Following the Scrappage Scheme go-ahead given by the Government, Nissan, Britain's biggest car maker, has announced its intention to extend the new car buying incentive to include a £2,000 minimum trade-in against any of its Sunderland built models for owners of cars aged between 8-10 years old.
The standard £2,000 Scrappage incentive is made up of a £1,000 discount off the price of any new Nissan, including Nissan's LCV range, courtesy of the Government, and a further £1,000 reduction from Nissan for owners of pre-1999 models. However, Nissan is extending the £2,000 minimum trade-in offer to models aged 8-10 years old for any customer choosing one of the car maker's British built range - that includes any new Nissan Micra, Nissan Note, Nissan QASHQAI or Nissan QASHQAI+2.
That means drivers keen to trade-in their 8 year old car can take delivery of the chic British built Nissan Micra for as little as £5,995. Built at Nissan's award winning Sunderland Plant, the thrifty supermini is capable of up to 61.4mpg in the combined cycle, helping to make it a much more environmentally friendly choice than virtually any pre-2001 alternative.
In putting its full support behind the Scrappage Scheme, the Government is aiming to replace older, more polluting vehicles with cleaner, greener alternatives. And with a workforce of 3,900 at the Sunderland Plant and over 5,000 within its dealer network, choosing a Nissan adds the further benefit for buyers of supporting the British motor industry.
Nissan's UK MD, Paul Willcox comments: "We are disappointed with the Government's decision only to include cars over 10 years old in the Scrappage Scheme - we were expecting the offer to be available to pre-2001 models. That's why we've introduced a £2,000 minimum trade-in for cars aged 8-10 years old for anyone buying one of our British built models. With Micra, Note, QASHQAI and QASHQAI+2 all produced in Sunderland this should also be good news for all the staff at our plant and the British manufacturing industry as a whole."
In addition to £2,000 trade-in and Scrappage offers, free accident, sickness and unemployment cover is available for the first 12 months of any Nissan finance agreement, safeguarding monthly finance repayments for a maximum period of 12 months. Nissan's Preferences PCP scheme also allows customers to put down as little deposit as they can afford while safe in the knowledge that the future value of their car is guaranteed.
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