Your Last Chance for Big Scrappage Discounts on Small Cars
Deals end on March 31st, so get your skates on
Scrappage discount offers will come to a close at the end of March so now is your last chance to get your name down for a mega deal on a brand new car. We’ve already listed the best scrappage offers on saloon cars, SUVs, plug-in hybrids and so on but today we’re listing the small hatchbacks, in order of the scrappage discount available, from low to high. If you currently own a qualifying vehicle and you’re in the market for a new small-hatch, now might be the best opportunity of the year. Let’s get started...
SEAT Mii - £1,500
Starting off with the smallest discount in this list, a substantial £1,500 has been knocked off the price of a SEAT Mii - which starts from just £10,555, meaning the price is reduced to just £9,055 - a bargain. So what is the Mii? It’s the first of 3 near-identical superminis that are produced by the Volkswagen Audi Group. Each has different characteristics, with the Mii being the most stylish and eye-catching of the lot, but they’re all great fun and pleasantly efficient, returning 64.2mpg.
Skoda Citigo - £1,500
The second offering from the VW group’s city-car triplets is the Skoda Citigo. It is priced as the most affordable of the lot although this is reflected in the standard equipment, but if you’re not too fussed about having an external sat-nav and so on, this is a sure bet. Right now, trade in a qualifying car and get £1,500 taken off the price of the Citigo, bringing it from £8,780 to just £7,280.
VW Up - £1,800
The third and final one of the VW group's city cars. Sharing the same platform, engine layout and bodywork as both the SEAT Mii and the Skoda Citigo is the VW Up!. The Up! Does come with a steeper price tag, at £9,320, but knock £1,800 off that to bring the starting price to £7,520. Do remember that although it can work out to be slightly more expensive to choose the Up! Over the Miii or Citigo, you do get more standard equipment, better interior fittings and, of course, a more desirable badge on the bonnet.
Peugeot 108 - £1,750
The small, pretty and affordable 108 from Peugeot was the city car that carried on the success of the much-loved 107, which sold in the hundreds of thousands in Europe. Packed with a zippy 1.0-litre petrol engine, this is a really exciting city car which weighs next to nothing. Trade in a qualifying car and get £1,750 off the list price of a brand new 108, which brings the price down from £9,120 to just £7,370.
Volkswagen Polo - £2,000
The Polo needs no introduction here, we all know that it is one of the most complete hatchbacks on the market, and it has been for some time now. It starts from just £13,855, which is only marginally more expensive than the Ford Fiesta, and it offers a very practical and agreeable package. The interior is well laid out, the boot is big for this class and the engines are nice and frugal. It is now available with a £2,000 discount bringing the starting price to just £11,855.
Toyota Aygo - £2,000
The latest Aygo from Toyota has been on sale for a couple of years now, so it’s not the newest car on this list, but it still has a lot to offer. The 1.0-litre VVTi engine is the only engine you can go for, which makes decision making easy because it’s a pretty good unit. You can expect up to 68.9 mpg when you take it easy on a motorway. With the scrappage deal available from Toyota, you can have £2,000 knocked off the starting price, which takes it from £8,995 to £6,995, which is very good value.
Ford Fiesta - £2,000
As well as being given a fresh facelift last year, the new Fiesta is already available with a hefty £2,000 discount when you trade in a qualifying vehicle. This will bring the starting price down from £13,690 to just £11,690. Remember, this is a small hatchback, not a city car, so although it is more expensive than the previous cars, it is in the class above and the standard spec shows it. You get loads of kit even on the entry-level car and you needn’t bother padding your options list too much. All engines are nice and frugal, but the 3-cylinder 1.0 litre Ecoboost is the one to go for if you drive around the city, while the 1.5 TDCi will give you 88 mpg on a motorway run...
SEAT Ibiza - £2,500
Now we’re into the serious discount territory. Trade in a qualifying car with SEAT and get £2,500 off the price of the Ibiza, which originally starts from £13,410. This brings the price down to just £10,910 for what is essentially a brand new car, as the new Ibiza has only been on sale for a short while. It’s a bit bigger now, in fact almost as big as the Leon, and it’s exclusively 5-door. The styling still remains eye-catching and the engine lineup is as solid as any other in this class.
Peugeot 208 - £2,750
Small, sporty, engaging and frighteningly economical. The 208 is a hatchback that you simply need to test drive to understand. The cockpit is driver-focussed and rewarding, with clever technology and loads of attractive design cues. What might be most appealing, though, is the huge £2,750 discount available from Peugeot for scrapping your qualifying car. This brings the starting price down from £14,630 to £11,880.
Audi A1 - £2,800
And the biggest discount of the lot comes from Audi, who are offering a massive £2,800 off the price of a brand new Audi A1, down from £15,560 to just £12,760. Not bad at all for what is realistically the most premium option in the small hatchback market. With the Audi A1 you get a beautiful and sumptuous interior which is leagues ahead of anything else in this class. For those with finer tastes, there really is no better option and with this scrappage deal this might be the most accessible Audi of all time...