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Citroen launches scrappage scheme ahead of Government decision

Ahead of announcements of a possible car scrappage incentive scheme by the Government in the 2009 Budget (22 April), car maker Citroen has launched its own scheme. The manufacturer said it will give up to £2000 to customers scrapping a car registered before 2000.

Vehicle recycler Cartakeback is supporting the scheme and for vehicles to qualify for the cash they must be scrapped at a Cartakeback authorised treatment facility.

Scrappage incentives
As part of the scheme Cartakeback will collect the old car for free, depollute it and pass it on for recycling. It is hoped the scheme will boost Government targets to recycle 85 per cent of scrapped cars.

But the cashback can only been redeemed against certain Citroen vehicles.

Other deals include:
 £1,000 for customers with a vehicle registered between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2002. 
 £750 for to customers with a vehicle registered between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2004.

Trade-in deal
Citroen UK managing director Xavier Duchemin said: [We are] recognised for bringing innovative consumer offers to market, so we are pleased to announce that we have seized this proposed Government initiative and extended its scope to launch our own scrappage incentive scheme.

The trade-in deal allows us to pass on significant savings to new car buyers, and helps reduce the number of older, more polluting vehicles on the roads.

Cartakeback development manager Andrew Tromans said: We are delighted to be able to contribute towards Citroens cradle to grave approach to vehicle ownership.

We would welcome interest from other car manufacturers and would be happy to offer the same sort of support package.

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