Ford has unveiled its new £2,000 scrappage incentive for summer 2019. This will build on the 2017-2018 Ford scrappage scheme, which saw 25,500 older dirtier vehicles scrapped. It follows Vauxhall, which announced its new £4,000 scrappage scheme only a short while ago.
Yes, you can get £2,000 towards the purchase of a new Ford if you put part exchange an old car from now until the end of September 2019, and register your new car between 1 July 2019 and 31 March 2020.
The cars eligible to scrap
There are, of course, a few catches. For one, there’s the eligibility of the vehicle you’re submitting for scrappage. Happily, there is only one age restriction, and it’s fairly inclusive.
As long as your car was registered before 1 January 2013 and you’ve owned it for at least 90 days, it’s eligible.
The cars you can buy with scrappage
There are restrictions on the cars you can buy, too. Want scrappage money off something sporty? Too bad. The aim of the scrappage scheme is to get cleaner and more fuel-efficient cars on the road. A 5.0-litre Mustang goes against that.
As does, in Ford’s view, all Fiesta ST and Focus ST models, all Zetec derivatives, the Fiesta Trend and the Ka+. That’s really rather restrictive, isn’t it? That’s because Ford wants to shift as many of its cleanest and most fuel-efficient models as possible. The pressure to meet looming sales targets for cars under a certain emissions brackets is building.
There are certain commercial vehicles you can get, too. The benefits are even stronger, with the £2,000 bonus excluding VAT. The catch is that the Ranger Raptor or a Transit Connect are not eligible.
“Our last Ford scrappage scheme saw 25,500 customers trade-in their older vehicles for Ford models equipped with our latest emissions and fuel-efficiency technologies, contributing to reducing CO2 and other emissions on U.K roads,” said Andy Barratt, managing director, Ford of Britain.
“We expect our new Ford scrappage scheme that we’re launching on July 1 to also have a positive impact on the environment.”