Volkswagen Ireland have announced a new diesel scrappage scheme worth up to €6,500.
The deal is open to owners of any make of diesel with pre-Euro 5 emissions standards (before 2009/2010) and is available from next Friday, September 8 until the end of the year.
The trade-in vehicle needs to have been owned by the customer for at least six months.
It covers most new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in the German giant’s stable, which includes the Audi, Seat and Skoda brands.
The deal aims to rid roads of the most polluting vehicles, but is also designed to boost sales.
VW’s incentive includes €1,000 off a new Up!, €3,000 off a Golf and €5,000 off a Sharan. The biggest discount is on a hybrid Audi Q7 e-tron – worth €6,500.
Lars Himmer, CEO of Volkswagen Group Ireland, said: “The EcoGrant offers customers of older diesel vehicles the opportunity to change into one of our new, lower emission models across our range, including models from Audi, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen.
“Not only will this appeal to customers of one of our Euro 6 petrol and diesel cars. There are additional incentives for our range of plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles too.
“In the case of the new Volkswagen eGolf with 300km range, when you combine this offer with the existing government VRT rebate and SEAI grants for electric vehicles, there is a total of €14,000 off the full price of the car. And in the case of the Audi A3 e-tron there is a total of €12,000 off the full price of the car. But what is particularly significant about EcoGrant is that we are actually going to take the qualifying vehicles off the road, with a Certificate of Destruction required to avail of the EcoGrant.”
All details of these offers, including additional financing offers are available from the Volkswagen Group Retailer Network, or in the coming week on the individual Group brand websites – with orders possible from September 8.