You’d be hard-pressed to find a major automotive player that hasn’t discounted at least one of its cars recently. It was, without exaggeration, a wave of discounts and various advantages, which Volkswagen, Hyundai, Citroën, Ford, but also Honda jumped on. At the time of filming the podcast, the domestic Skoda was surprisingly missing from the list. But she too had to react and rushed with the favored Octavia.

Some reduce the “prices from”, others offer premium equipment for free. If you are looking for a new car, you will usually save tens to hundreds of thousands today. Could it be a return to normal after countless crises? It would be great…

But something tells us that there is something a little different behind the discounts. A number of new Chinese competitors are rushing into Europe, trying to lure Europeans with favorable price tags. And on top of that, it’s an open secret in the auto industry that, while not so long ago the factories couldn’t keep up with production, today they have the opposite problem: a lack of orders.

Foto: Hyundai

Hyundai has reduced almost all models across the board. In the case of the Tucson, the benefit can reach over CZK 200,000.

Car discounts are the topic of the latest episode of the Garage podcast, where Martin Machala and Standa Kolman talk about them. In particular, Martin’s years of experience are shown in all their glory when he prophesies a thing during the recording of the podcast, which came true only a few days later. But we would be ahead of that. We wish you a pleasant listening experience!