Drive-away is the go

Herald Sun - Motoring - - MARKETPLACE - CHRIS RILEY

AS Ford pre­pares to pull the plug on lo­cal pro­duc­tion, the sporty Fal­con XR6 sedan is go­ing for $38,190 and the ute $33,040, while Ter­ri­to­rys are from $42,490 — all at drive­away prices.

Holden is still tempt­ing buy­ers with fre­quent flyer points. You can get up to 100,000 Ve­loc­ity points on a Cruze Z Se­ries from $21,990 drive-away or a run-out Colorado ute from $36,990. Check the fine print.

Toy­ota has deals on just about all mod­els but a stand-out is the Au­rion from $29,990 drive-away, with zero fi­nance, a sav­ing of about $9000.

Among new For­tuner demos, the GX is from $44,990 drive-away with a wheel upgrade thrown in.

Honda’s Civic sedan, at $24,990 drive-away, comes with an ex­tended war­ranty and free road­side as­sis­tance.

Mit­subishi’s ASX and Out­lander SUVs re­main out­stand­ing value at $25,000 and $27,990 drive-away re­spec­tively, in auto guise. Its age­ing but solid Lancer ES is also good buy­ing at $20,990 drive-away with auto.

Mazda mean­while is sweet­en­ing its drive-away deals with an ex­tra year of war­ranty, $500 of ac­ces­sories and three­year road­side as­sist. The Mazda2 Neo is $16,990 drive-away.

Kia’s pop­u­lar Rio hatch is a steal at $13,990 for the three­door or $16,990 drive-away for the five door, both with an auto. The smaller, re­cently in­tro­duced Pi­canto is now $14,990 drive-away.

Suzuki is fol­low­ing suit across the range, its stand-out be­ing the small S-Cross SUV — save $3000 on the front­drive GL man­ual from $21,990 drive-away.

Play it safe with Volvo, which is do­ing drive-away deals and adding three years of free ser­vic­ing across the range. All ve­hi­cles fea­ture auto emer­gency brak­ing.

The V40 D2 Ki­netic hatch is from $36,888, S60 T4 Ki­netic sedan from $43,888 and XC60 T5 Lux­ury 2WD mid-size SUV from $57,888.

Fiat is run­ning out its 500, with the Sport at $18,000 or the con­vert­ible at $22,000 drive­away. The larger five-door 500X is from $26,000 drive-away.

Isuzu’s MU-X SUV is drive­away across the range, start­ing from $36,990 for the 4x2 LS-M or $50,990 for the top of the range LS-T with rear DVD player and $1000 worth of ac­ces­sories.

Volk­swa­gen’s run-out Amarok High­line AWD has never been bet­ter value at $53,990 drive-away, with eight­speed auto and $2000 cash back.

Small busi­ness op­er­a­tors can pick up Citroen’s Ber­lingo van from $26,500 drive-away for the diesel man­ual.

No more to pay: Ford Fal­con XR6 ute, left; Toy­ota Au­rion Sportivo, above; Isuzu MU-X, right; VW Amarok

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