The Volkswagen Touareg is among our favourite large SUVs
Peugeot's 308 won the European Car of the Year award for 2014
Seat's Leon offers VW Golf-like dynamics in a more stylish body
The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso offers a stylish way to move the family
Although coarse in places, Toyota's Land Cruiser offers exceptional off-road ability
If you’re in the market for a new car, or after the best new-car leasing deal, you can save thousands with a little research. This is the pick of what our deals experts have found this week.
Best new car deals
One of our favourite full-size SUVs, the Volkswagen Touareg offers the practicality and performance of more premium rivals but at a lower cost. We spotted the 3.0 V6 Hybrid model available from Buy a New Car Online for £52,498 – which is £7,378 off the list price.
Peugeot’s 308 hatchback has not only won the European Car of The Year award for 2014, but has also received much praise from our road testers who called it 'classy and refined'. We found a 1.6-litre eHDi Feline model offered with a £3,711 reduction to £18,559 on UK Car Discount.
Best new car leasing deals
The Seat Leon is a significant model for the Spanish brand, with diesel models taking the majority of sales here in the UK. It represents a stylish alternative to the VW Golf but shares the same MQB platform underpinnings. First Vehicle Leasing is offering the 1.6-litre TDI SE 5dr model for £168 per month on a two-year contract with an initial payment of £1344.
We were impressed with Citroën's Grand C4 Picasso when we road tested it, with the latest models offering a high-class interior alongside an efficient range of diesel engines. We spotted a 1.6-litre e-HDI Airdream VTR model on Central UK Vehicle Leasing on a reasonable 24-month lease at £144 per month and with an initial payment of £720.
Deal of the week
If you need off-road ability above all else in a large SUV, then few cars compare to Toyota’s Land Cruiser. Although a relatively expensive choice, we found models with hefty discounts from between £4,405 (D4D Active 3.0 3dr) to £7,597 (V8 ICE Premium) off-list price on Car Cost.
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