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Ford launches £2,000 vehicle scrappage discount scheme

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Ford is offering both car and commercial vehicle buyers the chance to benefit from a £2,000 scrappage scheme discount scheme as part of a new program launched today (July 1).

Passenger vehicle customers can save £2,000 (including VAT), and commercial vehicle customers £2,000 (excluding VAT) on selected new Ford vehicles when they trade-in a car or van registered on or before December 31, 2012.

Customers must order a new Ford vehicle between July 1, 2019, and September 30, 2019, and register the vehicle between July 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 to be eligible.

Andy Barratt, managing director, Ford of Britain, said: “Our last Ford scrappage scheme saw 25,500 customers trade-in their older vehicles for Ford models equipped with our latest emissions and fuel-efficiency technologies, contributing to reducing CO2 and other emissions on UK roads.

“We expect our new Ford scrappage scheme that we’re launching on July 1 to also have a positive impact on the environment.”

Ford’s re-launch of a scrappage offering comes a months after PSA Group-owned Vauxhall announced that it would be offering car buyers a minimum £4,000 guaranteed scrappage allowance or £3,000 extra part-exchange value as part of its Trade-Up sales campaign.

Available on selected vehicles – including the Astra, Mokka X, Crossland X, Grandland X and VIVA ROCKS – the scheme will run across the brand’s UK retail network until June 30.

If a vehicle does not the minimum seven years old demanded by the Vauxhall scheme’s terms and conditions, however, customers can still claim a minimum £3,000 extra part-exchange value in conjunction with a 6.9% APR representative finance offer.

Ford franchised car retailers will be charged with arranging for all vehicles traded-in as part of its scrappage scheme to be scrapped at an Authorised Treatment Facility and a Certificate of Destruction issued.

Any make of passenger vehicle or commercial vehicle is eligible for the Ford scrappage scheme but must have been owned by the customer for 90 days or more before scrapping.

However, Ford said in a statement issued today that the £2,000 scrappage saving cannot be used against the purchase of a Transit Connect, Ranger Raptor, KA+, Fiesta Trend, any Zetec derivative, a Mustang or any ST derivatives.

Barratt claimed that the scheme had been introduced in a bid to help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of our vehicles. He said: "We are committed to making more efficient, lower-impact vehicles and technologies accessible at scale.

“Our new scrappage scheme not only helps to remove some of the oldest vehicles from the parc, but also introduces customers to the latest fuel-efficient technologies."

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