Volkswagen extends scrappage offer

Scrappage plus other incentives and grants could total £8,500 off the price of a new VW e-Golf

Volkwagen Group brands, including VW, SEAT, Skoda and Audi, have announced a scrappage scheme, offering significant incentives to trade up into newer, cleaner models.

While most of the brands see their scrappage schemes end on 31 December 2017, The Volkswagen scheme has been extended to run until 2 April 2018, with Audi's programme ending on 31 March – just as long as the car ordered is delivered by 30 June 2018. Volkswagen has reduced the incentives on some of its models, and the Golf GTE is no longer included in the scheme.

The programme is open to owners of cars adhering to Euro 1-4 emissions regulations – typically cars built before 2010. The VW Group is the latest in a line of scrappage offers, which includes Toyota, Ford, Hyundai and Vauxhall.

Volkswagen's scrappage scheme sees incentives of up to £6,000 being offered against new petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and electric models. The announcement means that the £4,000 scrappage saving on a new e-Golf, combined with the £4,500 provided through the government’s Plug-in Car Grant, means savings total £8,500 on a new electric Volkswagen e-Golf.

Total savings on other plug-in hybrid models total £8,500 and £7,800 for the Passat GTE and e-up! and respectively.

Audi’s version of the scheme sees savings of between £2,000 and £8,000 off the price of a new car, although diesel Q7 models, the A8, R8 and the RS range of models aren’t included in the scheme. Audi says that although the scrappage incentive replaces the usual part-exchange value that would ordinarily be offered, the average discount is around £2,500 extra.

SEAT’s scheme offers between £1,500 and £3,000 off the price of a new Mii, Ibiza, Leon or Toledo, while Skoda’s offer ranges from £1,500 to £4,000, depending on model.

The vehicle being traded in must have been registered to the owner for at least six months, and will be scrapped, rather than sold on.

Volkswagen scrappage offers

ModelScrappage saving
Volkswagen e-up!£3,300 (+£4,500 plug-in car grant)
Volkswagen up!£1,800
Volkswagen Polo£2,000
Volkswagen Golf£4,000
Volkswagen Golf SV£4,000
Volkswagen Golf Estate£4,000
Volkswagen e-Golf£4,000 (+£4,500 plug-in car grant)
Volkswagen Touran£4,000
Volkswagen Tiguan£4,000
Volkswagen Beetle£4,000
Volkswagen Jetta£4,000
Volkswagen Passat saloon£5,000
Volkswagen Passat estate£5,000
Volkswagen Passat GTE£6,000 (+£2,500 plug-in car grant)
Volkswagen Arteon£5,000
Volkswagen Sharan£6,000

Audi scrappage offers

ModelScrappage saving
Audi A1£2,800
Audi A1 Sportback£2,800
Audi A3£4,000
Audi A3 Sportback£4,000
Audi A3 e-tron£5,000 (+ £4,500 plug-in car grant)
Audi A3 saloon£4,000
Audi A3 cabriolet£4,000
Audi A4 saloon£6,000
Audi A4 Avant£6,000
Audi A4 Allroad£6,000
Audi A5£6,000
Audi A5 Sportback£6,000
Audi A5 cabriolet£6,000
Audi A6£7,000
Audi A6 Avant£7,000
Audi A6 Allroad£7,000
Audi A7 Sportback£7,000
Audi TT£4,000
Audi TT Roadster£4,000
Audi Q2£2,000
Audi Q3£4,000
Audi Q5£4,000
Audi Q7 e-tron£8,000
Audi Q7 TDINot applicable
Audi A8Not applicable
Audi R8Not applicable
Audi RS modelsNot applicable

SEAT scrappage offers

ModelScrappage saving
SEAT Mii£1,500
SEAT Ibiza£2,500
SEAT Leon£3,500
SEAT Toledo£3,000

Skoda scrappage offers

Model Scrappage saving
Skoda Citigo£1,500
Skoda Fabia£2,500
Skoda Rapid / Skoda Rapid Spaceback£3,000
Skoda Octavia£3,500
Skoda Superb£4,000
Skoda Yeti£3,500

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