The ‘Trade Up’ offer – which was set to expire at the end of June – is available on Astra, Mokka X, Crossland X, Grandland X and Viva Rocks models.
The trade-in car must be at least seven years old to be valid for the scrappage allowance.
— Vauxhall (@vauxhall) July 18, 2019
Alternatively, if the vehicle isn’t ready to be scrapped, Vauxhall will offer a minimum of £3,000 part-exchange allowance, plus the value of the car, towards a new Vauxhall.
On its website, Vauxhall claims the scrappage allowance is best suited to cars worth less than £1,000, while the part-ex offer is designed for cars worth upwards of £1,000.
Either way, please check that a collector or enthusiast isn’t interested in your ‘scrappage’ candidate before leaving it at a Vauxhall dealer. Price guides and trade valuations aren’t always 100 percent accurate when it comes to rare, interesting or in-demand vehicles. Use social media or specialist forums to find out what it could be worth to the right buyer.
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.”
Get your money off Rocks
If you’re looking to spend the least amount on a new car, the Viva Rocks is the cheapest Vauxhall available with the scrappage discount. It’s essentially a Viva with raised ground clearance and crossover-like styling, with prices starting from £12,240.
With the scrappage allowance, it takes the price down to £8,240, which is less than an entry-level Dacia Sandero Stepway.
Alternatively, Crossland X prices start from £17,715, the Astra range kicks off at £18,905, the Mokka X from £20,645 and the Grandland X from £23,415.
Visit the Vauxhall website for full terms and conditions, but again, do think carefully before scrapping your current motor. Vauxhall’s “old wreck” might be another person’s valued vehicle…
Remember, the offer ends at the end of September… unless Vauxhall decides to extend it again.