Skoda Goes after UK Scrappage

The UK scrappage scheme, set to come into effect starting May 18 has sent shockwaves of excitement throughout Europe. The success such an incentive had in Germany has made manufacturers on the Old continent jump for joy whenever they hear another country provides similar incentives.

Skoda had no way of missing out on the UK scheme. As a result, the Czech "manufacturer of happy drivers" (?!) has prepared some of the models in its range for the task of conquering the 2,000 pounds per car turned in.

To cut to the chase, the Skoda Fabia starts at £5,995 while the Octavia at £8,995. The bonus (already deducted from the prices we presented you) stands at 2,500 pounds, as Skoda chose to offer a 1,500 pounds bonus, instead of the agreed 1,000.

These great finance offers are just right for many people who are considering a new car. They can get into a new Fabia for less than £15 per week. For instance, families who bought a second-hand car for their son or daughter can replace that car with a new Škoda and have the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are driving a safer, more economical and environmentally-friendly car,” Robert Hazelwood, Skoda brand director said in a release.

In the UK, the scheme, who's bonus is evenly split between the government and the industry, calls for a £2,000 bonus to be given to those who scrap a car registered on or before 31 August 1999, when buying a new vehicle.

Skoda took the point on this one, but as the scheme start approaches, we are sure other manufacturers will step in with offers of their own.
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