Worried that Santa will miss your chimney this year? If so, Vauxhall will be at hand with a late Christmas gift that could save you thousands of pounds with a VAT-crushing 20 per cent discount on almost all its new models - just days before the VAT-man increases his levy by 2.5 per cent on 4th January 2011.
Named 'Vauxhall Countdown', the offer represents a 20 per cent discount off the list price, before options, on a majority of Vauxhall's most popular models and is available on new cars purchased between 27th December 2010 - just over a week before the new VAT rate kicks in - and 31st January 2011.
So what kind of discounts can customers expect? Opt for a Vauxhall Astra 1.4 (100PS) Exclusiv, a popular model in Vauxhall's best-selling range, and the on the road price tumbles by over £3,190. Choose the Vauxhall Agila range and savings start from £1890, making it a particularly tempting buy for customers on a tight budget. Plump for the Vauxhall Corsa, and buyers could save up to £3400 off the on the road price, depending on model.
Move up-market, and the discounts become even more generous. The British-built and engineered Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, which only launched to dealers three weeks ago, will attract discounts of between £3,300 and £4,685, making it an even more attractive proposition for buyers after style, practicality and performance. Choose a top of the range Vauxhall Insignia VXR and its on the road price drops by £6,165 to just over £26,150.
"We're committed to reducing the pain of the latest VAT rise as much as possible," said Peter Hope, Vauxhall's Marketing Director. "Vauxhall Countdown is a no-nonsense 20 per cent discount that applies across almost all models in our range. It has instant appeal for all our customers and makes ownership of some of our latest, award-winning cars even more attractive than before."
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