Audi announces scrappage extension

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Following on from Volkswagen’s announcement that it will extend its scrappage allowance scheme until March 2018, sister brand Audi has made a similar extension to its programme.

There have been no changes to the allowances offered on each model, with between £2,000 (Q2 models) and £8,000 (Q7 e-tron) on offer. As with Volkswagen’s offer, only diesel part-exchange vehicles are eligible for the allowance, as part of the Volkswagen Group’s ongoing charade of pretending to atone for its Dieselgate disgrace.

As before, some models are excluded from the offer. Q7 diesel, A8, R8 and all RS models are not being offered with a scrappage allowance. Other models may only have limited availability, like the A7 Sportback which has ended production ahead of the arrival of the all-new model (which is not included in the offer)

The complete list of models available and the allowance on each is shown below:

ModelScrappage allowance
A1£2,800
Q2£2,000
A3£4,000
A3 e-tron*£5,000
Q3£4,000
A4£6,000
A5£6,000
Q5£4,000
A6£7,000
A7 sportback£7,000
TT£4,000
Q7 e-tron*£8,000

 

The Car Expert checks the fine print

  • This offer is a part-exchange allowance, for selected used cars part-exchanged against selected new cars.
  • Your current car can be from any brand, but must be a diesel-engined car built to Euro 4 emissions standard or earlier. This will definitely be cars registered before 31 December 2009, although some cars had Euro 5 specification engines earlier than this.
  • You must be the owner of the part-exchange vehicle and the buyer of the new car (same name and registered address).
  • You must have owned the old car for at least six months, to stop people buying an old banger for £200 and then getting a £4,000 part-exchange allowance for it.
  • The scrappage price is fixed for any car part-exchanged as part of the scheme, not an allowance on top of the car’s value. You are effectively getting nothing for your car, but a discount on the new car (although it won’t be written that way on the contract).
  • You must order your new car by 2 April 2018 and take delivery by 30 June 2018.
  • This offer cannot be used on top of any other offers from the dealer/manufacturer/finance company, but can be used on top of the government plug-in car grant for relevant models (A3 e-tron and Q7 e-tron).
  • The offer is not dependent on you taking any finance package or other products.
Stuart Masson
Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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