Where the deals are
Subsidised by its Malaysian parent, Australian buyers get drive-away prices across the board and free 24-hour roadside assist for a limited time. The cheapest is the S16 G-spec manual for $11,990 drive away — the lowest-cost new car available. It is also running out the Savvy and Jumbuck (a new model is coming) with pricing from $12,990 and $14,990 respectively. Proton said the prices were ‘‘despite volatile international exchange rates’’ and that the new prices ‘‘have the potential to save thousands’’ of dollars.
Savings of up to $2000 are available on some Civic models and $500 on the City. This is Honda’s second price adjustment this year after previously releasing limited- edition versions of Jazz, Civic and Accord. The cheapest Civic is the VTi manual at $22,490, down $500, while the VTi-L manual has dropped $2000 to $24,690. The Jazz-based City sedan is now from $18,990, a saving of $500.
Limited and special edition models of the RAV4, Camry and Corolla are teasing the market. In the Corolla’s case, the special edition precedes a new model and only the Ascent gets an up-specced and down-priced version. The Ascent Sport costs $22,250 plus on-road costs and includes $1600 of extras for an additional $510 over the Ascent model on which it is based. A limited-edition RAV4 all-wheel drive is on the market for $32,490, claiming $1700 of extras for $500 more than the base model. Toyota has released the Camry Touring version — an annual showroom special— for $30,990, a $2000 discount.
Its smallest car, the Mito, gets a more powerful engine and a price clunk to below $30,000 — the first time the Mito has come under this price threshold. It’s now $29,990 plus on-road costs.
The seven-seat C4 Picasso people mover is now $39,990 driveaway with Citroen claiming it’s a saving of more than $6000. The C5 sedan has dropped $3000.
Price cuts for the Cerato are achieved by a limited-edition model that saves buyers $3000. The Cerato is now from $25,990 with all on-road costs included.