Vauxhall Scrappage
New car for old: Vauxhall's scrappage scheme has dispatched over 20,000 old polluters
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Vauxhall scrappage scheme key points

  • £2,000 trade-in
  • Cars only, not vans
  • Safety net for pre-1991 cars – see below
  • Applies against certain new car models registered by 30 September
  • 20,000 scrappage deals since 2015
  • 5,000 so far this year

THE Vauxhall scrappage scheme relaunched three months ago – and only just followed by BMW/MINI and now Ford – has hit the 20,000-customer milestone.

The £2,000 scrappage offer, targeting the retail sector by virtue of the trade-in cars’ age, returned in May this year after running in 2015 and 2016 for the cumulative 20,000 total. It’s not just Vauxhalls traded in – other brands account for 63 per cent of the vehicles sent to Autogreen, Vauxhall’s recycling partner.

Uniquely the Vauxhall scheme includes a safety net for any pre-1991 cars, considered classics – see panel below.

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

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

The scrappage programme is available until 30 September, while stocks last. The programme allows customers to turn in their old vehicle – with no age defined – in exchange for £2,000 towards the cost of a new model from Vauxhall’s award-winning range.

£2,000 Scrappage Allowance

  • No cut-off date for age but vehicle must have all components
  • Traded-in car must have been registered in your name as owner for at least 90 days
  • Registration document (V5) must be in your name and address.
  • Offer only available on certain new ADAM, Corsa, Meriva, GTC, Astra and Mokka X models
  • Applies to new vehicles ordered 4 July to 30 September 2017 subsequently registered by 30 September 2017.
  • Offer applies to private individuals, Vauxhall Partners and small businesses 1- 24 units (purchase only).

Drivers can choose from certain ADAM, Corsa, Meriva, Astra and Mokka X models. For example, you can get up to £4,400 support towards a brand new Mokka X SUV, including the £2,000 for scrapping your vehicle.

Vauxhall’s retail sales director Leon Caruso said: “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.

“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.”

As part of the scheme, vehicles must be traded in and scrapped in order to be eligible 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.

Safety net for pre-1991 classic cars

However, Vauxhall’s scrappage programme is not designed to rid the world of classic cars. As a result, 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 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.”

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