The finance plan means that Vauxhall pays the capital as well as the interest on behalf of buyers for the first 100 days of their purchase plan contract.
The bottom line for customers is a dramatic saving of £675 on 1.2 3-door Corsa SXi and £900 on the 1.6 3-door Astra SXi.
And for Corsa Club and SXi, and the Corsa Active special edition, there is an additional bonus of a year's free insurance or a £500 insurance cost subsidy for 17-20 year olds.
The first centenary special editions are arriving with dealers shortly in the form of Corsa Active and Astra Active models.
Corsa Active is based on the successful Life model but improved interior trim takes it to a new level. At £8,495 it will have air conditioning, alloy wheels and a CD player representing a saving of £500.
Astra Active, at £11,495, is just £100 more than the current Astra 1.6 8v Club model, but features alloy wheels, ABS, high-level audio equipment, charcoal metallic console and special interior trim, meaning a saving of £1,000.
And for orders placed up to 14 January the price comes down to just £10,995 thanks to a special £500 customer saving.
There's more - for the Astra 1.6 8v Club model has a price until 14 January of £9,995 thanks to a massive £1,400 customer saving.
Vauxhall is aware that many private buyers prefer 0% finance to other offers, so it is maintaining its popular no-interest deals on Astra Coupe, Astra Convertible, Zafira, and 01/02 model year VX220 cars. New Vectra and Frontera are added to the list. The two-year free finance offer requires a 40 per cent deposit (£7,500 for VX220).
Three years' free servicing is offered on most Agila models.
Financial deals in Northern Ireland may vary: customers are advised to talk to their Vauxhall dealer.Published 2 December 2002