Hyundai Motor has become the latest manufacturer to serve-up a scrappage scheme to encourage motorists into newer vehicles - offering incentives of up to £5,000.
Running from September 1, Hyundai’s scheme targets older and more polluting vehicles which meet emissions standards ranging from Euro 1 to Euro 4, registered before December 31, 2009.
Regardless of make or model, Hyundai will offer owners the opportunity to scrap or trade in their old car for a brand-new Hyundai.
The maximum discount is £5,000 off the price of a Sante Fe, with £3,500 off the Tucson, £3,000 off the i30 and i40, and £2,000 for the Ioniq Hybrid, i20 and ix20. The i10 will also benefit from £1,500 saving.
A full breakdown of the discounts is below:
Under the terms of the scheme, the most polluting, those with Euro 1-3 emissions standard will be scrapped, while owners of a Euro 4 model do not have to scrap their car and can trade-in their vehicle for any model across the Hyundai range.
The offer, which will run until the end of 2017, is only available for retail customers and the discounts on new Hyundais is in lieu of any other offer.
Tony Whitehorn, president and chief executive of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Hyundai is committed to improving efficiency and lowering emissions.
“We currently offer the broadest range of powertrains currently on sale in the UK. We’ve already launched the new IONIQ – the world’s first car to offer Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and full Electric powertrains all in one bodystyle – and we were the first manufacturer to bring a production fuel cell vehicle to the market in 2014.
“Moving on, we will have introduced 14 alternative-fuel models globally by 2020. That line-up will include five hybrid vehicles, four plug-in hybrids, four electric vehicles and one all-new Fuel Cell car.
“However, right here, right now, there are thousands of older cars on our roads that could be replaced with cleaner – not to mention better equipped and safer – alternatives. By giving owners of older cars a substantial financial incentive to scrap or trade in, regardless of make or model, this new scheme will do just that.”