Motability Car News For Quarter 2 2022
Vehicle availability will continue to be an issue for Motability customers during April, May and June 2022. Car industry bosses have been warning for a while that the impact of Covid-19, Brexit and the worldwide semiconductor (or ‘chip') shortage will affect new car production until at least the end of 2022.more
Russia's invasion of Ukraine towards the end of February has piled even more pressure on some car manufacturers as they are forced to try and find new suppliers for the wiring harnesses that the country specialises in.
Another factor to consider is the Governments decision in December 2021 to change the grant scheme for brand new electric cars. Lowering the eligibility cap from £35,000 MRRP to £32,000 and reducing the support from £2500 to £1500 has impacted the Motability Advance Payment prices for electric vehicles (EVs).
Your local Motability Specialist will be able to advise you on what’s currently available. If you want your next Motability vehicle quickly you may have to be flexible and choose a colour or trim level that's not your first choice. The alternative could be a long wait for the delivery of your new vehicle.
Motability Scheme Highlights For Quarter 2 2022
New models that were added to the Motability Scheme car list on 1 April 2022 included the new Dacia Sandero Stepway, the new Kia Sportage, the new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate and the new Volkswagen Polo.
Cars from Citroen, Mini and Mazda have also made a welcome return to the Motability Scheme car list but BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo have not made a comeback.
April - The Kia Sportage and Citroen C5 Aircross were briefly removed from the Motability Scheme on 8 April, but came back on 14 April. Many Vauxhall Grandland models have been taken off. On 15 April the popular Kia Niro '2' trim level was also removed (just a fortnight after being reintroduced).
On 22 April Ford removed the Fiesta range and Mini pulled the 5 and 3 door versions of their cars. On the plus side, the electric Renault Zoe was reintroduced, priced at £0 Advance Payment. On 29 April the updated Volkswagen T-Roc range was added back on, priced from £1599.
May - Renault added the revised Clio and Captur range to the scheme, while MG reintroduced their petrol-powered models (the MG HS, MG ZS and MG3). Vauxhall also added seven extra Grandland trims. On 4 May, Honda removed the HR-V and Jazz range from the scheme list. Toyota have also pulled the Yaris hatchback.
On 12 May Kia removed their Stonic, Rio and Soul models, while Citroen pulled the e-Berlingo MPV. The Kia Sportage came off the car list on 24 May as Kia suspended certain Sportage orders 'due to extended lead times and ongoing production constraints'. The electric MG ZS EV and Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid were also removed. Citroen added the new C5 X for the first time.
Ford removed the EcoSport on 25 May (production is due to end soon). On 26 May the Kia Niro Hybrid dropped off (there's an all-new model due later this year).
Popular Motability Car Deals For Quarter 2 2022
We put this guide together at the start of April 2022. Remember vehicles can be added and removed by car manufacturers at any point during the quarter.
ABARTH – There is just one Abarth 595 model available this quarter: the 595 Turismo Automatica. It has gone up in price through, from £695 to £1495. The Scorpioneoro version is no longer available.
ALFA ROMEO – The Italian manufacturer has not re-joined the Motability Scheme this quarter.
AUDI – Again there is just one model from Audi available to order in quarter 2 2022: the Audi Q2 SUV. If you want an Audi Q2 Advance Payment prices now start at £2949 (up from £2649) for the 30 TFSI Technik (which can be driven by under 25s). The Audi Q2 S Line trim is now £3249.
BMW – Unfortunately, BMW haven’t added any vehicles back onto the Motability Scheme car list this quarter.
CITROEN – The 100% electric Citroen e-C4 is still £995 Advance Payment for the range-topping e-C4 Shine Plus trim. The ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) versions of the Citroen C4 have come down in price and can be ordered from £0 Advance Payment. The Citroen C3 Aircross range now starts at £0 Advance Payment (down from £395) for the Shine trim, but it's now £995 if you want the same model with an automatic gearbox. Prices for the recently-updated Citroen C5 Aircross SUV still start at £1895 for the C5 Puretech Shine (petrol or diesel) but there’s no PHEV version available. The Berlingo MPV is now only available as an EV, with the 7 seat Feel XL automatic good value at £1595 (up £100). The Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer can’t be ordered anymore (production of this model has ended), while the 8 or 9 seat electric Citroen e-Space Tourer electric is now available from £4995 (down from £5895).
DACIA – The new Dacia Sandero hasn’t been added this quarter, and there’s still no sign of the all-new 7 seat Dacia Jogger (which will probably be the bast value 7-seater on the scheme when it eventually arrives). The new Dacia Duster range is still priced from £795 Advance Payment this month, and they’ve also introduced the new Sandero Stepway range, with prices starting from £495. That’s for the Bi-fuel version, which has an engine that can run on petrol and LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas)
DS AUTOMOBILES – One of the new models added last quarter was the all-new DS 4, which now starts at £2499 for the performance Line trim (down from £2995). The DS 3 Crossback range now starts at £995 (up from £699) while electric DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE Bastille trim is still £0 Advance Payment. Rivoli and Performance Line trims have come down in price by £300. Unfortunately, the DS 7 hasn’t returned this month.
