Here at PetrolPrices, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the new scrappage schemes being offered by BMW, Mercedes and Ford. While talk of a government diesel scrappage scheme remains just that, it seems that even more car manufacturers are taking matters into their own hands.
Hyundai is now offering customers the chance to save between £1,500 and £5,000 via its scrappage scheme, which is available to those with a Euro 1 to Euro 4 emissions rated car registered before 31 December 2009. They must have owned the car for a minimum of 90 days. It can be either a petrol or a diesel model.
A saving of £1,500 can be made when purchasing Hyundai’s popular i10. Meanwhile, £5,000 can be claimed off a Santa Fe. Customers can also enjoy £2,000 off of Hyundai’s innovative IONIQ hybrid model.
The scrappage scheme offered by Fiat is a little more specific. Fiat is offering up to £5,300 off its range throughout September for any Fiat, Alfa Romeo or Jeep that was registered before 31 December 2009.
The top saving offered by Fiat is £5,300 off the Alfa Romeo Guilietta; the smallest is £2,125, which can be taken off the cost of the popular Fiat 500.
One of the biggest scrappage scheme savings comes from Volkswagen. Customers can claim an impressive £10,000 off an e-Golf, thanks to a combination of £5,500 from Volkswagen, and £4,500 from the government’s OLEV scheme.
Volkswagen also offers £1,000 off the Up and a £6,000 saving for those who choose a Passat GTE.
Seat and Skoda are offering the same scrappage scheme, as both are part of the Volkswagen Group. Customers can scrap any Euro 1 – 4 diesel that they have owned for at least six months, up until 31 December 2017. Customers can save £1,500 when purchasing a Seat Mii or £3,500 if they choose a Seat Leon. The most that people can save on a Skoda is £4,000.
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Nissan’s scrappage scheme focuses on the Leaf. Customers can save up to £2,000 off the 24kWh model. They could also opt for £3,600 off the price of a Micra, £4,500 off a Juke, or £3,500 off the new Qashqai.
This scrappage scheme is only being run by Nissan throughout September. It accepts Euro 1 – 4 classification cars that were registered before 2010. Interestingly, Nissan is the only manufacturer that includes money off used cars in its scheme – all other manufacturers only offer savings on brand new vehicles.
Customers who have their eye on Renault’s affordable electric Zoe can save up to £7,000 if they have a Euro 4 standard petrol or diesel car to scrap. This is a combination of Renault offering £2,000 off and the government’s OLEV scheme covering another £5,000.
Audi has also launched a scrappage scheme, whereby customers can save up to £2,000 off a Q2 or an impressive £8,000 off a Q7 e-tron. Audi will accept any Euro 1 – 4 diesel car from any brand, but the owner must have had it registered under their name for a minimum of six months.
Customers looking to buy a Toyota can also make a saving. Scrapping your car through the Toyota scheme could get you £4,000 off the price of a Land Cruiser, £3,500 off an Auris or a respectable £2,500 off the price of a Yaris.
Vauxhall is one car company that has not launched a new scrappage scheme. That’s because they’ve had one in place since November 2016. Under this scheme, customers can save £2,000 when they scrap their car and replace it with a new Vauxhall.
With so many different manufacturers to choose from, you’re sure to be able to get money off, no matter which car you have your eye on at the moment. This makes it the perfect time to upgrade to something a little more environmentally friendly.
Are these scrappage schemes enough to make you trade in your older vehicle? Or are you holding on in the hope that the offerings to become even more generous? Leave a comment to let us know.