Scrappage schemes for 2019

If you want to buy a new car and are looking to trade in an older vehicle against it, one of the current scrappage schemes could well save you money on your new purchase.

How does a scrappage scheme work?

Although there are various terms and conditions with each individual scrappage scheme, the premise is simple. You trade in your old car, get a discount on a new one and your old car is taken off the road. They can genuinely save you money if you've got an older vehicle and want to buy a new car.

Is there a Government scrappage scheme?

The current scrappage schemes are no longer backed by the Government, instead they're used by manufacturers as an incentive to get customers to buy their cars.

The Government's UK Scrappage Scheme was introduced in April 2009. Cars that were ten years or older qualified (as long as the registered keeper had owned the vehicle for at least 12 months) and the Government provided £1000 off the list price of a new car. Many manufacturers topped this up with schemes of their own.

The Scrappage Scheme was extended in September 2009 and ran until March 2010. Since then several manufacturers have run their own versions of 'scrappage' schemes.

Does my car qualify for a scrappage scheme?

Whether the car you want to trade in qualifies for a scrappage scheme depends on its age and how long you have owned it. These are the criteria.

Scrappage scheme
Must be registered before
Owned for minimum of
Citroen 1st January 2013 90 days
Ford 1st January 2013 90 days
Hyundai 1st July 2012 90 days
Kia 31st December 2012 90 days
Mazda 31st December 2010 60 days
Renault 31st March 2012 90 days
Toyota 1st January 2012 6 months

How much can you save on a scrappage scheme?

The amount you can save depends on the particular manufacturer scheme and the model you are buying. One of the best savings is £6000 off a new Mazda 6 diesel and £5000 off a Mazda 6 petrol. The biggest scheme is the Ford Scrappage Scheme which offers at least a £2000 saving on nearly all the Ford model range while Hyundai is offering £4000 off the new i30 range.

Which manufacturers have scrappage schemes?

There are seven manufacturer-backed scrappage schemes currently running in 2019.

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The Citroen Swappage Scheme is available to customers who have owned a car for more than 90 days, which was first registered before 1 January 2013. You can save up to £5000 across the Citroen model range.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

C1

All

£3000

C3

All

£5000

C3 Aircross

All

£5000

Berlingo All £5000
C4 Cactus All £5000
C5 Aircross All £5000
Grand C4 SpaceTourer All £5000
SpaceTourer All £5000

The small print

Reflects customer savings against the manufacturer's recommended OTR price. Available to eligible customers who trade in a qualifying vehicle first registered in the UK before 1 January 2013. The V5C of the part exchange address needs to match the new vehicle invoice & must have been in the current owners' possession for a minimum of 90 days. Citroen Swappage cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Other offers for eligible customers are available. Offer applicable to vehicles ordered & registered 01/11-31/12/2019. 

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The Ford Scrappage scheme offers from £2000 to £4250 off a new car. To qualify, cars must have been registered before the 1st January 2013 and have been owned for more than 90 days.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Fiesta

All except ST, Trend and Zetec

£2000

EcoSport

All except Zetec

£2000

Focus

All except ST and Zetec

£2000

C-MAX All except Zetec £3800
Kuga All except Zetec £2000
Mondeo All except Zetec £2000
S-MAX All except Zetec £4250
Galaxy All except Zetec £4150
Tourneo Custom All except Zetec £6000

The small print

New Ford cars excluded from this programme are Ka+, Mustang, Fiesta Trend, Fiesta ST, Fiesta ST Performance, Focus ST and all Zetec series across the range. New Ford commercial vehicles excluded from this programme are Transit Connect and Ranger Raptor. You must (1) trade in any car or commercial vehicle that was first registered before 1 January 2013; then (2) you contract and register a new vehicle by 31 December 2019. You must have owned the scrappage vehicle for at least 90 days. Eligible retail and small business customers only. At participating Ford Dealers only.

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The Hyundai Scrappage Scheme offers between £300 and £4000 off a new car. Eligible cars are those registered before 1st July 2012 and have been owned for more than 90 days. Hyundai says Euro 1-3 emissions standard cars will be scrapped while those that are Euro 4-5 can be traded in.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

i10

All except SE, Go! and Play

£2000

i10 Play

 

£650

i20

All except Play

£2200

i20 Play   £300
ix20 All £1800
i30 All except i30N and i30 N Line £4000
i30 Tourer All £4000
i30 Fastback All except i30N £4000
i30 N Line Five-door  £3000
i40 All £2700
Ioniq Hybrid and PHEV £2500
Kona All non-electric and hybrid £2500
Kona Play   £780
Tucson All except N Line £3500
Santa Fe All £4000

The small print

i30N, i30 Fastback N, Kona Iron Man, Kona Electric and Kona Hybrid models are not available as part of the Scrappage and Emission Reduction Scheme. These savings are only available to eligible customers who trade in a qualifying passenger car first registered in the UK before 1st July 2012. New Hyundai cars must be registered between 1st October and 31st December 2019.

