How does the Toyota Scrappage Scheme Work?

Toyota GB’s scrappage scheme – what you need to know

Toyota has launched a “scrappage” scheme which is designed to offer motorists the opportunity to trade in their older car for up to £4,000 off a cleaner, new Toyota.

The scheme covers every model in our passenger range from the Aygo to the Land Cruiser as well as our light commercial vehicle line-up, including Hilux and Proace. And of course customers can choose from our market-leading choice of petrol-electric hybrid models as well as high-efficiency non-hybrid models.

Here we try to answer the most common questions about the scheme, but your local Toyota dealer will be able to help you with specific needs and queries.

Where do I need to go if I am interested?

The scheme is only available through a franchised Toyota retailer. To find the location of your nearest dealer click here.

How long does the scheme last?

The Toyota (GB) scrappage scheme runs from 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Do I need to own a Toyota to qualify?

No, you don’t. The scheme is open to any passenger car or light commercial vehicle so long as it is more than seven years old and you have been the registered owner of the vehicle for more than six months.

Can I trade in my motorcycle or motorhome as part of the scheme?

No, the scheme only applies to cars and light commercial vehicles.

How much money is the scheme worth to me?

The value of the trade-in does depend on which Toyota model you want to buy. This table shows the maximum amount against each model.

MODEL SCRAPPAGE SAVING
Aygo £2,000
Yaris and Yaris Hybrid £2,500
Auris and Auris Hybrid £3,500
Verso £3,500
Rav4 and RAV4 Hybrid £3,500
C-HR and C-HR Hybrid £1,000
Avensis £3,500
Prius £2,000
GT86 £2,000
Land Cruiser £4,000
Hilux £2,000
Proace £2,000

Are there any Toyota models excluded from the offer?

While each model is available on the scheme, certain base grades are excluded (mostly because of availability). Your local Toyota retailer can go through this in greater detail with you.

Can I use the scheme as well as other existing Toyota offers?

You can’t use the scrappage allowance in conjunction with any other customer saving offers or finance deposit allowances, but usually the scrappage allowance will be greater. The best thing to do is speak to your local retailer about your exact requirements.

What happens to my old car after it is traded in?

In accordance with the law concerning scrappage schemes, your trade-in will need to be professionally disposed of so that it cannot go on the road again. Toyota goes to great lengths to make sure your car is scrapped in the greenest possible way, with everything which can possibly be recycled being extracted by experts (we partner with a company called Autogreen to achieve this). Your dealer will handle all of this for you.

All vehicles taken off the road through the Toyota scrappage scheme will be processed at authorised treatment facilities managed by Autogreen. After the safe removal of all pollutants and the recovery of retrievable parts, shredding and recovery will be handled by EMR. Together these processes will meet the legal requirement of a minimum 95 per cent recycling by vehicle weight.

Comments (48)

    1. Hi Alison,
      Thanks for getting in touch. There have been no decisions made on the future of our scrappage scheme but if you keep an eye on our blog and social media spaces we’ll ensure you are kept up to date. Many thanks.

  1. When will the toyota website get updated with information on newer MY18 Auris models? Dealers inform we can start ordering from 1st December.

  2. hi,

    At present it seems there is a shortage of Auris Cars and colours due to the imminent announcement of 2018 models.

    Can you please confirm if we would be able to use the scrappage scheme and place order for the newer models?

    1. Hi Chris,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The Auris MY18 details have not been released yet, so we cannot confirm that this will be accepted under the scrappage scheme as the vehicle must be registered before 31st December. Hope this helps.

      1. Do we when we might have more information? I am in need for a car and at moment non of the dealers are able to get the car specs colour we want. I am also looking at other cars like Golf etc due lack of availability.

        1. Hi Chris,
          Further information regarding the Auris MY18 is due to be published within the next few days so we’d suggest contacting your local dealer next week. Hope this helps.

  3. Hi. If I want to trade in my old car, which falls within the guidelines of the scheme, but my wife wanted to apply for the new car & finance, can this be done?

    1. Hi Andy,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The scrapped car should be under the same name as the new car. Hope this helps.

  4. Hi,
    My wife’s car has just failed its MOT, can I still part exchange the vehicle on scrappage. Also my wife doesn’t want to buy a new car in her name and finance it can I still trade her car in for a new one if the V5 is in her name for the scrappage vehicle?

    1. Hi Rob,
      Thanks for getting in touch. You can part exchange a car that has failed its MOT, however, the new car will have to be in her name as well. Hope this helps.

  5. My wife and I owned a Ford Focus for 6 years. It was registered in her name. We separated 4 months ago and transferred the ownership/registered keeper to me. Can I still use the car for the scrappage scheme. Previous owner detail shows her as the previous registered keeper.

