VW Group best deals
- VW cars – save up to £10k with OLEV on a £31k e-Golf
- VW LCVs – £2k but £4k on Crafter with other offers
- Skoda – save up to £4k on Superb
- Audi – £2,800 – £8,000 (Q7 e-Tron with OLEV)
- SEAT – up to £3,500 (Leon)
VOLKSWAGEN Group has finally joined the banger-crush campaigns, and it’s old diesel-only scrappage for the company that started the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal with its emissions test ‘cheat’ devices.
On the same day that other manufacturers like BMW, Ford, Toyota, and Hyundai had scheduled their scrappage launches, following Vauxhall‘s launched in May, the Volkswagen Group brands Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen cars and Volkswagen Commercials joined in.
And simultaneously Kia (£2,000 on cars over seven years old), Renault (£2,000 plus savings combined up to £7,000 on car or van) and Nissan (up to £5,000 on car or van) added their announcements too.
Most are offering thousands of pounds in trade-ins for cars that are generally pre-Euro 5 emission standard, or pre 2010 registration – and the rate is generally better than normal values. The other key stipulation in these retail deals is that the person buying the new car must have owned the complying old car for at least six or 12 months.
But while some manufacturers are offering more modest trade-in sums on pre-Euro 5 ‘bangers’, with BMW and MINI having just a flat £2,000 for the Lower Emissions Allowance diesel-only trade-in scheme, the VAG brands are generous.
And for those who go for a zero or ultra-low emissions new car carrying government grants of £2,500 for a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and £4,500 on pre electric from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the combination with scrappage gets better still.
The best deal is on a £31,000 electric e-Golf, savings worth £10,000.
- Volkswagen trade-in incentive savings are right across the range, from £1,800 on an up!, £2,800 on a new Polo, £4,000 across Golf, Touran, Tiguan, Jetta, Beetle, £5,000 on Passat, Scirocco, and new Arteon, and £6,000 on Sharan with enhanced deals on the hybrid and electric models.
- Audi‘s deals starts at £2,800 for the three-door A1, with £4,000 for A3 and TT (£7,500 A3-e-tron with OLEV), £6,000 for A4 and A5, £7,000 for A6 and A7 and £8,000 on a Q7 e-tron.
- Skoda scrappage rates run fron £1,800 against Citigo to £4,000 on Superb and including £2,500 Fabia and £3,500 on Octavia and Yeti.
- SEAT‘s trade-ins for scrappage start at £1,500 for Mii, with £2,500 for Ibiza and £3,500 for Leon.