Now's the time to scrap your old diesel

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OWNERS of old diesel vehicles have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trade-in their vehicles for a new car with lower emissions.


Jacksons has negotiated scrappage deals with manufacturers they represent, with offers ranging from £2,000 to £8,000 allowance when you purchase a new vehicle.

Although the terms for each manufacturer vary, generally the deals are open to owners of a diesel with a Euro 1-4 compliant engine, which approximates to a date of before 2009.

Jacksons general manager Andrew Searle commented: ‘All the manufacturers are striving to achieve the 2020 emissions targets and this is a big step along that road. We are delighted to have been able to negotiate for the recently-announced UK scrappage initiatives to be extended to the Channel Islands.

‘There are allowances ranging from £8,000 towards an Audi to the lowest being £2,000. It is fairly complex as each manufacturer has its own scheme with particular requirements. The best thing is to give us a call or pop into the showroom with your log book and we can see if your car qualifies and then explain the options.

Andy said that the scheme was particularly generous. ‘There was a scrappage scheme in the UK in 2007/2008 but the offers were nowhere near as strong. If you drive an old diesel-powered vehicle and have been thinking of buying a more fuel-efficient car, now is the time to do it.’

MotorMall have also confirmed that a number of the franchises they represent have committed to the scrappage scheme.

General manager Neil Wiseman commented: ‘It’s a fluid question as new manufacturers are joining all the time. We currently have Skoda, SEAT, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and JEEP offering scrappage initiatives and we are expecting Peugeot, Citroen and Suzuki to join any day.’

Taking Audi as an example, the efficiency benefits of the latest Audi EU6 engine technology will be available to drivers of older diesel models registered before 2010 at preferential rates as part of the Audi UK scrappage incentive. According to Audi, the incentive has been designed to accelerate the proliferation of the latest engine combustion and filtration technologies in the context of the industry-wide pursuit of sustainable emission reductions. Under the terms of the Audi programme all qualifying vehicles will be permanently taken off the road and scrapped.


When trading in for a new EU6 TFSI petrol, TDI diesel or e-tron plug-in hybrid, Audi model customers will receive an exclusive scrappage contribution towards the purchase price of between £2,000 and £8,000 allocated on a sliding scale based on the model category.

Owners of all diesel-powered passenger cars, whatever the make, that comply with EU1 to EU4 emissions legislation and were registered up to and including 31 December 2009 will be able to take advantage of the scrappage incentive. The offer is conditional upon the new model being purchased in the same name as the car being scrapped, and on the owner having been the registered keeper of that car for at least six months.

Find out if you qualify for the scheme here.


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