German news site Tagesspiegel also reported that Opel would be retrofitting Euro 5 and 6 standard cars with software that would reduce emissions.
The brand, formerly owned by General Motors but now part of the PSA Group, offers €7000 for owners trading in their Euro 1 to Euro 4 diesel car. The scheme will not be offered to UK customers, says a Vauxhall spokesman, although the brand does have a £2000 scrappage scheme currently on offer. This has been in existence since November last year.
The incentives start at €1750 for the Karl (Adam in the UK) and the maximum is €7000 for the Insignia. Unlike other German manufacturers’ trade-in initiatives, customers’ traded-in cars must be scrapped.
Mercedes offers a €2000 incentive for owners of Euro 1 to Euro 4 diesel owners trading in their cars for a hybrid or diesel Mercedes, or €1000 if they choose a pure-electric Smart Electric Drive model.