Kia and Suzuki have both announced new special offers that promise savings over standard models and even better value for money.
Kia Cee’d VR-7
The new Kia VR-7 special edition is available in Cee’d five-door hatchback and Pro_cee’d three-door hatchback guises.
Both are powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine, and come with 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, heated electric mirrors, air conditioning, remote locking and electric front windows. The stereo is upgraded to a six-speaker system and includes Bluetooth and an iPod connector.
Stability control (ESC) with hill hold is standard, and you get leather trim for the steering wheel, gearknob, handbrake and front armrest. And, of course, you also get the Kia seven-year warranty.
Prices start at £11,695 for the Pro_cee’d and £11,995 for the Cee’d. Curiously, this makes the five-door the most expensive 1.4 you can buy, while the three-door undercuts the standard entry-level 1.4 by £600.
There are four paint choices, including Tempest Grey, which is usually a £415 option.
See your local Kia main dealer for more info.
Suzuki SX4 SZ-L
The Suzuki SX4 SZ-L is based on the existing front-wheel-drive SZ-4 1.6-litre petrol.
The additions for the special are chiefly styling-related. There’s a unique gunmetal finish for the roof rails, front and rear skid plates, front wheels and alloy wheels on the outside, while on the inside there is new light grey Alcantara trim, a three-spoke leather steering wheel with gunmetal grey stitching and a six-disc in-dash CD changer.
Priced at £13,145, with a choice of Silky Silver Pearl or Cosmic Black paint, the SX4 SZ-L represents a £750 premium over the regular SX-4.
Suzuki Alto VAT free
In other Suzuki news, you can currently buy the Alto city car in SZ4 specification and Suzuki will pay the VAT. This is a £1,332 customer saving, reducing the asking price to £7,608.
Alternatively, in a different offer, you can get £1,160 off the Alto SZ2, bringing its price down to £6,495, while the SZ-L special edition (yes, another one) is reduced by £1,175 to £6,995.
The Suzuki Alto is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine, returns 64.2mpg and emits just 103g/km CO2 (according to EU testing) – making it one of the greenest petrol cars currently on sale.
See your local Suzuki main dealer for more info.
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