Fiat is the latest car maker to launch a wide-ranging scrappage scheme. It incentivises owners of older pre-2010 cars to scrap their machines in exchange for healthy cash savings of up to £5,300 off a new Fiat, Jeep or Alfa Romeo. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) scheme isn't restricted to old diesel cars, either: pre-2010 petrol cars are included.
The headline offer is a £5,300 scrappage saving off the Alfa Romeo Giulietta: all variants except the entry-level version are included. Similarly, every MiTo up from base has a £2,500 saving. If you want a slightly more contemporary Alfa, fear not: the Giulia has a £3,250 scrappage bonus saving, on all versions except entry-level and range-topping Quadrifoglio models.
Over at Fiat, the 500 Pop has up to a £2,125 scrappage saving, the 500X range offers £2,500 off and the budget Panda has £2,000 off. Surprisingly, the cool Fiat Spider 124 roadster also has a healthy £3,000 off, perhaps to compensate for the weather as we head into autumn.
For Jeep, its scrappage offer is focused on the Renegade: all models have £3,500 off. And for Abarth, it's up to £3,000 off the Spider and £1,095 off all Abarth 595 hot hatches. Explaining the offer, FCA UK MD Ashley Andrew said: "We plan to take the worst polluting cars off the road while giving our customers the benefit of driving cars with lower emissions and improved fuel economy."
Unlike other brands' offers, though, the Fiat scrappage scheme can not be combined with any other retail offers: cars have to be registered before the end of the year and the scrappage bonus itself runs until 31 September 2017.