2017 Scrappage Scheme – how does it work and do you qualify?

Owners of older cars can bag a bumper discount on a new set of wheels thanks to wave of scrappage schemes now available at JCB Group’s car and van dealerships across Kent and Sussex.

If you’ve got a seven-year itch on your car and fancy a new set of wheels, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, SEAT and ŠKODA’s are all now offering huge discounts via the scrappage scheme.

Fuelled by a need to lower emissions, owners of any car or van registered before December 2009, are being offered up to £10,000 off a new vehicle.

The move is a great way for car manufacturers to highlight the huge advances they’ve made in improving emissions and economy. But it’s also a great way for buyers to grab a bargain – if you tread carefully and use the schemes to their maximum potential.

What is the scrappage scheme?

The scrappage schemes on offer at the JCB Group have incentives between £1,500 and £10,000 off a selection of new electric, Euro-6-rated petrol or diesel cars when you trade in your old diesel car. It’ll run to the end of 2017 and is available if you trade in any Euro-4-rated diesel car registered before 31 December 2009 from any brand.

  • Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: A saving of £1800 is on offer for the new Up!, while the highest discount is reserved for the e-Golf at £10,000 when including the Government’s £4500 OLEV grant. The Touareg is not included in the scheme.
  • Between £1500 (Mii) and £3500 (Leon) is being offered off the SEAT range, excluding the Ateca.
  • Skoda is offering up to £6000 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.

What cars can I buy?

The JCB Group has car and van dealerships across Kent and Sussex, with a number of different models manufactured by Volkswagen cars and vans, SEAT and SKODA on the scheme. The saving applies to a selection of these brand’s electric, new diesel or petrol models. Find out which models are on the scheme here

Make sure the manufacturer scrappage discount is greater than the combined new car discount and value of your used car, or you could lose out.

If not, then don’t be afraid to discuss the fact with at member of our helpful team – there could still be room for negotiation.

What cars can I trade in?

This checklist shows you how to qualify for the scrappage schemes on offer at the JCB Group:

Your trade-in car must be…

  • Diesel powered
  • Registered by 31 December 2009
  • Euro-4 rated or lower
  • Owned by you for at least six months

How long will the scheme last?

The scrappage scheme is now open at the JCB Group and you must order your new car before 31 December 2017 to qualify. It could potentially be extended beyond this initial period depending on how popular it proves to be.

What is Euro 4?

Car emissions are classified against a scale set by the European Commission. Essentially, every couple of years the emissions regulations are tightened to help improve air quality in Europe. The 2017 scrappage schemes generally require your old car to have a Euro 4 or earlier rating – so produced before 31 December 2010, but check your car’s emissions rating on the Vehicle Certification Agency’s website.

Euro 1 – 31 December 1992 to 31 December 1996

Euro 2 – 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2000

Euro 3 – 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2005

Euro 4 – 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2010

Euro 5 – 1 January 2011 to 31 August 2015

Euro 6 – introduced 1 September 2015

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