Best 242 offers

Here are some of our favourite 242-plate deals on new cars.

With the arrival of a new number plate comes the clamour of manufacturers attempting to entice customers in with attractive finance deals, servicing packages and deposit contributions. For buyers, it’s a good time to be in the market, and whether you’re buying outright or financing through hire purchase (HP) or personal contract plan (PCP) agreement, there are some great offers around. We’ve run through some of our favourites, which might help you make up your mind.

New BMW offers


It isn’t really a 242 offer per se – at least not in name – but BMW is offering customers low interest rates on two of its most popular electric models. With 2.9 per cent APR on the iX3 and 3.9 per cent APR on the i4 (both on PCP deals), the German brand is making its electric stalwarts even more appealing than before. What that means is a low €5,000 deposit will get you an iX3 M Sport Pro for as little as €1,243 a month on a three-year PCP, while a similar deposit will get you an i4 eDrive35 M Sport for €903 a month over three years.

New Citroen offers


Citroen is offering e-C4 and e-C4 X buyers the chance to choose between zero-per-cent finance and a €3,000 booster when trading another vehicle in. The deal applies to the e-Berlingo people carrier, too, as Citroen promotes its electric passenger vehicles.

New Cupra offers


Buyers choosing the new Cupra Born, Formentor and Ateca models can get zero-per-cent finance on PCP finance deals that come with a three-year service plan. Deals on the Leon, in Sports Tourer and hatchback forms, aren’t quite so competitive, but 2.9 per cent APR and the same three-year service plan will still attract customers.

New Ford offers

Fors Puma

Between June 7 and 18, Ford will be offering buyers noticeable discounts on various models, including the Kuga and Puma SUVs. The former will be eligible for discounts of up to €4,500, while the latter will be offered with up to €3,500 off. At the same time, Ford will also be offering customers a discount of up to €3,000 on the Focus hatchback.

New Hyundai offers


South Korean brand Hyundai is offering customers who choose a new electric model some tasty incentives to sign up for a new 242-plate car. Those choosing the Ioniq 5 or Ioniq 6 can either get €2,000 cashback or 1.9 per cent APR finance, while those opting for a new electric Kona can get the same 1.9 per cent finance offer or a €500 voucher.

New MG offers


MG has announced a selection of 242 offers across its MG4, MG5 and ZS ranges. Those choosing an MG4 EV can choose between a discount of €4,000 or zero-per-cent finance. Meanwhile, MG has slashed the price of the ZS EV “for a limited period,” bringing the Long Range Excite model down to €30,995. Similarly, MG is offering the Long Range Excite version of the MG5 EV estate for just €29,995.

New Nissan offers

Nissan Qashqai

For the new registration, Nissan is offering customers a choice between a trade-in booster and low-rate finance. Either get 3.99 per cent on a selection of hire purchase (HP) and personal contract purchase (PCP) deals or get extra money for trading in an old vehicle. On the all-electric Leaf, Nissan is offering up to €6,500 extra for a trade-in, on top of the government’s electric vehicle grant of up to €3,500, while Qashqai and X-Trail models also qualify for smaller boosters. That means a new Leaf XE 40kWh’s price is effectively reduced to €21,995, making it cheaper than the basic MG4 EV.

New Opel offers

Opel Corsa

Opel’s 242 offers include a choice of zero-per-cent finance on selected HP agreements and 2.9 per cent APR on PCP deals. That’s the choice faced by Corsa buyers, who also get three years of free servicing thrown in whichever they choose. That means a customer choosing a Corsa SC 1.2 75 with a deposit of €7,352.80 can get a three-year, 2.9-per-cent PCP deal with monthly instalments of €250 and an optional final payment of €10,118.

New Peugeot offers

Peugeot e208

Until June 30, 2024, Peugeot is offering low-rate finance from 1.9 per cent APR, as well as a five-year warranty and a free three-year service plan on certain models. There’s also the “eco booster” scheme, which sees customers offered €2,000 on selected models, including the E-208 electric hatchback.

New Polestar offers

Polestar 2

Polestar is offering customers a zero-per-cent PCP deal on the Polestar 2 until June 30, which means the basic Standard Range Single Motor model will cost €332 a month on a four-year PCP deal with a €17,198 deposit and an optional final payment of €9,889. For the arguably more desirable Long Range Single Motor model, that monthly cost rises to €343 a month over four years with a deposit of €17,798 and an optional final payment of €10,464.

New Renault offers


Renault is currently offering Austral E-Tech hybrid buyers the chance to choose between a zero-per-cent finance deal or a €1,500 discount when they trade in their old car, effectively reducing the price of the Qashqai-rivalling SUV.

New SEAT offers

SEAT Ibiza

Spanish brand SEAT has been quiet of late, with the company putting its efforts into sibling brand Cupra, but its most popular models are still competitive. Ahead of the 242-plate change, SEAT is offering zero-per-cent PCP deals on the Arona compact SUV, as well as a three-year service plan and three years of tyre insurance and roadside assistance, all included in the €189-a-month payments you’ll get for three years with an €8,707.04 deposit and an optional final payment of €13,101.60.

New Skoda offers

skoda Kodiaq

At present, Skoda is offering zero-per-cent finance on HP deals for the new Enyaq electric SUV, as well as an €8,000 discount via a deposit contribution. The scheme also includes a two-year tyre and maintenance plan.

New Toyota offers

Toyota CHR

Toyota is offering customers an extra €1,750 off selected new hybrid vehicles when they trade in their old car. The deal is available on the Prius, RAV4 and the C-HR, although customers buying a new C-HR hybrid or plug-in hybrid model can choose to get 5.9 per cent APR on a personal contract plan (PCP) finance deal instead.

New Volkswagen offers

New Volksagen Golf

Volkswagen is offering customers who order most of its 242-plate models zero-per-cent finance, which applies to almost every model in the range. The Touareg doesn’t qualify, but popular models including the Polo, Golf, T-Roc and ID.4 are all included, although customers will have to enter a hire purchase (HP) agreement, rather than a PCP.