VEHICLE manufacturers Citroen, DS Automobiles, Peugeot and Suzuki have now all thrown their weight behind the growing scrappage movement.
Citroen customers who have owned a car or van of any make and model for more than 90 days can trade it in and receive a scrappage allowance of between £1,600 and £6,400 (including VAT) off selected new petrol or diesel-powered Citroën cars – including the C3 Picasso, pictured above – and between £3,000 and £7,000 (excluding VAT) against selected new Citroën panel vans.
Meanwhile, DS customers can trade in their vehicle – which can be any make or model – if they’ve owned it for more than 90 days for a scrappage allowance of between £3,500 and £5,500 (including VAT) off selected new petrol or diesel DS cars.
Peugeot is offering motorists with petrol and diesel-powered passenger cars and vans a discount ranging between £1,750 and £7,000 across its range of new vehicles, from the 108 supermini to the all-new 3008 SUV and Boxer van.
Peugeot UK managing director David Peel said: ‘The announcement of a Peugeot scrappage scheme will put a new car within reach of many motorists driving older cars and we are confident that this enticing offer will help put safer, greener cars on the road.’
All Citroen, DS and Peugeot vehicles part-exchanged under the scheme must have been registered before December 31, 2010 and will be scrapped and recycled by CarTakeBack. In addition, the new vehicles, which will be Euro 6-compliant, must be ordered and registered by December 31, 2017 to qualify.
Suzuki’s incentive programme, meanwhile, runs until the end of this month and offers private retail new car buyers up to £2,000 off selected new Euro 6 Suzuki models when they trade in a car registered before the end of 2009.
Any make of petrol, diesel or hybrid car can be traded in, although they must be pre-Euro 5 emissions standard. As part of the initiative, the vehicle needs to have been owned by the customer in their own name for at least 90 days and then in turn must be scrapped by the dealership via the AutoGreen recycling channel.
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