Thanks to Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) deals, it’s never been easier – or cheaper – to get your hands on a new car. If you fancy driving away in a new car this summer, here are some of the offers being offered by manufacturers, including test drive incentives, deposit contributions and straightforward discounts.
SEAT Ibiza: £1,500 deposit contribution plus an extra £500
The SEAT Ibiza is relatively new to the market, so it’s surprising to see such a generous discount on the ‘Spanish Polo’. Take a test drive between now and the end of September and you’ll receive a £500 discount should you make a purchase. This is in addition to a £1,500 deposit contribution and one year’s free insurance. Monthly payments start from £199.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio: £3,500 deposit contribution
If you fancy a SUV, but don’t fancy following the crowd, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio might be the car for you. Right now, if you order a 2.2-litre turbodiesel Q4 Speciale on a PCP plan, Alfa Romeo will add £3,500 to your deposit of £6,995. The monthly payment is £426 spread over four years, but the package includes a five-year warranty, free servicing for three years and breakdown cover for five years.
Audi A7 Sportback S Line: £5,700 deposit contribution
Another relatively new car, but Audi isn’t shy about coming forward with a hefty deposit contribution. Order an A7 Sportback S Line on a PCP deal and Audi will contribute £5,700 towards your deposit. In common with many of the offers, finance is subject to status and available to motorists aged 18 and over.
Fiat Panda Pop: £2,015 customer saving
In its basic Pop form, the Fiat Panda features body-coloured bumpers, four airbags, Uconnect, Bluetooth, USB and central locking. At £9,510, it’s rather expensive for a long in the tooth city car, but a £2,015 discount equates to a more reasonable £7,495.
Suzuki Baleno: save up to £2,500
The Suzuki Baleno is a great value and practical hatchback, which is also surprisingly good to drive when powered by the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. Right now, Suzuki is offering a £2,500 discount on SZ-T and SZ5 models, or £2,000 off the price of the entry-level SZ3. This means the range starts from £10,999.
Skoda Fabia: £2,000 deposit contribution and 3.9% APR
There’s an updated Skoda Fabia on the way in September, so dealers will be keen to shift stock of the outgoing model. Even before you start haggling, Skoda will contribute £2,000 towards the finance deposit, leaving you to pay £1,497.17, followed by 47 monthly payments of £179.
Fiat Tipo S-Design: £2,330 customer saving
The Fiat Tipo S-Design features 18-inch diamond alloys, bi-xenon headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear-view camera, automatic climate control and Uconnect 7-inch touchscreen. Not bad in a car costing £18,150. Even better when Fiat removes £2,330 from the price.
Audi A6: £6,150 deposit contribution
Audi is being extremely generous with its deposit contributions. For example, you can claim £6,150 on an A6 saloon or Avant, or as much as £7,500 off the price of an A6 Allroad. Opt for the recently released A8 and the deposit contribution is a massive £8,875.
Mazda CX-3: £1,750 deposit contribution
The Mazda CX-3 is a stylish crossover that’s also great to drive. Order a CX-3 SE Nav on a PCP deal and Mazda will contribute £1,750, leaving you to find £3,001.50 and 42 payments of £199. Alternatively, if you’re after a 0% APR deal, Mazda will remove the deposit contribution, leaving you to pay £2,909 up front and £289 a month over two years.
Renault Captur: an extra £1,000 trade in
Order a Captur between now and the end of the month and Renault will offer an extra £1,000 discount when you trade in your old car. On a four-year PCP deal, there’s no interest to pay, a low £199 deposit and monthly payments of £199.
Suzuki Ignis: save up to £2,000
Until the new Jimny arrives in 2019, the Ignis remains the cutest and most desirable new Suzuki you can buy. It features more retro touches than you could shake a pogo stick at and more charm than Nigel Havers. Right now, Suzuki is offering a £2,000 discount on SZ-T and SZ5 models, or £1,500 off the SZ3.
Hyundai i10: £795 customer saving
Buy a Hyundai i10 SE or Go SE on a PCP deal and you’ll receive a £795 deposit contribution. Alternatively, order the entry-level i10 S and the contribution drops to £700. The range starts from a little over £9,000.
