The efficiency benefits of the latest Audi EU6 engine technology will be available in the UK to drivers of older diesel models registered before 2010 at preferential rates as part of the Audi UK scrappage incentive. Effective immediately, the incentive has been designed to accelerate the proliferation of the latest engine combustion and filtration technologies in the context of the industry-wide pursuit of sustainable emission reductions. Under the terms of the Audi programme all qualifying vehicles will be permanently taken off the road and scrapped.
When trading in for a new EU6 TFSI petrol, TDI diesel or e-tron plug-in hybrid Audi model customers will receive an exclusive scrappage contribution towards the purchase price of between £2,000 and £8,000 allocated on a sliding scale based on the model category. This replaces any part-exchange value for the vehicle being traded in and is not available in conjunction with any other offers.
Owners of all diesel-powered passenger cars that comply with EU1 to EU4 emissions legislation and were registered up to and including 31st December 2009 will be able to take advantage of the scrappage incentive. The offer is conditional upon the new model being purchased in the same name as the car being scrapped, and on the owner having been the registered keeper of that car for at least six months.
The majority of new Audi models can be exchanged on this new-for-old basis, with the exception of Q7 TDI, A8, R8 and RS models. When compared to existing retail offers, the scrappage incentive equates to an additional contribution of £2,500 on average. In most cases, this support will be higher than the current value of the vehicle being traded in. Inclusive of the £2,500 OLEV grant also separately available on the A3 Sportback e-tron, the total contribution for this particular model rises to £7,500.
The Audi UK scrappage incentive contributions will be redeemable for orders taken up to and including December 31, 2017 for deliveries made by no later than March 31, 2018. Customers can fund their purchases using a finance agreement if preferred, but the offer cannot be combined with any specific supported Audi Finance promotional rate. The incentive contributions will be applied automatically when qualifying cars are exchanged without the need for customers to make separate applications.
Customers taking advantage of the incentive can have their pick of a wide range of efficiency-focused Audi TFSI and TDI models capable of returning as much as 70.6mpg combined with CO2 emissions from just 97g/km in the NEDC cycle. The petrol-electric hybrid A3 Sportback e-tron and diesel-electric hybrid Q7 e-tron models are notable as particularly attractive efficiency champions with the capability to travel for up to 820 miles without recharging or refuelling, and for up to 34 miles under purely electric power with zero local emissions (Q7 e-tron).
For further information on the incentive, customers can visit www.audi.co.uk/scrappage-incentive. The Vehicle Certification Agency website can also be used to check eligibility: http://carfueldata.direct.gov.uk/.