FIAT – Versions of the new Fiat 500 can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment this quarter, as can the Fiat 500 Electric. It's £0 Advance Payment for both the electric Fiat 500 Action and for the new special edition Red trim. The Fiat 500X Urban Club is a new model, priced at £999.
FORD – There are just 12 versions of the recently updated Ford Fiesta available to order this quarter (down from 60), and prices start at £195 for the 5 door EcoBoost St Line and Titanium Vignale. Choose a Fiesta with the optional 'Vignale' pack and it includes smarter 17 or 18-inch wheels, ‘Sensico’ faux leather upholstery and upgraded cabin trim. EcoSport prices are the same as Q4 2021. The Ford Puma range is back and now starts from £695 for the Titanium trim, with automatic versions starting at £1395 (up from £945). The Puma ST-Line Vignale range - which boasts great comfort features like a heated steering wheel and driver and passenger heated and massage seats - is now £1145, up from £645. Advance Payment prices for the Ford Kuga SUV range look unchanged, with the range starting at £3245. Plug-in Hybrid versions of the Kuga now start at £5445. Ford Focus, Galaxy, S-Max and Tourneo Custom models are not currently available to order.
HONDA – Honda’s smart new HR-V now starts at £2999, up £1000 versus the previous quarter. Thankfully, Honda Jazz prices are largely unchanged, except for entry SE automatic trim, which is now available for £0 Advance Payment (down from £399). The higher-spec SR is £699. The electric Honda E – which at one time could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment – is now £5999 for the Advance Trim! The Honda Civic and CR-V can’t be ordered.
HYUNDAI – The popular Hyundai Tucson SUV range has increased in price this month, starting at £1349 for the SE Connect (up from £999). The Tucson PHEV now begins at £5099. The electric Hyundai Kona can be ordered with nothing to pay upfront (the SE Connect trim is £0 Advance Payment) or go for the Premium trim from £399 (was £199). The top-spec Ultimate (with an improved range of up to 300 miles) is now £1299 (up from £1099). The Kona with the MHEV mild-hybrid petrol engine starts at £0 Advance Payment, while the Kona Hybrid range begins at £999. The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid range still starts at £0 Advance Payment, with the full electric version of the IONIQ unchanged at £199 for the Premium automatic. Hyundai Bayon prices are unchanged, with the SE Connect automatic still available with £0 Advance Payment. Hyundai i10 and i20 models can also be leased with nothing to pay upfront (some i10 models cost less than the full Mobility Allowance). The i20 N Line automatic is £699 Advance Payment.
In April Kia added the all-new 2022 Sportage to the Motability Scheme list, priced from £1249 Advance Payment.
JEEP – Jeep cars were not available to order for the first few days of April, but the firm later added a few Renegade models priced from £2595.
KIA – The big news from Kia this month is the introduction for the first time of the all-new Sportage, priced from £1249. The Kia Niro self-charging hybrid now starts at £499 thanks to the reintroduction of the popular Niro ‘2’. There’s no Kia Niro PHEV plug-in or e-Niro this quarter, but you can order the electric Kia Soul EV Maxx with £1999 Advance Payment. The Kia Stonic and Xceed ranges both now start at £249 Advance Payment (up from £0), while recently updated new Kia Ceed 2 Sportwagon estate is now £449 Advance Payment (up from £99).
MG MOTORS - The old MG ZS EV was replaced by an improved version at the start of the year. The new 2022 MG ZS EV has an improved electric driving range, new trim names and a smart new look, and prices now start £0 Advance payment following the introduction of the 51kWh versions. Hopefully the longer range 72kWh models will be added back on soon. There’s just one version of the MG5 EV electric estate long range currently available, priced at £2499 (down from £2749). The petrol-powered MG ZS, MG HS and MG3 are not currently available to order.
MAZDA – After a brief hiatus Mazda cars are back on the Motability Scheme list. There’s just one model though - the Mazda CX-30 SUV - and prices start at £1199 Advance Payment. The electric Mazda MX-30, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda2 and Mazda3 are not currently available to order.
MERCEDES BENZ – There are no models available from Mercedes-Benz this quarter. The German manufacturer removed all cars from the Motability Scheme in 2021 due to the long waiting times for their vehicles.
MINI – Mini are also back this month after pulling all their vehicles from the Motability Scheme in February. Prices for the new Mini Electric have gone up though, with the range starting at £1499 Advance Payment (up from £249) for Mini Electric ‘Level 1’. The ‘Level 2’ trim is now £1999 (was £1249) and the top-spec ‘Level 3’ is now £2499 (was £2249). Prices have increased on the rest of the Mini range as well. 3 door and 5 door Mini models now start at £1499 (up around £1000. Mini Countyman models are also more expensive this month, with the range now starting at £2999 (up from £1999). The Mini Convertible is no longer available.
