Ford Motor Company in the UK is extending its “New For Old Scrappage Scheme” into the first quarter of 2018. The program, which launched in August, has seen some 10,500 Ford owners in the UK trade in their old, dirty Fords in exchange for discounts on new models. Those discounts range from £2,000 to £7,000 depending on the scrapper’s choice of new model, and the list of options has now grown to include the Ford Ranger.
“The Ford scrappage scheme has been so well received by our customers and I’m pleased to announce its extension in to next year,” says Ford of Britain Chairman and Managing Director Andy Barratt.
The discounts are available to Ford vehicles in the UK registered before December, 2009. The automaker says it will not automatically crush models classified as “historic” by the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, so as to preserve the country’s motoring heritage.
Beside clearing the air by helping get UK residents into newer, more environmentally-friendly Ford models, the New For Old Scrappage Scheme is helping Ford move cars at a time when new vehicle sales are tumbling, both in the UK and abroad.
(Source: The Sun)