It is still possible to beat the VAT increase as many manufacturers have some fantastic VAT free offers. Huge savings are currently available, Skoda’s ‘we’ll pay the VAT’ deal can save up to approximately £3000 on some of the dearest cars. Citroen have cut £2000 from the list price of the popular Citroen C3 supermini.
Suzuki is extending their VAT free offer on the Suzuki Alto SZ3 and SZ4 models until the end of March. In addition to the VAT free offer Suzuki has introduced further affordability options with low rate PCP schemes on the Suzuki Alto and Suzuki Swift models. Hyundai have a fantastic offer for 2011, they have decided not only to freeze the VAT but actually pay the 20% VAT on selected Hyundai i10, i20 and i30 Comfort models as part of a range of VAT offers for 2011. Hyundai’s 20% contribution will be valid until the end of March.
Ford is offsetting the 2.5 percent increase to the end of February. This offer applies to all Ford car ranges from the compact Ford Ka to the seven seater Ford Galaxy. The scrappage incentive is still in place so there is at least another £2000 discount when buying a new Ford car. Nigel Sharp, Ford Britain managing director, said: "Ford is offering some relief from the cold, tough start to 2010 by delaying the VAT impact on its new car prices to March.” Combined with the scrappage deals still available for customers with older cars, they present plenty of reasons to visit a Ford dealer this winter."