Vauxhall scrappage scheme hits 20,000

Vauxhall’s £2,000 scrappage scheme has hit the 20,000 customer milestone.

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

The scrappage programme allows customers to turn in their old vehicle in exchange for £2,000 towards the cost of a new model from Vauxhall’s range.

Leon Caruso, Vauxhall’s retail sales director, said, ‘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.

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.