Toyota GB is extending the scrappage scheme which is designed to offer motorists the opportunity to trade in their older petrol or diesel car for up to £2,500 off a cleaner, showroom-fresh Toyota.
Since the current scrappage scheme began in September 2017, more than 12,000 motorists have already made the switch to a new Toyota by taking advantage and dispose of their old vehicle.
Indeed, such has been the response to the offer, Toyota is extending it until the end of October 2019, giving customers more time and more opportunities to move out of their older, higher emissions vehicle.
Here we answer the most common questions about the scheme, but your local Toyota dealer will be able to help you with more 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 until 31 October 2019.
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, either petrol or diesel, as long as it was registered up to or including 31 December 2011. Additionally, you must have been the registered owner of the vehicle for more than six months and must have a UK address.
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. The Aygo city car (such as the X-trend model featured at the top of this article) comes with a price tag saving of £2,000. Alternatively, £2,500 can be saved off the price of a non-hybrid, petrol-engined Yaris.
Can I use the scheme as well as other existing Toyota offers?
The scrappage allowance offer can be used in conjunction with finance offers but is not available with any other customer saving programme, free servicing offer or finance deposit allowance. 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. Everything which can possibly be recycled is 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% recycling by vehicle weight.
Where can I find more information?
Head to our customer website at www.toyota.co.uk/toyota-scrappage-scheme for more details of the 2019 scrappage scheme and full terms and conditions.