Vauxhall offers capital gains to London van drivers
With changes to the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) imminent, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles is offering owners of older vans the chance to capitalise on a number of special discounts on the Vauxhall range from its London Retail Group.
From 3 January 2012, vans (3.5 tonnes GVW and below) registered as new before 1 January 2002 will no longer be exempt from daily LEZ charges. To help owners of older vehicles plan ahead and avoid the daily toll, Vauxhall’s London Retail Group, are offering generous swappage savings to customers buying a new Vauxhall commercial vehicle before the end of December 2011.
Despite the LEZ changes relating to vehicles ten years and older, the London Retail Group will extend the savings to customers of vehicles first registered as recently as seven years ago. For instance, the savings on the Vauxhall range include £3,000 off a new Corsavan when you trade-in your old van, while those with bigger space requirements can get £7,500 off the list price of a new Movano.
Savings extend across almost the entire range with Astravan, Combo and Vivaro all included as well as all panel vans and chassis cabs plus the nine-seater Vivaro Combi.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said, “I want to make the air cleaner and greener in this great city with the minimum of financial impact for those who need to upgrade their vehicles. I've already given extra breathing space during the depths of the recession before these standards are introduced and I am pleased that a number of manufacturers are now offering new discounts to aid us in our efforts.”
“Vauxhall’s outstanding commercial vehicle model range offers owner/operator and large fleet operations alike the durability, back-up and low whole-life costs they need,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall's National Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager. “With this exceptional offer, Vauxhall is once again supporting its customers with a compelling, value for money package to help them meet their day-to-day needs in a tough economic environment. Vauxhall is the only manufacturer to offer eco-models across its commercial vehicle range and these too are part of our attractive swappage scheme.”
The Vauxhall London Retail Group network comprises 35 Vauxhall retailers in and around the M25. For further details see londonvauxhallvans.co.uk
Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles topped the retail sales charts in April with volume up by 68 per cent year-on-year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.