171’s Best New Car Deals


January may be nearly over but there is still some very tempting offers for new buyers writes Geraldine Herbert

Now is a good time to buy a BMW as for a limited time only, BMW Ireland are offering savings of up to €6,000 on new models delivered before March 31 2017.

The French car maker Citroën are luring potential buyers with low finance and scrappage and, unlike many similar offers, you can avail of both. Scrappage is offered on every passenger car across the range but the amount available depends on the model.

There is a low-rate finance of 3pc on the New C3, with 4.9% available across the rest of the range. Until the end of January, if you buy a new C3 you can get a free Style Pack and a €500 Dunnes Stores voucher, while on the C4 Cactus there is a free equipment offer worth €1,450, which includes free panoramic roof, free Habana leather and Cloth Highlight pack.

Dacia are offering zero deposit and 4.9% APR on PCPs with Dacia Bank across the range, including Duster, Sandero, Stepway and Logan for 171 buyers, while the French car maker DS are offering 4.9% finance and three years free servicing across the range.

Available until March, Fiat buyers will have the chance to opt for a higher trim level with more must-have equipment for €171.

Savings can be made across the range and include the 500, which can be upgraded from the entry-level Pop trim to Pop Star level for just €171, adding more than €900 worth of extras including 15″ alloy wheels, air conditioning, electrically adjustable painted door mirrors and split-folding (50/50) rear seat with head restraints.

Fiat is also offering competitive finance packages, including a 5.9% APR PCP and 6.9% APR hire purchase, available across their entire range.

Ford has a range of offers as part of their ‘171 Real Deal’ sales event, including reductions on a host of models and a low finance offer of zero per cent until the end of January.

The Ford Fiesta Titanium has been reduced by €3,000, the EcoSport by up to €3,850, the Focus Titanium by up to €3,750, while the top-of-the-range Kuga Titanium+ is offered with a reduction of up to €4,250 and there is €2,200 off the Mondeo Titanium+. The new ST-Line specially produced versions of the Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and Kuga are also available with a ‘Real Deal’ price discount or the 0% finance offer.

Honda‘s ‘Simple Logic’ deal has been extended to the end of January and is available on the Jazz, HR-V and CR-V. You can choose from a €4,000 guaranteed minimum trade-in offer on all CR-V models or a €3,000 offer on all Jazz models, or a 3.9pc APR PCP or hire purchase on all ES grades for the CR-V and Jazz or 4.9pc APR on all other grades for CR-V, HR-V and Jazz.

Book a new 171 Hyundai before January 31 and avail of either five years free servicing, a €5,000 trade-in bonus or an €800 free insurance bonus.

Kia is offering  0%  APR on the Rio, Cee’d Range, Soul and Sportage, and 3.9% APR on the Niro, Optima, Picanto, Venga and the seven-seat Sorento and Carens.

For 171 Mazda are offering complimentary ‘Style Packs’. Buy a new Mazda2 Executive and get upgraded with the Mazda2 Activity Style Pack. Customers who opt for a Mazda3 before the end of January 2017 can avail of the upgrade promotion worth up to €1,600, while up to €2,000 worth of complimentary upgrades are available on a new Mazda6.

Mercedes-Benz has reduced the price of their passenger cars by 10% . The reduction, which will apply for a limited period, will be implemented evenly across all models and all model segments, free of any terms and conditions.

Mitsubishi is offering a 171 Outlander pack offer with €1,500 of accessories in the Active, Style or Tech Packs for just €150 on Outlander models ordered before January 31.

These packs include options such as fitted tow-bars, bike racks, luggage trays and rubber mats, or Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, TomTom sat-nav, as well as full body-styling kits. For commercial buyers there are winter bonus offers of up to €3,000 on Pajero Commercial two-seater models and €2,000 reductions on L200 Executive models. ASX and Outlander models are available with 3.9% PCP finance.

Trade in your old car or van with Nissan and get €4,000 guaranteed minimum trade-in value against any new Nissan. This offer is available across their commercial and passenger range for a limited time only. Nissan is also offering two years free insurance to those ordering a 171 car. Order the electric Leaf before January 31 and get two years free insurance, two years free servicing and two years free road tax too.

Opel is offering 0pc PCP on any new Corsa, Mokka X, Astra, Insignia and Zafira Tourer models ordered.

The 171 Peugeot Sensation Days event continues up to the end of January, offering up to €4,500 scrappage allowance on selected models across the Peugeot passenger car range or a deposit contribution of up to €1,000. Customers can also avail of PCP finance from as low as 2.9% APR.

Customers looking to buy any 171 Renault can avail of a five-year warranty and roadside assistance, three years free servicing and 3% APR finance. On Renault’s van range, which includes the Master, Traffic and Kangoo models, the 171 offer includes 3.9% APR on HP and three years free servicing.

Up to €4,000 scrappage and 0% PCP Finance is on offer from SEAT dealers around the country and Skoda is offering zero per cent finance on selected models or customers can avail of up to €4,000 scrappage.

From now until the end of March, Suzuki are tempting customers with the choice of a €350 free fuel voucher or three years free servicing. This will apply to customers who place a deposit on the Ignis, Swift, S-Cross and Vitara.

Running until February 28, SsangYong’s 171 offer includes a choice of 4.9pc APR finance or up to €4,500 scrappage or five years free servicing.

Toyota buyers have a choice of a scrappage allowance of up to €3,500 or five years free servicing on all passenger cars registered before January 31 2017. There are also free Technology and Style packs, lifetime roadside assistance and PCP finance from 2.9% across the range. To tempt buyers into their hybrid range they are offering a ‘Hybrid Guarantee’, so if you buy a 171 Toyota hybrid and change your mind later they will swap it for the equivalent 172 petrol or diesel model absolutely free.

To lure prospective buyers to showrooms around the country, Volkswagen are offering low-rate PCP finance from 1.9% APR, half-price R-line packs, three-year service plan discounts, premium upgrade packs and free insurance options. There is also a free insurance offer on their Polo models when you finance your new car through Volkswagen Bank. Some offers are only available for orders placed before January 31.

Volvo dealers nationwide are offering zero per cent finance across the S and V ranges until the end of March, so PCP rates are from €249 per month on the V40, €335 per month on the S60 and from €399 per month on the S90. A free Style Pack worth €2,000 is offered on the XC60 and three years free servicing on S60 and V60.

Geraldine Herbert
23rd January, 2017


Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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