Alice Haine | July 14, 2013
If you’re looking to invest in a new car, there’s no time like the present. All of the big brands offer attractive deals during the Holy Month, luring customers with the promise of discounts, free gifts, attractive finance and insurance rates, extended warranties and souped-up service packages.
Here the team from Souqalmal.com, the region’s leading price comparison website, roundup of some of the latest deals on the market this month:
Gargash Enterprises is offering a host of special offers this Ramadan, extending across a number of its Mercedes Benz models. If you buy a new C-Class or E-Class, you’ll get complimentary services for the first two years of ownership. With a Mercedes Benz S-Class or GL Grand edition, you’ll receive one year’s free insurance, a five-year or 105,000 kilometre complimentary integrated service package and a three-year warranty.
Existing Mercedes owners can take advantage of special maintenance offers, with an AC inspection starting from Dh249 and brake fluid checks at Dh350. As an added bonus, customers servicing their car at Gargash Enterprises over the month of Ramadan will receive complimentary 24-hour roadside assistance for one year.
Al-Futtaim Motors’ Ramadan Rewards package includes the opportunity to purchase a Lexus at 0 per cent financing for three years. They’ll also throw in a ‘special Ramadan gift’ on delivery. The offer is available across the 2013 Lexus range on all vehicles that are invoiced and delivered before August 10, however, this does not extend to pre-owned models.
Al Nabooda Automobiles is marking the Holy Month by offering its customers five year’s worth or 75,000km-worth of servicing free of charge, a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, five year’s free roadside assistance and one year of free insurance. The starting price for a Volkswagen Jetta is currently Dh69,900, while the Passat starts at Dh83,900, the Tiguan at Dh99,900 and the Touareg at Dh157,900.
There’s a host of fancy gifts up for grabs when you buy a new car from Kia this month, including a 42-inch LED LG television, an iPad 4 and a Galaxy S4. You’ll also get free insurance and registration, free roadside assistance and a five-year/100,000km warranty. The company is also promising attractive finance rates and your first installment won’t need to be paid for 120 days.
You’ll be entitled to a complimentary “premium care programme” if you choose to invest in a new Cadillac during Ramadan. This will include service and maintenance for four years or 100,000km, guaranteed resale value, regional roadside assistance for four years and a four-year or 1000,000km warranty, with complimentary transportation if required. Prices start from Dh129,000.
If you buy an Audi before August 7, expect to get five year’s free maintenance and services, a five-year warranty, free roadside assistance for five years and one year’s worth of free insurance.
Honda is currently offering cash savings, free insurance, free servicing up to 20,000km and a gift worth Dh1,500 across all its models.
How about deals of car financing?
There are also plenty of attractive car financing offers around this month so if you do decide to invest in a new motor, make sure to ferret out a good deal.
Al Hilal Bank, for example, is offering a starting flat rate of 1.99 per cent on new car finance and 2.49% on used car finance until August 25. HSBC is offering a starting rate of 2.25 per cent before August 31 on new car loans and Emirates NBD is offering a flat rate of 2.35 per cent.