Buyers of new cars can get huge bargains in August

Sale now: Motorists are urged to speed up their car purchases until August as dealers are discounting the engines before a new emission regulation that goes into effect in September

If you are in the market for a new car, you should definitely consider speeding up your purchase this month to make the most of some incredible offers.

Manufacturers are willing to shave up to 20 percent of the models before the end of August in an attempt to unload part of their existing stock, and all is due to a new emissions test that goes into effect on September 1.

Under the new rules, all new cars sold must comply with these stricter emissions regulations that comply with the World Test of Harmonized Light Vehicles (WLTP).

That means dealers across the country are desperately hitting stock cars that do not meet these standards before the deadline.

Sale now: Motorists are urged to speed up their car purchases until August as dealers are discounting the engines before a new emission regulation that goes into effect in September

Sale now: Motorists are urged to speed up their car purchases until August as dealers are discounting the engines before a new emission regulation that goes into effect in September

The WLTP has been introduced so that the figures on fuel economy and emissions cited by car manufacturers are more accurate.

And, in theory, the test should also adjust some of the previous loopholes that allowed some manufacturers to cheat on emissions testing and falsify the declared environmental impact of their models.

As a direct result, the new test procedure has proved difficult for some automakers to certify their cars that can not meet these new standards.

Some, including Audi, BMW, Peugeot, Porsche and Volkswagen, have even had to resort to completely removing selected models of sale because they can not meet the new criteria.

While this has caused a major headache to manufacturers, it has opened the door for UK buyers to get their hands on some heavily discounted automobiles.

The biggest savings are for the models in inventory that do not comply with the new regulations, but that are still legally legal and that, in general, are available as ex-demo vehicles or pre-registered so that the concessionaires can sell them beyond the limit of the September 1st.

However, agreements are also being made for models that meet the new WLTP standards, as retailers feel the pressure to keep sales turnover well ahead of the new registration plate change next month.

Earlier this week, the SMMT confirmed that new car registrations in July had grown 1.2 percent year-over-year.

This was mainly due to the huge discounts available from dealers as they began the process of unloading their existing stocks before the new emissions regulation.

The Citroen C4 Spacetourer has been identified by What Car? as a model, you can get a discount of at least 20 percent in this month

The Citroen C4 Spacetourer has been identified by What Car? as a model, you can get a discount of at least 20 percent in this month

The Citroen C4 Spacetourer has been identified by What Car? as a model, you can get a discount of at least 20 percent in this month

Even the most popular car in the United Kingdom, the Ford Fiesta, is subject to discounts this month

Even the most popular car in the United Kingdom, the Ford Fiesta, is subject to discounts this month

Even the most popular car in the United Kingdom, the Ford Fiesta, is subject to discounts this month

To find out which franchised dealers are cutting the prices of their new cars by more in August, the mysterious Buyers of What Car? New Car Buying have been doing the rounds and haggling with the sellers.

He has highlighted 15 particular models that he can buy this month with savings of up to 20 percent.

The Citroen C4 Spacetourer, for example, can be purchased this month with at least 20.5 percent of the retail price.

Even the best-selling model in the United Kingdom, the Ford Fiesta, is subject to discounts of eight percent and more in August.

The 15 cars that you can buy at great discounts in August, according to What Car?
Do Model Target discount price in cash (%) Minimum expected cash savings (£)
Citroen C4 Spacetourer 20.5% £ 4,147
Citroen DS3 Hatchback 17% £ 2,617
Ford Party (exc. ​​ST and style) 7.8% £ 1,160
Jaguar E-Pace 3% £ 833
Mazda MX-5 5.8% £ 1,077
Mercedes A-Class (new model) 9.3% £ 2,407
Mercedes C-Class (new model) 8% £ 2,581
Mercedes GLC Estate 9.8% £ 3,379
MINI Compatriot 6.8% £ 1,528
Peugeot 308 10.5% £ 1,971
Peugeot 3008 7.5% £ 1,818
Renault Clio eleven% £ 1,439
Skoda Octavia (diesel) hatchback 9.3% £ 1,758
Skoda Kodiaq (diesel) 6.8% £ 1,845
Volkswagen Tiguan 8.3% £ 1,867
Source: What car? Purchase of new cars

"Our latest analysis shows that there are some incredible offers at a time when discounts are traditionally harder to get," said What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford.

"Buyers have the stock option that automakers must register before they enter the new emissions regulations, or stock they are willing to sell as a result of what is usually one of the busiest times of the year, when the number September plate change comes into effect & # 39;

The new emissions regulation is likely to have a greater impact on SUVs, such as the Jaguar E-Pace. It is subject to discounts, although it is only for sale for a few months

The new emissions regulation is likely to have a greater impact on SUVs, such as the Jaguar E-Pace. It is subject to discounts, although it is only for sale for a few months

The new emissions regulation is likely to have a greater impact on SUVs, such as the Jaguar E-Pace. It is subject to discounts, although it is only for sale for a few months

The Mercedes Class A has only been in dealerships for a few weeks, but sellers are willing to lower 9% of the retail price to increase sales figures.

The Mercedes Class A has only been in dealerships for a few weeks, but sellers are willing to lower 9% of the retail price to increase sales figures.

The Mercedes Class A has only been in dealerships for a few weeks, but sellers are willing to lower 9% of the retail price to increase sales figures.

Autovista Group, which assesses the state of the European automobile market, said that all cars not registered before September 1 that have not obtained the WLTP approval will have to be deferred or pre-registered.

Yoann Taitz, director of valuations and operations of the company, said: "At the level of tactical registration, we expect some automakers to register many 0-mile cars due to the possible loss of sales."

Jayson Whittington, editor-in-chief of Glass & # 39; s automobile valuation experts, added: "The August registration figures will be the largest since the new style plates were introduced in 2001."

"The activity of tactical registration is a very important part of the industry in the United Kingdom and, although the final results of the dealers are affected by this, many have incorporated it into their strategies of used cars and are competent in marketing and movement in the metal.

"We understand that consumers are currently experiencing improved discounts, which makes the summer months a good time to buy."

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