On the 1st January 2010, the Government change the VAT to 17.5% from 15% so there is never a better time to buy a new car. If you order a new car and have it delivered before the 1st January then you will only have to pay the current rate of 15%.
Most car manufacturers are highlighting the saving that can be made by beating the VAT increase. With VAT still at the reduced rate and the scrappage allowance still in place there has never been a better time than now to purchase a new car. Audi, BMW are among the manufacturers promoting the saving on VAT. Nissan have gone one better and will pay the extra VAT for any new car customer placing an order before the end of 2009 and taking delivery before 31st March 2010. All Nissan cars are included in this offer which is good news for Nissan and great news for the British car industry, as many of the company’s biggest selling models are built here in the UK. The Micra, Note, Qashqai and Qashqai+2 are all top quality, top selling new cars built at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant. Nissan’s UK MD, Paul Willcox said “The transition from one VAT rate to another has the potential to leave car buyers paying more than they expect when they take delivery. To avoid any such problems with a new Nissan, we have decided to take the VAT increase out of the equation. Buyers can add this to the lengthy list of reasons for choosing a new Nissan in 2009.”