Ramadan 2021: Where to find the best new car deals

From steep discounts to cashback deals and low finance rates, there’s plenty of perks if you are in the market for a new car during the holy month

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Ramadan is often the best time to buy a new car, with dealerships in the UAE offering a range of incentives to help consumers save money during the holy month.

This year is no different, with perks including steep discounts, cashback deals, free service packages, extended warranties, reduced down payments and longer payment periods.

“Given the current climate, UAE motorists are looking for more affordable ways to own a car, whether new or used,” Saad Abdullah, general manager of marketing at Al Futtaim Lexus, said.

“Ramadan has always been a time of year for automotive dealers to provide their customers with even greater value.”

Demand for private car ownership has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people seek more protection from the virus as opposed to using public transport, US management consultancy Arthur D Little said in its Future of Automotive Mobility survey in February.

“In the short term, Covid-19 has influenced people’s thinking about car ownership … nearly half [48 per cent] of all respondents globally think that owning a car is more important than it was before the pandemic,” Arthur D Little said in the report.

“[This is] a probable result of the sense of security we get from being inside our own ‘socially distanced transport bubble’ rather than having to use public transport.”

In the UAE, 16 per cent of respondents to the Future of Automotive Mobility survey said owning a car was much more important because of the pandemic, while 31 per cent said it was more important.

However, as the pandemic recedes, it is expected that these numbers will “fall back somewhat, though the perceived importance of car ownership overall will remain high”, the report added.

Here is our round-up of the Ramadan car deals on offer in 2021:

Al Futtaim is offering the Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner model for a monthly instalment of Dh3,555 during Ramadan. Courtesy: Jeep
Al Futtaim's Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner model. Courtesy of Jeep

Jeep

The deal: Al Futtaim has rolled out its Ramadan deals on a range of Jeep models, including the compact Compass Longitude, Grand Cherokee Laredo, Wrangler and Gladiator SUVs.

Benefits include a 20 per cent down payment, up to three-year/60,000 kilometre service packages, free first-year insurance and a five-year warranty. Monthly instalments range from Dh1,391 for the Compass Longitude to Dh3,555 for the Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner model.

Customers who purchase a Wrangler two- or four-door Sport model will also receive free accessory vouchers, allowing them to customise their new SUV.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

The 2021 GMC Yukon is being offered at a starting price of Dh215,000. Courtesy: GMC
The 2021 GMC Yukon is being offered at a starting price of Dh215,000. Courtesy of GMC

GMC

The deal: GMC dealership partners Al Ghandi Auto and Bin Hamoodah Auto are offering customers steep discounts on select GMC models during the holy month.

The 2021 GMC Acadia has been reduced by Dh20,000, while customers can save Dh10,000 on the Sierra pick-up truck. The 2021 GMC Yukon is being offered at a starting price of Dh215,000 and comes with a five-year/100,000km service package, as well as a five-year/100,000km warranty. Customers can also buy a GMC model from the comfort of their own homes through GMC’s online platform.

Valid until: June 24, 2021

Al Futtaim Toyota is offering zero per cent interest rate for two years on selected models. Courtesy: Toyota 
Al Futtaim Toyota is offering zero per cent interest rate on selected models. Courtesy of Toyota

Toyota

The deal: Al Futtaim Toyota has a range of Ramadan deals on offer, including a zero per cent interest rate for two years, a 90-day deferred payment option with an interest rate of 1.49 per cent over five years and budget-friendly leasing options across a variety of models. Customers can also choose the special Ramadan package that includes a four-year/80,000km free service package, free rust proofing and free window tinting.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

Lincoln customers will receive up to 20 per cent cashback during Ramadan. Courtesy of Lincoln
2021 Lincoln Navigator. Courtesy of Lincoln

Ford and Lincoln

The deal: During Ramadan, Al Tayer Motors is offering a 1.5 per cent finance rate on select Ford models, zero down payments, one-year free insurance, three-year/60,000km service packages and five-year/100,000km warranties. Customers looking to buy a Lincoln will receive up to 20 per cent cashback or down payment assistance, as well as five-year/100,000km service packages and five-year/100,000km warranties.

