Week­end sales war

Herald Sun - Motoring - - SHOWROOM - RICHARD BLACK­BURN CARS­GUIDE EDITOR richard.black­burn@news.com.au

THIS week­end is shap­ing as a good one to buy a new car, as three of the four top-selling brands hold sales events.

Mazda is hav­ing its an­nual M Day sales on Satur­day, Holden is hold­ing a 100-hour sale and Hyundai is launch­ing its “quick and stun­ning sale”.

MAZDA

If you’re look­ing for sharp drive­away deals, the M Day sale will dis­ap­point. In­stead the brand is do­ing “value-added” deals.

On Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-9 you get an ex­tra year of fac­tory war­ranty, free reg­is­tra­tion and third-party in­sur­ance and three years road­side as­sist.

On the run-out BT50, you get three years’ road­side as­sis­tance, free reg­is­tra­tion and CTP. Mazda2 sedan and BT50 buy­ers get a $500 gen­uine ac­ces­sories voucher. Buy­ers of the Mazda2 hatch, Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-9 get a $500 ac­ces­sory pack.

The run-out mod­els are the best value of the range. The Mazda CX9 is $39,990 drive­away, about a $9000 dis­count. A new model will be un­veiled at the Los An­ge­les mo­tor show in Novem­ber. The BT50 is also good value at $34,990 drive­away (about $5000 off) for the 4WD diesel cab chas­sis and $25,990 (about $3000 off) for the 2WD cab chas­sis.

HYUNDAI

The Korean maker’s sale is on Satur­day only in some states and all week­end in oth­ers.

With the i20 due to be dis­con­tin­ued, Hyundai wants to fill the void by ramp­ing up sales of the Ac­cent, which is $15,990 for the au­to­matic, about $6000 off full re­tail and $5000 less than the smaller, less pow­er­ful three-door i20. For good mea­sure, the brand is throw­ing in a $1000 gift card.

It has also re­in­stated its ra­zor-sharp pric­ing on i30: $19,990 drive-away for the auto, about $5000 off the usual price.

There’s also a big dis­count on the run-out ix35 SUV, re­cently re­placed by the Tuc­son. It is $28,990 for the au­to­matic, with $2000 worth of ex­tras in­clud­ing leather uphol­stery.

HOLDEN

Launch­ing its last Com­modore this week­end, Holden is keen to spruik the new model but it’s also look­ing to shift some me­tal.

Its 100-hour sale, (end­ing Satur­day in most states but on Mon­day in NSW and the ACT) brings sav­ings on the Colorado ute, Com­modore, Cruze and Cap­tiva. Apart from sharp drive-away prices, the com­pany is throw­ing in an ex­tended five-year war­ranty, three years’ free ser­vic­ing and an undis­closed “huge fac­tory bonus”, so there is room to move on the drive-away prices.

The Colorado 4WD crew cab man­ual is $36,990 drive­away, about $12,000 off the nor­mal price.

The Com­modore SV6 “Storm” spe­cial edi­tion in­cludes sat­nav, fog lamps, 18-inch wheels and em­broi­dery and badg­ing. The man­ual is usu­ally $40,985 drive-away but the auto is on sale for $39,990 drive-away.

Other deals in­clude the Cruze with auto for $19,990 drive-away and the Cap­tiva 7 for $29,990.

Value: Mazda CX-9 (left), Com­modore Storm spe­cial edi­tion and Hyundai Ac­cent

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