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Suzuki announces scrappage scheme figures

Thu, 11 Jun 2009
The scrappage scheme has provided many people who were considering buying a car with the confidence boost they required to go ahead, it has been suggested.

Figures from Suzuki revealed the manufacturer has secured 2,100 orders since the cash for bangers initiative got underway last month.

Models like the Splash, Swift and Alto have proved to be the most popular models with people taking part in the programme.

Commenting on the impact of the scheme, director of sales and marketing David Seward said: "Our dealers are reporting greatly increased showroom traffic and some are experiencing a four-fold increase in orders."

Motorists who buy the Alto - and are eligible for the scrappage incentive - can drive away in the model for £5,245.

The vehicle comes with a range of standard equipment, including remote central locking, child seat anchorage points, four airbags and electric front windows.

Meanwhile, in this week's Revolve Eco Rally, the car made the 76-mile trip from Brighton to London using less than six litres of fuel.

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