When a new car is announced, dealers need to sell off any older models that remain before the new version arrives. To tempt buyers, they offer bigger and bigger discounts the older a car gets. carwow helps buyers take advantage of the discounts offered by dealerships without having to haggle.
Here are the cars that get big discounts because they are soon to be replaced. Remember, you’re getting a bargain but for an older model, so don’t expect to make as much money back when you come to resell it.
Pop any of these models into our car configurator to find out how much carwow could help you save. For more information, read our list of cars coming soon below – underneath which you’ll find more details about the 15 cars you’ll save most on.
|Car||Expected replacement date||Maximum saving|
|Audi A4||Q4 2015||£7,000|
|Audi A5||Q1 2016||£6,275|
|BMW 5 Series||Q2 2016||£11,095|
|BMW 5 Series Touring||2017||£9,147|
|Citroen C3 Picasso||2017||£6,496|
|Fiat Punto||Being discontinued||£4,879|
|Ford Ka||Q4 2015||£2,175|
|Jaguar XF||Q4 2015||£3,147|
|Mercedes A45 AMG||Q4 2015||£3,484|
|Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake||Being discontinued||£15,147|
|Mercedes C Class Coupe||Q4 2015||£9,471|
|Mercedes E-Class||Q2 2016||£8,380|
|Mercedes SLK||Q1 2016||£10,146|
|Renault Megane||Q2 2016||£7,953|
|Renault Zoe||Q3 2015||£11,976|
|Skoda Superb Estate||Now||£4,612|
|Skoda Yeti Outdoor||Q4 2016||£3,422|
|Vauxhall Astra||Q1 2016||£6,625|
|Volkswagen Tiguan||Q4 2016||£3,560|
|Volkswagen Touareg||Q4 2016||£5,874|
|Volkswagen Touran||Q3 2015||£8,297|
|Volvo S80||Q2 2016||£8,318|
15 – Audi A4 – 16.9 per cent saving
The Audi A4 replacement has been announced and will hit showrooms by the end of 2015. Before that car arrives, however, you can get a big saving on the outgoing model. A 16.9 per cent maximum saving translates to nearly £7,000 off an average A4.
Pick your ideal Audi A4 in our car configurator to see how much you could save.
14 – Mercedes E-Class – 19.8 per cent saving
Spy photographers have caught the upcoming Mercedes E-Class testing in camouflage around Germany meaning the well-regarded outgoing model now commands bigger discounts. A near-20 per cent saving means you save up to £8,380.
Find out how much you could save by choosing your perfect Mercedes E-Class in our car configurator.
13 – BMW 5 Series – 22.6 per cent saving
We’re expecting the new BMW 5 Series to surface some time before September’s Frankfurt Motor Show and be delivered next year. With carwow, you can save more than one-fifth of the price of the outgoing model – up to an impressive £11,095.
Spec up a BMW 5 Series in our car configurator to see the deals on offer.
12 – Honda Jazz – 23.3 per cent saving
We’ve already seen the latest Honda Jazz mini-MPV and the new model carries on from where the last one left off – a practical interior and smooth ride are guaranteed. The 23.3 per cent discount means you can save up to £4,302 across the outgoing range.
Put the Honda Jazz in our car configurator to see the discounts available.
11 – Volkswagen Sharan – 23.6 per cent saving
The massive Volkswagen Sharan MPV has been heavily facelifted for 2015 meaning big discounts on pre-facelift cars. A maximum 23.6 per cent saving means you could get £8,240 off the purchase price.
See the potential savings by choosing your favourite Volkswagen Sharan in our car configurator.
10 – Ford Ka – 24.2 per cent saving
Check out the Ford Ka in our car configurator to see the deals available.
9 – Volvo S80 – 24.6 per cent saving
Details of the upcoming Volvo S90 are emerging, including how it’ll move the outgoing S80’s position further upmarket. Despite its successors upwardly mobile attitude, the S80 is well regarded for its comfort and, with savings of up to £8,318, represents great value for money.
See what offers are available by speccing up a Volvo S80 in our car configurator.
8 – Volkswagen Touran – 29.2 per cent saving
Unlike the facelifted Sharan, the imminent Volkswagen Touran has been redesigned from the ground up. Before that car arrives in September, the old model can be had with a 29.2 per cent discount making for a £8,297 saving.
Find out what discounts are available by picking your ideal Volkswagen Touran in our car configurator.
7 – Peugeot 508 – 30.4 per cent saving
The Peugeot 508 is due to be replaced sometime in 2017 so, while the current model winds down, you can get a 30.4 per cent on it. This means buyers save up to £9,758 through carwow.
Choose your perfect Peugeot 508 in our car configurator to see what discounts are offered.
6 – Renault Megane – 34.5 per cent saving
We’re expecting the latest Renault Megane to arrive about halfway though 2016 but, before it does, the current version is offered with a massive 34.5 per cent discount for a saving of up to £7,953.
See the deals available by choosing your ideal Renault Megane in our car configurator.
5 – Citroen C3 Picasso – 36.7 per cent saving
On the back of the success of the Citroen C4 Cactus we expect the company to refresh its C3 range, including the Picasso MPV, in 2017. Before then, current models are offered with a discount of up to 36.6 per cent – that’s £6,496.
See the reductions on offer by speccing up a Citroen C3 Picasso in our car configurator.
4 – Vauxhall Astra – 37 per cent saving
We’ve already seen the first images of the new Vauxhall Astra so, unsurprisingly, the outgoing version gets a sizeable 37 per cent maximum discount. Translating to a £6,625 saving, the old model offers a lot of car for not a lot of money.
Select your perfect Vauxhall Astra in our car configurator to see what deals are on offer.
3 – Fiat Punto – 41.3 per cent saving
Fiat is remaining tight-lipped about the future of the Punto supermini but reports suggest the model won’t be reissued and, instead, will be replaced by a larger 500, possibly with five-doors. A gigantic discount of over 40 per cent equates to a £4,879 saving – a huge reduction on what’s already a pretty cheap car.
Pop the Fiat Punto into our car configurator to see the discounts available.
2 – Nissan Leaf – 50 per cent saving
The Nissan Leaf is a legend in electric car circles and, although unconfirmed, we predict the next model will arrive in 2017. A massive 50 per cent discount means buyers could save around £11,200 when speccing one up through carwow.
See the offers available by putting the Nissan Leaf into our car configurator.
1 – Renault Zoe – 59.7 per cent saving
We were so impressed with the Renault Zoe’s combination of efficient electric-running and accessible entry price we named it our Electric Car of the Year in 2014. A new motor package will arrive towards the end of 2015 but, before then, you can get a staggering 59.7 per cent discount through carwow, equating to a maximum £11,976 saving.
Stick the Renault Zoe into our car configurator to see the huge savings for yourself.
Pop any of these cars into our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save. For more options, head over to our deals page or, if you’re still struggling to pick what car you’d like, check out our car chooser.