Autocar presents the top car leasing deals and new car discounts for this week, including offers on the Kia Sorento, Toyota Land Cruiser and Mercedes-Benz GL-class
Darren Moss
3 October 2013

Large SUVs have been growing with popularity both in urban and rural communities. The class king, the Range Rover, retains its well-deserved crown in this segment, but a number of other models - perhaps most notably the Kia Sorento - are all worthy of note and consideration.

But while demand is keeping new car discounts low, there are still plenty of deals to be had elsewhere. Here are some of the best new car deals and the best new car leasing deals.

Best new car deals - SUVs

Kia Sorento - The Korean company has slashed the price of its big SUV by £2000 across the range. The Sorento starts at £26,695, rising to £35,295. Kia is also offering 4.9 per cent finance across the range.

Mitsubishi L200 - Mitsubishi has reduced the price of upscale versions of its L200 pickup. Prices of the latest Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw editions have been dropped by £400.

Land Rover Discovery - In the weeks before the launch of the 2014 model year Discovery, online car retailer New Car Discount is offering £4720 off the list price of the current car. The 3.0-litre SDV6 Luxury model is priced at £52,997.

Volkswagen Touareg - Another online retailer has cut £6502 from the list price of Volkswagen's flagship SUV. UK Car Discount is advertising a 3.0-litre V6 TDI R Line model for £39,993.

Best new car leasing deals

Mercedes-Benz GL-class - We found a high-spec GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport model available for £542 per month over a two year personal contract from Contract Hire and Leasing, with an initial payment of £4978. Extra costs could be added, however, should you stray over the strict 10,000 mile per year limit.

New car deal of the week

Toyota Land Cruiser - First Vehicle Leasing is offering a 3.0-litre Land Cruiser in 4D specification for £616.74 a month on a three-year personal contract with a 10,000 mile cap.

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. 

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3 October 2013
Darren Moss wrote:

The class king, the Range Rover, retains its well-deserved crown in this segment

Give it a rest. The class king? Mine has been nothing but trouble since day one. It doesn't deserve a crown. It deserves to be set on fire, the unreliable heap of junk.

4 October 2013
Winston ChurchiIl wrote:
Darren Moss wrote:

The class king, the Range Rover, retains its well-deserved crown in this segment

Give it a rest. The class king? Mine has been nothing but trouble since day one. It doesn't deserve a crown. It deserves to be set on fire, the unreliable heap of junk.

I have to say I am starting to agree with you there. A friend has a RR Sport, it has recently spent more time at the dealer than with him, and left him stranded twice. It seems to everything, electrics, engine, gearbox, general build issues. if anyone was caught up in a tailback on the Kings Road last saturday afternoon near Habitat, sorry, that was my friend with a complete engine shutdown on his RRS. It's not even 2 years old.

4 October 2013
marj wrote:
Winston ChurchiIl wrote:
Darren Moss wrote:

The class king, the Range Rover, retains its well-deserved crown in this segment

Give it a rest. The class king? Mine has been nothing but trouble since day one. It doesn't deserve a crown. It deserves to be set on fire, the unreliable heap of junk.

I have to say I am starting to agree with you there. A friend has a RR Sport, it has recently spent more time at the dealer than with him, and left him stranded twice. It seems to everything, electrics, engine, gearbox, general build issues. if anyone was caught up in a tailback on the Kings Road last saturday afternoon near Habitat, sorry, that was my friend with a complete engine shutdown on his RRS. It's not even 2 years old.

Make that three! A friend bought a Range Rover last year, and it's been a nightmare for him. The electric tailgate failed within one week! The bloody thing wouldn't even start after about two months due to an engine management problem.

It frustrates me whenever I see this outrageously unreliable car receive the undeserved praise it constantly gets. By recommending a Range Rover to someone, you're just making them poor, stressed and unable to get where they need to go.

3 October 2013

The Sorento price cut is a limited offer until the end of December, and £26,695 is the pre-offer price.


3 October 2013

If SUVs are so popular, why are Land Rover, VW and Kia having to discount? Doesn't add up.

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3 October 2013

"If SUVs are so popular, why are Land Rover, VW and Kia having to discount? Doesn't add up."

because it is the medium and small SUV segments which are flying at the moment.
And in the case of the Discovery this deal is on the old pre-facelift model only.

3 October 2013

Well seeing as it's being asked for I'll take that as an okay then.

The Touareg deal hasn't exactly been researched hard, we can do the same car (TOUAREG 3.0 V6 TDI 245 R Line ) for £37045 OTR currently, saving £9450, nearly £3k better than you've found.

Other deals to look at for Large SUV's are the XC90 which has huge sums off it (typically £9000 - £10000) plus 0% finance and a £2000 finance deposit contribution from Volvo UK,

Or the Audi Q7 which has £5-6k discount plus £3000 finance deposit contribution from Audi UK.

Nissan has just thrown £4000 discount on all new Pathfinders on top of any dealer discount, which should be another £4k with some haggling.

4 October 2013
Orangewheels wrote:

Well seeing as it's being asked for I'll take that as an okay then.

The Touareg deal hasn't exactly been researched hard, we can do the same car (TOUAREG 3.0 V6 TDI 245 R Line ) for £37045 OTR currently, saving £9450, nearly £3k better than you've found.

Other deals to look at for Large SUV's are the XC90 which has huge sums off it (typically £9000 - £10000) plus 0% finance and a £2000 finance deposit contribution from Volvo UK,

Or the Audi Q7 which has £5-6k discount plus £3000 finance deposit contribution from Audi UK.

Nissan has just thrown £4000 discount on all new Pathfinders on top of any dealer discount, which should be another £4k with some haggling.

It's also worth noting that these are nearly all run-out or soon to be old models. Only the Nissan Kia and Toyotas are 'current' models for any period of time. The Volvo deal does sound amazing though for no-nonsense family transport. They barely change shape so it won't be too embarrassing at the school gates.

4 October 2013

I like the Kia Sorento because it is very good for towing Caravans

Jamie Pickles

4 October 2013

In all reviews on different models of RR all you read in Autocar is high praise. The RR Evoque was suddenly the car that started the segment and was class leading and top of everything else. Same goes for all models.

It's good to be a nationalist and love your country but everything has a limit. Sure RR are fine cars but not without problems and they are not king of the road. Don't lie to the consumers and your readers. Please.

Dan

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