Ford has announced the launch of a new scrappage scheme that offers buyers £2,000 off the price of a new car when they trade in an older car.
From July 1 until September 30, customers will receive the discount when buying a new Ford passenger or commercial vehicle, although some restrictions do apply.
Ford says the new scheme aims to replace older, less fuel-efficient vehicles with cleaner and more fuel-efficient new ones. It follows a previous Ford scheme which saw 25,500 older vehicles taken off the road.
Customers can trade in any make or model of passenger or commercial vehicle and will receive £2,000 including VAT off select passenger cars and £2,000 excluding VAT off most commercial models.
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To be eligible, the traded-in car must have been registered on or before December 31, 2012, and must have been owned by the customer for 90 days or more. Buyers must place their order for their new vehicle between July 1, 2019, and September 30, 2019, and have their vehicles registered by March 31, 2020.
Models excluded from the offer are the KA+, Fiesta Trend, all Zetec derivatives, Mustang, and all ST derivatives, including Fiesta and Focus. Excluded commercial vehicles are the Transit Connect van and Ranger Raptor pick-up.
Andy Barratt, managing director of Ford of Britain said: “To help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of our vehicles, we are committed to making more efficient, lower-impact vehicles and technologies accessible at scale.
“Our new scrappage scheme not only helps to remove some of the oldest vehicles from the parc, but also introduces customers to the latest fuel-efficient technologies.”
Ford is the latest manufacturer to introduced a scrappage scheme. Last month Vauxhall announced it would give buyers up to £4,000 off selected models if they traded in an older vehicle.
Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Renault and Dacia also extended existing offers at the start of July, with between £2,000 and £6,000 off some cars.