Motability Scheme Highlights For Quarter 1 2020
New cars added to the Motability Scheme in January 2020 include the Audi A4, the Audi A1 Citycarver, the new MG HS SUV and the SsangYong Korando.
Cars that have been dropped from the Motability Scheme this month include the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Ford C-Max, the Mazda CX-3, the Mercedes Benz C Class, the Skoda CITYGO, the Peugeot 2008, the Vauxhall Mokka and Kia Optima. The BMW 2 Series 225xe PHEV Active Tourer Sport plug-in hybrid has also been taken off the scheme.
Motability Car News For Quarter 1
The biggest change for Audi this quarter is the addition of the A4 Saloon, with the Black Edition priced from £2999. The Audi A1 Citycarver has also joined the scheme. It’s a more rugged, off-road inspired version of the popular A1 5 door hatchback with a slightly higher ride height. It can be ordered with £0 Advance Payment.
BMW have increased the price of some X1 and X2 models by £250, but they have dropped the price of the standard i3 by £250, which you can now order for £1749. Diesel versions of the all-new BMW 1 Series have been added for the first time. The BMW 2 Series 218i SE Active Tourer stays at £99 Advance Payment in quarter 1, with the 7-seat version also £499 Advance Payment.
The Advance Payment prices for the popular C5 Aircross SUV have gone up a little in quarter 1, with the well-spec’d Citroen C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech Flair now £245 Advance Payment (was £95). The diesel version of the same car is £195. The Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer starts from £845 Advance Payment
The new DS3 Crossback can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, with the 1.5 BlueHDi Elegance diesel joining the 1.2 PureTech Performance Line petrol at this price point. The new DS3 Crossback E-TENSE electric is still there, priced from £1999. Prices for the DS7 Crossback range haven’t changed much, with the DS7 Crossback Elegance £1999 with a petrol or diesel engine.
The all-new Ford Puma – added part of the way through the last quarter – is still available, with a lower priced ST-Line trim added at £395 Advance Payment. The impressive Ford Focus Active X 1.5 Ecoblue automatic – the SUV inspired version of the Ford Focus – is £495 Advance Payment this quarter. Only ‘stock’ models of the Kuga SUV are available at present, with the range starting at £95 Advance Payment. The Kuga Titanium Edition automatic looks good value at £545. There’s a new Kuga due to be released in around a months’ time.
There's been a huge drop in the price of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric, down from £1749 to £749 Motability Advance Payment. Four versions of the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid can be ordered for less than £450 Advance Payment, with the Premium and SE Connect trims both now available with £0 Advance Payment. Prices for the popular N-Line versions of the Hyundai Tucson have increased a little, with the standard petrol version up from £999 to £1249.
The Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition looks good value this quarter, and the Advance Payment has dropped from £295 to £95. There’s an automatic version available for £745. The larger and more refined Jeep Compass also has a Night Eagle special edition trim available, and the price has also fallen from £999 Advance Payment to £695 for the Night Eagle MultiAir 140 2WD.
The entry-level Kia Sportage SUV is still priced at £0 Advance Payment, with the better spec’d Sportage ‘2’ – which gets extras like heated seats, a reverse parking camera and satellite navigation - now £199. The Kia Niro self-charging hybrid (the number 1 trending car on MotaClarity last quarter) is still priced from £0 Advance Payment, while the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid goes up £300 to £999 Advance Payment. Some Kia XCeed trims have dropped in price. The Kia XCeed 3, which was £399 Advance Payment last quarter, is now £0 Advance Payment while the top-spec First Edition, which was £1399, is now £699.
The new MG HS has been added to the scheme, and we think the Excite trim with the automatic gearbox at £199 is fantastic value for money. The new HS is a large-ish crossover with satellite navigation, reversing camera, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance standard features on the Excite trim. We had hoped that MG would also add their popular MG-ZS EV Electric to the Motability Scheme this quarter, but it hasn’t happened.
Mazda have dropped the Mazda CX-3 from the scheme this quarter, but the Mazda CX-5 SUV is back on, albeit with a starting price of £1999. The pricing and availability for the all-new Mazda CX-30 looks exactly the same as when it was introduced part way through quarter 4 2019. Prices have gone up for most versions of the Mazda 3. The Mazda MX-5 convertible is still not available through the scheme, following its removal back in October.
