Nissan targets public transport users with car scrappage scheme worth a minimum of €3,000 1 month ago

Nissan targets public transport users with car scrappage scheme worth a minimum of €3,000

Nissan is pitching the offer at commuters uncomfortable about using public transport in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nissan has announced the introduction of a car scrappage scheme worth a minimum of €3,000 to motorists willing to scrap their old car and replace it with a brand new model.

The scheme will offer a minimum of €3,000 to motorists willing to scrap their old car for a new model, rising to €4,000 and €5,000 for models such as the Nissan Qashqai and the Nissan X-Trail and to a maximum of €5,500. The offer also applies to light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

The scheme is aimed at commuters who might be uncomfortable about using public transport in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and are weighing up the cost of returning to private car use.

“The cost of getting behind the wheel of a new car should not be a prohibitive factor for commuters who are concerned about using public transport as the economy reopens and who want to return to the safety of private car use as they travel to and from work,” said James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan.

“This is one of the reasons why Nissan has become the first car brand to introduce a scrappage scheme that offers new car buyers a minimum of €3,000 for their old car.”

“The Nissan scrappage scheme is already attracting motorists who have set their sights on buying a new car,” McCarthy added.

“Covid-19 has changed attitudes to public transport in favour of private car use and consumers who have cancelled holidays and saved money during the crisis are now thinking of using that money to buy a new car.

“An increasing number of parents are also weighing up the benefits of helping their children to buy a new car rather than taking buses or trains, especially where their children will be returning to commuting over longer distances to places of work and education.”

Nissan has also redesigned its showrooms to protect visiting customers and to meet all social distancing guidelines, with measures such as protective screens and customer sanitisation stations in showrooms, remote trade-in valuations, test drive at home facilities and contactless delivery.

More information about the Nissan scrappage offer is available on the Nissan website.