We've picked five of the best deals on a variety of cars in this week’s new car market. All are valid until 16 August 2018

Buying a new car is always better when you know you're getting a bargain, but scouring the internet for the best deals can be time-consuming and scrappage schemes aren't for everyone.

So Autocar has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of the most interesting savings on the new car market

We've found combined savings of £19,653 on the five models featured below, so take a look and click on the links to read our full road test verdict on each one, or visit our sister site What Car? for further deals.

All offers are valid until 16 August.

Best new car deals 2018

Audi A5 Cabriolet - pay £36,958, save £4012

It's a heatwave, so convertibles are pretty sought after right now, even if the market for them is declining. Make the most of the £4000 saving on this Audi A5 Cabriolet before the sun disappears for autumn. And winter. And spring. And possibly next summer, too.

Fancy it? Save £4012 on an Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Sport S tronic Tech Pack through What Car? New Car Buying.

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Mazda CX-5 - pay £23,543, save £2552

The Mazda CX-5 is highly regarded: our very own Matt Saunders owns one, albeit a previous-generation model. The new car is here, though, with a sharp new look and improved interior. 

If you fancy joining Matt in CX-5 ownership, you could save £2552 off the price of a brand new Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav.

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Our Verdict

Volvo V60 2018 road test review hero front

Volvo's reborn estate has a svelte image and upmarket aspirations. How does the V60 stack up against the likes of Mercedes and BMW?

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Mercedes-Benz GLC - pay £35,464, save £4026

SUVs are huge. Not in size (well, a lot of them are), but in number: they're one of the most popular bodystyles, and more customers flock to them each month. The GLC is Mercedes' mid-sized SUV and one of its best-selling models, so to further boost sales, it's offering a chunky discount through What Car?'s New Car Buying site.

Want one? You can save £4026 on a Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d 4Matic Sport 9G-Tronic. Click the link below to browse all GLC deals.

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Vauxhall Astra - pay £16,908, save £4692

Our proportionally biggest saving this week can be had on the Vauxhall Astra. A saving of almost £4700 brings the price down to a Ford Fiesta-frightening £16,908 – for a car with considerably more room. 

Save £4692 on a Vauxhall Astra 1.0T Ecotec SE by visiting What Car? New Car Buying. It doesn't have to be the 1.0-litre listed here, though; you can make savings across the whole Astra range.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace - pay £33,224, save £4371

With nearly £5000 removed from the price of this 2.0-litre diesel seven-seater, you can bag yourself a properly roomy SUV for less money than your average mid-spec German saloon. 

Need room for three kids and a dog, but don't want to stretch to full price? What Car? New Car Buying can save you £4371 on a Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI R-Line DSG.

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17 March 2017
If I was going to be forced to drive around in a grumpy looking new shape Q7. God they look crap. I'd go so far as to say the first version looked better.

18 August 2017

just seen the photos and image of the new x5 and BMW cetainly know how to make an suv look mighty uglythe propportions are horrendous.same with thwe q7 you would only buy at a good discount, due to it is cheap.better still wait till it is a couple of years old,as long as you can live with the sad looks.

19 March 2017
Well done for beating me to it. Many Audis, including the R8 and TT, now look visually disappointing compared to previous versions too, but the Q7 is by far the worst.

2 June 2017
Couldn't agree more. The new Q7 is a visual mess, with far too many fussy creases along the waistline and around the wheelarches. It looks drab, like an XL estate car rather than an SUV. The old one at least had a certain brutal elegance to it.

7 April 2017
Maybe. But just think, if these cars have already depreciated by £5k or more before they've been driven, then they are probably going to continue loosing big money after purchase. Perhaps in the long run it would be better to buy something where demand exceeds supply, rather than the opposite here?

7 April 2017
Care to comment on a 320d xDrive M Sport model :- "edging the price down close to £21k.". I'm so dubious of these companies, asked for a quote once and I just got spam!

29 September 2017

Not a dealer but have just spent too much time talking deals with several on a 335D Touring: bottom line, accept nothing less than 22-23% discount and 0% finance (you only get the full discount if taking finance) then pay the whole thing off immediately. Decided in the end that dealing with sales people for dinosaur burners was just too much hassle, so going straight to electric.

13 May 2017
People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

19 May 2017
Uncle Mellow wrote:

People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

It's more the case that parking space widths are just not fit for purpose anymore. Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994. Bearing in mind a space which is 1.8m wide is permissible, almost every car on sale is wider than that. Many cars are longer than the 4.5m which is the minimum length required.

You can technically drive a tractor, a tank or a privately owned bus or coach on a car licence, so any car is still small in comparison. I've driven a lot of things a lot bigger than an XC90 without a problem. But I think what you were really saying is, I don't like it, therefore no-one should have one.

19 May 2017
steve-p wrote:
Uncle Mellow wrote:

Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994.

And the justification is what, if I may ask? Manufacturers make the cars cleaner, safer, plusher, yet they can't make them more space efficient? The first gen Mercedes A-Class (W168/V168) was perfect. Full size 7-seat MPVs like the original Espace and Eurovan1 were 4.40. Let's see if dedicated electric car platforms can save even more space by pushing the batteries under the floor. IMHO road tax should be based on the amount of road occupied (length and width); let's see if we can reverse the trend that way.
Roads stay the same. Parking spaces between pillars in garages under buildings stay the same. If cars grow and can't fit anymore, it's not the parking space's or the road's fault.


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