The starting price for the Mercedes Benz A Class has gone up again. It now starts at £999 for the well spec’d A180 AMG Line 5 door. The A Class Saloon range also starts at £999 for the A200 Sport. The Mercedes Benz GLA Urban Edition is now £649 Advance Payment, or £749 for the automatic version. Remember there is an all-new version of the GLA coming in 2020.
The Mini 3 door, 5 door and Countryman are all available from £0 Advance Payment this quarter. The Mini Countryman Cooper Classic automatic stands out at £249 Advance Payment, the same as last quarter. The Mini Countryman PHEV plug-in hybrid is still at £1749 for the SE Classic ALL4 trim.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now starts from £1699 (was £3749) and has to be one of the best buys this quarter.
After 3 months of great deals, the Motability prices for the Nissan X-Trail have increased by quite a bit. The range now starts at £1499 for the 5 seat N-Connecta automatic. The recently refreshed Nissan Qashqai is still one of the best value SUV’s around. The the all-new Nissan Juke, which was only introduced a few month ago, is still available to order from £0 Advance Payment (or £499 if you want an automatic).
The all-new Peugeot 208 and the electric e-208 range are unchanged following their introduction during the last quarter. Prices look very similar for the Peugeot 3008 SUV range, while some 7 Seat 5008 models have gone up by £100.
The all-new Renault Clio was another new car added to the Motability Scheme during the last quarter and again prices haven’t changed, with 10 out of the 13 models still available to order with £0 Advance Payment. Pricing for the Renault Koleos SUV range looks unchanged, and it’s the same for the 7-seat Renault Grand Scenic, which can be ordered from just £595 Advance Payment.
Most SEAT Tarraco models have gone up in price, with the exception of the standard SE trim which is remains £499 Advance Payment. The Tarraco Xcellence trim – which adds bigger alloy wheels, Alcantara sports seats, satellite navigation and park assist – is now £800 more. The top of the range SEAT Leon Sports Tourer FR 150 Black Edition automatic looks great value at £249 Advance Payment, while the SEAT Ateca 1.0 TSi SE Technology is £249, or £699 for the 1.5 TSi automatic version.
The pick of the Skoda Motability range at the moment is probably the KAROQ SUV, with the Skoda KAROQ SE 1.5 TSI DSG automatic still £395 Advance Payment. The smaller Skoda KAMIQ is another compact SUV introduced during the previous quarter, and the pricing and trims look unchanged this month. The pricing for the Skoda KODIAQ remains pretty high when compared to the SEAT Tarraco (which gets 7 seats as standard). The KODIAQ starts at £1245 this quarter, or £1545 if you want a 7 seat version.
If you’re looking for a 100% electric Motability car at the lowest possible price, the Smart EQ range is your best option this quarter. The 2 seat smart fortwo EQ is now £0 Advance Payment (was £499) and the larger 4 seat, 4 door smart forfour EQ range is £399 (down from £1249). Bear in mind there's new models coming soon though.
There’s no Toyota RAV4 this quarter, but the incredibly popular Toyota C-HR Hybrid is back, with the ICON trim (which comes with an automatic gearbox as standard) available to order with £495 Advance Payment. The 7 seat Toyota Prius+ Hybrid automatic is still available, but the price has gone up a little. The ICON trim is now £195 Advance Payment, but at £295 the EXCEL trim is better value as it gets more features as standard (including heated seats and Intelligent Park Assist).
Vauxhall have dropped the price of quite a few models, including the recently facelifted Astra, the Crossland X and the Insignia Grand Sport, with the models like the Insignia SRi VX-Line Nav 1.5T automatic reduced to £1499 (was £3599 Advance Payment last quarter). The Grandland X has also been reduced in price. One standout model for us is the Grandland X 1.2 Elite Nav automatic for £599 (down from £1049). The all-new Vauxhall Corsa and 100% electric Corsa-e (introduced last quarter) are available to order from £0 Advanced Payment.
Prices for the popular 7-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace have all gone up, with the entry model now starting at £1799 (was £1149). The 7-seat Volkswagen Touran could be alternative, with lower prices and new trim levels added this quarter. There's a new Golf due out later this year, but for now there's still a decent range of current Golf models to choose from, with the 1.5 TSi EVO GT Edition automatic at £799 Advance Payment perhaps the best available.
Volvo have dropped the Advance Payment of some of their XC40 models including the R-Design manual, which has been reduced by £200 to £799. It's £1299 for the automatic version.
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Motability Q1 2020 Manufacturer Price Guide Downloads
Most car manufacturers release a printable Motability price guide every quarter that lists all the cars, SUVs and MPVs they have available through the Motability Scheme.
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