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Bargain hunters, start your engines. The countdown to Black Friday is on, and if you’re in the market for a new car, you could score yourself a great deal on this sale-tastic holiday.
There are a host of 2011 and 2012 vehicle models that are offering 15 to 20 percent off the manufacturers’ suggested retail price, which means you could drive off with some extra cash in your pocket. The average deal will save you about six percent, which may not sound like much, but when it comes to something with a price tag in the tens of thousands, you’ll be surprised what a difference it can make. On top of the Black Friday sales, you may also be offered extra dealer incentives, making the deal so much sweeter.
So what are the best deals out there this Black Friday? According to Consumer Reports, if you’re in the market for a 2011 Cadillac DTS, you can expect to save 20 percent off the MSRP. The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and Suburban, as well as the 2011 Mazda6 can also be had with similar discounts. All four of those vehicles come with dealer incentives to boot.
A 15% discount can be had on cars like the Acura RL as well as the Chevy Avalanche, Corvette and Traverse, while the Ford F-150, Mustang and Taurus are also “incentivised”.
It seems like Chevrolet and Lexus are offering the most deals on its models, but Ford and Nissan are offering some great deals too. If you’re in the market, you’ve got a few extra days to do your homework and find out what kinds of savings dealers near you are offering. You can see the full list of Consumer Reports Black Friday car deals after the jump.
[Source: Consumer Reports]
2010 Mazda Atenza previews 2011 Mazda6 redesign
Mazda has just released photos and details of the 2010 Mazda6 model (known as the Atenza in Japan), which has undergone a mid-cycle refresh. As a part of the update is the usual facelift, with the 6 now featuring a front-end design more in keeping with the Mazda3 – although not nearly as smiley. Out back, there’s also a new rear bumper, taillights and exhaust pipes. Inside, the Atenza now gets a monotone interior.
As for engines, the 2010 Atenza gets a new direct-injection 2.0-liter to replace the old 2.0-liter, significantly increasing fuel economy and making models equipped with this engine eligible for tax breaks in Japan. Both a 1.8-liter and 2.5-liter are also offered, although the 1.8 won’t be available in Japan.
The Atenza will continue to be offered as a sedan, 5-door hatchback and wagon. New features include adaptive lighting, hill start assist, as well as modified steering and suspension setups to help deliver an even more responsive and dynamic ride.
Already on sale in Japan, we expect Mazda to show the facelifted 6 at the Geneva Auto Show in March, with sales in Europe commencing thereafter and the North American version coming in the Fall.
GALLERY: 2010 Mazda Atenza, 2011 Mazda6
Official release after the jump: