Nissan UK Extends Trade-in Scheme

After Kia and Skoda announced they decided to extend the country's scrappage scheme, Nissan UK also revealed it is planning to do so as well and to further support the British automotive industry. The carmaker has built a 36-feet extended vehicle made out of scrapped car parts to mark the announcement.

“There’s no doubt the Government’s Scrappage Scheme along with our own Trade-in Scheme has given the UK automotive industry a boost. As Britain’s biggest car builder, we hope that by extending our scheme we can sustain the positive results seen to date and continue to support the British economy,”
Managing Director of Nissan GB, Paul Willcox said in a release.

The new offer, starting April 1, guarantees a £2,000 minimum trade-in against any new British built Nissan for trade-in vehicles over 7 years old – previously the offer only applied to models aged 8-10 years old.
Ending June 30, eligible Nissan models include the Micra, Note, Qashqai or Qashqai+2, all of which are produced at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant.

“The Government’s Scrappage Scheme has had an invaluable impact on the UK automotive industry.  Today we wanted to mark the success enjoyed to date and to celebrate the fact Nissan’s British Built Trade-in Scheme is to live on – our extended scrapped vehicle is a visual representation of this,” added Nissan GB Marketing Manager, John Parslow.

Earlier this month, Nissan also made a couple of announcements that show its commitment to support the UK’s economy. First, the carmaker announced it is introducing a temporary third production shift at the company’s Sunderland plant, as well as adding 400 new fixed-term manufacturing posts and 160 temporary posts secured. Moreover, the Leaf electric vehicle will be manufactured at the plant form early 2013.
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