With the car industry experiencing a soft start to the selling year, a lot of companies are increasingly keen to move a raft of new cars, as the end of the financial year draws near.
As well, an increase in cars already in stock in Australia (known in the trade as ‘cars on grass’) means that there’s more than one way to save money on a new car at EOFY time.
Of course, there are plenty of cars on yards across the country looking for new homes, too, so getting the best deal on a new car might be a matter of actually hitting the high street.
Tax time is a great chance to maximise those tax deductions for the financial year, and there are plenty of offers and factory discounts going around. Get that tax calculator warmed up to make the business’s bottom line look better, or make the most of that tax return with a good deal on a new car.
We’ll keep this story rolling on through the month, too, so you know that you’ll be checking out the best 2019 EOFY car deals in the business. We’ll focus on Australia’s most popular car brands for the main, and we’ll break the deals up by market segment.
NB All pricing is quoted as national drive-away pricing and is sourced/supplied from the manufacturer. WhichCar accepts no responsibility for variations or discrepancies between prices quoted in the article and prices sourced via other methods. All offers end June 30, 2019, unless noted.
4x4 and 4x2 utes, dual cabs and wagons
VOLKSWAGEN is offering free three-year/45,000km servicing on all Amaroks, and offering deals on the Amarok V6 dual-cab.
- Amarok Core V6 $49,990 driveaway
- Amarok Sportline V6 $52,990 driveaway
- Amarok Highline V6 $57,990 driveaway
It’s also doing driveaway pricing on a range of its commercial vehicles;
- Caddy from $36,490
- Caravelle from $51,990
- Multivan from $52,990
Volkswagen vans sold before June 30 receive free three-year/45,000km servicing, as well.
TOYOTA has deals on the Hilux range, including the Hilux 4X4 WorkMate, SR and SR5 with free on road costs and $2,000 worth of fitted genuine accessories.
The new Hilux Rugged fitted with an automatic gearbox is $56,990 driveaway, the Hilux Rogue in auto is $61,990 driveaway, while the Hilux Rugged X in auto is $63,990 driveaway.
Meanwhile, the tradie favourite Hilux 4X2 SCC manual petrol-powered ute is $22,990 driveaway, including an alloy tray.
At HOLDEN, the MY19 Colorado LTZ 4x4 dual-cab ute is $50,000 driveaway, down from $52,490 before on-road costs.
MITSUBISHI, too, is looking to run out stocks of MY18 dual cabs and is keen to deal. The Exceed dual-cab ute is $46,990 driveaway for ABN holders, for example, and there's a $3,000 factory bonus on top of that.
FORD has deals on the Ranger, too, with $1000 off the entire 4x4 dual-cab range. An XLS double-cab manual, for example, is on sale for $42,990 driveaway, while a special-edition XLT dual-cab with black 17-inch alloys is $56,490 driveeaway.
Compact and small SUVs
SUBARU has also put the XV small SUV on sale, with the entry-level 2.0i on sale for $30,990 driveaway.
Over at HOLDEN, the 2019 Trax LS in auto is on sale at $24,500 drive-away, representing a solid saving that’s edging towards $5000 in some states.
Holden is also throwing in three years’ worth of free scheduled servicing, on top of its new five-year warranty. It’s also rolling out a raft of no-deposit weekly repayment offers, underpinned by Holden Guaranteed Value buyback pricing.
For example, the Trax LS (below) in auto is being offered at $98 per week, against a 4.99% per annum comparison rate and a zero-dollar deposit. Over a 48-month term and 80,000km, the final payment works out at $8002.
HYUNDAI has its relatively new Kona Go on sale for $25,990 drive-away, and it’s also good for a $500 factory bonus.
The best-selling ASX is on sale, too; the front-wheel-drive LS is $28,900 driveaway, with a similar $2000 factory bonus. This equates to savings around the $2000 mark.
Medium and large SUVs
FORD is offering $500 off the entire Escape line, with the $33,490 FWD Trend right in the sweet spot.
SUBARU has the Outback 2.5i station wagon for $39,990 driveaway, with both MY18 and MY19 cars on sale. Ask nicely and you’ll also get two years of free servicing, too!
HYUNDAI is offering the base model Tucson Go for $27,990 driveaway, and it’ll throw in a $1500 factory bonus to boot. This is a solid $3500-odd saving over the $28,150 rrp.
At HOLDEN, the Acadia LT 2WD is $43,990 driveaway, down from an RRP of $43,490 plus on-road costs. Holden is also throwing in three years’ worth of free scheduled servicing for the Acadia (below), on top of its new five-year warranty. It’s also rolling out a raft of no-deposit weekly repayment offers, underpinned by Holden Guaranteed Value buyback pricing.
In particular, the 1.4-litre base Trendline is a screaming deal, dropping an average of $2000 on its recommended retail price. In fact, it’s the cheapest the Golf (below) has been since July 2017.
- Golf Trendline $24,990 driveaway
- Golf Comfortline $29,990 driveaway
- Golf Highline $36,990 driveaway
- Golf GTI $48,990 driveaway
As well, it’s offering the Polo Trendline from $18,990 driveaway until June 30.
HYUNDAI has a few offers in the small passenger car space;
- Accent Sport from $15,990 D/A - $17,490 for auto;
- i30 GO from $20,990 driveaway plus a $500 factory bonus;
- All i30s will score a $500 factory bonus.
- The Elantra (below) is also on sale from $20,990 drive-away.
Medium and large cars
HYUNDAI is selling the Sonata with a $1,000 factory bonus.