Offaly people can now avail of €6500 scrappage for old cars

02 September, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Valerie Burke
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The scheme is also open on its Audi, Seat and Skoda brands, for any make or model of diesel vehicle registered in the United Kingdom on or before 31 December 2009 which has a Euro 1-4 emissions standard engine.

Alison Jones, director of Volkswagen UK, said: "With this new scrappage upgrade scheme, there's never been a better time to step up from an older diesel into one of our new, lower emission range of Volkswagens".

For vehicles that are seven years old, or fitted with an engine conforming to the Euro 5 emissions standard, Volkswagen is offering up to 4,000 pounds off a VW Golf, or up to 10,000 pounds off an electric Golf when combined with a British government grant.

"Most of them (the trade-in schemes) are renamed marketing I think it's mostly a matter of spurring demand in the UK", Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst told Reuters.

Volkswagen has come under pressure to clean up emissions ever since it admitted two years ago to cheating pollution tests using manipulated engine management software. It's the latest in a series of moves by German carmakers to fix the damage of the diesel emissions scandal.

While £1,800 could be saved on a new Up! city vehicle, as much as £6,000 can be saved on a new Sharan.

Volkswagen's electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid models are also included in the deal.

"It's a fact that the latest, Euro 6 compliant petrol and diesel engines are rated as substantially cleaner than these older engines, and this is a great way of both publicising the giant strides the industry has made and also stimulating demand for sales at a time the auto market is down year-on-year".

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However, he said it would also be important to VW that its United Kingdom competitors have similar schemes running, and VW will probably have pitched their discounts at that level in order to compete.

TOYOTA has launched its own scrappage scheme to mirror rivals offering thousands off new models if they ditch their dirty cars.

According to commentators though, VW's United Kingdom scheme fell short of the terms offered to drivers in its home market.

All vehicles exchanged will be scrapped and processed at authorised treatment facilities run by Autogreen.

Drivers can net up to £4,000 off a new Toyota until December 31 - as long as they've owned their current vehicle for six months.

Customers can get a discount of £2,000 off models including Aygo, Prius and Hilux, and £4,000 off a Land Cruiser.

"Our scrappage scheme is a win-win solution". Meanwhile, Toyota is providing to ₤ 4,000 off models over 7 years old.


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