A complete guide to the best car deals - from Alfa to Volvo
You may not have heard a starting gun, but May triggered a sprint to June 30 as car manufacturers and dealers aim to break the tape on financial year targets.
Here we bring you a comprehensive guide to all the key EOFY offers being offered throughout June.
Make sure you always check the terms and conditions. Most deals are restricted to private buyers and are based on vehicles being ordered, and often delivered, by June 30. (Where driveaway deals are detailed, they are based on a Sydney, NSW, postcode, and may vary.)
Alfa's Ross sales event focuses on the Giulietta hatchback. There's a $29,900 driveaway deal specifically for the Super manual (normally $29,000 before on-road costs are added), while three years of complimentary servicing is offered across the range.
The German luxury brand's EOFY deals are headlined "Let's talks numbers", and encourage buyers to contact their preferred dealer to discuss a deal. BMW Sydney, for example, is reducing recommended driveaway prices by the amount equal to that model's GST. Its only exceptions in the range are the M2, M4 GTS, M4 DTM and just-released 5 Series.
The 500 series models are being offered with special driveaway deals until June 30 as part of the Festival of Fiat. The 500X SUV range is available from $25,000 with no more to pay (for a Pop manual), while the retro-inspired 500 city car is offered from $19,000 driveaway. The sportier Abarth 595 variants are also give driveaway specials. There's also three years of free scheduled servicing and a 0% a year comparison rate thrown into the mix.
Variable deals are being run across the Focus small car, Escape SUV, Everest seven-seater SUV and Ranger ute. The Focus Trend and Sport variants are both being offered with a free auto upgrade and reduced driveaway pricing - $24,490 and $27,990 respectively. There are savings of between $750 and $2500 for Escape variants, with the latter available on the Ambiente FWD petrol auto. The Everest's Trend RWD, Trend AWD and range-topping Titanium each get a $1000 saving. And there's a free auto upgrade for the 4x4 XLS and XLT dual-cab versions of the Ranger.
Holden is offering drive-away deals on a range of models throughout June. Save thousands on cars ranging from the compact Spark to the sizeable Colorado ute.
Honda Australia traditionally prefers to offer extra incentives based around ownership rather than reduced prices, and it's a similar scenario for 2017. Free five-year roadside assistance, extended warranty (5yrs/140,000km rather than standard 3yrs/100,000km), free registration and free CTP are offered on the Odyssey people-mover, Accord large car, and VTi auto and VTi-L auto versions of the City light sedan. The roadside assistance and extended warranty offer is also applied to the MY16 Civic sedan as well as the VTi-S auto Civic sedan.
There are driveaway deals on selected variants of Isuzu Ute's two models, the D-Max and MU-X SUV.
The British brand is offering savings equal to GST on its XE and XF sedans, and F-Pace SUV.
For starters, Jeep's Freedom Days EOFY campaign is presenting a 1.9%pa comparison rate across its entire range. That's then supplemented by some strong driveaway deals for its Renegade compact SUV (from $26,000 driveaway), Cherokee mid-sized SUV (from $34,000 driveaway) and flagship Grand Cherokee (from $48,500 driveaway).
There are differing incentives covering most of the Korean brand's local line-up. There are driveaway offers for the Rio city car, Cerato small car, Soul SUV and just-launched, single-spec Picanto micro car - the latter adding a financial offer. There's an even lower per annum comparison rate for the Optima medium car - 1.7% - while all trim grades of the Sportage mid-sized SUV gain a $1000 factory-bonus deduction, and the Si Limited variant of the company's bigger SUV, the Sorento, is given extra features worth $3000 and comprising leather-appointed seats, 18-inch wheels, wood-look steering wheel and "Limited" badging.
The Japanese luxury marque has four specific offers for the EOFY period, with driveaway specials for Luxury trim-grade versions of the CT200h hybrid hatch, IS200t petrol turbo medium car, RC200t petrol turbo coupe and RX200t petrol turbo SUV.
As with sister brand Jaguar, Land Rover is advertising a Main Event offer that deducts the GST equivalent from the manufacturer's list price (MLP). The deal applies to the entry-level Land Rover and Range Rover models - the Discovery Sport and Evoque respectively.
The now-Chinese-owned LDV brand is having an EOFY "Celebration" campaign offering its G10 (2016 build) diesel van for the same price as the manual-transmission version - a saving of $2500. (The driveaway price is $28,990.)
If you've always dreamed of driving a trident-badged car, for a limited time Maserati is offering demonstrator models of the GranTurismo coupe and GranCabrio convertible for the new-car driveaway price minus the notorious luxury car tax (LCT).
Mazda's EOFY sale centres on driveaway prices for models such as the Mazda2 hatch (from $16,990) and BT-50 ute (from $26,990). Other cars such as the popular Mazda3 get 12 months' free CTP and rego, as well as free stamp duty. The Mazda6 medium car also gets an undisclosed "EOFY bonus". (Mazda likes to encourage buyers to get in touch with its dealers.)
Something a bit different from Mitsubishi. Selected variants of the Lancer, ASX, Outlander, Pajero Sport and Triton reward buyers with an EFTPOS card worth between $1000 and $2000. Buyers can either wait about six weeks for their loaded EFTPOS card or trade it in instantly for the same-value reduction off the driveaway price.
An EOFY special combining a 2.9% comparison rate and driveaway deals is being offered on ST (base model) trim grades of the Juke baby SUV, Qashqai mid-sized SUV and Pathfinder large SUV. For ABN buyers, Nissan is throwing in fitted accessories worth $6000 on the Navara STX dual-cab ute.
The Megane and Koleos are both offered with free on-roads for 2016-plate models, with the small car starting from $22,500 driveaway and the SUV from $30,000 driveaway.
VW's Czech brand is promoting a 2.5% comparison rate until June 30 for all models (2016-plate) though only for buyers signing up for a Skoda finance plan.
There's up to five years' unlimited kilometres warranty being offered on Subaru models, as well as other offers, though the popular brand is inviting prospects to contact dealers for more details.
There are driveaway specials for specific variants of the (outgoing) Swift, Baleno, Vitara, S-Cross Turbo and Grand Vitara. The latter also scores a free auto upgrade.
Driveaway deals covering multiple models. Some Camry and Aurion variants are also offered with a 0% comparison rate, while a number of HiLux models are available with free on-road costs plus upgrades such as alloy wheels.
Specific variants of various VW models are being offered with special driveaway pricing until June 30, including the Golf (runout after arrival of 7.5 generation), Jetta, Polo, Passat Alltrack and Touareg. Commercial vehicles are also in the mix, and include a five-year/unlimited km warranty for those signing up to finance plans. The Amarok Core 4x4 Dual Cab TDI400 manual ute also comes with a free upgrade to the eight-speed auto.
The Swedish brand's medium and large SUVs, the XC60 and XC90, are being offered with three-year/45,000km scheduled servicing, two years extended warranty (to five years) and a year's free registration and CTP.
First published on WhichCar.com.au