From fuel vouchers to free servicing… the best deals on new cars

new_carCar manufacturers are also offering huge discounts to attract buyers into their showrooms it’s enough to make the end of the year a truly festive season for new car buyers writes Geraldine Herbert

The French car maker, Citroen  plans to lure 171 potential buyers  into  showrooms with 4.9% APR PCP finance and scrappage of up to €4,000 on selected models plus customers receive a €500 Dunnes voucher if they order a new 171 Citroen passenger car by the 31st December. Customers can avail of all three offers , low rates, scrappage and the Dunnes Stores voucher at the same time.

Honda’s “Simple Logic” deal is back 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 HR-V and Jazz models, or a 3.9 per cent APR PCP or Hire Purchase on all ES grades for the CR-V, HR-V and Jazz or 4.9 per cent APR on all other grades for CR-V, HR-v and Jazz.

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 until 31st December.  Nissan is also offering two years’ free insurance to those ordering a 171-reg by the end of 2016 and a competitive 4% APR on PCP Finance across the entire passenger range. Order the electric Leaf before 31st of January and get 2 years free insurance, 2 years free servicing and 2 years free road tax too.

The 171 Peugeot Sensation Days event continues up to the end of December, 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.

Skoda is offering 0% Finance on selected models or customers can avail of up to €4,000 Scrappage.

Running until 28th February 2017, SsangYong’s 171 offer includes a choice of 4.9% APR Finance or up to €4,500 scrappage or  5 years free service.


Zero Deposit
Dacia are offering zero deposit and 4.9% APR on PCP with Dacia Bank across the range including Duster, Sandero, Stepway and Logan for 171 buyers.


Order a new car from the DS range by the 31st December  and you will receive a €500 Brown Thomas voucher and avail also of the 4.9% APR PCP Finance offer across the range.

Kia is kicking off it’s January sales push with a €500 SuperValu Voucher and low finance rates offered across the range from 0% to 3.9% APR on all cars ordered before December 31st.


Price Reductions
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 0% up until January, 2016. 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,  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.

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.


Free Servicing
Customers looking to buy any 171 Renault can avail of a 5 year warranty &  roadside assistance, 3 Years Free Servicing and  3% APR Finance. On Renault’s van range which includes the Master, Traffic and Kangoo ranges the 171 offer includes 3.9% APR on HP and 3 years free servicing.


Free Fuel
From now until the end of December, Suzuki are tempting customers with  the choice of a 5,000 Kms Free Fuel offer or three years free servicing. This will apply to customers who place a deposit on the Celerio, Swift, S-Cross and Baleno.


Hybrid Guarantee
Toyota  buyers have a choice of a scrappage allowance of up to €3,500 or 5 Years free servicing on all passenger cars registered before January 31st 2017.  There are also Free Technology & Style Packs, Lifetime Roadside Assistance & 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!


Free Car Insurance
To lure prospective buyers to showrooms around the country Volkswagen are offering Low Rate PCP Finance from 1.9% APR PCP, Half-Price R-line Packs, 3-Year Service Plan Discounts, Premium Upgrade Packs and Free Motor Insurance options. Some offers are only available for orders placed before 31st December 2016.

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


Special Offers & Upgrades

Currently running at Audi Dealerships around the country is the “Future Now 171” sales event. Under the headline ‘There’s an Audi for every driver’ there is an opportunity to avail of special finance offers and rates, in addition to substantial savings on equipment upgrade packages, across their range.

Now is a good time to buy a BMW 1 series as there is a saving of €999 on an M Sport Upgrade Pack and similar savings to be made on an upgrade pack for the 2 Series Gran Tourer and the 3 Series Saloon.

Available until 31st December 2016, 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 Personal Contract Plan (PCP) and 6.9% APR Hire Purchase (HP), available across their entire range.

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.

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 1st . 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 2-seater models and of €2,000 on L200 Executive models. 3.9% PCP finance is available for the ASX and Outlander models.

From now until 31st December Opel is offering zero per cent PCP on all new Corsa, Mokka X, Astra, Insignia and Zafira Tourer models ordered. Opel has also introduced in car Wi-Fi to its OnStar services in Ireland, and along with Smartphone projection through Apple CarPlay  and Android Auto,  they are offering a free trial period of Wi-Fi services for three months to all customers who have OnStar specified in their Opel. This is in addition to the one year free trial for other OnStar services which include: destination download, remote stolen vehicle assistance, vehicle diagnostics, and a smartphone app for customers.

Volvo dealers nationwide are offering a free style pack worth €2,000 on the XC60, a V60 for the price of a S60 (€35,990) with 3 Years Free Servicing, S60 R Design for the price of a S60 SE (€35,990) with 3 Years Free Servicing and the V40 is now available from €299 per month.

You can listen back to Geraldine Herbert talking to Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio One this morning  about the best car deals, 171 offers, trade in values and PCPs  here


Geraldine Herbert

6th December, 2016

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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