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Cars The biggest car discounts ahead of the March plate change - how to save up to £12,000

16:55  10 february  2020
16:55  10 february  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Car dealers are offering as much as £ 12 , 000 off some new models as they look to shift stock ahead of the registration plate change . With new ‘20’ plate registrations due to be issued from March 1, research into the biggest savings has revealed a significant increase in discounts being offered and

Ahead of new 2018 number plates car prices slashed and YOU could save over £ 12 , 000 . Whenever new number plates are introduced there is always a flurry of discounts from dealerships and car manufacturers who want to shift old stock ahead of the new plates hitting the forecourt.

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Car dealers are offering as much as £12,000 off some new models as they look to shift stock ahead of the registration plate change.

With new ‘20’ plate registrations due to be issued from March 1, research into the biggest savings has revealed a significant increase in discounts being offered and the brands and models where buyers can land the biggest bargains.

The average saving uncovered by What Car?’s research is 8.99 per cent but several models are being sold with discounts of more than 20 per cent.

The Fiat Tipo offers the biggest discount overall, with 28.66 per cent off - equivalent to £4,350.

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While the family hatchback offers the biggest saving as a proportion of its value, the largest cash saving is on the BMW 4 Series Convertible. What Car? found savings of £11,974 (22.13 per cent) on the drop-top in 435d xDrive M Sport guise. The Nissan Qashqai - regularly on among the UK’s best sellers - is also being offered with up to £5,563 (21 per cent) off.

Top brands for discounts

Brand Cash saving as %  Cash saving Citroën 16.44% £4431 Seat 15.56% £4071 Nissan 14.11% £3667 Skoda 11.68% £3222 Suzuki 11.61% £2375 Volkswagen 11.09% £3613 Mercedes-Benz 11.02% £5076 Smart 10.99% £1834 BMW 10.41% £4758 Vauxhall 9.09% £2168

Across all brands, Citroen is offering the biggest reductions, discounting new models by 16.44 - or £4,430 on average. Other mainstream brands offering significant savings are Seat (15.56 per cent), Nissan (14.11 per cent), Skoda (11.68 per cent) and Suzuki (11.61 per cent).

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How To Start Saving . How Much Should You Save Every Month? So, when pressed, I would say spend up to 35 percent of your annual income on a car . On the other end of the spectrum, someone earning 0, 000 a year might spend ,500 for a new car .

You can now save over £ 6, 000 off a brand new car , but there is a catch. MOTORISTS looking to buy a new car should think about doing so before the end of August 2017 as they could save themselves It’s easy to overlook the even bigger discounts available on 17- plate cars which are effectively new.

At the opposite end of the scale, budget brand Dacia is offering virtually nothing off its models, which already include the UK’s cheapest new car - the Sandero. Its 0.93 per cent discount equates to an average saving of just £117 per car.

Buyers can save more than 28 per cent on a Fiat Tipo (Photo: Fiat)

The plate change months of March and September see the highest sales as buyers wait to get the latest registration mark. Last March, more than 458,000 new cars were registered in the UK, compared with just 81,959 in February 2019. That means dealers offering some significant savings in the preceding months to keep sales up and move on old stock. This year’s discounts are a fifth larger than in February 2019, possibly reflecting a struggling market where new registrations are down more than seven per cent.

Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car?, said: “The months leading up to March often see buyers doing their homework before signing on the dotted line. Our latest Target Price research shows new car buyers can save on average 8.99% when they buy through What Car? New Car Buying. What’s encouraging is that some of the most popular models on the road are being offered with very high discounts, exceeding 20% in some cases.

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It's easy to save hundreds of pounds a year on your car insurance, yet most people stay with their existing provider and pay far more than they should. You can then compare the quality of the policy and have a idea of the best price to negotiate with your existing insurer, if you want to stay put.

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“Our research also suggests manufacturers are responding to the general dip in sales, with discounts this year nearly 22 per cent higher than last year. That makes it a great time to shop for a new car.”

Top discounted cars

Make and Model OTR price Cash saving as %  Cash saving Price after discount Fiat Tipo 1.4 Easy £15,180 28.66% £4350 £10,830 Citroën C4 Cactus 1.5 Blue HDi 120 EAT6 Flair £24,105 26.84% £6472 £17,633 Volkswagen Passat 1.5 TSI SE £25,580 22.16% £5669 £19,911 BMW 4 Series Convertible 435d xDrive M Sport £54,120 22.13% £11,974 £42,146 Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer 2.0 Blue HDi 160 Flair Plus EAT8 £34,980 22.12% £7738 £27,242 Seat Leon 1.0 TSI SE £18,850 21.69% £4089 £14,761 Vauxhall Grandland X 1.5 Turbo D SE £25,505 21.65% £5521 £19,984 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi N-Connecta £26,400 21.07% £5563 £20,837 Nissan X-Trail 1.7 dCi Acenta 7-seat £28,795 20.40% £5875 £22,920 Volkswagen Touran 1.5 TSI EVO SE Family £29,395 19.28% £5666 £23,729

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