End of Financial Year Deals Guide – from Alfa Romeo to Volvo

By Jez Spinks, 06 May 2017 Car Advice

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End of Financial Year Deals Guide – from Alfa Romeo to Volvo

You may not have heard a starting gun, but early May triggers a sprint to June 30th as manufacturers and dealers aim to break the tape on financial year targets.

You may not have heard a starting gun, but early May triggers a sprint to June 30th as manufacturers and dealers aim to break the tape on financial year targets.

Here, WhichCar brings you a comprehensive guide to all the key EOFY offers being offered across May and June.

Make sure you always check the terms and conditions of deals. Most offers are restricted to private buyers and are based on vehicles being ordered, and often delivered, by 30th June. (Where driveaway deals are detailed, they are based on a Sydney, NSW, postcode, and may vary.)

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ALFA ROMEO
Alfa’s Ross sales event focuses on the Giulietta hatchback. There’s a $29,900 driveaway deal specifically for the Super manual (normally $29,000 before on-road costs are added), while three years of complimentary servicing is offered across the range.

BMW
The German luxury brand’s EOFY deals are headlined “Let’s talks numbers”, and encouraging buyers to contact their preferred dealer to discuss a deal. BMW Sydney, for example, is reducing recommended driveaway prices by the amount equal to that model’s GST. Its only exceptions in the range are the M2, M4 GTS, M4 DTM, and just-released 5 Series.

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FIAT
The 500 series models are being offered with special driveaway deals till 30th June as part of the Festival of Fiat. The 500X SUV range is available from $25,000 with no more to pay (for a Pop manual), while the retro-inspired 500 city car is offered from $19,000 driveaway. The sportier Abarth 595 variants are also give driveaway specials. There’s also three years of free scheduled servicing and a zero per cent PA comparison rate thrown into the mix.

FORD
Variable deals are being run across the Focus small car, Escape SUV, Everest seven-seater SUV and Ranger ute. The Focus Trend and Sport variants are both being offered with a free auto upgrade and reduced driveaway pricing - $24,490 and $27,990, respectively. There are savings of between $750 and $2500 for Escape variants, with the latter available on the Ambiente FWD petro auto. The Everest’s Trend RWD, Trend AWD and range-topping Titanium each get a $1000 saving. And there’s a free auto upgrade for the 4x4 XLS and XLT dual-cab versions of the Ranger.

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HOLDEN
Holden’s Step Up campaign features three years of free scheduled servicing for a raft of models, while there are also special driveaway deals. The Spark’s $13,990 starting driveaway point effectively removes most on-road costs. The Astra R variant – manual or auto – doesn’t necessarily save huge amounts with its driveaway deals, though an extended warranty increases peace of mind ownership from three to five years. There’s a much better DA deal for the Captiva LTZ SUV - $35,990 versus an RRP of $40,490 – while the Colorado LTZ 4x4 Crew Cab is $49,990 DA with a free auto upgrade.

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HONDA
Honda Australia traditionally prefers to offer extra incentives based around ownership rather than reduced prices, and it’s a similar scenario for 2017. Free 5-year roadside assistance, extended warranty (5yrs/140,000km rather than standard 3yrs/100,000km), free registration and free CTP are offered on the Odyssey people-mover, Accord large car, and VTi auto and VTi-L auto versions of the City light sedan. The roadside assistance and extended warranty offer is also applied to the MY16 Civic sedan as well as the VTi-S auto Civic sedan.

ISUZU UTE
There are driveaway deals being offered on selected variants of Isuzu Ute’s two models, the D-Max ute and MU-X SUV.

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JAGUAR
British brand is offering savings equal to GST on its XE and XF sedans, and F-Pace SUV.

JEEP
For starters, Jeep’s Freedom Days EOFY campaign is presenting a 1.9% PA comparison rate across its entire range. That’s then supplemented by some strong driveaway deals for its Renegade compact SUV (from $26,000 DA), Cherokee mid-sized SUV (from $34,000 DA), and flagship Grand Cherokee (from $48,500 DA).

