Drive-away is the go
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