Pre-owned Ford and Lincoln vehicles are also part of Al Tayer Motor’s 2021 Ramadan deals package. These include zero down payments, VAT paid by Al Tayer Motors, free insurance and registration, and remaining service and warranty, which can be extended by up to seven years/200,000km.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

Hyundai is offering Ramadan deals on a range of models, including the Elantra. Courtesy: Hyundai
Hyundai is offering Ramadan deals on a range of models, including the Elantra. Courtesy of Hyundai

Hyundai

The deal: Hyundai, with local dealership partner Juma Al Majid, is offering Ramadan deals on a range of models, including Santa Fe, Creta, Sonata and Elantra. Benefits include free service contracts, free registration, up to four months deferred payment and an extreme protection package by Auto Millennium.

On top of its Ramadan deals, Hyundai also offers customers a five year/100,000km warranty and a five-year roadside assistance package.

Valid until: The third day of Eid Al Fitr

MG is offering guaranteed prizes, inluding iPhone 12 units and Dh1,000 worth of petrol. Courtesy: MG
MG is offering guaranteed prizes during Ramadan, including iPhone 12 units and Dh1,000 worth of petrol. Courtesy of MG

MG

The deal: MG, through its distributor Inter Emirates Motors, has a range of perks for customers during Ramadan. These include one-year free registration and insurance, and a guaranteed prize of either an iPhone 12 or fuel worth Dh1,000 through scratch and win cards.

It is also giving away car-servicing packages of up to 200,000km through scratch and win cards, and customers have the chance to win back the value of their new car through a weekly raffle draw (eight cars in total).

Valid until: May 31, 2021

Chevrolet is offering discounts on a range of models. Courtesy: Chevrolet
Chevrolet is offering discounts on a range of models. Courtesy of Chevrolet

Chevrolet

The deal: Chevrolet dealerships Al Ghandi Auto and Bin Hamoodah Auto are offering car buyers a range of discounts on select Chevrolet models. Customers in the market for a Camaro can save up to Dh25,000, up to Dh15,000 on a Silverado or Blazer and up to Dh12,000 on a Traverse.

Other offers include reduced finance packages for the Chevrolet Tahoe starting from Dh2,999 a month along with a three-year/60,000km servicing package, free insurance and registration for the first year and a three-year/100,000km warranty.

Valid until: June 30, 2021

Cadillac’s Ramadan campaign includes reduced finance packages for a range of SUVs and sedans. Courtesy: Cadillac
Cadillac’s Ramadan campaign includes reduced finance packages for a range of SUVs and sedans. Courtesy of Cadillac

Cadillac

The deal: Cadillac’s Ramadan campaign, held in conjunction with dealership partner Al Ghandi Auto, includes reduced finance packages for a range of SUVs and sedans, as well as zero down payments, free insurance and registration, and full service packages for up to three years or 25,000km.

Customers will also be given staycations, gifts and the Cadillac Premium care package. The offer is valid on Cadillac SUVs and sedans, including the XT4, XT5 and CT4.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

Customers can save up to Dh18,000 on the Volkswagen Touareg during Ramadan. Courtesy: Volkswagen
Customers can save up to Dh18,000 on the Volkswagen Touareg. Courtesy of Volkswagen

Volkswagen

The deal: Al Nabooda Automobiles Dubai is offering Ramadan value deals on the Volkswagen Touareg, Tiguan and Passat models. The benefits are valued at up to Dh7,600 on the Passat, Dh8,300 on the Tiguan and Dh18,000 on the Touareg.

They also include a five-year warranty, three-year service package, three-year roadside assistance, one-year insurance and free car registration, while each car will also receive a free ProTech PT 100 protective shield.

Valid until: Stocks last

Kia is offering one-year free insurance and three-year/50,000km free service packages for the Telluride model. Courtesy: Kia
Kia is offering one year of free insurance and a three-year/50,000km service package for the Telluride. Courtesy of Kia

Kia

The deal: For customers planning to buy a Kia this Ramadan, Al Majid Motors is offering one-year free insurance and three-year/50,000km free service packages for the Kia Rio, Cerato, K5, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride models, while the Cadenza comes with one-year free insurance and up to five years/100,000km service package.

Other benefits include financing at 1.99 per cent, 120 days deferred payment and roadside assistance.

