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The best new-car deals for August


As the end looms for homegrown Fords, you might want to grab a deal on a Falcon or Territory this month.

Ford has the sporty Falcon XR6 sedan for $38,190 drive-away and or the popular XR6 style-side ute for $33,040 drive-away.

There may be room to move on these prices but the deals will start to fade as the October 7 shutdown approaches.

Ford's pioneering local SUV, the Territory, is priced from $42,490 drive-away for the TX with rear wheel drive, diesel engine and six-speed auto. The better equipped TS is $46,490.

Rival Holden is sweetening its drive-away deals with frequent flyer points. Depending on model, buyers can earn from 40,0000 to 100,000 Velocity points. The fine print reveals they can be redeemed only for one-way tickets and exclude taxes, carrier charges or fees.

Get 40,000 points with Holden's cheapest runabout, the $14,990 manual LS Spark, 75,000 with the $38,990 Commodore SV6 Black or the maximum 100,000 with the $21,990 Cruze Z Series sedan.

The best deal by far, however, is on Kia's new Cerato.

Toyota deals include the Yaris at $17,990 drive-away and Corolla Ascent Sport at $21,990 with free metallic paint.

The eye-catcher is the Camry Atara SX, in black with red striping for $34,490 drive-away with zero finance.

The best deal by far, however, is on Kia's new Cerato. Released only a couple of months ago, the greatly improved Cerato is $19,990 drive-away for sedan or hatch with an auto.

Even the base model comes pretty well equipped, with front and rear parking sensors, and is backed by Kia's industry-leading seven-year warranty.

Mitsubishi is throwing in three years' free servicing, enhancing the already sharply priced ASX and Outlander, respectively from $25,000 and $27,990 drive-away (the figure is for manuals but try for an auto at the same price).

Nissan's Micra and Pulsar hatch, soon be dropped from the line-up, are in run-out at $13,990 and $17,990 drive-away for the entry level ST manual version of each.

For something more exotic, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is from $25,000 drive-away and Audi's run-out deal on the A3 starts from $41,000 drive-away.

For something a little older, there are 2015-plated Renault Clios for $14,990 drive-away.

Jaguar is doing free on-roads and an extended five-year warranty on XE and XF sedans. Prices start from $60,400 for the XE 20t Prestige and $82,800 for the XF 20d Prestige.

On the tradie front, Mazda has a top deal on its base cab-chassis BT-50 XT — $26,990 drive-away with a 2.2-litre diesel, six-speed manual and factory-fitted alloy tray.

Will you be taking advantage of any of these new car deals in August? Tell us what you think in the comments below.