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Best new car deals

Buyer's market as dealers keep the heat going on new car deals and car offers through July

If you think you missed out in the End Of Financial Year car sales 2019,  think again. Some manufacturers still have a few best new car deals up their sleeves and that includes throwing in on-road costs and even some factory bonuses.

Today or this weekend is the time to make deals on cars and finance. There’s new models and upgrades coming through to the end of the year so prices may rise. Have a look at these and see if they suit your wallet.

Volkswagen is cleaning out its shelves of the Passat sedan and wagon and its upmarket Arteon liftback as an updated model range prepares to dock in Australia.

Volkswagen is cleaning out its shelves of the Passat sedan and wagon. Volkswagen is cleaning out its shelves of the Passat sedan and wagon.

The Arteon - once known as the Passat CC - is Volkswagen’s most luxurious passenger car model in Australia.

There’s only one version - the 206TSI R-Line - which is now on special with the offer of low-rate finance, drive-away pricing and the bonus of the 'Sound and Style' package that normally costs $2500.

This pack includes an 11-speaker, 700-Watt Dynaudio premium sound system, and 20-inch dark alloy wheels with Airstop tyres that minimise punctures.

The Arteon is now $76,053 drive-away. The Passat sedan opens at $42,893 for the 132TSI and includes on-road costs and a $3500 cash bonus from the factory.

You can save a further $1080 by buying the identical 2018-built version.

The Passat Comfortline 132TSI gets more features and is now $49,567 and comes with on-road costs and the $3500 bonus. Buy a 2018-built car and save a further $1119.

There are also Passat wagons that come with drive-away pricing and the $3500 bonus. The wagons open at $45,075 for the 132TSI (save $1108 for the 2018) and go to $69,694 for the explosive 206TSI R-Line which, for people who don’t mind when it was made, is $1065 cheaper for a 2018 model.

Speaking of bonuses, Hyundai is chipping $1000 off the price of some models as a run-out special. The Kona (which is barely two years old) is available from $29,170 for the 2019-built Active automatic with the 2.0-litre petrol engine and front-wheel drive.

Hyundai is chipping $1000 off the price of some models as a run-out special. Hyundai is chipping $1000 off the price of some models as a run-out special.

You get $1000 off the price plus all the on-road costs are included. This car offer can be better than an end of financial year car sales deal.

The Active with all-wheel drive and the turbo-petrol engine and automatic transmission is now $32,821 plus the on-road costs and $1000 bonus.

Also in line for the deal is the Tucson Active X SUV that is $32,990 for the 2.0-litre petrol automatic front-wheel drive, and $38,290 for the version with the turbo engine and all-wheel drive.

Also in line for the deal is the Tucson Active X SUV. Also in line for the deal is the Tucson Active X SUV.

Even Hyundai’s passenger car, the Sonata, gets the discount though this time it’s $2000. It is now $34,895 drive away.

BMW has two of its smallest (cheapest) models on the block with the 1 Series opener, the 118i, now $39,900 drive-away and the slightly more performance-oriented 125i at $49,900 including on-road costs.

BMW has two of its smallest (cheapest) models on the block BMW has two of its smallest (cheapest) models on the block

The saving isn’t huge - about $3500-$4000 but it’s a relatively inexpensive way to get into the German badge and still get a quality four-door hatchback.

Nissan has incentives for buyers to use its in-house finance business that applies to much of the SUV range. If you finance with Nissan you get three years of free servicing plus a low deposit of $1500-$4000 depending on the model.

There’s also free on-road costs. It makes it an easy way to get into a new Nissan. For example, the X-Trail ST automatic with front-wheel drive is $32,990 drive-away including the free servicing and with buyers needing only a $2000 deposit.

The X-Trail ST automatic with front-wheel drive is $32,990 drive-away. The X-Trail ST automatic with front-wheel drive is $32,990 drive-away.

In this case, the free servicing will save about $800. The deal also applies to the X-Trail ST manual at $30,990; X-Trail ST-L at $41,963; and flagship Ti at $50,498.

It also extends to the smaller Qashqai SUV that starts at $35,035 for the ST+ and has the free servicing, on-road costs and needs only a $1500 deposit.

Other Qashqai versions are in on the special offer, including the Ti at $42,590 and requiring a $2000 deposit.

The smaller Qashqai SUV that starts at $35,035. The smaller Qashqai SUV that starts at $35,035.

Want something bigger? The seven-seat Pathfinder starts at $44,490 drive-away with the free servicing that will save about $1025.

The deposit needed for the finance offer is $2500. Other versions are included, up to the Ti front-wheel drive at $69,959 and needing a $4000 deposit.

Holden has thrown in three years of scheduled servicing - a saving of about $1200 - plus all on-road costs to some of its Colorado variants.

Holden has thrown in three years of scheduled servicing to some of its Colorado variants. Holden has thrown in three years of scheduled servicing to some of its Colorado variants.

The LS dual-cab ute with rear-drive and automatic transmission is now $39,990 drive away and the 4x4 version is $42,990. There’s also a manual version for $40,990.

The more up-spec LT is only available as a 2018 build under the deal, selling for $43,990 for a dual-cab ute with 4x4 and automatic transmission and, for a manual, at $41,990.

For more features, the 2019-built LTZ dual-cab ute rear drive auto is $44,990 and the 4x4 is $49,990. There’s a Space Cab 4x4 LTZ for $49,990.

For those who want a bit of style in their worker, the Z71 dual-cab ute comes with 4x4 and priced with automatic transmission at $54,990 drive away and with the three years of free servicing.

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