Toyota Scrappage Scheme

Toyota Scrappage Scheme

Toyota has launched a “scrappage” scheme which is designed to offer motorists the opportunity to trade in their older car for up to £4,000 off a cleaner, new Toyota.

The scheme covers every model in our passenger range from the Aygo to the Land Cruiser as well as our light commercial vehicle line-up, including Hilux and Proace. And of course customers can choose from our market-leading choice of petrol-electric hybrid models as well as high-efficiency non-hybrid models.

Here we try to answer the most common questions about the scheme, but your local Toyota dealer will be able to help you with specific needs and queries.


Where do I need to go if I am interested?

The scheme is only available through a franchised Toyota retailer. So just come on down to Wight Motors Toyota and ask one of our sales staff.


How long does the scheme last?

The Toyota (GB) scrappage scheme is now running until 31st March 2018.


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 so long as it is more than seven years old and you have been the registered owner of the vehicle for more than six months.


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. This table shows the maximum amount against each model.

Aygo £2,000
Yaris and Yaris Hybrid £2,500
Auris and Auris Hybrid £3,500
Verso £3,500
Rav4 and RAV4 Hybrid £3,500
C-HR and C-HR Hybrid £1,000
Avensis £3,500
Prius £2,000
GT86 £2,000
Land Cruiser £4,000
Hilux £2,000
Proace £2,000


Are there any Toyota models excluded from the offer?

While each model is available on the scheme, certain base grades are excluded (mostly because of availability). We at Wight Motors can go through this in greater detail with you.


Can I use the scheme as well as other existing Toyota offers?

You can’t use the scrappage allowance in conjunction with any other customer saving offers or finance deposit allowances, but usually the scrappage allowance will be greater. The best thing to do is speak to us 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, with everything which can possibly be recycled being 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 per cent recycling by vehicle weight.

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