New base models launched as scrappage scheme ends
18 March 2010

Vauxhall has announced a new range of low price models.

The introduction of new, low priced Expression/ ES models on the Astra, Astra Sports Hatch, Astra Twin Top, Corsa, Insignia and Zafira coincides with the forthcoming end of the scrappage scheme.

These entry-level models will be up to £3674 cheaper on list price than the current cheapest models in the range, and Vauxhall says the the new level will loose little to no equipment over the out-going base models.

Prices start at £9,995 for the Corsa Expression.

John O'Brien

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18 March 2010

Still overpriced rubbish IMO, and list prices are a lot of bull shit since they never sell for that figure. Will be heavily discounted from the word go no doubt.

Why do they even bother with list prices? Why not just make them up as they go along for each individual customer? Its so silly the way Vauxhall and Ford operate with there pricing, so very stupid.

18 March 2010

i totally agree with the last statement! these expression models are a total waste of time! they have never sold and are still more expensive than deals available via vauxhalls big dealers i.e arnold clark on higher spec models so what is the point? over the last year the expression badge has come and gone and come back again! it has only come again as the scrappage scheme is coming to and end! if the government decided to extend the scrappage scheme again! i would bet any money that these expression models would once again dissapear! and as ive said before anyone who pays list price on a new vauxhall ford renault or any other big mainstream brand is a mug! for example vauxhalls new astra expression is £13995 on www.vauxhall.co.uk on www.arnoldclark.com a higher spec exclusiv model is £10995

18 March 2010

I have to defend Vauxhall here, any mass manufacturer heavily discounts cars and in my experience the manufacturers most like to do it are Renault and Fiat, not to mention Citroen.

I also think it's a good idea to release the expression model, I mean surely you'll then be able to get hold of a cheaper Vauxhall, whether that be from a showroom direct or a third party broker. If the Corsa now starts at £9995 surely you'll be able to knock at least £1500 off that, so where's the problem?

Personally I wouldn't buy one, but each to their own and all that.

18 March 2010

Just great! The manufacturers whine and our knee-jerk government subsidises them to the tune of £1000 per car. And when the scheme ends? The manufacturers find the resources to lop nearly £4k off the price. As taxpayers, have we been had, yet again?

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