one, meaning it's closed the gap considerably to the popular Ford Fiesta. To further tempt you away from Ford's best-seller, Vauxhall is offering £600 towards the cost of the deposit if you buy the three-door 1.4-litre petrol Limited Edition model of the new Corsa on a personal contract plan. That leaves you with £2,824 to put down up front, followed by monthly payments of £159 for two years. At the end of the term you can pay the final payment of £7,780 or hand the car back to Vauxhall. The new Corsa boasts a large boot, a much-improved interior and is better to drive than ever before, making it worthy of serious consideration if you’re in the market for a supermini.
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:
Buyacar currently has some big savings on the Jeep Renegade. You can get the 1.6-litre diesel model in Limited trim for £18,344, which is a saving of £4,551 on the car's list price.
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.
Audi is very keen to sell you a new Audi A7 Sportback five-door coupe and has slashed £8,000 off the price of the car in the form of a dealer contribution. That means the 3.0-litre Ultra model – which is both fast and economical – can now be yours for a deposit of £9,000 and 35 monthly instalments of £449. You have the option to buy the car for £18,693 at the end of the agreement. If you're looking for something more practical, Audi has also lowered the price of the four-wheel-drive Audi A4 Allroad Quattro estate. You pay a deposit of £5,777 followed by 35 monthly payments of £329 and an optional final amount of £17,957 to take ownership of the car.
The Audi A3 was our Best Small Luxury Car in the 2015 awards. Audi isn’t renowned for massive discounts on its cars but it does offer plenty of its models on finance packages. If you’re interested in the 1.6-litre diesel model in well-equipped SE Technik trim, you can get it on a PCP for £249 per month for three years. You’ll need another relatively large deposit of £4,465 but that gets you a comfortable, refined car with a beautiful interior and impressive economy figures.
Much like its rival, the Alfa Romeo MiTo, the Chrysler Ypsilon looks stylish but falls behind rivals in other areas. You may find it even more appealing when you learn it's currently being offered for 48 monthly payments of £99. For the Ypsilon 1.2-litre Silver five-door, you'll pay a £1,999 deposit and then have the option to buy the car outright at the end of the 48 months for £2,632.
The Citroen DS4 was meant to take on premium models such as the BMW 1 Series and MINI Countryman, but it's struggled against the competition, so there are some attractive finance deals available. For the DS4 Blue-HDi 120 diesel DStyle Nav, you pay a deposit of £3,842 after a £2,000 contribution from Citreon. Then you have 37 monthly instalments of £249 at 0%APR. At the end of the deal, you can buy the car for an optional final instalment of £7,809.
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 £5,752 to pay at the start of the deal.
A relatively inexpensive of way of getting into SUV ownership is the Dacia Duster. Dacia is currently offering its compact SUV for monthly payments of £179 after a deposit of £563, with an option to buy the car for £4,104 at the end of the four-year finance plan. The Ambiance dCi 110 model comes with front-wheel drive, a punchy 1.5-litre diesel engine and the basic essentials that the entry-level Access trim doesn’t have, like a radio/CD player, split-folding rear seats and upgraded steel wheels.
If you're looking for a cheekily styled 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 £7,568. You pay a deposit of £109 and 38 monthly instalment of the same amount.
Hyundai may have the perfect deal if you're looking for a large SUV but have no money up front or a car to trade in. The seven-seat Hyundai Santa Fe is available with zero deposit and interest-free credit, so you only need to pay 36 monthly instalments of £488.
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 37 monthly instalments of £359 and an optional final payment of £15,519. Go for the saloon and you stand to make a saving of £3,728, while the flagship Jaguar XJ saloon is currently being offered with £11,780 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 also has £2,000 off 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 £700 – it now costs £9,345. Equipment includes rear parking sensors, alloy wheels and a Bluetooth phone connection. Go for the larger Kia Rio VR7 and you stand to save £1,000. It also has rear parking sensors, a Bluetooth phone connection and air-conditioning, for £11,445.
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 £7,390. At the end of three years, you can return the car to Range Rover or pay £19,945 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 reduce the price by £5,153, 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 £739 off the list price 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 £209 per month on a PCP finance deal. Nissan will contribute £1,000 towards the cost of the car, meaning you can secure the monthly payments for a deposit of £5,174.
After three years, you have the option to buy the car for a final payment of £10,800 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.
Another of our award winners in 2015, the SEAT Leon was named Carbuyer's Best Family Car. The five-door 1.4-litre petrol model in FR trim is currently available on a three-year PCP deal that means it will cost you £195 per month after a deposit of £5,561. Despite the large sum up front, the Leon is still good value, with space, practicality and performance all impressive.
The Skoda Superb estate has loads of rear passenger space and a huge boot that makes it a perfect family car. Its price has just been reduced by £1,500, too. Use Skoda finance to buy the car and you'll pay a deposit of £5,153 followed by 36 monthly payments of £169 and an optional final payment of £7,247.
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 Smart ForTwo cabrio, meanwhile, could be yours for £119 a month.
The SsangYong Tivoli is now 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's being launched with 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.
Suzuki is trying to encourage more people behind the wheel of the Suzuki Swift by offering the car on finance at 0% APR. The Suzuki Swift SZ3 three-door is available for 42 monthly payments of £172 if you don't have any money up front. or £109 if you can put down a deposit of £2,646. The same 0% APR applies to the Suzuki S-Cross 1.6-litre petrol in 2WD form, meaning a deposit of £3,235 secures you 36 monthly payments of £299.
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 Jam 1.2-litre petrol could be on your driveway for a deposit of £2,299 after a contribution from Vauxhall of £1,340, followed by 23 monthly instalments of £99. It has alloy wheels and a choice of contrasting colour schemes. 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 three-year PCP deal and will contribute £1,500 towards the deposit. That leaves you with an initial £5,120 to pay, followed by 36 monthly payments of £235.
At the end of the finance plan you have the option to buy the car outright for £9,513 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 £6,198 and 36 monthly payments of £309 with an optional final payment of £10,925. Volvo is also offering three years' free servicing