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It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers.

This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels.

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Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum

The lauded Volvo XC90 is already the subject of factory-backed deals. The XC90 D5 Momentum (D5 denotes diesel, a 165kW/470Nm 2.0) is going for $89,888 drive-away, representing a saving of nearly $10,000 over the usual drive-away price.

That’s a pretty good deal for the seven-seat Swedish family SUV that is getting rave reviews from all over. We even recently added one to our CarAdvice Melbourne long-term fleet.

Volvo is also throwing in three years/45,000km of free servicing to sweeten the deal further. Well worth a look.

Read our Volvo XC90 reviews and comparisons page here. Read more information on the Volvo campaign here.

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Holden Astra VXR

Holden is throwing its performance-leading VXR hatch out the door at $37,990 drive-away (albeit for MY15 cars), given its regular RRP is $39,990, equating to an effective normal drive-away price of about $44k.

A $6000 saving on what is already a bright spot in Holden’s often average line-up is well worth a closer look. As you can read in our XVR reviews here, and our comparison here, we really rate this European offering.

And why not. A 206kW engine with six-speed manual gearbox, mechanical LSD, big Brembo brakes behind 20-inch rims, Nappa leather buckets, and a screen with sat-nav and DAB+. It’s a great package for bugger all coin.

Read our Holden Astra VXR reviews and comparisons page here. Read more information on the Holden campaign here.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG package deal

Right now, every Mercedes-Benz compact car based on its MFA architecture — meaning the A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA — comes with a free AMG Sports Package.

This means lowered suspension, twin exhaust outlets, AMG alloy wheels, AMG body styling and a more menacing grille. Some extra attitude for no charge.

Offer ends June 30.

Read our Mercedes-Benz reviews and comparisons page here. Read more information on the Mercedes-Benz campaign here.

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Kia Rio S three-door

If I had a teenager, and was the sort of parent who wanted to buy their first car, this is what I’d go for.

Kia has been selling the three-door Rio for $13,990 drive-away for some time, but you can’t ignore the value here. This is ridiculously cheap for what is a pretty slick little three-door that comes with Bluetooth, six airbags and an industry best seven-year warranty.

Sure, it has a manual gearbox, but if you don’t mind shifting your own gears, it’s a steal. If you want auto, you’ll need to shell out another $2000.

Read our Kia Rio reviews and comparisons page here. Read more information on the Kia campaign here.

2015 Volkswagen Amarok Core

Volkswagen Amarok Core 4×4

The Amarok is a great 4×4 dual-cab ute for $39,990 drive-away. It undercuts the HiLux and Ranger at this price point, and easily competes with the Triton and D-Max.

As you can read in our hardcore desert adventure here, the Amarok Core 4Motion has proved its worth as a genuinely tough offering, even if that’s not what the VW is best known as.

The spec comes with the bigger TDI420 Biturbo diesel engine, a rear diff lock, 1020kg payload and ATR Pirelli off-road tyres. Better, you can have the eight-speed automatic for the same price as the six-speed manual (the manual gets a detuned TDI400 engine).

Approved finance customers also get an extended five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.

Read our Volkswagen Amarok reviews and comparisons page here. Read more information on the Volkswagen campaign here.

Happy shopping. Go kick some tyres. 




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