The cost of new cars is going up again with more price rises from a number of manufacturers.
Renault and Skoda are the latest manufacturers to increase the cost of new cars. Renault prices are up by 3 per cent on particular models while Skoda has put up prices by an average of 2.1 per cent across the range.
Citroen has also increased the cost of new cars by up to £400 on particular models while Nissan has pushed up prices right across the range by an average of 1 per cent with the cost of the Micra up by 2.5 per cent. At the same time Ford has warned that it may be forced to raise prices again and Toyota is set to increase prices from the beginning of December.
Ford has already put up prices three times in 2009 by an average of 12 per cent across the range. These rises have seen the Ford Focus RS go up by £2000 – from £24,995 now costing £26,995 – since it went on sale in March this 2009 while the Ford Fiesta Studio is now priced £10,895 – £2200 more than when it was first launched in October 2008.
Since the Renault Megane Coupe went on sale in January the price has gone up by nearly £1500 with the 1.9 dCi model now costing £18,585 compared to £17,095.
There have been a number of prices rises this year from a number of other manufacturers already with SEAT, Nissan, Vauxhall and Honda also increasing prices.