MG offers £3k for your old banger

Remember the scrappage scheme? As deals go, MG Motor UK’s latest bid to attract reluctant UK car buyers into its showrooms blows that government lifeline to UK Automotive plc, right out of the water.The Chinese-owned brand is offering what it reckons is the most generous trade-in deal on a new car in the UK.

Despite a BTCC campaign with champion Jason Plato in the driving seat, the SAIC-owned former British marque persuaded just 6 people into an MG6 last month.That’s one less than sadly departed Swedish maker Saab shifted from beyond its corporate grave.