It may only be May, but the car companies are already starting to announce their special offers for the new 222 registration period, starting in July.
Aygo X and Yaris get the best rates
Toyota Ireland is one of the first out of the blocks, with the offer of a 3.9 per cent APR interest rate PCP deal for the new Aygo X mini crossover, and the Yaris hatchback.
The Corolla and the C-HR crossover, both sold in hybrid form only, will have a 4.9 per cent PCP offer, while the rest of the range will have a 5.5 per cent offer.
Toyota is also going to offer three years' free servicing for those taking up these offers, which run from today, the 20th of May, until the 31st of July.
Switch to hybrid to save on fuel
As far as availability is concerned, Toyota Ireland says that it has stocks of "leading vehicles such as the Toyota C-HR and Toyota RAV4 PHEV now available for immediate summer delivery" and that "due to the global rise in fuel prices that are currently affecting the motoring industry and Ireland's continued migration to more sustainable, lower CO2 emitting vehicles, Toyota is encouraging its customers to consider a hybrid electric powertrain this season."
Commenting on the 222 offers, Zoe Bradley, Head of Marketing Communications in Toyota Ireland, said: "We believe that there has never been a better time for Irish motorists to make the switch to hybrid electric vehicles. With fuel prices at a market high, we want to incentivise drivers with a host of great finance offers for 222. Not only benefitting from lower running costs and strong used car resale values, but self-charging hybrids electrics also have many environmental benefits compared to diesel, such as 90 per cent less NOx emissions."
"While demand remains high for our hybrid models, we are offering immediate delivery on popular models such as the Toyota C-HR, Toyota Corolla and the RAV4 Plug-in hybrid, so that our customers will get to avail of these great offers and enjoy their new car during the summer months. We have something to offer all customers and we recommend that interested customers get in touch with their local Toyota dealer as early as possible or find out more information on the models via Toyota.ie."