Volvo S60, V60 and V70 Business Edition models announced; Mazda introduce Venture Edition trim to 3 and 5 ranges
14 August 2012

Volvo has introduced fleet-friendly Business Edition versions of its S60, V60 and V70 models, which replace ES and ES Nav variants. The new models feature sat-nav, Bluetooth, an audio upgrade and rear park sensors as standard. Prices have been reduced by up to £3000 to lower Benefit in Kind rates.

Mazda has announced Venture Edition variants of the Mazda 3 and Mazda 5. The models are based on the mid-spec TS2 trim, adding gunmetal alloys, a bodykit, TomTom navigation with a 5.8in touch screen, climate control and cruise control. The 3 also receives heated front seats, while the 5 gets sports seats. The Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 Venture Editions are priced from £17,495 and £19,995 respectively.

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14 August 2012

The lowering of the price by 3k is a good move, and one I wish more manufacturers do. I've never seen the point of over inflated prices of many cars vs the prices people actually pay. Is it to make people think they are getting a good deal and thus buy the car? Or is it for the few who do buy full price so the manfucturer can make the most amount of money on them? BIK is based on list price, not sell price.

14 August 2012

It's not just cars.  How often do you ever pay RRP for anything?  Unless its a very unique product and selling like hot cakes would you pay it.

That's the thing with company cars.  You know for a fact the fleet manager has negotiated down the price to way below list price.   Yet, the company car driver gets stung for the list price.  Add a few options on and watch HMRC keep clawing back more tax.  Learning from past mistakes and as long as I don't do high mileage I'd always opt for the extra cash.

14 August 2012

Smilerforce wrote:

That's the thing with company cars.  You know for a fact the fleet manager has negotiated down the price to way below list price.   Yet, the company car driver gets stung for the list price.  Add a few options on and watch HMRC keep clawing back more tax.  Learning from past mistakes and as long as I don't do high mileage I'd always opt for the extra cash.

I know what you mean, A few years ago I had a company Vectra which had a list price of about £20k but I saw the invoice for that car and my employers only paid £12k.

I now take the allowance (didn't actually have a choice) so not only do I no longer pay a fortune in CoCar tax but I can also drive what I want rather than yet another Vauxhall or Ford.

 Must admit though that when I had to pay £400 for two new tyres recently I did briefly wish I had a CoCar again.

14 August 2012

Awesome! The S60 was already on my radar for next company car due to the excellent lease prices. With a £3k reduction on list the BIK will be great.  That makes it almost as cheap as the new V40, but with much more spec.

Prices from the Volvo press release that Autocar didnt publish:

S60 T3 Bus ed. P11d £19820 40% Tax Per mth - £118.92

S60 D2 Bus ed. P11d £20690 40% Tax Per mth - £110.35

S60 D3 Bus ed. P11d £21340 40% Tax Per mth - £113.81

S60 D4 Bus ed. P11d £22340 40% Tax Per mth - £119.15

These new developments make choosing it a no brainer.  An S60 T3 Business Edition is all the car I ever need Smile

15 August 2012

Surely the company can declare the price they paid and to hell with the tax mans belief he can screw you on list price RRP? NO ONE ever buys at RRP not even a Ferrari. But if the company declares the car - i.e. above the vectra at 12k

then that should also show on your tax return? or are the two in cahoots?

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