Norton Way Scrappage Schemes 2017
As emissions anxiety peaks following the diesel crisis, many of the world’s biggest car brands have turned to scrappage schemes to get older, more polluting cars off the road.
Below is an overview of who is offering what across Norton Way manufacturers and the details you need to know to take advantage of the deals.
Peugeot is offering as much as £7,000 off its range of cars and vans, with the exception of 5008 large SUV. The scheme runs until the end of the year, starting on 8 September, and applies to all petrol and diesel cars registered before the end of 2010 - a year later than the majority of other manufacturers' schemes.
The largest saving across the range is £7,000 off the Boxer van in 333 spec and above, while in passenger cars, the 508 gets £6,000 off, while the smallest saving is on the 108 city car.
Mazda is offering up to £5,000 off a sub-130g/km CO2 model across its range, with the exception of the new CX-5 and MX-5. The smallest saving available is £2,500 on the 2, to £5000 off the Skyactiv-D-engined Mazda 6.
The scrappage scheme - all of the traded-in cars are removed from the road - runs until the 31 December, and applies to all pre-2010 cars, petrol or diesel, of any brand.
Kia's scrappage scheme offer applies only to its two smallest models, the Picanto and Rio. Owners of older cars will be offered £2,000 to trade in for the city car or supermini, after which the traded-in cars will be scrapped.
When asked why the scheme isn't offered on its hybrid and EV models such as the Optima PHEV, Niro and Soul EV, a Kia spokesman said that the brand considered who would benefit most from the current scheme, and who benefitted from the previous scheme in 2009. Hybrid and EV models, low-emissions-friendly though they are, are too expensive for the majority of Kia's scrappage scheme customers.
Like most of the other schemes, Kia's runs until the end of the year and is eligible on cars built before the start of 2010. The scheme can't be used alongside existing retail offers, though.
Nissan is the only car maker to be offering the scheme on used cars - focusing on the Nissan Leaf, they are offering up to £2,000 off approved used 24kWh examples of the electric supermini, plus trade-in value of traded in cars. This equates to a PCP deal of £100 per month.
For new cars, customers can get up to £3,600 off the new Micra and £4,500 off the Juke and previous-generation Qashqai, although a lesser saving of £3,500 is offered on the new Qashqai.
The biggest discount is the £5,000 offered for the current-generation X-Trail, while the new car has a smaller discount of £4,000.
Nissan’s scheme runs for the month of September only, and is offered to owners of pre-Euro 5 classification cars, registered before 2010; the other manufacturers’ schemes extend only to brand new ones.
Skoda is offering up to £4000 off its range when a Euro 1-4 diesel car is traded in and scrapped. The largest discount applies to the Superb, while the smallest applies to the Citigo. The Kodiaq is not included in the scheme.
Traded-in vehicles must have been in the owner’s name for at least six months. As with other Volkswagen Group schemes, it ends on 31 December.