Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 May 2019

Ramadan 2019: 12 of the best new car deals

From discounts and zero financing to free service contracts and more, there are many ways to cash in this holy month

Illustration by Mathew Kurian
Illustration by Mathew Kurian

While Ramadan has just begun, the car deals started rolling in even before the month of fasting and spirituality got underway. Most dealerships are offering either discounts, cash back, zero financing, longer payment plans, free service contracts or other perks in the spirit of generosity. For consumers, that means it is the best time of year to buy a new car.

The tradition of car deals during Ramadan has taken place for years in the UAE, but this season seems to be taking it one step further with chances to win cash and rewards. Some offers extend beyond Ramadan, which is expected to end around June 4.

Here are some of the best offers for car buyers in the UAE this Ramadan.

Audi

The Audi A8 has been cut in price by Dh85,000. Audi
The Audi A8 has been cut in price by Dh85,000. Audi

The deal: at Ali & Sons dealerships in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Audi is offering savings of up to Dh85,000 on new models. For example, you can save up to Dh49,000 on a 2019 Audi Q7 and up to Dh85,000 on a 2019 Audi A8. Customers purchasing a pre-owned 2018 Audi Q3 will receive 10 per cent down payment contribution, plus three months deferred payment and a two-year minimum warranty.

“At Audi Abu Dhabi and Al Ain we are embracing the spirit of generosity synonymous with the Holy Month of Ramadan with our best promotions to date,” said Mark Austin, general manager at Ali & Sons.

Audi Al Nabooda in Dubai is offering special monthly rates starting from Dh1,024.

Additional benefits for the month of Ramadan for all Audi cars include up to five years service plan, five years unlimited mileage warranty, five years roadside assistance and complementary first year registration on selected new models.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

BMW

The deal: Abu Dhabi Motors is offering 0 per cent finance rate for the first three years, free insurance for the first year, free registration and free BMW service and repair packages up to five years/200,000 kilometres. The 0 per cent finance rate is exclusively available through First Abu Dhabi Bank.

AGMC in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates is also offering 0 per cent finance, as well as free insurance and registration. For 2019 BMW Motorrad motorcycles, customers can get discounts of up to Dh5,000, three years unlimited mileage warranty and three years/30,000 kilometres service packages. BMW and Mini lifestyle accessories are on sale for up to 40 per cent off.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

Chevrolet

The deal: save up to Dh55,000 on a new Chevrolet at all Al Ghandi Auto and Bin Hamoodah showrooms. Customers buying a Traverse will save Dh10,000, an Impala Dh15,000, a Silverado Dh30,000 and a Tahoe or Suburban Dh35,000. Customers who already own a vehicle from any manufacturer with a 3.5L V6 engine or bigger just need to show proof of ownership to save an additional Dh20,000 on a Tahoe or Suburban for total savings of Dh55,000.

If you’re looking to sell your car, Chevrolet has partnered with Dubizzle through their ‘Sell It For Me’ service this year to deliver further savings of Dh3,000 covering customer seller’s fees when buying a new Chevrolet.

“Over the years, we have seen an increased uptake on Ramadan offers,” said Ahmed Soudodi, head of brand for Chevrolet Middle East and Africa. “Customers are continuously on the hunt for greater value and Ramadan provides the perfect platform for manufacturers to deliver exactly that.”

Valid until: June 30

Ford

Down payment assists of up to 20 per cent are being offered on selected Ford models, with the Raptor getting 10 per cent. The National
Down payment assists of up to 20 per cent are being offered on selected Ford models, with the Raptor getting 10 per cent. The National

The deal: Al Tayer and Premier Motors are offering a down payment assist of up to 20 per cent on select Ford models. For example, a 2018 Ford Raptor includes a 10 per cent down payment and a 2017 Ford Edge includes 20 per cent. Some cars include upgraded service packages of five years/100,000 kilometres instead of three years/60,000 kilometres.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