KIA
There are differing incentives covering most of the Korean brand’s local line-up. There are driveaway offers for the Rio city car, Cerato small car, Soul SUV, and just-launched, single-spec Picanto micro car – the latter adding a financial offer. There’s an even lower PA comparison rate for the Optima medium car – 1.7% - while all trim grades of the Sportage mid-sized SUV gain a $1000 factory-bonus deduction, and the Si Limited variant of the company’s bigger SUV, the Sorento, is given extra features worth $3000 and comprising leather-appointed seats, 18-inch wheels, wood-look steering wheel and ‘Limited’ badging. All deals are currently valid only until 31st May, though have the potential to be extended.

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LEXUS
The Japanese luxury marque has four specific offers for the EOFY period, with driveaway specials for Luxury trim-grade versions of the CT200h hybrid hatch, IS200t petrol turbo medium car, RC200t petrol turbo coupe, and RX200t petrol turbo SUV.

LAND ROVER
As with sister brand Jaguar, Land Rover is advertising a Main Event offer that deducts the GST equivalent from the Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP). The deal applies to the entry-level Land Rover and Range Rover models – respectively the Discovery Sport and Evoque.

LDV
The now-Chinese-owned LDV brand is having an EOFY ‘Celebration’ campaign offering its G10 (2016 build) diesel van for the same price of the manual-transmission version – a saving of $2500. (The driveaway price is $28,990.)

MASERATI
If you’ve always dreamed of driving a trident-badged car, for a limited time Maserati is offering demonstrator models of the GranTurismo coupe and GranCabrio convertible for the new-car driveaway price minus the notorious luxury car tax (LCT).

MAZDA
Until June 30, 2016 builds of the 2 city car are being offered with slightly reduced on-road costs, the 3 small car range comes with 12 months free CTP and rego, as well as free stamp duty. The 6 medium car gets an undisclosed ‘EOFY bonus’ (Mazda likes to encourage buyers to get in touch with its dealers.)

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MITSUBISHI
Something a bit different from Mitsubishi. Selected variants of the Lancer, ASX, Outlander, Pajero Sport and Triton reward buyers with an EFTPOS card worth between $1000 and $2000. Buyers can either wait about six weeks for their loaded EFTPOS card or trade it in instantly for the same-value reduction off the driveaway price.

NISSAN
An EOFY special combining a 2.9% comparison rate and driveaway deals is being offered on ST (base model) trim grades of the Juke baby SUV, Qashqai mid-sized SUV, and Pathfinder large SUV. For ABN buyers, Nissan is throwing in fitted accessories worth $6000 on the Navara STX dual-cab ute.

RENAULT
The Megane and Koleos are both offered with free on-roads for 2016-plate models, with the small car starting from $22,500 driveaway and the SUV from $30,000 driveaway.

SKODA
VW’s Czech brand is promoting a 2.5% comparison rate until 30 June for all models (2016-plate) – though only for buyers signing up for a Skoda finance plan.

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SUBARU
There’s up to five years, unlimited kilometres warranty being offered on Subaru models, as well as other offers – though the popular brand is inviting prospects to contact dealers for more details.

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SUZUKI
There are driveaway specials for specific variants of the (outgoing) Swift, Baleno, Vitara, S-Cross Turbo and Grand Vitara. The latter also scores a free auto upgrade.

TOYOTA
Driveaway deals covering multiple models. Some Camry and Aurion variants are also offered with a 0% comparison rate, while a number of HiLux models are available with free on-road costs plus upgrades such as alloy wheels.

VOLKSWAGEN
Specific variants of various VW models are being offered with special driveaway pricing until 30 June, including the Golf (runout after arrival of 7.5 generation), Jetta, Polo, Passat Alltrack and Touareg. Commercial vehicles are also in the mix, and include a five-year/unlimited kms warranty for those signing up to finance plans. The Amarok Core 4x4 Dual Cab TDI400 manual ute also comes with a free upgrade to the 8-speed auto.

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VOLVO
Swedish brand’s medium and large SUVs, the XC60 and XC90, are being offered with three years/45,000km scheduled servicing, two years extended warranty (to five years), and a year’s free registration and CTP as part of EOFY.