How Mazda Scrappage Scheme works
The Mazda Scrappage Upgrade Plan cuts the cost of your new, low emission, vehicle by up to £5,000 if you trade-in an elderly vehicle by December 31st 2017. Your environmentally inefficient trade-in – that does far more harm - is then recycled as part of the company’s “commitment to the environment”, it said. To qualify:
- Pick a Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6 or Mazda CX-3
- Choose an engine, transmission and trim combination that has emissions less than 130g/km
- Trade-in a vehicle registered on/before December 31st 2009
Mazda Sales Director Peter Allibon explained: “As a responsible manufacturer we are committed to lowering emissions. This scheme is an opportunity for motorists to upgrade to a cleaner car - and enjoy the driver involvement, quality and style of a new Mazda.” It helps get “dirtier” and “older” vehicles off the road, Mr Allibon stated.
The Mazda2 1.5-litre, 90PS, Petrol SE-L Nav 5-Speed Manual is amongst the prospects. This supermini’s purpose is to be cheap to run, environmentally efficient and small enough to park easily in busy cities to meet friends. Expect, therefore, 62.8mpg (average) plus emissions of 105g/km. It is only 4,060mm long by 1,695mm wide.
Standard equipment includes: satellite navigation, touch-screen interface, cruise control, speed limiter, air-conditioning, front and rear electric windows, heated mirrors and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Cargo capacity is 280-litres. The Mazda Scrappage Upgrade Plan slashes the price of this variant by £2,500.
The Mazda3 1.5-litre, 105PS, Diesel SE-L Nav 6-Speed Manual is a larger, small family class, vehicle. Its purpose is to be spacious enough to take children to school, go on holiday, and swallow tonnes of shopping yet small enough to manoeuvre easily in busy cities. It is 4,470mm long by 1,795mm wide. The boot is 364-litres.
Furthermore, expect 74.3mpg and emissions of 99g/km. Standard equipment includes: satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, privacy glass, touch-screen, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, cruise control, speed limiter and a digital radio. The 2017 Mazda Scrappage Scheme reduces the price by £5,000.
The Mazda6 Tourer 2.2-litre, 150PS, Diesel SE-L Nav 6-Speed Manual is a large, family class, estate. Its primary purpose is to be spacious, so cargo capacity is 522-litres rising to 1,664-litres with the rear seats flat. Handy for packing a mountain bike and heading into the wilderness. The 6 is 4,805mm long by 1,840mm wide.
Despite its capacity, this lifestyle statement has low running costs and is environmentally responsible. Carbon emissions are 110g/km and it averages 67.3mpg. Equipment includes: automatic lights, front/rear parking sensors and satellite navigation. The Mazda Scrappage Upgrade slashes the price of this estate by £5,000.
The Mazda CX-3 1.5-litre, 105PS, Diesel Sport Nav AWD 6-Speed Manual is a compact, sports-utility, vehicle. Its purpose is to blend muscular off-road styling – and all-wheel-drive – with compact proportions, low running costs and environmental efficiency. The CX-3 is 4,275mm long, 1,765mm wide, it averages 60.1mpg and carbon emissions total 123g/km. The boot is 287-litres.
The Mazda Scrappage Upgrade Plan cuts the price of this fashion statement by £3,000. Standard features include: gunmetal alloy wheels, climate control, key-less entry, engine start/stop button, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, power fold exterior mirrors, shark fin antenna, touch-screen plus satellite navigation.