At the launch of the new Pixo city car model and 370Z in France on Monday, Christopher Lee backed our campaign for a UK scrappage scheme to be introduced asap.
‘A scrappage scheme is what the UK market needs – not bail outs,’ said the general manager for product strategy and planning.
‘It would sort out the market and gets things moving again. I know a huge number of our parts suppliers have gone bankrupt in this recession and they’ll be more to follow.
‘This recession will be very damaging to all brands – and there will be far fewer big names in the motor industry supply chain when we come out of this.
‘A scrappage scheme is needed sooner rather than later in the UK. It has done wonders for other markets and will do in the UK too.’
Lee was talking at the launch of the Pixo, Nissan’s new A segment city car which will cost from just £5,995 when it goes on sale in the UK.
Based on the Suzuki Alto, a number of styling points have been changed to mark out the Nissan from its sister car.
It’s billed as a simple, economical machine – and despite being pretty basic it’s the perfect small car to benefit from the proposed scrappage scheme Car Dealer is calling for.
Exclusive by James Baggott