Toyota is the latest brand to launch a new car scrappage scheme, which offers savings of up to £4000 across its full range of cars from the Aygo city car to the Land Cruiser SUV.
Ford has, notably, excluded the Ka+ city car from its scrappage offer, blaming low margins. Not Toyota, which is giving owners of old cars £2,000 off a new Aygo, provided their car is aged more than seven years old and has been owned by them for more than six months.
Toyota’s scrappage offer also includes the broadest range of petrol-electric hybrid models in the UK, which Toyota president and managing director Paul Van der Burgh describes as “a win-win solution. Motorists can dispose of their older vehicles and have access to our cleaner, more efficient model range.”
A Toyota hybrid, he said, will “make a genuine contribution to protecting air quality” – although choosing a hybrid isn’t a prerequisite of the Toyota offer. Indeed, perhaps ironically, the most generous scrappage saving, £4,000, is offered on one of the firm’s least fuel-efficient models, the Land Cruiser diesel SUV…
Offers on some hybrid models are still generous though: old car owners can save £3,500 on an Auris Hybrid through scrappage, and £2,500 on a Yaris Hybrid. Even that green car icon, the Toyota Prius, is offering a £2,000 scrappage saving, as is an enthusiast-focused favourite of Motoring Research, the GT86 coupe.
The smallest saving is on the in-demand C-HR crossover, but even here, £1,000 can be saved – and the scrappage deal is extended to hybrid versions here too.
As with other scrappage schemes, the Toyota scrappage savings are in addition to other specific model offers, which Motoring Research has detailed in full as part of our September 2017 new car offers guide.
Toyota’s new car scrappage offers run from 1 September to 31 December – and Van der Burgh added that all scrapped cars “will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible fashion that maximises recycling opportunities”. Your old smoker will be put down humanely.
Toyota scrappage savings
Yaris and Yaris Hybrid: £2,500
Auris and Auris Hybrid: £3,500
RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid: £3,500
C-HR and C-HR Hybrid: £1,000
Land Cruiser: £4,000