The best new car deals and new car leasing deals for this week, including offers on the Vauxhall Meriva, Audi SQ5, Fiat 500, Renault Clio RS and Chrysler Ypsilon
Darren Moss
30 January 2014

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

The Vauxhall Meriva has been successful for GM in Europe, catering for families whose primary needs are practicality and low running costs. Pentagon is currently offering a facelifted 1.4i 16V Tech Line model for £10,995, a saving of £2820 from the £13,815 list price. 

Audi's SQ5 is a fast and desirable family mover, and thanks to this offer from Drive the Deal there's still cash to be saved on premium vehicles. This offer is for an quattro diesel model which comes loaded with extras. The discount of £4,100 means customers pay £49,365 rather than the £53,465 list price.

Best new car leasing deals

The Fiat 500 continues to be a good earner for the Italian manufacturer, with owners loving its retro style and small proportions. We spotted a good deal on Amber Vehicle Solutions for a 500C 0.9 Twinair Colour Therapy convertible at £200.18 per month. The 36-month contract is based on an initial payment of £1201 and is subject to a 10,000-mile annual limit.

The Chrylser Ypsilon hatchback comes with interesting styling and plenty of equipment inside. Prices for the supermini continue to be good, with Vehiclelease currently offering a 1.2 S model for £135.59 per month. That's based on a 48-month contract and includes an initial payment of £813.54. There's also a 10,000-mile annual limit.

Deal of the Week

While our own Renault Clio RS 200 continues to divide opinions in the Autocar office, there are deals out there to let you decide for yourself. The Clio RS, in Lux trim and equipped with an EDC dual-clutch transmission, is available from £17,306 from Broker4Cars, a saving of £2689 from the £19,995 list price.

Can you find a better deal? Let us know in the comments section below.

Our Verdict

Audi SQ5

The Audi SQ5, the range-topping Q5, makes a fast and desirable family car, but can’t seduce and delight like a performance great

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Him

30 January 2014
Yeah, good luck with getting a Meriva at £10,995 - as with all Pentagon's advertised prices, it doesn't include road tax (£125) or first reg fee (£55) and includes min part-ex allowance of £1000 - any Vauxhall dealer can advertise cars at low prices by adding in spurious discounts - brand new Meriva from £6995 (includes £6000 min part ex)

30 January 2014
Him wrote:

Yeah, good luck with getting a Meriva at £10,995 - as with all Pentagon's advertised prices, it doesn't include road tax (£125) or first reg fee (£55) and includes min part-ex allowance of £1000 - any Vauxhall dealer can advertise cars at low prices by adding in spurious discounts - brand new Meriva from £6995 (includes £6000 min part ex)

I think you've misinterpreted the part exchange allowance. What it should mean is that they're giving you a minimum of £1000 for a part exchange, so if you take in a part ex worth just a pound, they'll still give you £1000 for it. It's a convoluted way of giving you an extra £1000 discount off the car without it looking directly like discount.

30 January 2014
...but what happens if you are a cash buyer and have no car to trade in? You'd have to pay £1000 more, or, go through the hassle of buying a banger to get your full discount.

30 January 2014
I keep reading that the Meriva is one of the fastest depreciating cars on the market (don't know why), so I guess you'd need a significant discount off a new one to compensate for this.

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