Hyundai has taken more than 17,000 orders since the scheme started which works out at almost 300 orders per day.Their most popular car under the scheme is the i10, taking one in 12 of all scrappage orders placed in the UK. Supply is obviously still a concern with such demand and Hyundai UK have said that extra supplies of the car have been secured from the factory.
Hyundai’s managing director, Tony Whitehorn, said: “It’s crucial that we get the cars out to buyers as soon as possible, and not only because the customers want their nice new car. The government funds are fast running out, and we want to make sure Hyundai buyers can secure their slice of the scrappage handout before the scheme ends.”
The most popular car traded in for a new Hyundai under the scrappage scheme is now the Ford Fiesta (1,406), followed by the Nissan Micra (1,076).
The UK isn’t the only market that is doing well for Hyundai with sales in Germany up 131 per cent.
Peter Schmidt, analyst with Auto Industry Data, said due to scrappage, Germany was on target to break through the 4 million sales mark for the second time in history. The last time it sold 4 million cars was post-reunification.