LDV has become the latest van manufacturer to introduce a scrappage scheme.

Up to £8,500 is being offered towards a new vehicle from the V80 range, which covers both panel vans and chassis cabs, if an older vehicle is traded in before the end of January.

To qualify for the deal, the trade-in vehicle must have a Euro 4 emissions standard or older and have been registered before 1 January 2011.

Mark Barrett, general manager for LDV UK and Ireland, said: “At LDV we are committed to lowering emissions and now is the perfect time for motorists to enjoy the benefits of switching to a more efficient vehicle like the V80.

“By giving drivers of older vans a significant incentive to scrap or trade in, regardless of model, this new scheme will see safer and higher-spec vehicles on our roads.”

The V80 is available in four models: short wheel base, low roof; long wheel base, medium roof; long wheel base, high roof; and chassis cab.

Gross vehicle weights are 3,200kg or 3,500kg.