End-of-year specials start early
JUNE deals have started early as the big brands try to get a run-up biggest sales month of year. As regular readers will know, drive-away prices don’t always equate sharp deal. However, given we watch price movements closely from to month, we’ve got the current best buys.
The recently refreshed Toyota Yaris is cheaper now than it was a year ago: a rock bottom $17,490 drive-away with auto (metallic paint adds $450). Also good buying the Suzuki Swift (now in run-out ahead of an allnew model next month) and Hyundai Accent, both just $15,990 drive-away with auto.
Need something a little bigger? The Toyota Corolla hatch is down to price it hasn’t been for while: $20,950 driveaway auto (save $3000).
There still plenty of stock in dealerships the just superseded Hyundai i30 hatch. The is $21,990 drive-away and comes with a $1000 “gift card” that can be taken off price, to make it $20,990 driveaway. This the second-best price for i30 in past 18 months (it got $19,990 away with auto several months in 2016) and is $4000 less than the just-released new model.
The Kia Cerato continues to ace lot, though, at $19,990 drive-away auto. The Kia’s seven-year warranty also helps; the only drawback on the Cerato is that there is no rearview camera at this price.
For those who fancy European flair, Volkswagen Golf back to its rock bottom $23,490 drive-away with auto (once a $2000 discount is applied) ahead of the arrival of an updated model next month.
The Toyota Camry is still Australia’s best value family sedan (and a favourite among Uber and taxi drivers) at $26,490 drive-away. Twist an arm and you may get another $500 off.
The Holden Trax LS compact SUV is $24,990 driveaway (with three years’ free servicing). Or step up to the Mitsubishi ASX at drive-away with auto — once a $1000 gift card is applied. Mitsubishi’s discounts are
or $2000 “Eftpos cards” that can be taken off the price.
For something bigger, Ford Escape base model is $29,990 drive-away (use some of the $2500 saving to add $1300 safety and tech pack).
more seats, the Mitsubishi Outlander sevenseater is good buying at $28,990 drive-away with $1000 gift card.
An even larger seven-seater, Hyundai’s Santa Fe, is available for $39,990 a V6 ($5500 off the full RRP) or with a thrifty 2.2-litre turbo diesel auto for just $40,990 drive-away, an astonishing $8500 RRP. That price includes five years’ free servicing, a mega deal.
Mitsubishi has moved its discounts on to dearer Triton models, so the base model isn’t as much of a bargain as it was a few months ago. Get top of the range Triton Exceed for $44,990 drive-away with auto, or about $6000 off full price.
Holden has slashed topline Colorado LTZ crew cab by $5000 to $49,990 with auto (2016 or 2017 build plate) and thrown three years’ free servicing into the bargain.
Nissan’s updated Navara ST crew cab is $47,490 drive-away, about $1500 off RRP. It comes with $5000 in accessories this month but this can’t be converted to a discount .
The tightest battle among utes is between Toyota and Ford. Discounts are rare on these top sellers yet only $100 separates the HiLux SR5 4WD double cab auto ($56,390 drive-away)
Ranger XLT cab ($56,490 drive-away). The discounts equate to nearly $5000 off respective RRPs.
City slickers: Toyota Yaris, main; Hyundai i30, below.
Utes: Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux