Hundreds of unauthorised scrap yards are cashing in at the expense of reputable car recycling plants, which could see unsafe vehicles returning to UK roads or being sold abroad, according to Bluecycle, the leading online auction house for automotive salvage.
Jeep is pleased to announce a new range for the 2010 Jeep Patriot, offering customers an even greater value for money proposition.
Honda has re-launched its popular 0% APR finance offer on Jazz to help customers make the most of the last month of the Scrappage Scheme.
An online tool launched last April by Autotorq.com to maximise the benefits of the car scrappage scheme, has increased its dealer customers’ leads by over 12 percent.
New Megane Coupe-Cabriolet rounds off the renewal of the New Megane family in style with introduction of the line-up's sixth body type.
The Government’s ‘scrappage’ scheme may have almost run its course, but today Vauxhall is set to offer customers an even more generous package, available on three of its most popular ranges.
An extra month has been added to the deadline for the Government Scrappage Scheme allowing manufacturers and dealers more time to prepare for and operate the exit phase of the Scheme.
As the best selling car under the scrappage scheme, Hyundai’s i10 has been responsible for the destruction of 20,000 ‘bangers’. James Baggott, the editor of Car Dealer Magazine, decided to see if the scrap cars could take their revenge.
Hyundai is set to build on its industry-leading scrappage success with ground-breaking schemes which will help even more customers afford a new Hyundai.
There are now two manufacturers below the EU target of 130 g/km of CO2, which has been set for 2012. Toyota (127.9 g/km) and Fiat (129.7 g/km) are in the vanguard of the move to reduce CO2, while Mini is in third place with 131.7 g/km.
Following on from the success of the Mazda2 and Mazda6 Tamura special editions in early 2009, Mazda has introduced a new 1.6 Tamura hatchback to its Mazda3 line-up from 1 February 2010 to offer customers even greater ‘added value’.
Figures released today show that more than three quarters of the budget for the Government's scrappage scheme has been used up.
New car registrations through the scrappage scheme totalled 284,479 between May and December 2009, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
'With the scrappage scheme scheduled to end at the end of February 2010, private buyers have used the opportunity in the past month to both take advantage of the scheme and to benefit from the reduced 15 per cent VAT rate' Sue Robinson, RMI director, representing new car dealers, commented in the wake of car sales figures for December 2009.
Keith Parry, Head of Motor Retail at Barclays, said: "The government's scrappage scheme has been a huge success, drawing people into showrooms and has accounted for almost 300,000 additional vehicles coming onto the market in 2009.
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