Love it or hate it, it looks like Black Friday is here to stay. If you’re prepared to brave getting punched by a customer in a supermarket, as folk tussle over a half-price television, there are some great deals to be had. But Black Friday is more than just household appliances and early Christmas presents. We’ve assembled a list of 10 Black Friday car deals.
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Renault: up to £2,500 off selected cars
Renault is feeling extremely generous, offering up to £2,500 off selected vehicles until the 30th November. The maximum discount is available on the Renault Clio, but there’s a catch: the £2,500 offer excludes the all-new Clio, so you’ll have to ‘make do’ with the outgoing version.
Renault’s Black Friday Sales Event is also offering £1,950 off the Captur, £1,850 off the new Megane and a £1,550 discount on Kadjar models. The savings are available on existing stock only and cars must be ordered and registered before the end of November.
Infiniti: special offers and deposit contributions
Meanwhile, Infiniti is offering a number of special offers and deposit contributions across the range, but is remaining tight lipped about the details. The posh arm of Nissan is inviting interested parties to register on its website, saying “we will contact you as soon as we know what vehicles are coming and when they are arriving.”
As a ‘sneak preview’, Infiniti will offer a hefty £13,865 deposit contribution on the Q50 2.2d Sport MM Auto. This brings the price down from £38,880 to a German-crunching £24,995. Is this enough to tempt you out of a 3 Series, A4 or C-Class?
Jaguar: £3,600 deposit contribution on a new XF
Jaguar has contacted people on its database to inform them that up to £3,600 is available towards the deposit on a new XF, with a 4.9% APR representative finance package. The promotion applies to new XF models ordered between 25th and 27th November and registered before 31st December 2016. Contact your local dealer for more details.
Jaguar is also offering an extra £1,000 saving on an XF R-Sport 180PS, fitted with a range of options, including Black Pack, rear camera, privacy glass, heated steering wheel and metallic paint. The aptly named Black Pack includes a host of gloss black cosmetic upgrades, including the radiator grille, tailgate finisher, ‘blades’ and side power vents.
Nissan: Black Tag Event
The Nissan Black Tag Event kicks off on the 24th November and carries on until the 30th November. In short: an extra £750 deposit contribution is available on selected crossovers at 4.99% APR representative.
Take out a 36-month PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) at 4.99% on a Juke and the Black Tag total deposit contribution could be as much as £2,600. Opt for the X-Trail and it’s £3,250, while the contribution on the ever-popular Qashqai is £2,500. Other offers are available – check with your local Nissan dealer for details.
Ford: Black Friday Upgrade Event
Ford is doing things differently, with discounts of up to £4,250 available across the range. It’s part of the Black Friday Upgrade Event, in which owners of vehicles aged four years or older are invited to part exchange their car for a new Ford.
You can receive up to £2,500 off a Fiesta, or up to £4,250 off a Focus or Kuga. Certain models and trim levels are excluded – so put aside thoughts of a chunky discount on a Focus RS or Mustang – but the offer does apply to the Fiesta ST and Fiesta ST200. Reasons to be cheerful…
Jeep: free paint on Renegade
Jeep is inviting customers to “forget Black Friday”, as it rolls out a free paint offer on the Renegade. As deals go, it’s not the most generous on the list – think Scrooge levels of goodwill – but the Special Pastel Paint is worth £600.
On the plus side, Jeep will offer a £1,500 deposit contribution on a 0% APR representative PCP deal. The free paint offer is available on all Renegades ordered by the 30th November and registered by the 31st December 2016.
Vauxhall: Scrappage offer
This one is likely to be controversial, with Vauxhall offering a £2,000 scrappage discount when you buy a new car and scrap your old one at participating dealers. To qualify for the discount, the trade-in car must have been registered in your name for at least 90 days and the registration document must be in your name and address.
The offer is for vehicles ordered by the 18th December and registered by 31st December 2016. Our advice would be to check that your car isn’t worth more than £2,000 on the open market. Far too many decent cars were scrapped during the government’s scrappage scheme and we’d hate to see rare and interesting cars taken off the road.
Fiat: Swappage deal
Fiat is taking a different approach, with a so-called ‘Big Swappage Deal’. Trade in any car and Fiat will offer up to £2,500 towards any Fiat on top of the value of your car. Great if your car is only worth a few hundred quid on the open market.
It’s worth reading the small print, because the maximum discount is only available on the Fiat 500X (pictured). Opt for the Tipo and the swappage allowance is just £500, although the Panda is available with a £1,900 allowance. The promotion runs until the end of 2016.
BMW: complimentary Service Inclusive
BMW is offering complimentary Service Inclusive packages on ‘immediate delivery’ BMW models purchased before the end of the 28th November 2016.
Service Inclusive lasts for five years or 50,000 miles (whichever occurs first) and covers your vehicle’s servicing requirements for that period. The offer is available at participating dealers only and excludes M and i models.
Subaru Forester in Hunter Green
Green is the new black, with Subaru introducing the new special edition Forester in Hunter Green. Available on petrol and diesel models, the Hunter Green special edition comes loaded with £1,500 of additional equipment at no extra cost.
The Forester Hunter Green is packing metallic paint, under guards, wheel arch extensions, stainless steel cargo step panel, brown leather seats, plus matching leather trim throughout the cabin.