With the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) changes to begin early next year, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has decided to extend its various special discounts on the Vauxhall range to owners of older vans from its London Retail Group until March 30, 2012. Beginning January 3, 2012, vans, which are 3.5 tons GVW and below and registered as new prior to January 1, 2002, will have to comply with daily LEZ charges.
In order to assist owners of older vehicles to plan in advance and avoid the daily toll, the London Retail Group is offering massive swappage savings to those buying a new Vauxhall commercial automobile before March ends next year.
Even with the LEZ changes relating to automobiles that are ten years and older, the group will extend the savings opportunity to customers of vehicles first registered as late as seven years ago.
The savings on the Vauxhall range include a £3,000 discount from the list price of a new Corsavan when trading in with an old van. Those with greater space requirements can enjoy a £7,500 discount on a new Movano.
The savings extend almost throughout the entire range including Vivaro, Astravan and Combo as well as all panel vans and chassis cabs along with the Vivaro 9 Seat Combi.
Vauxhall’s all-new Vivaro has a lot to bring to the table. For one, there’s superior build quality, and there’s also practicality, both of which are apparent with the car’s improved cargo dimensions and its outstanding payload capability.
Then there’s the enhanced cabin, which is designed with comfort and control in mind, as well as with a high level of specification that includes modern infotainment complete with DAB radio. More importantly, the Vivaro is fitted with a range of engines that include a cutting edge Bi-Turbo, which generates up to 47.9mpg and reduces CO2 emissions for as low as 155g/km.
According to Steve Bryant, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles Brand Manager, the all-new Vivaro is entering the market at a very competitive starting price, which is £450 less than the price of the outgoing model. The new Vivaro, he adds, is the highlight of the British company’s range of vans and it showcases a new design, a top-of-the-class build quality, an impressive practicality, and new fuel-efficient powertrains.
Over 40% of the new vehicle’s content will also be sourced locally. The Vivaro will be built at the company’s Luton, Bedfordshire manufacturing plant, which got over £185 million in investment. It is also worth noting that the plant and its associated agencies employ over 1,200 workers in the area, making Vauxhall a significant contributor to UK’s local and wider economies.