Scrappage schemes come and go and, more often than not, they prove to be a hugely successful endeavour from the perspective of the buyer, the dealer and the environment. The idea is that the dealership will incentivise you to trade in your old car for a guaranteed amount of money, regardless of what your car is actually worth when buying a brand new model of the manufacturers choice.
The manufacturer benefits because it means they are able to move more stock through their dealerships. The customer benefits because it typically means they’re getting more for the vehicle they are trading in than that vehicle would get them elsewhere. And lastly, the environment wins because more often than not these scrappage schemes are to incentivise people to get into modern vehicles which are much friendlier in terms of pollutants.
It’s Mitsubishis turn now, and their scrappage scheme is specifically weighted against their Outlander PHEV. Now, the Outlander PHEV needs no introduction here. It was the best selling plug-in hybrid in the UK for the 2 years following its launch and it is still to this day is the best selling hybrid SUV in the world.
From a single charge, the Outlander PHEV is capable of returning 28 miles of electric-only driving which not only dramatically reduces your carbon footprint but also saves you money at the petrol station. Mitsubishi say that when driven correctly, the Outlander PHEV has the potential to return a staggering 138 mpg on the combined cycle, using both the petrol and electric power sources.
Of course, the Outlander PHEV is more than just a hybrid, it’s also a wonderfully well-rounded 4x4 with exceptional capabilities and a pleasantly luxurious interior big enough for 5 adults. The entry-level Verve model starts from £35,815 and includes keyless operation, DAB radio, LED running lights, hill start assist and much more.
The mid-level ‘4h’ packs the most bang for your buck, starting from £39,500 and it comes with 360-degree parking camera, leather seats, heated steering wheel, blind spot warnings and an electric tailgate. That’s the kind of equipment you can see yourself using quite often and it’s priced handsomely.
So, about the offer. The scrappage scheme from Mitsubishi is available only to retail customers and o be eligible, the car being traded in must have been registered prior to January 1st 2013. The car can be petrol or diesel but it has to have been in your name for at least 90 days prior to trade-in.
If you meet that criteria, Mitsubishi will give you a massive £4,500 off a brand new 2019 model year Outlander PHEV or £4,000 off a brand new 2020 model year Outlander PHEV. This offer started on the 18th of November 2019 and lasts up until the 27th March 2020, so you’ll need to be pretty quick to get the most out of your old car.
It is worth noting that this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other financial promotion.