Autocar presents the top new car leasing deals and new car discounts for this week, including deals on the Ford Mondeo, Skoda Superb and Hyundai i40
Darren Moss
27 September 2013

Autocar has rounded up the best new car deals found in the family car sector this week.

This segment is currently very hotly contested. Models like the Ford Mondeo, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has recently benefitted from both a £2000 price cut and two new models, struggles to maintain its supremacy alongside rivals from the likes of Skoda, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.

The smart shopper can save time, and money, by heading to the showroom armed with the numbers to get dealers sweating. To save you the legwork, though, here are Autocar's top new car purchase discounts and leasing deals if you're in the market for a family holdall.

Buying outright

The Ford Mondeo has been a staple family saloon for generations. As Ford has recently introduced two new special editions to take the model through to its regeneration in 2015, there are plenty of deals on the older model to take advantage of. On UK-car-discount.co.uk we found an equipment-packed five-door Business Edition Mondeo, with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine for £15,771 - a saving of £4224 over the list price. 

If you're after some badge class then Volkswagen's Passat offers performance and luxury without breaking the bank. Our research resulted in us finding a 1.4-litre TSI Bluemotion Tech S 5-door petrol estate model on Orangewheels.co.uk for just £16,912 - a saving of £4428 from the list price.

Hyundai's i40 tourer offers plenty of kit at a relatively low price, and some fast internet deal hunting can turn up real gems on Hyundai's first foray into the family-oriented D segment. Take the offer we found from buyacar.co.uk as an example - at £15,464 the 5-door 1.7-litre CRDi diesel in Blue Drive Active trim is well below the £18,515 recommended retail price.

The Skoda Superb offers levels of driving refinement and build quality to more than match its German rivals, but benefits from Czech pricing structures. A current deal on Autoebid.com allows you to drive away a 1.6-litre TDI CR Elegance Greenline 5-door model for £21,566 - a saving of £2292 over the £23,860 list price.

Leasing

The Mazda 6 earned its place on our list of the top five family saloons with its alluring mix of style and technology. We've found some good deals online, but this leasing option from South West Vehicle Contracts is hard to beat. The offer is for £240 a month over three years with an initial payment of £1440, and you get a 2.2-litre diesel five-door model in Business Line trim - which includes satellite navigation and Bluetooth. Maintenance isn't included, however, and there's an annual cap of 10,000 miles.

Deal of the week

A recent facelift for the stylish and flexible Vauxhall Insignia means that dealers will be looking to shift their pre-facelift models. Try haggling with the knowledge that we found a 2.0-litre CDTi Tech Line 5-door Auto model for £18,800 here. That's a saving of £4864 over the list price.

These are just a selection of the best deals we found this week. If you find better, let us know by registering for the site and posting below. 

Our Verdict

Ford Mondeo 2007-2014

The Ford Mondeo is a fine car in most areas. The family hatch is still a class leader even as its replacement nears

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27 September 2013

Autocar has the audacity to describe the Skoda as offering German build quality at Czech pricing and yet its thousands of pounds more expensive than its donor car (Passat) not to mention all of the other cars in this deal comparison.
Moreover the ungainly Skoda offers the most measly engine. So much for Czech levels of pricing.

27 September 2013
fadyady wrote:

Autocar has the audacity to describe the Skoda as offering German build quality at Czech pricing and yet its thousands of pounds more expensive than its donor car (Passat) not to mention all of the other cars in this deal comparison.
Moreover the ungainly Skoda offers the most measly engine. So much for Czech levels of pricing.

I would have thought you could get a similar deal on that just by walking through the dealer's front door? Heck if VAG are offering substantial discounts in dealers, then Skoda must be offering more. It's also based on the Octavia not the Passat (unike the last one) so even more reason for a discount.

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