GMC

The deal: GMC, with local partners Al Ghandi Auto and Bin Hamoodah Auto, are offering a discount of up to Dh5,000 on a GMC Terrain, Dh12,000 on a 2019 GMC Acadia, Dh30,000 on a GMC Yukon and Dh40,000 on a 2018 Sierra. The offers include service and warranty packages, ranging from three years/60,000 kilometres to five years/100,000 kilometres.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

Honda

The deal: the “Level Up” campaign gives customers a free upgrade across select models. For example, customers paying Dh69,900 for a HR-V DX model will get an upgrade to the HR-V LX. For Dh106,900 customers can get an Accord EX Turbo instead of an Accord LX Turbo Sport.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

Lexus

The deal: customers can choose from three discounts, either down payment assistance of up to 20 per cent, additional trade-in value of up to Dh15,000 or monthly pricing starting from Dh1,800. The monthly payment is based on a period of 24 months/40,000 kilometres or 36 months/60,000 kilometres with a down payment of 20 per cent upfront. Lexus is also offering two free service packages when you book four.

Valid until: June 30

Al Habtoor Motors is giving away Dh10,000 each to 100 customers who buy a new Mitsubishi. Photo provided
Al Habtoor Motors is giving away Dh10,000 each to 100 customers who buy a new Mitsubishi. Photo provided

Mitsubishi

The deal: for the first time Al Habtoor Motors is offering 100 customers who purchase cars in the Mitsubishi range a chance to win back Dh10,000 each for a total of Dh1 million cashback. The offer is valid on Montero Sport, Pajero, Outlander, ASX, Eclipse Cross, Lancer and Attrage. Customers will also benefit from the ongoing “drive free for a year” promotion, which includes free petrol, Salik and service.

“Every Ramadan we share the greatest value deals with our customers. This year we are pushing it even further with our one million cashback,” said C.V. Ravin, sales general manager for Mitsubishi, Al Habtoor Motors.

Valid until: June 30

Nissan

The deal: under the tagline “This Ramadan choosing is a blessing,” Arabian Automobiles is offering a choice of a prime package (free insurance, service package, fuel and registration), an upgrade package (free specification upgrade and a travel voucher) or a finance package (free down payment assistance). The down payment amount varies from Dh2,500 for a 2019 Nissan Micra to Dh48,000 for a 2019 Nissan Petrol V8 Titanium.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

Toyota

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of many of the brand's cars being offered with cashback of up to Dh10,000. Antonie Robertson
The Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of many of the brand's cars being offered with cashback of up to Dh10,000. Antonie Robertson

The deal: Al Futtaim Toyota takes care of the 10 per cent down payment, valid on the majority of its SUV and passenger car range, including the Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser and Camry Hybrid. Everyone who buys a new Toyota will automatically receive cashback of up to Dh10,000 (the value varies from model to model) in the form of gift cards, valid at retailers across the UAE. Customers who use their cards at Al-Futtaim Travel, IKEA or ACE are eligible for additional discounts with their purchase.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

Volvo

The deal: the “Receive More This Ramadan” promotion across all Trading Enterprises showrooms gives customers up to five years instalment payment plan with 0 per cent interest. All new Volvo car purchases during Ramadan will include a three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Some models include a complimentary five-year service contract, while others include a two-year/30,000 km service contract.

Valid until: end of Ramadan

Volkswagen

The deal: Volkswagen Ali & Sons in Abu Dhabi is offering five years unlimited mileage warranty, five years free service, five years free roadside assistance, free insurance on selected models and free registration. Monthly payment offers start at Dh1,299.

The Ramadan offers for Volkswagen Al Nabooda in Dubai and Northern Emirates includes seven years or 105,000 kilometres free servicing, 0 per cent interest payment support with Emirates NBD bank, five years unlimited mileage warranty and a trade-in bonus of up to Dh5,000.

Valid until: May 31 (Abu Dhabi); June 8 (Dubai and Northern Emirates)

Updated: May 6, 2019 10:45 AM

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