Starting with Ford’s announcement a few weeks ago, almost every manufacturer has been announcing their version of a scrappage scheme. Now Mazda and Suzuki have joined the ranks with scrappage schemes of their own. Launched last week, both companies are offering thousands off a new car in exchange for any car registered before 31st December 2009.
Here’s a summary of what each scheme offers.
*UPDATE 02.10.2017* Suzuki have extended their scrappage scheme. Offers now expire 31st December 2017.
The offer currently on the table includes up to £2,000 off a new Suzuki, excluding the entry level models. This includes the all-new Suzuki Swift. For both the SZ-T and SZ5 trim levels, you can get £2,000 off.
What are the requirements?
- The vehicle you’ll be scrapping must have been registered before 31st December 2009, and fall under the Euro 1 to Euro 4 emissions standards. This means a few cars registered after 1st September 2009 but before the December cut off date are not eligible for the scheme, as they fall under Euro 5.
- You also need to have been the registered owner of the trade-in car for at least 90 days prior to the date of registration for the new Suzuki vehicle.
- The name and address on the trade-in vehicle must be the same as that of the registered keeper for the new car.
There are also a few limitations to the offer:
- As we said above, entry level vehicles are not eligible for the scheme.
- No other current offers can be used in combination with the scrappage scheme. This includes reduced interest rates on finance offers. Personal Contract Hire and Hire Purchase for vehicles bought through the scrappage scheme will be available with 5.9% APR.
- The offer is only available on private retail registrations
To find out more about the discounts available under the Suzuki scrappage scheme and for full Terms and Conditions, visit https://www.twwhiteandsons.co.uk/suzuki/new-cars/scrappage.aspx
Unlike Suzuki, the Mazda scrappage scheme is available for far longer, ending on 31st December 3017. It also offers a greater discount of up to £5,000 off the RRP. And there are no emissions based exclusions on the trade-in vehicle. As long as it was registered in 2009 or earlier, it’s eligible. Instead, they’ve applied a restriction to the new car based on CO2 emissions.
What are the requirements?
- The vehicle you’ll be scrapping must have been registered on or before 31st December 2009.
- The trade-in car must have been registered in the current keeper’s name for at least 60 days at the point that the new vehicle is ordered.
- Either the name or address of the new vehicle’s keeper must the same as that of the scrappage vehicle.
The offer limitations:
- Only available on Mazda 2 Petrol, Mazda3 Petrol, Mazda 3 Diesel, Mazda 6 Petrol, Mazda6 Diesel and Mazda CX-3.
- Only available on private retail registrations.
- Not available in conjunction with any other offers.
- Vehicles purchased through Personal Contract Purchase or Conditional Sale are available with 3.9% APR up to 48 months.
- Only available on models with CO2 emissions less than 130g/km.
To find out more about the discounts available under the Mazda scrappage scheme and for full Terms and Conditions, visit https://www.twwhiteandsons.co.uk/mazda/new-cars/scrappage.aspx
What happens to my car under the scrappage scheme?
Both Suzuki and Mazda have partnered with two major disposal companies, to ensure your old car is disposed of responsibly – Autogreen for Suzuki and Car Take Back for Mazda. And don’t let the term ‘scrappage’ fool you; your car’s not heading straight for the scrap heap. The majority of your scrapped vehicle will be recycled in line with the Government target of 95%
If you’d like to find out if your car is eligible for the scrappage scheme and see what new cars are available, please contact our sales teams. You can find their details at https://www.twwhiteandsons.co.uk/find-us/