Clean up with extra cash for your polluting old car
Ford has rocked the British car industry by offering extra money off many of its new models when customers trade in older, polluting cars of any make.
Under the scheme, launching on September 1 and running until the end of 2017, there will be £2,000 extra allowance on top of any incentives already on offer. And even models outside the scrappage scheme still enjoy some very attractive 0% finance offers.
This means that retail buyers of a new Ford Focus could save up to £4,950 through receiving a £2,000 scrappage incentive on top of the existing customer savings through Ford Finance.
Even buyers of the very latest New Fiesta will qualify for the £2,000 scrappage bonus and the car maker’s generosity doesn’t end there. B-MAX (except Zetec) buyers become eligible for up to £3,500, C-MAX for up to £4,500, and Kuga for up to £4,000 (diesel) or up to £3,000 (petrol).
The scheme goes wider than just Ford cars, too. Retail buyers of Ford vans can save up to £3,650 on Transit Courier, up to £5,000 on Transit Connect (apart from base models), up to £5,500 on Transit Custom, and up to £7,000 on Transit.
The car and van scrappage scheme is aimed at improving air quality by enabling owners of any vehicle make to trade-in and scrap their old vehicles for new and affordable Ford cars and commercial vehicles with significantly lower emissions.
Applicable to any pre-Euro 5 vehicle, registered up to 31st December, 2009, the scheme will enable eligible consumers who have owned the scrappage vehicle for at least 90 days to take advantage of the scrappage incentive in the scheme, effective for registrations from September 1st to December 31st, 2017.
All new Ford EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel models meet Euro 6, the toughest vehicle emissions standard yet. Not only are they cleaner than ever before, but also they are the most efficient, meaning improvements in fuel economy too, leading to potential savings on running costs.
Latest Euro 6 standard and new vehicle technologies mean today’s cars produce far lower emissions than previous generations:
- carbon monoxide (CO), petrol down 63%; diesel down 82% since 1993
- hydrocarbons (HC), petrol down 50% since 2001
- oxides of nitrogen (NOX) down 84% since 2001
- particulate matter (PM), diesel down 96% since 1993
Data from the SMMT shows that there are approximately 19.3 million pre-Euro 5 emission level passenger cars on UK roads today and reducing that number, through scrappage programmes, would have the effect of reducing CO2 by 15 million tonnes per year, equivalent to the annual output of approximately three coal-fired power stations.
Join the team here at Foray and get ready to clean up on your motoring in every way.