New car buyers still saved £2300 despite squeeze in discounts
? What Car? Target Price report shows the average savings on new cars across the industry in November was £2369 and as high as £3908 for some brands
? Average discounts across manufacturers down 8.51% from September to November from £2590 to £2369
? Luxury car buyers see discounts grow to £5639
? Mercedes-Benz found to offer the highest savings across its model range, with Dacia discounting its models the least
? To find the best deals on new cars, visit: www.whatcar.com/new-car-deals
New car buyers made savings of over £2300 on average at the end of last year, despite a gradual fall in manufacturer discounts during the last quarter, according to the latest What Car? Target Price Report.
Analysis by mystery shoppers of the UK car market as part of the What Car? new car buying
Executive car buyers saw the second-highest discounts at the end of November, with £3190 off the average list price, while Coupe buyers were given the third highest offers, with £3153 cash savings on a new car.
While luxury car buyers enjoy the biggest savings on a new car, small car buyers are given the lowest offers. At the end of November, the average discount on a new small car stood at £946, a fall of nearly 20% since September.
Diesel and petrol cars saw their average discounts fall by 6.73% (from £2892) and 5.31% (from £2234), respectively, with the average diesel and petrol buyer saving £2697 and £2104 on a new car.
Buyers who visited Mercedes-Benz dealerships in this period fared better than anyone else, with the German brand offering the highest discounts across its model range, at £3,908.
At the other end of the scale, budget brand Dacia was found to offer the lowest price reductions across its model range of £112.
Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car?, said: “As the scale of discounts
“Our latest Target Price Report shows new car buyers visiting the site could have saved a minimum of £1000 on their new car from all but three manufacturers, and as high as £3-4000 for six brands.”
To find the best deals on new cars, visit: www.whatcar.com/new-car-deals?