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Peugeot moves towards abolition of delivery charges

PEUGEOT has become the latest manufacturer to move towards the abolition of separate delivery charges and quote on the road pricing. The company is writing to fleet customers to explain the move, but the manufacturer's launch of its summer retail promotion campaign on selected models also signals the launch of its new pricing policy.

In addition to quoting 'list prices' - a vehicle's basic price plus VAT - Peugeot will now quote an 'on-the-road price' - the company's £470 delivery and number plates charge plus 12 months road fund licence (£140).

The move mirrors that of Volkswagen and Saab and coincides with Peugeot announcing a summer sales campaign to August 30 giving added value on new 106 XN and XL three and five door hatchbacks, a limited edition 106 Roland Garros and special derivatives of 306 models. In the summer promotion Peugeot is only quoting 'on-the-road prices' and the spokesman said if the concept worked the policy could be adopted permanently.

Rover was the first of the 'big four' to incorporate delivery charges into list prices (Fleet News May 31). Peugeot is the latest manufacturer to adjust pricing policy in the light of the Association of Car Fleet Operators campaign to have delivery charges abolished. As revealed last week Honda has become the latest manufacturer to announce it will adopt on-the-road pricing and Chrysler has introduced the Neon without a delivery charge (Fleet News June 7).

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