With every model year, advancements in design and technology are introduced at the endless race for automotive supremacy. However, the industry appears to function on its own calendar. More than 200 new automobile models are available as 2018 vintages, although 2017 is much fromnbsp;over.

A single model year may make tens of thousands of difference for auto buyers as automobile manufacturers look to move out the old and make room for the new. This is particularly true for models which are due for a major facelift or redesign. For savvy buyers prepared to forgo the most cutting-edge layout, substantial savings can be seen on some of the most popular versions in thenbsp;market.

We have featured some of our favorite offers this week on outgoing models with powerful incentives. If you do not find an offer that suits you, be sure to check out the brand new To find the latest incentives and discounts on any new car, truck ornbsp;SUV.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguannbsp;Highline

Volkswagen has redesigned its best selling SUV for 2018. The first-generation Tiguan has become the auto manufacturer’s most popular SUV, having sold more than 67,000 units in Canada because it was first introduced at the Frankfurt car show innbsp;2007.

The 2017 Tiguan Highline comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which outputs 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque mated to Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Standard features include leather seats, a 6.33-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Fender eight-speaker-plus-subwoofer premium sound system, dual zone climate control, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights with flexible front-light system which turns up to 13 levels around corners for greater visibility duringnbsp;cornering.

  • MSRP: $37,198
  • Manufacturer money incentive:nbsp;$3,500
  • Estimated dealer discount:nbsp;$1,250
  • Freight, PDI, government fees:nbsp;$1,935
  • Money purchase price before tax:nbsp;$34,383
  • Finance for 72 months at zero percent interest for $571, including a $1,500 manufacturer incentive and assumes zero downnbsp;payment.
  • Lease for 48 weeks at zero percent interest for $554 per month including tax, including a $1,500 manufacturer incentive and presumes a 20,000 yearly kilometre allowance and zero downnbsp;payment.

2017 Toyota Camrynbsp;XLE

Among the most popular sedans ever enters its eighth generation with the redesigned 2018 Camry. The outgoing Camry has been Canada’s best-selling midsize sedan in both 2015 andnbsp;2016.

The 2017 Camry comes with a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder engine which provides 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Standard features on all but the SE and LE trims include dual-zone climate control, seven-inch infotainment system with SiriusXM satellite radio and a six-speaker or 10-speaker sound system, based on the trim. The SE and XSE trims feature steering-wheel paddle shifters for a sportier drive and the XLE trim features leather seats for a more luxurious ride. All trims feature a 4.2-inch display in the instrument cluster that shows driving information. The XSE and XLE trims are also available with a 3.5-litre V6 engine that delivers 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and include updated features like LED headlamps with automatic high beam, precollision warning and lane departure alertnbsp;systems.

  • MSRP: $32,005
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $3,000 (applied afternbsp;taxation)
  • Estimated dealer discount:nbsp;$1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees:nbsp;$1,855
  • Cash purchase price before tax:nbsp;$29,705
  • Finance for 60 months at 0.49 percent interest for $598, including a $1,000 manufacturer incentive (applied after tax) and assumes zero downnbsp;payment.
  • Lease for 48 months at zero percent interest for $421 per month including tax, including a $1,000 manufacturer incentive (implemented after tax) and assumes a 20,000 yearly kilometre allowance and zero downnbsp;payment.

2017 GMC Terrain SLT All-Wheel Drive

The second-generation 2018 Terrain features an all-new exterior and interior together with numerous technology updates. However, the 2017 Terrain has been demonstrated to be a crowd-pleaser itself, with earnings in the first seven months of 2017 up by almost 30 percent year overnbspannually.

The 2017 Terrain includes a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine which outputs 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque or an available 3.6-litre V-6 for 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. Highlights of the SLT trim include a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and SiriusXM radio, a Pioneer premium eight-speaker sound system, perforated leather-appointed chairs, remote engine starter, a rear-vision camera and tire-pressure monitoring system. Accessible technology features include lane departure warning, rear park assist and back cross-traffic alert to track the movement of traffic behind thenbsp;automobile.

  • MSRP: $35,850
  • Manufacturer money incentive:nbsp;$6,500
  • Estimated dealer discount:nbsp;$1,000
  • Freight, PDI, government fees:nbsp;$2,199
  • Money purchase price before tax:nbsp;$30,549
  • Finance for 84 months at zero percent interest for $465, including a $2,500 manufacturer incentive and assumes zero downnbsp;payment.
  • Lease for 48 weeks at zero percent interest for $532 a month including tax, including a $1,000 manufacturer incentive and presumes a 20,000 yearly kilometre allowance and zero downnbsp;payment.

2017 Honda Accord Touringnbsp;CVT

The Accord has been one of the top-selling sedans since its inception in 1976. Honda is shortly to follow up on the success of this new 10th-generation Civic with the launch of the 10th-generation 2018 Accord.

The award-winning 2017 Accord is powered with a 2.4-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine which outputs 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The Honda Sensing security suite is standard on most trims and contains collision braking reduction, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and road departure warning. These features helped the Accord make a NHTSA five-star security rating and the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The Touring trim also features LED headlights, tail lights and fog lights, perforated leather seats, wireless charging capacity, an eight-inch multi-information screen, a 360-watt seven-speaker sound system and Honda satellite-linked navigation with bilingual voicenbsp;recognition.

  • MSRP: $33,490
  • Manufacturer money incentive: $1,500 (applied afternbsp;taxation)
  • Estimated dealer discount:nbsp;$1,000
  • Freight, PDI, government fees:nbsp;$1,835
  • Money purchase price before tax:nbsp;$32,825
  • Finance for 60 months at 0.99 percent interest for $649, including a $1,000 manufacturer incentive (applied after tax) and assumes zero downnbsp;payment.
  • Lease for 48 months at 0.99 percent interest for $452 per month including tax, including a $1,000 manufacturer incentive (implemented after tax) and assumes a 20,000 yearly kilometre allowance and zero downnbsp;payment.

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Manufacturer prices and pricing calculations are based on Ontario clients and subject to availability of stock. Dealer discounts shown are estimates for illustrative purposes only, may vary by area and are awarded at the discretion of individual traders. Please note that while every attempt is made to ensure the information above is accurate at the time of publication, pricing, discounts and incentives are subject to change or discontinuation at any time. Vehicle images may not represent the precise model featured in the pricing provided. Ask your local dealership fornbsp;details.

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Courtesy: The Globe And Mail

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