Vauxhall has announced 20 per cent discounts across most of its range to beat January's VAT hike
15 December 2010

Vauxhall has announced 20 per cent discounts across almost all of its range in a bid to combat the New Year’s VAT increase.

Dubbed ‘Vauxhall Countdown’ by the company, customers will be able to save as much as £6165 on its top of the range Insignia VXR model.

According to Vauxhall marketing boss Peter Hope, “Vauxhall Countdown is a no-nonsense 20 per cent discount that applies across almost all models in our range. We’re committed to reducing the pain of the latest VAT rise as much as possible.”

Further savings include up to £4685 off its recently-launched Astra Sports Tourer, up to£1890 off the Agila range and up to £3400 off Corsa models.

Vauxhall’s offer is available to vehicles purchased between December 27 and January 27 and registered before January 31. It excludes its facelifted Corsa and Antara ranges, the Zafira Exclusiv and Expression and ES models across all ranges.

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15 December 2010

[quote Autocar]Vauxhall has announced 20 per cent discounts across almost all of its range in a bid to combat the New Year’s VAT increase[/quote]

Geez! If you weren't worried about resale before you sure would be now. Suicide

15 December 2010

[quote ischiaragazzo]Geez! If you weren't worried about resale before you sure would be now. Suicide[/quote]

Dealers round here were offereing new Vauxhalls with up to 50% off recently, so for a residuals standpoint this is actually quite good news!

15 December 2010

What I can never understand is why Manufacturers insist on keeping the list price at ridiculous levels that no-one pays and then offers a huge discount. Surely it would be better to publish the genuine price and sell more straight away? If you compare an Insignia with an Audi they compete too closely on price; this always counts against Vauxhall. Why even look at a car that can't compete on quality no matter how hard they try? Look at them with the sort of discount you can expect from the Dealer and the Insignia looks to be a bargain.

15 December 2010

Some models especially the Astra have become a little pricy over the last couple of years. Not that competitive new even though on the used market a high spec 1.6 SE Astra can be had for 10.5-11K at 6 months old!!! So resale value is as it has always been for Vauxhall.........

15 December 2010

[quote Straff] Why even look at a car that can't compete on quality [/quote]

Make that perceived quality.

15 December 2010

[quote Straff]What I can never understand is why Manufacturers insist on keeping the list price at ridiculous levels that no-one pays and then offers a huge discount. Surely it would be better to publish the genuine price and sell more straight away?[/quote]

It also puts off company car drivers whose tax assessment is based on the published retail price, not what was actually paid.

15 December 2010

[quote andrepaul999]Dealers round here were offereing new Vauxhalls with up to 50% off recently, so for a residuals standpoint this is actually quite good news[/quote]

Are you serious? I haven't been back to England for over 12 months apart from a couple of days earlier this year. Sounds dire!

15 December 2010

20% off most models is only what you would expect to negotiate at dealerships anyway, announcing it like this sounds like desperation.

15 December 2010

I'm not sure it's desperation. I think that all manufacturer's are desperate to get in first before the next one offers some new wonder deal.

Oh, hang on. That is desperation.

15 December 2010

I read a column in AutoExpress quoting some guy from Vauxhall saying that the firm had an image problem, and saying that the firm's cars were in the best sellers lists because of discounting. They were hoping to change that situation.

I guess just not yet then....

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