MG UK joins HMG’s Scrappage Scheme : TF 135 to start at £11,511!
MG Motor UK Limited (MG UK) announced yesterday that the company will be participating in the Government’s new Car and Van Scrappage Scheme which starts on the 18th May, 2009.
Customers who qualify for the Scrappage Scheme can expect a reduction of £2000 in the list price of a brand new MG TF with the £1000 coming from the Government being matched by MG UK.
MG UK has confirmed that the Scrappage Scheme will cover not only the 290 TF LE 500s still to be retailed but also the entry level TF 135 and TF 85th Anniversary models which were revealed to the public for the first time at the recent MG Heritage Festival in Windsor.
The remaining TF LE500s are available at £14,055 otr under the Scrappage Scheme while the TF 135 will be in the showrooms shortly at £13,511 otr (or £11,511 otr if purchased under the Scrappage Scheme). The TF 85th Anniversary will go on sale later in the summer at £15,664 otr (or £13,664 otr if purchased under the Scrappage Scheme) and has an improved ride and handling package which included Bilstein suspension, an Eibach anti-roll system, lower ride height, an all-new anti-torsion pack and Rimstock ‘Twisted Pepper’ alloy wheels.
Jack Safiruddin, MG UK’s Sales and Aftersales Operations Manager, said: ‘This (HMG’s) initiative could not have launched at a better time for us. With summer kicking in and two new models about to join the successful MG TF LE500, this scheme makes the next few months a very tempting time to get the new sports car you have always wanted.’
AROnline, in the meantime, wonders how many eligible (and perfectly serviceable) MGFs will be swapped for new TFs under the Scrappage Scheme…