My Garage
New hero

New Kia Scrappage Scheme £3,000 Savings for 2018

By Stephen Turvil | October 15, 2018


Why not leave a comment?

See all | Add a comment

Kia Picanto, Stonic and Niro overview as Kia’s Scrappage Scheme slashes prices by £2,000 to £3,000 for autumn 2018

New Kia Scrappage Scheme £3,000 Savings for 2018

Kia Scrappage Scheme explained

New Kia Picanto, Stonic and Niro prices have been cut by up to £3,000 via the Kia Scrappage Scheme until December 31st 2018. To qualify, simply part exchange a car or van of any make registered on, or before, December 30th 2011. Further ensure it is in good working order, taxed, and that you have owned it at least 3 months.

Kia Picanto: £2,000 saving

New Kia Scrappage Scheme £3,000 Savings for 2018 Image 2

The Picanto is a small, city class, hatchback so its job is to excel in busy, vibrant, cities where space it at a premium. Strengths that ensure it succeeds include the rear camera that incorporates guidance lines, parking sensors, and excellent visibility that enable you to park with confidence in tight spaces.

This city car has further strengths that ensure it suits its habitat. Low fuel consumption to minimise running costs, for example. It therefore averages up to 56.5mpg. Kia’s 7 year warranty further cuts expenditure. The youthful look, cosy cabin and unpretentious vibe also enhance its appeal. Summary traits include:

  • Petrol: 1.0-litre 66bhp, 1.25-litre 83bhp, 1.0-litre 99bhp 
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic 
  • Trims: 1, 2, 3, X-Line, X-Line S, GT-Line, GT-Line S 
  • Starting price: £9,720 

Kia Stonic: £2,500 saving

New Kia Scrappage Scheme £3,000 Savings for 2018 Image 4

The Kia Stonic is a compact, crossover class, vehicle so its purpose is to be small enough to park easily in town yet have the muscular, off-road, look of a sports-utility vehicle. Expect, therefore, prominent skid plates, striking plastic wheel arch trim and imposing height. Twin-tone paint further optimises its styling.

The Stonic has plenty of equipment to complement its look. It brakes automatically if you fail to react to a hazard, for starters. Furthermore, the 352-litre boot, adjustable boot floor, and roof rails that support 70 kg ensure there is room for any sports equipment, pets and holiday luggage. The summary traits are:

  • Petrol: 1.4-litre 98bhp, 1.0-litre 118bhp 
  • Diesel: 1.6-litre 108bhp 
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual 
  • Trims: 2, First Edition 
  • Starting price: £16,540 

Kia Niro: £3,000 saving

New Kia Scrappage Scheme £3,000 Savings for 2018 Image 3

The Niro is a medium size, hybrid powered, crossover so its job is to minimise your impact on the environment. Power comes via its petrol engine and electric motor. The latter – that produces no pollution at all – propels the vehicle single handed when possible but the engine contributes if, for example, more power is required.

Further innovations to maximise efficiency include the active air flap by the front grille. When, therefore, it does not have to be open to cool the engine it closes to optimise aerodynamic efficiency. Low rolling resistance tyres contribute further. The result is 76.3 mpg and emissions of 86g/km. Summary traits include:

  • Hybrid: 1.6-litre petrol and electric motor (139bhp) 
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic 
  • Trims: 2, 3, 4 
  • Starting price: £23,490 

Related Articles

What is ‘fair wear and tear’ on a lease car’s tyres?
Lease car tyres: there may be a penalty charge if you return a car with poor tyres. The supplier will inspect its tread depth, wear pattern,...
Nov 23, 2022
Millions of road users face higher road tax after latest budget
The changes were announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and will take effect from April 2025
Nov 22, 2022
Audi launches new Q8 e-tron in the UK and it’s the first model to hold the new badge
The Q8 e-tron looks set to achieve big things but many aren’t convinced with the new logo
Nov 22, 2022
Report finds that reducing speed limits to 20mph has virtually no impact on road safety
Research from two universities reveals that the over-the-top speed limits have almost no benefits
Nov 22, 2022