By Stewart Smith on 2017-05-23 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Scrappage returns at
VAUXHALL is reintroducing its Scrappage Allowance Scheme, which means customers can get Â£2,000 towards certain new cars in the company's range when they trade in an older model.
Buyers can also combine the scrappage allowance with one of Vauxhall's finance offers, including personal contract payment plans and with finance deposit contributions, where applicable.
The new scrappage programme is available now for a limited time while stocks last and is eligible on selected new models ordered and registered before June 30.
New Vauxhalls included in the scheme are the ADAM, Corsa, Meriva, Astra and Mokka X models.
Leon Caruso, Vauxhall's retail sales director, said: "Not only can customers potentially swap their older, often higher polluting car for a cleaner, more efficient brand new Vauxhall, but they can also use scrappage in conjunction with some of Vauxhall's other finance offers."
As part of the scheme, vehicles must be traded in to be scrapped in order to be eligible for the allowance.
However, Vauxhall's scrappage programme is not designed to dispose of any classic cars and Autogreen, Vauxhall's recycling partner, will identify any cars manufactured prior to 1991 that are presented through the scheme and inform Vauxhall's Luton HQ.
Relevant owners' clubs will then be notified, giving them the opportunity to purchase parts through the Authorised Treatment Facility.
Simon Hucknall, PR manager for Vauxhall product and heritage, said: "Vauxhall has immense respect for the UK's classic car groups, irrespective of what make or model they support.
"The scrappage scheme is designed to capture vehicles that are beyond economical repair, and given the low value of scrap metal, recycling of parts is vital to the scheme's viability.
"We are confident that the number of genuine classics over 25 years old presented to the scheme will be minimal, especially given the steady rise in value of even the most mainstream collectors' cars in recent years. But if we do see any, our "safety net" will ensure that classic car owners and clubs will benefit."
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