Scrappage scheme reaches 20,000 customers mark

23-Aug-2017

Vauxhall’s popular £2,000 scrappage scheme – which saves you money on most of its range in return for scrapping your old car – has hit the 20,000 customer milestone.

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Scrappage returned in May this year after running in 2015 and 2016. And it’s not just Vauxhalls – other brands account for 63 per cent of the vehicles that have been sent to Autogreen, Vauxhall’s recycling partner.

 

The much-copied offer can be combined with one of Vauxhall’s great finance programmes, including Personal Contract Payment plans and with-finance deposit contributions, where applicable.

 

 

Available on a selection of Vauxhall models, the finance options offer low monthly payments and all the flexibility that the plans allow at the end of the chosen term.

How it works

The scrappage programme is available now for a limited time, while stocks last. The programme lets you turn in your old vehicle (of any brand) in exchange for £2,000 towards the cost of a new model from Vauxhall’s award-winning range.

 

Drivers can choose from Corsa Limited Edition, Meriva, GTC, Astra and Astra Sports Tourer Models.

“While rivals are now trying to catch up with our scrappage scheme, Vauxhall has already surpassed the 20,000-vehicle milestone, with over 5,000 of those in 2017,” said Leon Caruso, Vauxhall’s Retail Sales Director.

 

“Scrappage has been a tremendous success for us and our customers. Not only can buyers 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 great finance offers.”

Recovering responsibly, the Vauxhall way

Under the scheme, vehicles must be traded in and scrapped to qualify for the allowance.

 

Vauxhall takes its responsibility for its products very seriously, and this increased volume of scrapped cars will help the industry meet its 95 per cent recovery target.

However, Vauxhall’s scrappage programme is not designed to rid the world of classic cars. That’s why Autogreen, Vauxhall’s recycling partner, will identify any cars manufactured before 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 buy potentially scarce parts through the Authorised Treatment Facility.

 

“Vauxhall has immense respect for the UK’s classic car groups, irrespective of what make or model they support,” said Simon Hucknall, PR Manager for Vauxhall Product and Heritage.

“The Scrappage Allowance is designed to capture vehicles that are beyond economic repair – and given the low value of scrap metal, recycling of parts is vital to the scheme’s viability. We’re also 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.”

For our full scrappage terms and conditions, please visit www.vauxhall.co.uk/scrappage or your local Retailer.