Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

Top 10 most discounted cars in the UKLooking to save money on your next new car? According to figures revealed by AutoeBid, some dealers are willing to cut thousands from the price of a new car, offering discounts of up to 28%. AutoeBid claims these discounts are secured by having dealerships bid against each other in a kind of reverse auction. We’ve prepared a list of the top 10, with the discounts presented in reverse order.

10. Nissan Qashqai: typical discount 18%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

It might be Britain’s most popular crossover, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for a discount. According to AutoeBid, you can expect to save £4,698 if buying a Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi in Tekna trim.

List price: £26,310

AutoeBid price: £21,612

Minimum saving: £4,698

AutoeBid claims the discounts mean buying new can be cheaper than purchasing a used car. For example, it argues that the average price of a used Nissan Qashqai is £21,520, making the £21,612 for a Qashqai in desirable Tekna trim look like exceptional value for money. New, prices start at £18,545.

9. Skoda Octavia: typical discount 18%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

We’re big fans of the Skoda Octavia, which offers exceptional value for money and greater practicality than the Volkswagen Golf upon which it is based. So a potential discount of 18% and a saving of £3,700 is music to our ears. This is based on the Octavia 1.4 TSI 150 in SE trim.

List price: £20,740

AutoeBid price: £17,040

Minimum saving: £3,700

The Skoda Octavia is now available with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, which replaces the old 1.2 TSI unit. Right now, Skoda is offering 0% finance and a £1,000 deposit contribution, plus £750 worth of free fuel. So you might not need that AutoeBid discount after all.

8. BMW 3 Series: typical discount 19%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

The BMW 3 Series is the only premium car to feature on the AutoeBid list and its inclusion might surprise you. Rather than spend £41,015 on a 335d xDrive M Sport, AutoeBid could offer the same car for £33,134. That’s a 19% discount and a saving of £7,881.

List price: £41,015

AutoeBid price: £33,134

Minimum saving: £7,881

Chris Greener, managing director of AutoeBid, said: “Only small discounts are available for new models. When the new Volvo XC90 and Kia Sportage models emerged there was almost no discount available. Now they have been around for a few months, a discount of over 8% is possible.”

7. Citroen Grand C4 Picasso: typical discount 20%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is arguably the best seven-seat MPV you can buy, but a healthy discount is always welcome. In Exclusive trim, which offers just about every bell and whistle you could hope for, AutoeBid can offer a saving just under £5,000.

List price: £24,250

AutoeBid price: £19,350

Minimum saving: £4,900

The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has been treated to a mid-life refresh, with a subtle new look, new powertrain options and more equipment. The AutoeBid discount brings the price of an Exclusive model down to less than £20,000.

6. Fiat 500: typical discount 20%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

It’s rather fitting that the smallest car in the top 10 is also the one with the smallest discount. That said, proportionally, the £3,038 off the price of a new Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Lounge represents a 20% discount off the list price.

List price: £14,100

AutoeBid price: £11,062

Minimum saving: £3,038

According to Chris Greener: “Cars which experience a large demand, like the new BMW M2, are a challenge to supply let alone achieve a discount for. The reasons some makers are happier to discount depends on factors such as production targets, competing models and ultimate position in the vehicle’s lifestyle.”

5. Vauxhall Zafira: typical discount 22%12_Discounted_Cars

A facelifted Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will go on sale in October, but AutoeBid claims discounts of 22% are available on the current model.

List price: £25,765

AutoeBid price: £19,881

Minimum saving: £5,884

But while securing a discount on a Zafira shouldn’t be a problem, AutoeBid has listed three cars for which no savings are available. These are: Jaguar F-Pace, Fiat 124 Spider and BMW M2. You’ll have to dig deep if you fancy driving away in one of these.

4. SEAT Leon: typical discount 22%14_Discounted_Cars

AutoeBid also warns it will be tricky to secure a discount on a new Ateca – SEAT’s all-new SUV. But fear not, because a chunky 22% is available on a SEAT Leon 1.8 TSI in FR trim.

List price: £21,565

AutoeBid price: £16,673

Minimum saving: £4,892

The SEAT Leon range starts at £18,230 for the S, rising to £20,525 for the FR. This model features 17-inch alloy wheels, dark tinted rear windows and sports suspension.

3. Ford Focus: typical discount 24%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

Such is the popularity of the Ford Focus, it will come as no surprise to discover healthy discounts are available on the family hatchback. Indeed, AutoeBid claims you can save 24% on the price of a Focus 1.0 EcoBoost in desirable Titanium X Navigation trim.

List price: £22,645

AutoeBid price: £16,802

Minimum saving: £5,843

The Titanium X is the flagship of the Focus range, offering 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, park assist, LED rear lights, electric folding mirrors, heated seats, rear-view parking camera and partial leather-trimmed seats.

2. Hyundai i30: typical discount 26%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

The Hyundai i30 might not be the Focus’ fiercest rival, but the AutoeBid discount is more appealing. You can order a Hyundai i30 in Premium trim for a smidgen over £15,000. Forget the Focus, that’s more like Fiesta money.

List price: £20,595

AutoeBid price: £15,084

Minimum saving: £5,511

The Hyundai also benefits from a generous five-year warranty, while the 1.6-litre petrol engine offers CO2 emissions of 145g/km.

1. Renault Grand Scenic: typical discount 28%Top 10 most discounted cars in the UK

It will come as no surprise to discover the Renault Grand Scenic is available with the most attractive discount. Buy a Grand Scenic 1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav and AutoeBid claims you could save as much as 28% – the equivalent of £6,724.

List price: £23,185

AutoeBid price: £16,461

Minimum saving: £6,724

A new Renault Grand Scenic was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. All prices were correct at the end of June 2016. AutoeBid based the figures on a 65-plate car with 1,000 miles, sold at a franchised dealer. ‘Haggling’ said to be included to provide an accurate figure.

 

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