Scrapping of plug-in grant makes sense

It was long signalled, but now it’s finally happened; the government has ended the plug-in car grant via which it subsidised the purchase of new electric vehicles. Of course, by the end of its life, the plug-in grant was not what it had been. Initially set at a generous £5,000 when it was introduced in […]

The Life of your Car

There were 38.7 million cars registered in the UK at the end of 2019, with an average age of 8.3 years, which is creeping steadily upwards with the recent dive in new car sales. Petrol cars are, on average, 9.1 years old, while diesel is considerably younger at 7.3 years old. By contrast, the average […]

Mazda expands trade-in scrappage scheme

Mazda customers can now save up to £4,000 off any brand new Mazda when they trade in their previous car under the Mazda Scrappage Scheme Upgrade Plan. Available to new cars registered by 31 March 2020, the scheme offers customers the chance to exchange any petrol or diesel car registered before 31 December 2011 for […]

Citroën UK introduces £5,000 “Swappage” scheme

Citroën UK has introduced a new Swappage Scheme – effective for the remainder of 2019 – across some of its most popular models. Customers who have owned a car or van – of any make and model – for more than 90 days, which was first registered before 1 January 2013, can trade it in and receive a Swappage discount of £5,000 (including VAT) off a new, lower emissions C3 Aircross Compact SUV, C5 Aircross SUV or C4 Cactus Hatch.

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