Renault is to extend its scrappage deals for owners who take delivery of their new cars in January 2011.
The French firm has enjoyed unprecedented success in 2010 thanks in part to its generous incentives, which have offered discounts in addition to the Government scrappage allowance.
Customers who order their new Renault in November will be able to take delivery of a new car in January 2011 and pay the current scrappage offer price, irrespective of whether the Government continues the scrappage scheme in 2011. Renault will therefore subsidise whatever difference there may be between the current offer and the cost in January. A spokesperson for Renault would not be drawn on whether Renault would continue its current deals throughout 2011.
The firm has also announced that they will offer new special editions in the line-up in 2011. The Renault "Irish Edition" models of the Mégane, Fluence and Laguna will be high-specification versions at the top of the range. They will feature 17-inch alloy wheels, a sports chassis including lowered suspension and a body kit among other features. The Mégane Coupé Irish Edition will cost €24,200, but with scrappage offers will drop to €19,200 for the 90hp dCi diesel.
Renault has also confirmed that it will sell the Wind roadster in Ireland. The open-top car will come with a 100hp petrol engine and will cost €24,990.