Two VMs announce scrappage schemes FIAT introduces new Swap Programme

A new end-of-year campaign, designed to help customers swap their current Fiat car for a new one, has been launched by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK.

Called ‘The Big Swappage Deal’ the initiative offers drivers an extra incentive to trade in their current vehicle, with a range of extra ‘swappage’ bonus offers on top of any value the participating Fiat dealer has put on the customer’s car.

The deal covers the entire range of Fiat models – except the new 124 Spider – and includes the award-winning 500, the 500L and 500X, as well as Tipo, Panda, Punto, Qubo and Doblo.

‘The Fiat Swappage Scheme will appeal to customers with cars of any age, make or model,’ said Paul Runza, brand manager Fiat UK. ‘However the offer is still available for customers who do not have a part exchange vehicle – they will be eligible for a Swappage cash discount.’

Vauxhall relaunches Scrappage Scheme

Vauxhall has relaunched a scrappage scheme intended to encourage drivers to trade-in older, more polluting cars for models that are more environmentally friendly.

It is offering customers up to £2,000 towards a new car if they trade-in a vehicle registered before 31 December, 2016 for scrap.

The Scrappage Allowance scheme covers Astra, Mokka, Mokka X, GTC, Zafira Tourer, Insignia and Cascada models and runs until the end of the year.

Leon Caruso, Vauxhall’s retail sales director, said, ‘We are pleased to welcome back our Scrappage Allowance Scheme, helping customers to fund their new car with up to £2,000 for their old model. Not only can customers potentially receive more for their outgoing model, but they can also use this in conjunction with some of Vauxhall’s great finance offers, making their new Vauxhall even more affordable.’

The scheme also ran last year, when Vauxhall scrapped nearly 15,000 older vehicles. Vauxhall’s scrappage programme also has a provision for recycling parts of pre-1991 models for owners of classic models.