MAZDA today became the latest manufacturer to launch a scrappage scheme.
It offers owners of cars registered before December 31, 2009 the opportunity to benefit from savings of up to £5,000 on any new sub-130g/km car from its range.
Starting immediately and applicable to cars registered by December 31, 2017, the scheme gives consumers the chance to part-exchange their pre-2010 petrol or diesel models for a wide range of sub-130g/km new Mazda vehicles powered by the manufacturer’s SKYACTIV-G petrol and SKYACTIV-D diesel engines.
Mazda’s offer not only gives motorists the chance to drive away in a new Mazda, but thanks to the pledge that all vehicles part-exchanged will be scrapped, it also highlights the manufacturer’s commitment to the environment and the lowering of CO2 emissions.
This dedication to the continued improvement in vehicle efficiency also sits at the heart of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology.
As an example of the CO2 reductions that can be achieved by this scheme, a 2009 1.6-litre petrol 105ps Mazda3 produces 149g/km, and today a 120ps 2.0 SKYACTIV-G petrol Mazda3 emits just 119g/km.
Mazda UK sales director Peter Allibon said: ‘As a responsible manufacturer, we are committed to lowering emissions and are proud of our efficient SKYACTIV technology.
‘This scheme is a great opportunity for motorists to upgrade to a cleaner car and enjoy the driver involvement, quality and style of a new Mazda. Not specific to diesel engines, this scheme is designed to incentivise dirtier, older cars of all engine types off the road.’
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