    1. Hi Ronnie,
      Thanks for your comment. As the vehicle is now under your name, you can use the car as part of the scrappage scheme. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Jo,
      Thanks for your comment. You can trade in your car for any of the 12 models featured in our scrappage program – from the Aygo up to the Land Cruiser. The scheme has been designed to offer all our customers a choice based on their vehicle needs. Please let us know whether we can provide any further assistance.

    1. Hello, Ali

      Please can you clarify what you mean by ‘any plan’? We no longer import the Corolla into the UK. In terms of the scrappage scheme, if a Corolla is more than seven years old, you will be able to use it to get the customer savings outlined.

      Thanks.

  6. ive never bought knew..or wanted to…but could i hand over my toyota rav4 12 yr old..68000 milez car..which runs brilliantly, for new car .anx still buy new car on apr finance? ive never done that either lol

    1. Hello, David

      You can’t use the scrappage allowance in conjunction with any other customer saving offers or Finance Deposit Allowances, but usually the scrappage allowance will be greater. The best thing to do is speak to your local retailer about your exact requirements. You can locate them using this link: https://www.toyota.co.uk/find-your-dealer

      Please let us know whether you need any further information?

      Thanks.

      1. thanks for reply…if i do scrappage..does it have to be for brand new toyota..or can it be for used toyota? Nobody with a right mind buys new…unless a student using bank of mum and dad

        1. Hi David,
          Yes, this has to be for a brand new Toyota car purchased from an approved Toyota Centre. We hope this helps!

    1. Hi Charles,

      Thanks for your interest in the scheme. Yes, your vehicle does qualify for the scheme, but it cannot be part exchanged. You hand your vehicle in and you get a discount off the list price of a new car (detailed in the table). If that doesn’t suit you, we’d recommend a normal p/ex deal for a new car. Thanks.

  7. My Corolla (Oh why oh why did they stop making the Corolla??) is 17years old with well over 1000 miles on the clock. It has sailed through every MOT and had new battery, new tyres and a rear end bit (don’t know it’s technical name) of the exhaust. Plus basic service necessities. A more reliable car would be hard to find. I am going to have another Toyota but which one is nearest to the Corolla? Advice please – many thanks

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for your interest in the scheme. The Corolla name was changed to Auris for the European market as it was easy to pronounce in all European languages and was also appropriate for the product. It links naturally to Yaris and Avensis and has roots in aurum, the Latin word for gold, reflecting the model’s all-round high quality appeal. We’d recommend contacting your local Toyota dealer for more information. Thanks.

    1. Hi Andy,

      The numbers shown in the table are discount values for the new vehicle you buy as part of the scheme. This value is deducted from the list price of the new vehicle. It is not a trade in value generated from handing in your old car. If your car is worth more than say £1000 it may be better to trade in, rather than using the scrappage scheme. Please contact your local Toyota dealer for more info. Thanks.

  8. Very interested in this scrappage scheme offer 🙂 Can you advise if this value is acceptable as deposit when applying for a finance deal please?

    1. Hi Nichola,

      Thanks for your interest. The value is taken off the list price of the car, and cannot be used as a deposit for a finance deal. Please contact your local Toyota dealer for further information.

  9. my car was registered on 18/06/2010, more than 7 years old. so my car can be allowed into the scrappage scheme? thanks

    1. Hi Harry,

      If your car is more than seven years old it does qualify. Please contact your nearest Toyota dealer for confirmation. Thanks.

  10. The table lists maximium trade in value, but is there a minimum? ie if I turn up with a 15 year old car that might only be worth £200, can I use it as 2500 discount on a new Yaris?

    1. Hi John,
      Thank you for your comment. The figure given in the table is a set figure. So if your Yaris is worth £200, the discount you receive will still be £2,500. Hope this helps.

  11. Hi, if I want to buy a Toyota, from a Toyota dealer, but Website X is offering a £1000 discount, can I get a further scrappage discount, e.g. a further £2000 off an Aygo if the dealer agrees to match the website?

    1. Hi Dave,
      Thank you for your comment. If your car is worth more that the scrappage value, it might be worth trading it in rather than scrapping it. We’re offering this program to provide customers with a choice. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi Philip,
      Thank you for your comment. If your car is worth more that the scrappage value, it might be worth trading it in rather than scrapping it. We’re offering this program to provide customers with a choice. Please let us know if you have any questions.

  12. My degree level management sister and husband who commute up to 150 miles per day can only afford a new car if you discount by 90%! And they work for government and council!

    1. Hi Derwyn,
      Thanks for your comment. That sounds like a long commute. We’re afraid we don’t have any news on a 90% discount at the moment! Please let us know if you have any further questions?

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