Mazda UK has added its new MX-30 electric vehicle (EV) to the list of cars eligible for savings of up to £4,000 in its CO2 emissions-reducing car scrappage scheme.
Available on new cars registered by March 31, the Japanese brand’s scheme offers customers the chance to exchange older petrol or diesel vehicles first registered on or before the December 31, 2011, at a discounted price.
Available with 4% APR Representative Mazda Personal Contract Purchase or Mazda Conditional Sale on terms up to 48 months, it provides a saving of £4,000 off a new CX-5 SUV, £3,500 off a Mazda 3 hatchback and £3,000 off an MX-5 sports car, CX-30 crossover or Mazda 2 city car.
Now included on the scheme for the first time, the MX-30 – Mazda’s first EV – attracts a £1,000 scrappage discount in addition to the £3,000 plig-in vehicle grant (PCiG) funded by the Government.
Buyers will also receive a free NewMotion wall box charger with standard installation.
Mazda UK sales director, Peter Allibon, said: “The Mazda Scrappage Scheme has grown increasingly popular since its introduction in 2017.
“Not only can drivers save up to £4,000 off their new Mazda on the Incentive Scheme, but they will also be able to benefit from lower emissions and improved economy thanks to Mazda’s clean, efficient and award-winning Skyactiv Technology.”
Mazda’s UK new car registrations declined by 43.4% in 2020, falling from 40,148 to 22,742 in a market down 29.4% overall.
Order books for the new MX-30 EV were opened as long ago as March last year and UK deliveries are due to start next month, with 350 First Edition trim models being the first cars to arrive in dealerships followed by the full range – starting from £25,545 – in April.
Allibon added: “Our first all-electric Mazda heralds an exciting start to Mazda’s second century in business.
“With its distinctive styling, innovative technology, class-leading interior, driver focused dynamics and now five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the MX-30 is a standout addition to the rapidly evolving EV marketplace.
“With the First Edition order book now open, those drivers who are looking to swap into an electric vehicle can reserve a model for just £800.
“The additional £1,000 saving and free NewMotion home charging installation further adds to the excellent value of this limited edition.”