Vauxhall has suffered an alarming sales slide over the past year. Now, it seems the company has decided enough is enough, and it’s time to start moving metal again. And to launch its new Help to Buy special offer initiative, it’s offering a one-off added extra for this coming weekend only.
Offering words of encouragement to Vauxhall’s embattled dealer network, retail sales director Leon Caruso said: “It has never been a better time to buy a new Vauxhall, thanks to Help to Buy.” Free fuel fuels his enthusiasm.
Choose to buy between Friday 11 May and Monday 14 May, and Vauxhall will gift you a card giving you £500 of free fuel. You don’t even need to take delivery this weekend, just place your order: registrations can wait until the end of June.
That’s on top of some sharp 0 percent finance PCP deals Vauxhall’s offering on its most popular cars: the Corsa, Astra, Mokka X, Crossland X and Grandland X. The British brand had created special 25-month offer packages, for those who like to swap cars more often than the usual three-year period.
Vauxhall’s geared them so the monthly payments are still affordable despite the shortened PCP term, thanks in part to the fact buyers don’t have to pay any interest, but also because deposits are a little higher than normal.
For example, a Corsa Energy A/C 1.4 75 – list price from £14,340 – costs £150 a month on the 0 percent APR deal, but buyers need to put down a £4,750 deposit.
The final payment for the car, which is only offered through the deal in 3dr Lava Red guise, is £5,265; so at least you’ll get your deposit plus a few hundred pounds more at the end to put towards a new car.
If you’re tight on deposit cash, try the Crossland X SE 1.2 81 (in Summit White). For a £3,950 deposit, it’s yours for £165 a month, with a £7,988 final payment. The British-built Astra Sri 1.4 100, again in Summit White, is offered for £180 a month, with a £5,980 deposit.
One of Vauxhall’s best-selling cars of all is the seemingly tireless Mokka X. With a handy 1.4-litre 140 turbo petrol engine (and a £7,450 deposit), the Boracay Blue model costs £190 a month.
The Grandland X SE 1.2T 130 (in Topaz Blue) might be a better deal, though. Derived from the acclaimed Peugeot 3008, strong retained values mean it costs just £10 a month more than the Mokka X, with a usefully lower deposit of £5,897. Final payment reflects this: £11,098 vs £8,844 – but in 25 months’ time, that’s a really healthy deposit to put towards a new PCP deal…