Anyone who is looking for a new car or SUV might be aware that market conditions have been quite upset in the past couple of years. A chip shortage means that fewer new vehicles are being produced, while global supply chains re-set from conditions that curtailed their production capacity. A number of sources suggest that if you would normally buy a used car, this is actually the time to buy new as the gap between new and used car prices has drastically reduced. Without further ado, here’s a look at some of the most attractive new vehicle pricing this year in the UK. There are some surprising new offerings to check out, many for under twenty thousand quid.
Times have changed since the days of the late 1980’s Hyundai Excel; Hyundai now frequently tops quality ratings by J.D. Power. Now a leader in the crossover/SUV space, Hyundai frequently tops UK sales charts. If you are really looking for a value-packed SUV, however, look no further than Hyundai’s compact Bayon SUV crossover. It gets 31 MPG combined, and with its SmartSense safety features alerts you with radar and camera collision avoidance features in addition to lane departure warnings. A 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage will also give you piece of mind.
Dacia Sandero Stepway
Dacia’s Sandero Stepway is one of the most affordable vehicles available for purchase in the UK. It has “rugged SUV styling” and raised driving position, with generous boot and interior space. Auto Express gave it a 4-star rating and it’s currently on offer for £206/month to purchase. Standard features from the Romanian brand include air conditioning, Led headlights, roof bars, hill start assist, and emergency break assist.
MG’s compact ZS SUV starts at just £17,295 and is a very nicely equipped vehicle for under twenty thousand quid. Features include a 10.1 inch colour touchscreen, rear parking sensors, Android/Apple connectivity, and a choice of five vibrant colors, including arctic white, battersea blue, black pearl, monument silver, Hoxton orange, and dynamic red. MG has 7 year warranties or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first. The exclusive trim, which starts at £19,795, adds leather style upholstery and heated front seats.
The new Sportage, built in Slovakia for the UK market, pays design homage to Kia’s stunning all-electric EV6, a beautiful vehicle that looks like it just rolled off the concept-car auto show circuit. With all-LED lighting and a cornucopia of advanced interior technologies, the Sportage brings all the bells and whistles of upscale luxury vehicles to an affordable price point for Brits of all classes. Kia’s 7-year, 100,000 mile warranty and #1 JD Power vehicle dependability rating means you can buy with confidence as well.
Not quite as far-out as the original Juke, which looked like some combination of a screaming bird and an insect, the second generation of Nissan’s pioneering Juke small SUV is a bit more practical and fits grown-ups in the back seat. The Visia trim comes with standard LED headlamps, radio with Bluetooth, USB, and AUX input, a 4.2 inch colour screen, and lane departure warning. Higher trim levels include optional 8 inch touchscreen entertainment system, auto climate control, leather trim bits, and a Bose audio system.
One of the best selling cars in the UK, the Corsa is now one of the more fun 5-door hatches you could imagine, offered in both petrol and electric options. The latest Corsa is actually related to a Peugeot 208, since Vauxhall was purchased by Peugeot-Citroen, and it is much more fun to drive than British Corsas of yore. Starting at just over eighteen thousand quid, Corsa comes standard with 7 inch Andorid/Apple touchscreens, climate control, LED headlamps, and flat bottom leather steering wheel. Electric options are quite a bit pricier, starting at just over £31,000, but will save you on petrol.
If you know where to look, you can get a great deal on a new car. With the latest features, such as start-stop engine technology, new cars are getting better gas mileage than ever, keeping you from emptying your wallet into the gas tank. So look around, you might be surprised just how affordable the latest new cars can be.