Volkswagen Scrappage Scheme Launched, Offers Big Savings

Volkswagen Scrappage Scheme Launched, Offers Big Savings

The Volkswagen Scrappage Upgrade scheme is comprehensive, covering all of the firm's biggest-selling models.

Following competitors like Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Toyota have now launched their own scrappage schemes in order to take as many diesel vehicles as possible off the road.

This discount ranges from €800 to €6,500 off a new vehicle, depending on the model being bought.

Still trying to improve their public image following the emissions scandal of 2015, the Volkswagen Group is introducing a scrappage scheme for anyone trading in an old diesel auto against one its new vehicles from any of its brands, including VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda.

Under the scheme customers will be given discounts of between £1,500 and £6,000 when they trade in any diesel vehicle that has low emissions standards and was registered before 2010.

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The offer, which runs from today (1 September) until 31 December 2017, will apply to all the brands in the VW stable, including Audi and Seat.

The penalty came after VW admitted it installed software into diesel engines on almost 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. that allowed the engines to turn on pollution controls during government tests and switch them off in real-world driving.

Electric and hybrid vehicles, which attract government grants, will be included in the scheme.

The Japanese auto giant's scheme runs from 1 September to 31 December and is open to any vehicle more than seven years old.

"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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