Manufacturer Scrappage Schemes in 2020

30 Jan 2020 by Lisa Simm

If you’re looking to buy a brand new car in 2020 have you considered scrapping your old vehicle through manufacturer scrappage schemes?

Manufacturer scrappage schemes can offer thousands of pounds towards your new vehicle simply by trading in your old car, so are a great way for you to save when buying a new car. Scrappage schemes also help remove older, more polluting vehicles from the road.

Scrappage was at the height of popularity in 2017 with most manufacturers offering a scheme, however, this has slowly petered out, and fewer manufacturers now have scrappage deals available.

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So what’s on offer in 2020?

We’ve collated all the Scrappage schemes available from our leading manufacturers in one place, so you can easily see what’s available and decide what’s best for you.


Known as ‘Citroen Swappage’, Citroen’s scrappage deal is available until 31/3/20. It offers up to £5,000 towards a brand new Citroen C3, C4 Cactus, C3 Aircross, C5 Aircross, Berlingo and SpaceTourer.

The trade-in vehicle has to be registered to you for at least 90 days prior to trade-in and must have been registered before 1/1/14 and to qualify for the deal. It is not available in conjunction with any other Citroen deals.


‘New for Old’ from Dacia offers you the chance to save from £500 to £1,000 on the Dacia range. The Dacia Duster qualifies for the maximum £1,000 discount, whereas the Dacia Sandero and Logan in normal and Stepway variants qualify for £500.

The trade-in vehicle must have been registered on or before 31/3/14 and owned by you for at least 90 days for you to qualify for the trade-in discount.


Ford’s ‘New for Old’ scheme provides £2,000-£4,250 off new non-commercial cars. The popular Ford Fiesta comes with £2,000 contribution while the family-friendly S-Max gives the maximum £4,250 offering.

Meanwhile, those looking for a new commercial vehicle can qualify for between £3,000-£7,250 towards the new vehicle.

To be eligible for the discount the car you trade-in must have been registered before 1/1/14.


Marketed as the Scrappage and Emission Reduction Scheme, Hyundai aims to remove the most polluting cars from the road. Hyundai will responsibly scrap Euro 1-3 emission vehicles, while Euro 4 to 5 models will be traded.

In return for your old vehicle, you can qualify for as much as £5,000 towards a new Hyundai vehicle, with up to £3,000 towards the innovative Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid model.

To qualify, you must have owned the trade-in car for at least 90 days, and it must have been registered before 1/7/12. Hyundai’s scheme will end on 31/3/20.


Get up to £2,500 off a brand new Kia Sportage, Stonic, Picanto, Rio, Niro PHEV or Niro self-charging hybrid. Plus thanks to Kia’s seven-year warranty making the switch to a new car comes with the added benefit of seven years of hassle-free motoring.

To qualify the trade-in car must have been registered before 31/3/13 and must be registered in the same name as the new car. Kia’s scheme will run until 31/3/20 and is in place of any other Kia incentives offered.


With the Mazda Scrappage scheme, you can save up to £4,000 off a new Mazda which has sub 144g/km CO2 emissions and is registered by 31/3/20. So not only will you save on the cost of your new car, but thanks to Mazda’s SkyActiv engine technology you’ll also benefit from more efficient motoring costs for years to come.

To qualify your old petrol or diesel car must have been registered before 31/12/11. Mazda work with CarTakeBack who responsibly recycle every vehicle to the 95% government target.


Termed ‘Swappage’ MG is offering up to £2,000 towards a brand new MG ZS or MG 3. On top of that, you’ll benefit from the MG seven-year/80,000-mile warranty, which enables you to motor-on without any worries.

The car or van to be traded-in must be in good working order, have been registered on or before 31/3/13 and have been owned by the customer for a minimum of three months. MG Swappage cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.   


SWITCH UP from Nissan gives you the opportunity to drive with the latest technology while benefitting from up to £5,000 towards a new Nissan. The Nissan Qashqai is available with £5,000 scrappage benefit, the Micra with £2,750 and the 100% Electric Leaf with £2,000.

The new qualifying Nissan must be ordered and registered before 31/3/20. While the trade-in vehicle must have been registered before 20/12/12, and have been owned by the customer for 90 days. Finally, SWITCH UP cannot be used in conjunction with any other Nissan offers.


With the Renault ‘New for Old’ scheme you can save up to £3,000 when you swap your old vehicle for a brand new Renault car. The Renault Kadjar and Zoe are available with £3,000, the Captur with £2,000 off and the all-new Clio, all-new Captur, Megane family, Grand Scenic and Koleos with £1,000 off.

The trade-in vehicle must have been registered on or before 31/3/14 and must have been owned by you for at least 90 days.


‘Trade It’ from Vauxhall gives you the chance to get between £4,000-£5,300 towards a new Vauxhall SUV, the brand new Crossland X or Grandland X.

The scheme is available until 2/4/20 and can’t be used in conjunction with any other Vauxhall offers. Trade-in vehicles must have been registered for at least seven years and have been registered in your name for at least 90 days. To make the most of the scheme, you should opt to purchase through PCP or a conditional sale.

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London Scrappage Scheme

It’s not just manufacturers who are doing their bit though, as in 2019 London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a car scrappage scheme for Londoners. This offers up to £2,000 towards a new car for qualifying for low-income motorists. The aim is to help low-income motorists switch to less-polluting cars to avoid the £12.50 daily charge when the Ultra-Low Emission Zone is expanded in October 2021.

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