MARCH. The starting gun for spring.
The month that adds colour, birdsong, butterflies, baa-lambs, lighter nights, Cheltenham races.
It’s also a month a automobile universe spools up.
Around half a million Brits will snap adult a new 18-reg engine subsequent month – one each SIX SECONDS.
Here, we demeanour during 18 deals on Britain’s 18 best-selling cars with monthly financial from as low as £130. On yer March, get set, go.
These are PCP deals. At a finish of a contract, we can possibly palm a keys back, compensate a discretionary final sum to keep a car, or start a new devise on a new car.
1. Ford Fiesta
OUR VERDICT: Simply glorious in each department. Perky chassis, good engines, overwhelming cabin, big-car tech.
The Fiesta has been Britain’s No1 automobile for 9 years in a quarrel and will continue to power autarchic for many years yet. Order before Mar 31 to validate for a 0% finance.
2. VW Golf
OUR VERDICT: Possibly one of a best family cars on sale – during any cost and during any size.
Modern, grand cabin, stoical ride, large looks and pretty affordable during a smidge over £50 a week.
The all- electric e-Golf is £309 a month over 3 years.
3. Ford Focus
OUR VERDICT: There’s an all-new Focus this summer, that is because Ford has lobbed in a £2,450 carrot.
But listen up. This stream Focus stays a good automobile with SYNC 3 touchscreen satnav, parking sensors, Quickclear exhilarated windscreen and 16in alloys.
4. Nissan Qashqai
OUR VERDICT: Outsells each other SUV by a nation mile. Built during Sunderland, a high-Scrabble-score Qashqai does all well.
Safe, stylish, decent tech, large boot. Just not really exciting. This N-Connecta understanding comes with a potion roof pack.
5. Vauxhall Corsa
OUR VERDICT: Let me guess. You have possibly driven a Corsa – or been driven in one. I’m right, aren’t I?
The Corsa is 25 years aged this year and stays good fun and affordable.
Also cruise a £149 a month/£149 deposition let understanding over 4 years. But we will not possess a car.
6. Vauxhall Astra
OUR VERDICT: Made in Britain and crowned a 2016 European Car of a Year.
Top-notch interior, 4G wifi for 7 devices, OnStar 24/7 UK helpline, Driving Assistance Pack with a front-facing camera, 17in alloys, and copiousness of poke from that 148bhp turbocharged engine.
7. VW Polo
OUR VERDICT: Let’s do a maths – £139 a month divided by 31 days. That’s reduction than £4.50 per day. Two frothy coffees.
Sophisticated supermini with 8in screen, atmosphere criminal and lots of driver-assist reserve systems.
It’s fundamentally this car, a Fiesta and a Seat Ibiza duking it out for category honours.
OUR VERDICT: Style, travel cred, rock-solid residuals, epic fun down a B-road, well-spoken and still on motorways, a Mini adore event is everlasting.
And now with Union dwindle tail lights and gigantic personalisation.
Mini salesmen have a easiest pursuit in a world, ever.
9. Mercedes C-Class
OUR VERDICT: Mondeo Man has incited posh. Now he drives a C-Class.
In fact, roughly a third of new cars bought final year were “premium”.
The C-Class is effectively an S-Class reduced to 70 per cent, with a cabin that looks and feels a million dollars.
The C 200 d is fast, excellent and frugal.
10. Mercedes A-Class
OUR VERDICT: Two weeks ago, we showed we cinema of a new A-Class entrance in June.
Hot dang, that interior. But a stream automobile stays a deeply pleasing thing to expostulate and own.
This A 160 Sport petrol looks neat and promises adult to 51mpg.
Nice dual grand off to pacify a deal.
11. Kia Sportage
OUR VERDICT: Kia’s best-seller and it’s easy to see why.
The Sportage is a good-looking, well-equipped family SUV corroborated adult by Kia’s implausible seven-year warranty, that offers buyers a large volume of assent of mind.
Trade in your aged Kia and get another £500 off.
12. Ford Kuga
OUR VERDICT: Sharp-driving family SUV, shining chassis . . . it’s fundamentally a high Focus with a resources of pack including easy-peasy SYNC3 touchscreen satnav.
That £2,350 Ford saving is also on comparison Kuga Zetec, Titanium X and Vignale models.
13. Nissan Juke
OUR VERDICT: Top dog when it comes to supermini-sized crossovers – and a benchmark for newcomers like a Seat Arona, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona and more.
Made in Sunderland alongside a Qashqai.
0% financial tells me there’s a new Juke coming.
14. Audi A3
OUR VERDICT: Exceptional interior quality, kerb appeal, 4 rings on a bonnet, we know we wish it.
The A3 family has an considerable operation of petrol and diesel engines, including a 1.5-litre cylinder-on-demand petrol turbo we praised final week.
15. Vauxhall Mokka X
OUR VERDICT: Mid-life facelift in 2017 was adequate to keep Mokka fresh.
Good looks, decent cabin and a large foot are all clever points – as is a punchy 138bhp petrol engine.
Low deposition adds to a appeal.
Recently assimilated by Crossland X and Grandland X.
16. BMW 3 Series
OUR VERDICT: An 18-plate BMW 3 Series for £8.67 per day. Holy moly.
And it’s a 320d M Sport, too, one of a best all-rounders in a really clever BMW line-up.
Sporty rear-drive chassis, jaunty looks, all a latest BMW in-car infotainment and tech.
17. BMW 1 Series
OUR VERDICT: The usually rear-wheel- expostulate automobile in a class, creation it a default choice for drivers who adore a open road.
But some-more than that, a 118d Sport has a grand interior, decent practicality and lots of customary equipment.
It’s premium, innit, and it’s got a badge.
18. Hyundai Tucson
OUR VERDICT: The Tucson and Kia Sportage uncover how distant a Koreans have come in a brief space of time.
You’ll notice there are no French brands in this tip 18. Not one.
Tucson strengths – magnificently easy-going and five-year, total mileage warranty.