Best new car deals 2015
This week's update includes offers from Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Audi and online brokers
There has never been more choice for people looking to buy a new car and the quality of what's on offer is unprecedented too. With such strong competition between manufacturers, there are plenty of offers around to tempt you into parting with your hard-earned cash.
The deals cover everything from interest-free credit to money off the list price, additional equipment at no extra cost and free trim upgrades – all of which could save you thousands of pounds. Keep reading for the best new car deals available today, or visit our best cars section to check out the top models on the market in 2015.
Best new car deals – weekly (updated: 03/07/15)
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 L200 pick-up could be perfect if you have a job or hobby that requires carrying around a lot of kit and it's subject to the biggest discount, with £2,000 off across the range. That makes the base model just £15,049.
The Outlander PHEV is available on a PCP deal at a rate of 5.9% APR. You can secure 43 monthly payments of £249 if you can afford a rather large £9,969 deposit but there's also the opportunity to pay a smaller deposit with bigger monthly repayments if that suits your circumstances.
Suzuki has introduced a new Celerio model to the range and it becomes the new base model. The SZ2 car is priced at £6,999 and slots in underneath the SZ3, SZ3 Dualjet, SZ4 and SZ4 AGS cars. Standard equipment includes electric front windows, central locking and a DAB radio. Suzuki are offering the car on PCP too, so you can have the car for a deposit of £1,816 and 42 monthly payments of £79.
Audi revealed the new A4 this week but the outgoing model is still on sale and is currently on offer. If the idea of the current car being superseded soon doesn't bother you, you can get the A4 saloon with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel Ultra engine in SE Technik trim with £5,000 off if you go for it on a PCP. The deposit is £4,851, leaving you with 35 monthly payments of £279. At the end of the three-year plan, you can buy the car in full for £12,356. The Ultra model is the most efficient in the A4 range, returning 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km for an annual road tax bill of just £20 per year, and SE Technik spec cars get plenty of equipment as standard.
Deals from brokers
It's definitely worth checking with reputable brokers to see whether they can get the model you're considering at a discount. We found plenty of cars on offer; have a look at these:
An alternative to the finance deals above available through Mazda itself, is to go through a broker like Buyacar. On their site currently is the new MX-5 lineup at discounted prices – the range-topping 2.0-litre petrol Sport Nav is available for £21,470, which represents a saving of £1,825.
Buyacar also has a leasing deal on the new Vauxhall Corsa in 1.0T ecoFLEX SE 3dr form. You pay a six months deposit followed by 35 monthly payments of £191+vat with an annual mileage limit of 10,000 miles. The car comes with Vauxhall's IntelliLink infotainment system, air-conditioning, sight and light pack and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Drivethedeal is offering the new Renault Twingo 1.0-litre SCE Play 5dr model with £2,326 off the list price. The discount is on a PCP deal that includes a £1,215 deposit contribution from Renault, a £99 deposit from the customer, followed by 36 monthly payments of £99.
If you’re looking at buying a BMW 1 Series, it's worth checking Carfile, who have several models with thousands of pounds off the list price. The 1.6-litre petrol-powered 118i SE is available for £17,953, which is just over £2,200 off the car's list price.
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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.
Huge discounts usually highlight that a model isn't selling as well as hoped, so it's interesting to see BMW offering money off across the BMW 3 Series range. There are big savings to be had on the BMW 3 Series Touring estate, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo five-door hatchback and BMW 3 Series saloon. The estate comes with the biggest discount – for the 318d diesel in M Sport trim, you pay a deposit of £5,399 and the dealer makes a contribution of £1,789. Then you have 48 monthly instalments of £309 and an optional final payment of £11,362 if you want to buy the car outright.
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 with interest-free credit. For the Ypsilon 1.2-litre Silver five-door, you'll pay no deposit and 60 monthly instalments of £167.
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 much that Citroen has now slashed £4,500 off the list price. For the DS4 e-HDi 115 diesel DStyle, you pay a deposit of £2,474 and 36 monthly instalments of £249. At the end of the deal, you can buy the car for an optional final instalment of £7,286.
