LDV joins the scrappage scramble

Up to £8,500 available to replace older, dirtier vans.


LDV has become the latest commercial manufacturer to offer a scrappage scheme, worth up to £8,500.

The van maker, which today is owned by SAIC, the largest automotive company in China and distributed in the UK by the Harris Group, says that the move is in keeping with the company’s commitment to greener motoring. The concept is to replace older, less environmentally-efficient diesel vehicles with up-to-date, cleaner equivalents.

Under the LDV scheme, van operators will be offered up to £8,500 towards a new V80 van or Chassis range if they trade in their old vehicle before the end of January 2018.

To qualify, the traded-in vehicle must be of Euro 4 emissions standard or older and have been registered before 1st January 2011.

According to LDV UK’s Uk & Ireland manager Mark Barrett now is the perfect time for motorists to enjoy the benefits of switching to a more efficient vehicle. “By giving drivers of older vans a significant incentive to scrap or trade in, regardless of model, this new scheme will see safer and higher-spec vehicles on our roads,” Barrett says.

Four models on offer

The LDV V80 was a central element of the relaunch into the UK of the brand in 2016. It is currently available in four versions – short-wheelbase with a low roof (SLR); long-wheelbase with medium or high roof (MMR, LHR) and Chassis Cab (CC). Gross vehicle weight options of 3,200kg or 3,500kg are on offer.

The brand also offers its 555 finance programme which includes a five–year warranty package, five years’ roadside assistance and a five-year finance package.

Both Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen launched van scrappage programmes in the Autumn of 2017 and Volkswagen has since extended its scheme to the end of March 2018. The Volkswagen scheme offers incentives worth up to £2,000 to replace pre-Euro 5 diesel vehicles registered before 2010 with the latest Euro 6 models.

The V80 was a central part of LDV’s UK relaunch in 2016.
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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