Scrappage schemes for 2020

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 £2000 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 1 January 2014 90 days
Dacia 1 April 2014 90 days
Hyundai 1 July 2012 90 days
Kia 1 July 2013 90 days
Mazda 31 December 2011 60 days
MG 30 June 2013 90 days
Renault 31 March 2014 90 days
Toyota 30 September 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 £5000 off a new Hyundai Santa Fe. The biggest schemes are Toyota, Hyundai, Kia and Renault, with savings on most models in their respective ranges. 

Which manufacturers have scrappage schemes?

There are  manufacturer-backed scrappage schemes currently running in 2020.

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Citroen Scrappage Scheme

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 2014. You can save up to £4000 on selected models in the Citroen range.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

C1

All

£2750

C3

All

£4000

C3 Aircross

All

£4000

C4 Cactus

All

£4000

C5 Aircross All £4000
Berlingo All £4000
SpaceTourer All £4000

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 2014. 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 cars ordered from 1st - 30th June 2020 and registered by 31st August 2020.

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Dacia Scrappage Scheme

The Dacia New for Old scheme offers from up to £750 off a new car. To qualify, the part-exchange vehicle must have been registered before the 1 April 2014 and have been owned for more than 90 days.

How much can I save?

 

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Duster

All

£750

Logan MCV

All 

£250

Logan MCV Stepway

All

£250

Sandero All  £250
Sandero Stepway All  £250

The small print

Vehicle must be ordered by 30 September 2020 and registered by 31 December 2020.

New for Old Scheme available to private retail customers at participating dealers only, when you trade in any passenger or commercial vehicle registered by 31 March 2014. Trade in vehicle must have been registered to the customer for at least 90 days before the order date of the new vehicle. Alternatively, the owner of the vehicle must be able to show a direct relationship (parental, spouse or sibling) with the individual purchasing the new vehicle. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other national offers. Dacia UK reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time, without notice. Vehicle must be registered within six calendar months of order date to qualify. 

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Hyundai Scrappage Scheme

The Hyundai Scrappage Scheme offers between £900 and £5000 off a new car. Eligible cars are those registered before 1 July 2012 and have been owned for more than 90 days. These offers are valid until 30 June 2020. 

How much can I save?

 

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

i20

All except Play

£2400

i20 Play Play models only £900
i30 Five-door Tourer and Fastback £3500
i30 N Line Five-door £2500
i30 N 250PS models only £2000
i30 N  275PS models only £2500
Ioniq Hybrid and PHEV £3000
Kona Non-electric models except PLAY and Premium GT  £2500
Kona Play PLAY and Premium GT £2000
Kona Hybrid All £2000
Tucson All except N Line £4000
Tucson N Line £2500
Santa Fe All £5000

The small print

These savings are only available to eligible customers who trade in a qualifying passenger car first registered in the UK before 1 July 2012. New Hyundai cars must be registered between 1 April and 30 June 2020. The V5C of the part exchange address needs to match the new vehicle invoice and must have been in the current owners’ possession for a minimum of 90 days. 

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Kia Scrappage Scheme

The Kia Scrappage Scheme offers up to £2500 off popular models, including the Sportage and Stonic. To qualify, cars must be taxed, of good working order and not be identified as an insurance write-off. They must have been registered before 1 July 2013 and been owned for at last three months.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Picanto

All 

£2000

Rio

All £2000

Stonic

All

£2500

Niro

Hybrid or PHEV

£2500

Sportage All £2500

The small print

Offer available on purchase of a new Picanto, Rio, Stonic, Sportage, Niro Self-Charging Hybrid or Niro Plug-In Hybrid in the United Kingdom before and 30 June 2020. Private customers 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 30 June 2013, and owned by the customer for at least three months.

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The Mazda Scrappage Scheme offers up to £4000 off a new car- as long as it emits less than 161g/km of CO2. To be eligible, your car needs to have been registered on or before 31 December 2011 and owned for 60 days minimum. The offer is open to cars registered before 30 June 2020.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Mazda 2

All under 161g/km CO2 

£3000

Mazda 3

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£3500

Mazda 6

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£3000

CX-30 "   "         "            " £3000
CX-5 "   "         "            " £4000
MX-5 "   "         "            " £3000

The small print

Mazda Scrappage Incentive Scheme is available to private customers registering a new Mazda with CO2 emissions up to 161g/km between 01/04/20 and 01/06/20. 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 2011. 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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MG's Swappage Scheme offers from £2000 to £3500 off a new car until 30 June. To qualify, cars must have been registered before the 30 June January 2013, be in good working order and have been owned for more than 90 days.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

MG3

All

£2000

ZS

All except Explore trim

£2000

ZS EV

All except Explore trim

£3500

The small print

Part exchange vehicle must be taxed, in good working order, originally registered on or before 30/06/2013, and owned by the customer for at least three months prior to new car order. Only one swappage claim can be made for each new car ordered. Explore version is excluded. Swappage allowance applies to cash purchases as well as finance purchases. Swappage allowance not available in conjunction with any other offers.

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Nissan’s ‘Switch Up’ trade-in scheme offers discounts of up to £6000. Any car traded-in must have been registered before 1 April 2013 and have been owned for at least three months. 

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Leaf

All

£2000

Micra

All

£3300

Juke

All

£1800

Qashqai

 

All

£6000

The small print

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Renault Scrappage Scheme

The Renault New for Old scheme offers between £750 and £3000 off a new car. Eligible vehicles must be registered on or before the 31 March 2014 and have been owned for 90 days or more. Offer available on cars ordered between 2 June 2020 and 30 September 2020, and registered by 31 December 2020. In any other case, the New for Old allowance will be £2000.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Clio

All

£750

Zoe

All

£3000 (including £1000 Switch offer)

Captur

All

£1000

Megane All £1500
Megane Sport Tourer All £1000
Kadjar All £3000
Koleos All £3000
Grand Scenic All £1500

The small print

Scrappage offer available to private retail customers at participating dealers only, when you trade in any passenger or LCV vehicle registered before 1 April 2014. 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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Toyota Scrappage Scheme

The Toyota Scrappage Scheme gives you up to £4000 off a new car when you trade-in before 30 September 2020, and register the vehicle by 31 December 2020.. To be eligible, your car needs to have been registered on or before 30 September 2012 and been owned for six months minimum.

How much can I save?

Model

Models

Scrappage discount

Aygo

Excludes X grade

£2000

Camry Hybrid All £2000
Corolla Hybrid  All £2000
C-HR Hybrid All £2000
GT86 All  £2000 
Land Cruiser All  £2000
ProAce and ProAce Verso Excludes new ProAce City £3000
Prius All  £2000 

RAV4 Hybrid

All

£2000

Supra All  £4000 

Yaris 

Excludes Active, GR, Hybrid and new 2020 model

£2500

Yaris Hybrid Excludes GR and new 2020 model £1500
Hilux Excludes Active £4000

The small print

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. Offer can be used in conjunction with the Finance APRs but not available with any other customer saving programme or finance deposit allowance. Available to retail customers only.

 

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