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Motorists urged to buy British

Mon, 18 May 2009
People considering buying a car under the government's scrappage scheme have been urged to show their support for the British auto sector.

Nissan said it is important individuals get behind the manufacturing industry in the UK by opting for models built on home soil.

In a bid to encourage motorists to do just that, it is extending the cash for bangers scheme so more car owners can take part.

The company explained it will knock £2,000 off any of its Sunderland-built vehicles for people with autos to trade in that are aged between eight and ten years old.

Generally, drivers need to own a car that was registered at least a decade ago to take part in the programme.

Paul Willcox, managing director of Nisan in the UK, commented: "In extending the £2,000 minimum trade-in against our British-built range to include eight to ten year old cars, Nissan has given the UK manufacturing industry a much-needed boost."

In other motoring news, the company's GT-R model was recently named 2009 World Performance Car of the Year.

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