August 8, 2022

Overlook the journey chaos on the roads, railways and at airports. 

With the UK climate forecast trying shiny, in the event you’re enjoyable at dwelling this vacation weekend, it’s the right time to take a look at some new Easter bonnets.

By that I imply mulling over potential automobiles you’d prefer to personal — and possibly a number of that you just’d want to, if solely you might afford them.

Frugal: Citroen has introduced out a brand new discount basement hatchback trim degree – the C3 YOU! – costing £12,995 on the highway

For the beginning of spring is the time when automotive makers add new variants to their line-ups. 

In addition they unveil new discount pricing packages and gives designed to tempt hesitant consumers again into the market. 

French discount

Because the cost-of-living disaster begins to chunk for many of us, Citroen has introduced out a brand new discount basement hatchback trim degree — the C3 YOU! — costing £12,995 on the highway.

Dubbed ‘a brand new automotive at used costs’, it’s now the most cost effective standard new Citroen in the marketplace. 

Promising beneficiant ranges of normal tools and security options, it follows the elimination of the Citroen C1 metropolis automotive from the vary earlier this 12 months. 

It’s powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech 83 petrol engine and gives a frugal 54 mpg in addition to a 300-litre boot, which extends to 992 litres with the rear bench folded down.

Customary tools on the YOU! contains LED headlights, body-coloured bumpers and door handles, Bluetooth connectivity, a five-inch central touchscreen and DAB digital radio. 

Security tools contains hill-start help, tyre strain monitoring, a video-based lane departure warning system and speed-sign recognition. 

It additionally comes with cruise management and a pace limiter, in addition to a ‘espresso break alert’ function to make sure the protection and luxury of everybody on board on longer journeys.

Citroen’s UK managing director, Eurig Druce, enthused: ‘This can be a model new five-door supermini at a used-car value.’

It comes as normal with Delicate Sand metallic paint. 5 extra physique colors can be found at further price, together with Elixir Crimson premium metallic paint, costing £695. 

Beforehand, essentially the most inexpensive C3 within the UK vary was in ‘Sense’ trim with the identical PureTech 83 petrol engine — priced from £16,260.

Nevertheless, variations of the brand new Citroen C3 YOU! can be found solely through the net Citroen Retailer, which permits clients to configure their automobile from the consolation of their very own dwelling.

Toyota, Renault, Vauxhall and Suzuki are among the many producers asserting new offers this Easter.

5 nice deal for the Spring 

New Toyota GR86 & more: As order books open this week for the race-inspired Toyota GR86 (from £29,995), there are spring finance deals on other Toyotas including the Yaris hybrid and the new bZ4X Motion battery electric SUV (toyota.co.uk/current-offers).

New Toyota GR86 & extra: As order books open this week for the race-inspired Toyota GR86 (from £29,995), there are spring finance offers on different Toyotas together with the Yaris hybrid and the brand new bZ4X Movement battery electrical SUV (toyota.co.uk/current-offers).

Renault Clio & Captur: Renault has new versions of its Clio and Captur SUVs and finance deals including a Clio Evolution TCe 90 from £214 a month with an initial deposit of £4,044 on a two-year, 0 per cent APR PCP (renault.co.uk).

Renault Clio & Captur: Renault has new variations of its Clio and Captur SUVs and finance offers together with a Clio Evolution TCe 90 from £214 a month with an preliminary deposit of £4,044 on a two-year, 0 per cent APR PCP (renault.co.uk).

Suzuki Across: Suzuki has announced updates for the Across plug-in hybrid, including a faster on-board 6kw AC charger plus upgraded LED lights and USB ports (cars.suzuki.co.uk).

Suzuki Throughout: Suzuki has introduced updates for the Throughout plug-in hybrid, together with a sooner on-board 6kw AC charger plus upgraded LED lights and USB ports (automobiles.suzuki.co.uk).

New Citroen C3 YOU!: Priced from £12,995 and packed with kit, this is the most affordable mainstream Citroen. Elixir Red premium metallic paint, shown here, is a £695 extra.

New Citroen C3 YOU!: Priced from £12,995 and filled with equipment, that is essentially the most inexpensive mainstream Citroen. Elixir Crimson premium metallic paint, proven right here, is a £695 further.

Nothing beats an old-school automotive catalogue 

Web sites are fantastic, up to some extent. However in relation to automotive value guides, there’s nothing just like the appeal of a bodily e book that you would be able to thumb your manner by means of.

That was what I discovered myself musing, anyway, when a stunning compact Hagerty Value Information for Spring and Summer time 2022 dropped by means of my letterbox this week from the traditional automotive value specialists and insurers — a useful device for the fanatic.

Mine of information: Hagerty’s price guide is an invaluable tool for the classic car enthusiast

Mine of knowledge: Hagerty’s value information is a useful device for the traditional automotive fanatic

It covers an astonishing 48,432 collectable traditional automobiles, ranging over 99 years from the 1923 Austin Seven Chummy Tourer (from £8,600 to £20,800) to a last-of-the-line seventieth anniversary 2018-19 authentic 5.0-litre Land Rover Defender (valued from £125,000 to £159,000).

The quickest automotive talked about within the information is the 242.96mph McLaren F1, which is valued at as much as £19.3 million, whereas the slowest listed is the 49mph Citroen 2CV with a tiny 425cc engine, priced from £3,500 to £22,100 relying on the 12 months, mannequin and general situation.

I even discovered the primary household automotive of my childhood — a much-loved Austin A55 Cambridge saloon, which might be picked up from between £3,400 and £9,600. 

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I can nonetheless scent the purple leather-based and horsehair seats, and cherished the beginning deal with that doubled as a method of decreasing the spare wheel from below the boot.

The Hagerty information, which makes use of public sale value efficiency, knowledge from non-public gross sales and finance firms, insurance coverage values and wider financial issues, notes: ‘We consider that rising rates of interest, monetary market uncertainties and continued pandemic challenges will proceed to drive each funding and fanatic buying.’

  • The hard-copy Hagerty guides price £8 every and a few will quickly go on sale on-line (hagerty.co.uk/valuation).

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