The Biggest Scrappage Savings on Saloon Models Across the Market
See who is offering the biggest discounts on their saloon models in exchange for your old car
Once again we’ve been rummaging through the new-car market to bring you the best deals available. Today we’re listing the best deals on saloon cars which are part of manufacturer scrappage deals. These cars are listed in order of the size of the discount, from the smallest to the biggest. Remember, each manufacturer may have slightly different qualifying criteria for their scrappage deals, so be sure to check if the vehicle you’re trading in ticks the right boxes.
Toyota Avensis - £3,500 discount
Starting off with one of Britain’s most-loved Japanese saloon cars, the Toyota Avensis. The Avensis has always been highly thought of as it bridges the gap between affordability and modest luxury. Buyers will appreciate the reliable, dependable character of the Avensis while also benefiting from the impressive onboard technology. There are petrol and diesel engines available, but we’d say the sweet spot is the 2.0 coal burner, which returns a healthy 67.2 mpg and doesn’t feel underpowered on motorway journeys. Prices start from £18,905 for the Avensis but knock £3,500 off that price when you trade in a qualifying vehicle and you’re left with an on-the-road price of just £15,405. Good start...
SKODA Superb - £4,000 discount
The Superb from Skoda is now performing at a level where it’s got us wondering; why bother spending more on other, similarly sized Volkswagen products? The Super is now loaded with all the technology that exists in the more expensive alternatives, like the gesture-controlled entertainment and the motion-detecting electric boot lid. The Superb really is a solid choice that represents excellent value for money. The Superb starts from £20,695, but that is immediately dropped down the £16,695 when you trade in a qualifying vehicle. The deal also includes the estate model which boasts and unbelievable 1,760 litres of luggage capacity. All models are available in petrol and diesel, with the diesels being the most frugal and returning up to 72 mpg.
Volkswagen Arteon - £5,000 discount
The Arteon from Volkswagen is still a relatively new car, in fact, it was only released late last year and 2018 will be its first full year on sale. It looks like Volkswagen are keen to make sure the Arteon sets records in its debut year, as they’ve already offered a massive £5,000 off the list price, which starts from £31,905 when you trade in a qualifying model. So the starting price is now just £26,905, which is actually very competitive when you consider that this is a bolder, sleeker and more luxurious replacement to the Passat CC which is no longer in production.
Mazda6 - £5,000 discount
We’ve covered the Mazda6 quite heavily on the site before, but just for a recap, it’s a saloon to rival the likes of the Ford Mondeo and Toyota Avensis, but it sets itself apart by focussing on providing an engaging and rewarding experience for the driver. The interior layout is simple and stylish, avoiding unnecessary distractions. The rear seats are more than comfortable for 3 adults so will be suitably adept for family duties. The Mazda6 starts from £20,295 but trade in a qualifying vehicle and get that price knocked down to just £15,295, making this the most affordable saloon on this list once you’ve adjusted for the scrappage discount.
Volkswagen Passat - £5,000 discount
We all know what to expect from The Volkswagen Passat by now. It’s a frugal, functional and sophisticated saloon which comes with the reliability and charisma that is factory-fitted in every Volkswagen Audi Group product. Every model of the Passat is available in the scrappage scheme, so you could get £5,000 knocked off the entry-level model, bringing the price down to just £17,025 from £22,025, or you could go for the GTE model and see yourself getting a hefty discount out of a hybrid car which can return up to 166 mpg! If petrol-electric hybrids still aren’t your thing, don’t worry, the 2.0 TDI diesel will still return about 70 mpg on a motorway run.
Peugeot 508 - £6,000 discount
There’s a new 508 on the way, and after looking through the press-photos, it looks the bees-knees and the company are hoping it will be the biggest step toward raising the profile of the brand to rival the likes of Audi and BMW. While we look forward to the new 508, we had to inform you about the huge £6,000 discount available on the current 508, which is still a fantastic, and affordable car. We’d recommend looking at the 1.6 litre ‘HDi’ diesel model, which has got enough torque to keep up with the 2.0-litre diesel competitors, but it also pushes out just 99 g/km of CO2 and is still good for 74 mpg. The 508 starts from £25,304, but that comes down to just £19,304 when you trade in a qualifying vehicle.
Audi A4 - £6,000 discount
It seems almost unsustainable to offer £6,000 discounts on brand new cars, but Audi think it’s fine and who are we to argue? The A4 has been one of their best-selling cars since sales began, in fact, they’ve comfortably shifted over 100,000 units in Europe every year for well over 20 years, even peaking at 274,000 units in 2002. It’s a much-loved car in Europe, and now it’s more accessible than ever before. Prices start from £27,810 for the A4 but that is knocked down to just £21,810 - which is cheaper than a Ford Mondeo Titanium...
Audi A6 - £7,000 discount
And top of the list, offering a massive £7,000 off the starting price is another one from Audi, this time their ‘executive’ sized saloon, the A6. It’s like the A4, but longer, more luxurious, with a wider stance and even better standard equipment. It starts at £33,160, which is pricey but offers good value considering the luxury on offer, but that price is smashed down to just £26,160 when you trade in a qualifying vehicle. Not only is this the biggest scrappage discount available on a saloon model right now, it makes the A6 the most affordable premium executive saloon by a long, long way.