MOTORISTS in the market for a new car could save at least £4,000 just by scrapping their old banger.
Vauxhall is offering drivers the chance to make huge savings if they buy and register a new vehicle this month – and they’ll take old cars from any manufacturer.
The brand’s ‘Trade Up’ scrappage deal offers a minimum £4,000 discount on selected models when you trade-in a car more than seven years old.
Available on cars bought and registered until June 30, the deal is being offered on Astra, Mokka X, Crossland X, Grandland X and Viva Rocks models.
And you can still make serious savings even if your car isn’t old enough to scrap.
Part-exchange on newer cars could see you offered a £3,000 allowance towards a new Vauxhall – on top of the value of the trade-in.
But the offer is only available in conjunction with a Conditional Sale or PCP finance agreement.
The cheapest motor included in the deal is the Viva Rocks, a compact SUV crossover.
With a retail price starting at £12,240, you could pick up a brand new model for just £8,240.
And the popular Astra comes down to £14,905 with the scrappage discount.
According to the manufacturer, the scrappage scheme is best suited to old motors worth less than £1,000, while those looking to upgrade a car worth more than £1,000 stand to make better savings if they follow the part-exchange route.
You can check the value of your old motor on the Vauxhall website to see which option is the best fit for you.
Stephanie Howson, Vauxhall’s retail sales director, said: “There really isn’t anything quite like driving off the forecourt in a brand new car for the first time, and thanks to our exciting Trade Up event, motorists will be able to share in that feeling.
“People often assume they can’t afford to buy a brand new car, but that’s simply not the case.
“We would like to encourage anyone considering upgrading their vehicle to visit their nearest Vauxhall retailer and take advantage of this fantastic offer.”