Honda CR-V: £1,000 test-drive incentive and £1,000 deposit contribution
If you were thinking of buying a Honda CR-V I-VTEC SE Plus Navi before taking a test drive, stop what you’re doing. That’s because Honda will knock £1,000 off the price if you take a test-drive, along with a £1,000 deposit contribution. You can also add a five-year servicing package for £599.
Toyota Verso Icon: £2,590 customer saving
The trusty MPV is facing a fight for survival, but the Toyota Verso proves that there’s life in the old people carrier yet. Toyota is offering a £2,590 customer saving on the Verso Icon, which takes the price down to £18,030. The Icon features Toyota’s excellent Safety Sense package, a seven-inch touchscreen, dual-zone air conditioning and a reversing camera.
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace: £2,500 deposit contribution and £500 test-drive incentive
The Allspace is a more practical version of the Tiguan with the option of a third row of seats. Volkswagen will contribute £2,500 towards the cost of a four-year PCP deal, leaving you to find £6,106.76 and £265 a month. You can also save an additional £500 when you test-drive any Volkswagen SUV.
SEAT Leon: £2,250 deposit contribution and £500 test-drive incentive
Remember that summer scorcher on the SEAT Ibiza? The discount on the Leon is even hotter. Not only will SEAT give you £2,250 towards the cost of your deposit, there’s an extra £500 discount when you take a test drive. Scorchio.
Nissan X-Trail: £4,250 deposit contribution
You’ll need to find £4,589.14 for the deposit on a Nissan X-Trail N-Connecta dCi 130, but Nissan will add £4,250 to the mix. All of which means you’ll pay £356.14 a month for three years, with an optional final payment of £11,424.52. At least it’s not yet another Nissan Qashqai.
Jeep Cherokee: £8,050 deposit contribution
With a deposit contribution this generous, Jeep might need to dress up as Father Christmas. Order a Cherokee Limited 2.2 on a 36-month PCP deal and Jeep will contribute £8,050 to the deal. There is a one catch: you’ll need to find £7,899 up front.
Honda Jazz: £1,000 test-drive incentive and £750 deposit contribution
These test drive incentives sound like a good deal. In exchange for 60 minutes behind the wheel – and listening to a salesperson waffle on while you drive – manufacturers will shave a few quid off the price of a new car. In the case of the Honda Jazz, it’s a £1,000 discount, along with a £750 deposit contribution.
MG GS Excite: £1,000 deposit contribution
Order an MG GS Excite between now and the end of September and you’ll receive £1,000 towards the cost of the deposit. This leaves you to find £1,305 up front and 47 monthly payments of £249. The total amount payable is £19,966.74 and you’re restricted to a paltry 6,000 miles per annum.
Suzuki Celerio: save £500
The Suzuki Celerio is already one of Britain’s cheapest new cars, but that hasn’t stopped Suzuki taking £500 off the list price. It means that you can drive away in an entry-level SZ2 for £7,499, an SZ3 for £9,649, or an SZ4 for £10,949.
Lexus: £2,000 deposit contribution
Lexus is offering a £2,000 deposit contribution across most of the range, with the exception of the LC and LS models. Cars must be registered and financed by 30 September on a 42-month Lexus Connect PCP plan.
Subaru XV: £1,000 deposit contribution
The new Subaru XV is a far better prospect than the old model, so there’s never been a better time to buy this off-roader. Subaru is offering a £1,000 deposit contribution across the range, with monthly payments starting from £325.
Volvo: servicing offer
Along with a range of standard PCP deals, Volvo is offering two servicing packs across the range. A three-year servicing deal costs £399, while five years will set you back £599. Vehicles must be ordered by the end of September.
Peugeot: two services for £99
Meanwhile, Peugeot is offering two scheduled services for just £99. Peugeot’s excellent ‘Just add Fuel’ offer is also available.
Nissan GT-R: £5,000 deposit contribution
This one might be a tad niche, but it’s good to know that you can claim a £5,000 deposit contribution on a Nissan GT-R. You’ll need to find £17,758.49 up front and 36 monthly payments of £699. A bold choice.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: £7,250 deposit contribution
Finally, this offer is similar to that of the Jeep Cherokee, albeit with a less grand deposit contribution. Jeep will contribute £7,250 to the cost of a Grand Cherokee, leaving you to find £9,074 and £399 per month. All offers available at the time of writing and are subject to status.