Volkswagen Ireland renews EcoGrant offer

2019 Volkswagen e-Golf Executive Edition. (Picture: Paddy McGrath)

Volkswagen Ireland are encouraging the uptake of the latest generation, lower-emission new cars, hand-in-hand with the removal, of older, Euro 1-4* emissions standard vehicles from the Irish car parc, by relaunching their attractive EcoGrant offer.

Owners of any petrol or diesel vehicle that complies with pre-Euro 5 emissions legislation qualify for the EcoGrant offer**. They are able to trade-in the vehicle to benefit from incentives – ranging from €1,000 to €5,000 – against a variety of Volkswagen models.

The trade-in vehicle needs to have been owned by the customer for at least six months. Volkswagen has set up a special website – where you can find out if your current vehicle qualifies.

All new Volkswagen petrol and diesel vehicles meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, currently the most stringent yet.

There is a huge choice of models to choose from under the EcoGrant offer, starting from entry-level cars such as the up! or Polo, to traditional favourites such as the Golf and Touran and the new T-Roc, right up to larger models such as the Tiguan, Arteon, Sharan and even the new Touareg.

The EcoGrant offer is also available on the e-Golf and e-Golf Executive Edition.

To find out more, log on to or contact your local Volkswagen retailer.

Summary of offers on Euro 6 petrol and diesel models: Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Model EcoGrant
Up! €1,000
Polo €1,750
Golf €3,000
T-Roc €2,000
e-Golf /e-Golf Executive Edition €4,000
Tiguan €3,500
Tiguan Allspace €3,500
Touran €4,000
Passat €4,000
Arteon €4,500
Touareg €5,000
Sharan €5,000

Euro emissions standard

The ‘Euro 1’ standard was introduced in 1992 to help reduce vehicle emissions. Progressively more stringent Euro standards have been implemented since then – helping to lower emissions still further – with Euro 5 being introduced in 2009/2010.

‘Euro 6’, the standard that all new petrol and diesel cars must meet, is currently the toughest yet.

** Further offer details

  • Incentive applies only to any petrol or diesel vehicle (any make/model) with pre-Euro 5 emissions standards
  • Traded-in vehicles must have been registered in owner’s name for at least six months
  • Trade-in vehicles will be scrapped
  • Applied to orders between 1st January 2019 and 28th February 2019, to be registered by 31st March 2019
  • Terms and conditions apply, please see for details