Valid until: April 30, 2021

Dodge is offering a number of benefits this Ramadan, including free registration. Courtesy: Dodge
Dodge is offering a number of benefits this Ramadan, including free registration. Courtesy of Dodge

Dodge

The deal: Al Futtaim Trading Enterprises has a range of Ramadan deals on Dodge models, with monthly instalments starting from Dh1,739 for a Dodge Charger SXT with a 20 per cent down payment, Dh2,495 for a Dodge Challenger GT and Dh2,041 for a Dodge Durango. Other benefits include up to five-year/100,000km warranties, five-year/100,000km roadside assistance and free registration for the first year.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

Al Futtaim Lexus is focusing on flexibility this Ramadan, offering car buyers a variety of payment options. Courtesy: Lexus
Al Futtaim Lexus is focusing on flexibility this Ramadan, offering customers a variety of payment options. Courtesy of Lexus

Lexus

The deal: The Ramadan campaign for Al Futtaim Lexus is focused on flexibility, giving car buyers payment options such as low-cost bank financing, leasing or direct cash. Customers are being offered zero per cent finance for three years with select banks, as well as a three-year/60,000km free service contract.

For budget-conscious buyers, pre-owned Lexus models are being offered at an interest rate of 1.99 per cent and carry a three-month payment deferment option, as well as a two-year/30,000km service contract, free window tinting, paint protection and a cash discount of up to Dh10,000.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

Al Masaood Automobiles
Al Masaood Automobiles has a range of Ramadan deals for select Nissan models. Courtesy of Al Masaood Autombiles

Nissan

The deal: Al Masaood Automobiles is offering a number of perks for select Nissan models. Benefits include free insurance for one year, a one-year service package and five-year warranty with unlimited mileage. It is also offering payment support with down payment assistance and a four-month deferred payment option.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

BMW customers will receive a service package that covers them for up to five years/100,000km. Courtesy: BMW
BMW customers will receive a BMW service package that covers buyers for up to five years/100,000km. Courtesy of BMW

BMW and Mini

The deal: Abu Dhabi Motors is offering a number of deals on BMW and Mini models, such as a 1.79 per cent finance rate, up to 20 per cent down payment assistance and free one-year insurance and registration. Customers will also benefit from a BMW service package that covers buyers for up to five years/100,000km and a repair package that is valid for up to five years/200,000km.

Mini buyers also receive a service inclusive package that covers them for up to three years/60,000km and a repair package for up to three years/200,000km. Customers will also receive BMW and Mini lifestyle boutique vouchers, as well as doorstep delivery of their new car that has been sanitised by detailing specialists.

Meanwhile, AGMC, the official importer of BMW and Mini brands for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is offering buyers special finance options starting from zero per cent for three years and one-year free registration on selected models until the end of Eid Al Fitr. AGMC has also rolled out a new trade-in offer that applies to BMW X5, X6, X7 and the new BMW 4 Series Coupe models that will give buyers up to Dh20,000 towards the purchase of their new vehicle.

If you are in the market for a Mini, you will receive free registration and a zero per cent finance rate for three years with either a four-year service and repair package or one year’s free insurance.

Valid until: End of Ramadan (Abu Dhabi Motors) and end of Eid Al Fitr (AGMC)

Volvo SUV buyers will receive perks including down payment assistance of up to Dh20,000. Courtesy: Volvo
Volvo SUV buyers will receive perks including payment assistance of up to Dh20,000. Courtesy of Volvo

Volvo

The deal: Themed under “A great deal of good”, Al Futtaim Trading Enterprises is focusing on safe and sustainable driving during its Volvo Ramadan campaign. Perks include convenient payment plans, down payment assistance of up to Dh20,000 and free service and extended warranty packages for its XC90, XC60 and SC40 models. It is also offering buyers of its Volvo hybrid SUV a free wall box charger.

Valid until: May 31, 20212

Al Masaood Automobiles
Used-car buyers will find a range of Ramdan deals at AutoCentral. Courtesy of Al Masaood Group

AutoCentral

The deal: For car buyers looking for pre-owned vehicles, Al Masaood’s AutoCentral is offering a number of benefits during the holy month. These include monthly payments starting from as low as Dh599, free insurance and registration on selected models, six months deferred payment options, down payment assistance and trade-ins.

Valid until: End of Ramadan

Updated: April 22, 2021 06:51 PM

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