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 e-HDi 90 diesel model in VTR trim for monthly payments of £255 per month. Citroen will contribute £1,500 to the cost of the deposit, leaving you with £5,124 to pay at the start of the deal.
The diesel engine is capable of 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 95g/km, so you’ll pay nothing in tax for the car. Inside, the C4 Picasso is practical, flexible and comfortable, so an excellent proposition for buyers with large families to ferry around. An optional payment of £8,473 is available at the end of the three-year deal, or you can return the car to Citroen or part-exchange it for a new model.
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 £592, with an option to buy the car for £4,066 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 £1,400. That means the Panda Pop 1.2-litre petrol can be yours for £7,645. 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 trade-in vehicle. 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 £574.
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 £335 and an optional final payment of £14,726. Go for the saloon and you stand to make a saving of £3,300, while the flagship Jaguar XJ saloon is currently being offered with £11,885 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 £2,750 off the price of the Cherokee before offering you interest-free credit on some models. The offer breaks down to a deposit of £3,999 followed by 42 instalments of £299 on the 2.0-litre 140 Limited model with 4x4. If you need more space, the bigger Grand Cherokee also has £2,000 off and interest-free credit.
The 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 £750 – it now costs £9,095. Equipment includes reversing 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 £9,495.
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. Range Rover is currently offering the 2.2-litre SD4 Dynamic auto model for £399 per month if you can stump up a deposit of £8,470. At the end of three years, you can return the car to Range Rover or pay £22,342 to own the car outright. The 2.2-litre SD4 is fitted with the manufacturer's new nine-speed automatic gearbox, making the driving experience is as good as the car's luxurious interior.
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 £3,884, leaving you to pay a deposit of £4,999 and 36 monthly instalments of £355. The Mercedes B-Class offers MPV-like practicality and is being offered with £1,636 off the list price in a similar deal.
The Mitsubishi Shogun has seemingly stood still while its rivals have steadily improved or been replaced, so Mitsubishi is offering discounts of between £3,900 and £5,000 on the dependable off-roader. The Mitsubishi L200 is also being offered with a £2,000 saving across the entire range. It helped spur growth in UK pick-up sales and could be perfect if you have a job or hobby that requires carrying around a lot of kit.
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.
The Ford Fiesta ST is still our favourite small hot hatchback thanks to its entertaining driving experience and excellent value for money, but Peugeot has struck back by reducing the price of the Peugeot 208 GTI by £1,500. It now costs £17,400 – about the same as the entry-level Fiesta ST1, which is slower and less well equipped. Peugeot has also reduced the price of the practical Peugeot 308 SW estate by £650. The top-of-the-range Feline model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and a reversing camera.
Another of our award winners in 2015, the SEAT Leon was named Carbuyer's Best Family Car. The five-door 1.2-litre petrol model in SE trim is currently available on a four-year PCP deal that means it will cost you £169 per month. SEAT contributes £1,000 towards the deposit, leaving you with a fairly large £4,942 to pay up front. The Leon is still good value though, 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 taking the equivalent of VAT off its list price. In the top-specification Suzuki Swift SZ4 three-door, that equates to an impressive saving of £2,340. It's packed with equipment, including air-conditioning, electric rear windows, keyless entry, cruise control, sat nav and DAB digital radio. The same VAT offer has been applied to the four-wheel-drive Suzuki SX4 1.6-litre petrol SZ5, dropping its price by £2,650 to £13,249.
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. You pay a deposit of £1,000 followed by 35 monthly instalments of £189. 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 £2,295 and 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 £1,500. That means you can get a GTC SRi for a deposit of £6,185 and 60 monthly payments of £259.
Volkswagen's new 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 £5,181 to pay, followed by 36 monthly payments of £229.
At the end of the finance plan you have the option to buy the car outright for £9,707 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 £6,039 and 36 monthly payments of £299, with an optional final payment of £10,550. Volvo is also offering five years' servicing for a cost of £500 on all models except the brand new XC90. That means a saving of up to £1,000 depending on model and engine size.