Renault is following in the footsteps of other carmakers including Skoda and Alfa Romeo by offering extended contributions to the scrappage scheme on specific models in its range.
As well as offering the obligatory £1,000 to participate in the government scheme, which in total gives £2,000 to consumers scrapping their cars, the French manufacturer said its Extreme models will see bigger savings.
£6,495 Clio Extreme 1.2 16V = saving of £3,500 on list price
£9,995 New Mégane Hatch Extreme 1.6 100 = £3,255 saving
£12,495 New Grand Scénic Extreme 1.6 VVT 110 = £2,500 saving.
Renault said showroom traffic has risen between a third and two thirds, depending on area since the announcement of the scrappage scheme, while visits to www.renault.co.uk have increased by 50% compared to the same period last year.