A new initiative by Hyundai to get old, environmentally unfriendly diesel vehicles off the road has been welcomed by Swindon motor dealer, Pebley Beach.
The Paddington Drive-based Hyundai dealership has approved the introduction of the scrappage scheme which Hyundai announced over the August bank holiday weekend, following “industry-wide frustration” at a “lack of action by the government,” which had been expected to announce a scrappage scheme back in the Spring.
Pebley Beach claims that the Hyundai Scrappage and Emission Reduction Scheme is one of the “most generous” offered by manufacturers and could see drivers save up to £5,000 on the price of a new Hyundai. Drivers need only have owned their trade-in vehicle for 90 days – compared to the one-year qualifying period demanded by some other brands – and older petrol cars are being included in the scheme too.
The Hyundai scrappage scheme is available to owners of Euro 1 to Euro 4 rated cars – of any make and model – registered before 31 December 2009. Incentives range from between £1,500 and £1,545 towards a Hyundai i10; £2,000 to £2,110 for an i20; £2,000 for an ix20; £3,000 for an i40; £3,500 for a Tuscon; £4,000 for an i30; up to £5,000 for a Santa Fe. Additionally, the incentives offer £2,000 off the cost of the IONIQ hybrid.
Dominic Threlfall, managing director of Pebley Beach, said, “Hyundai has pledged to take older, less efficient cars off the road while making a new Hyundai even more affordable. The latest Euro 6 rated diesel engines are much cleaner and more efficient than the diesel engines that came before them.”
He added, “This scheme allows owners of older diesel and petrol vehicles to make significant savings on the cost of a new Hyundai, and a range of finance offers are available to eligible customers.”
The scrappage scheme will run until December 31 this year.
Pebley Beach recently showcased its two hydrogen-powered ix35 models at a Hydrogen Hub event at Lydiard Park.
Pictured above: Dominic Threlfall of Pebley Beach with two hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35s