Chrysler Adds $1,500 Over Canadian Clunker Incentives
"This is the responsible thing to do,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Chrysler Canada. "Facilitating the removal of these vehicles from the road is the right move for our country, our health, and our environment. In many instances the turned-in vehicles release 19 times more smog than a current model year vehicle. As a result, Chrysler Canada is proud to offer the most aggressive scrappage incentive in the Canadian industry, and we are pleased to be the first official Retire Your Ride automotive partner.”
"Everyone wins - the environment, the economy and Canadians, who don't have to get 'smoked out' driving behind one of these junkers ever again," Bigland concluded.
All new model year 2009 and 2010 Chrysler Canada vehicles are eligible for the scheme, the company said. Chrysler Canada offers 17 vehicles achieving 30 mpg (9.4 litre / 100 km) highway fuel economy or better, and six vehicles achieving 40 mpg (7.0 litre / 100 km) highway fuel economy or better.
"The best part of this program is that it gets old vehicles off Canadian roads, and then Canadians can use this incentive towards the purchase of any new Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge product," said Dave Buckingham, Vice President of Sales, Chrysler Canada. "There are no product exclusions, and customers can select the vehicle that best suits their needs and lifestyle."