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The Kia Scrappage Scheme offers up to £2500 off models including the Sportage and Stonic. To qualify, cars must be taxed, of good working order and not be Cat A or B write offs. They must have been registered before 31st December 2012 and been owned for at last three months.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Picanto

All 

£2000

Stonic

All

£2500

Niro Hybrid

All

£2500

Sportage All £2500

The small print

Offer available on purchase of a new Picanto, Stonic, Sportage or Niro Self-charging Hybrid in the United Kingdom between 01/09/2019 and 31/12/2019. Private customer registrations only, excluding Personal Contract Hire. This offer is conditional on the scrappage of a car or van, of any make, in good working order, not identified as an insurance write off category A or B, originally registered on or before 31/12/2012, and owned by the customer for at least three months.

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The Mazda Scrappage scheme is one of the most generous, with up to £6000 off the 6 and £4000 off a CX-5 - as long a they emit less than 144g/km of CO2. To be eligible, your car needs to have been registered on or before 31st December 2010 and owned for 60 days minimum.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Mazda 2

All under 144g/km CO2

£3500

2020 Mazda 2

All

£2500

Mazda 3

All

£3000

Mazda 6

Petrol under 144g/km CO2

£5000

Mazda 6

Diesel under 144g/km CO2

£6000

CX-3 All under 144g/km CO2 £3000
CX-5 All under 144g/km CO2 £4000
MX-5 All under 144g/km CO2 £3000

The small print

Mazda Scrappage Incentive Scheme is available to private customers registering a new Mazda with CO2 emissions up to 143g/km between 01/10/19 and 31/12/19, excluding All-New Mazda CX-30. Is conditional on the Scrappage of the part exchange vehicle, of any make, that has been registered to the current keeper for a minimum of 60 days and was first registered on or before 31 December 2010. Vehicles registered under this offer must be registered to the same name or address as the current keeper of the Scrappage vehicle. Retail sales only, subject to availability at participating dealers.

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The Renault Swappage Scheme is offers between £1000 and £3000 off a new car. Eligible vehicles must be registered on or before the 31st March 2012 and you have been owned for 90 days or more.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

New Clio

All

£1000

New Zoe

All

£2000

Captur

All

£2000

Megane All £1000
Megane Sport Tourer All £1000
Kadjar All £3000
Koleos All £1000
Grand Scenic All £1000

The small print

Scrappage offer available to private retail customers at participating dealers only, when you trade in any passenger or LCV vehicle registered by 31 March 2012. Trade in vehicle must be have been registered to the customer for at least 90 days before the order date of the new vehicle. Vehicle must be registered within 90 days of order date to qualify.

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The Toyota Scrappage scheme is limited compared to others and only gives you up to £2500 off a Yaris (but this doesn't include the Hybrid version) or £2000 off an Aygo. To be eligible, your car needs to have been registered on or before 1st January 2012 and been owned for six months minimum.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Aygo

Excludes x

£2000

Yaris

Excludes Active and Hybrid

£2500

The small print

If you trade-in any car or commercial vehicle that was registered up to and including registered before 1st January 2012 you can receive between £2000 and £2500 (saving dependent on model chosen and incl VAT) scrappage saving off the Recommended On The Road Price of a New Toyota. Offer available on Aygo and Yaris, excluding the base grades (Active and X) and hybrid vehicles. New Toyota vehicles must be ordered between 1st October 2019 and 16th December, and registered by 31st March 2020.

To qualify for the scheme the owner of the trade-in vehicle must be named as the registered keeper and resident at the UK address shown on the Vehicle Registration Document (V5) and have owned the trade-in vehicle for a minimum of 6 months before the new Toyota order date. The new vehicle must be registered in the same name.

When do the scrappage schemes end?

The current scrappage schemes from Citroen, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Renault and Mazda all end on December 31st 2019. The Toyota scheme ends on December 16th 2019.

 

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