NISSAN – There are 6 Nissan Qashqai models available to order this month, priced from £1299 Motability Advance Payment for the Acenta Premium trim (down from £1499 last quarter). Juke models now start at £299 for the N-Connecta manual, or it's £899 for the automatic. Prices haven’t changed for the entry level electric 5 door Leaf - which starts at £0 Advance Payment - but a few more trims have been added. The longer-range E+ models start at £1999.
PEUGEOT – This quarter electric versions of the Peugeot 2008 SUV can be ordered with a £999 Advance Payment, a welcome reduction of £100. Petrol and diesel versions of the 2008 have also come down in price, with the entry-level Active Premium now £799 (was £1349). The electric e-208 range now begins at £1399, up from £799. The Peugeot 3008 SUV range now starts at £1999 (down from £2149) for the Active Premium, while the larger 7-seat 5008 range starts at £3599 Advance Payment. The 8 seat Peugeot Traveller and the smaller electric e-Rifter MPV's have not returned.
RENAULT - There’s just one model from the French carmaker at the start of this quarter. Advance Payment prices for the new Renault Arkana now start at £1995 (up from £1495). Hopefully Clio, Captur and electric ZOE models will be added at a later date.
SEAT – Models from the SEAT Ateca SUV range have increased again, with the FR trim now available to order from £2749 (up from £2499). SEAT Leon hatchback and estate models are also more expensive, starting at £2899. The popular PHEV versions of the Leon haven’t returned this quarter, and neither has the practical 7 seat Tarraco SUV. On the plus side, the smaller SEAT Arona now starts at £499 Advance Payment, down from £799. The SEAT Arona 1.0 TSi FR DSG automatic at £749 looks decent value, reduced from £1399 last quarter.
SKODA – There’s just 2 models available from Skoda at the start of quarter 2. The Skoda KAMIQ SUV range now starts at £495, with the special edition KAMIQ Monte Carlo – which gets 18 inch black alloys, ‘Amundsen’ satellite navigation, virtual cockpit and a panoramic glass roof – still £1095 Advance Payment. The larger Skoda KAROQ and KODIAQ SUVs still aren’t available to order. The Scala range now starts at £1645 (was £1345). Octavia, Superb and Fabia models cannot currently be ordered.
This year Vauxhall have added the new 2022 Astra to the Motability Scheme car list, priced from £249 Advance Payment.
SSANGYONG – SsangYong models have been on the scheme, then off, then on again over the past few weeks. Anyway, they're back now and the Tivoli can be ordered with £499 Advance Payment, while the larger Korando currently starts at £1249 (the same as last quarter).
SUZUKI – The Suzuki Vitara SUV is now priced from £499 Advance Payment for the SZ-T Mild Hybrid (was £999) and £999 for the recently released full Hybrid AGS automatic version. Both Suzuki Swace Hybrid estate models – the SZ-T automatic and SZ5 automatic – remain £499 and £999 respectively. You can order the Suzuki Swift SZ5 hatchback with nothing to pay upfront, but the larger Suzuki S-Cross isn't available to order.
TOYOTA – Toyota C-HR prices have increased this month. The range now starts at £2095 Motability Advance Payment (up from £695 last quarter) for the ICON Hybrid automatic. The incredibly popular Toyota Corolla has also gone up in price, with the Corolla ICON trim in hatchback guise up £200 to £495 Advance Payment. The Touring Sport estate version is now £895 (vs £645 Advance Payment last quarter). Yaris Hybrid 5 door range still begins at £0 Advance Payment, but higher-spec models have increased a little.
VAUXHALL – Prices for the new 2022 Vauxhall Astra – introduced part way through the 1st quarter – have fallen, with prices now starting from £249 (down from £499). The Sports Tourer estate version has also been added this quarter, and the GS Line 130PS automatic looks good value at £949 Advance Payment. It's not on the official Motability Scheme list yet, but should be soon as it features in the Vauxhall Motability brochure. Prices have increased for the electric 9 seat Vivaro-e Life MPV, which can now be ordered with £1999 Advance Payment (was £1099). The 8 seat Elite trim is £3799. The Vauxhall Mokka is still amazing value this month, with petrol versions starting at £249, or it’s £449 for the Ultimate trim with an automatic gearbox. The electric Mokka-e is even better value, with nothing to pay upfront for Mokka-e Ultimate (was £199), which gets a panoramic rear-view camera and heated leather-trimmed seats. That’s probably one of the best Motability offers this quarter. The electric Vauxhall Corsa-e Elite Premium can still be ordered with £0 upfront and comes with the Vauxhall rear view camera pack and heated front seats. Unfortunately, prices for the Vauxhall Grandland have increased, with models now starting at £1499. Vauxhall Crossland prices have also increased.
VOLKSWAGEN – The big news from Volkswagen this quarter is the introduction of the new Polo 5 door hatchback, priced from £449 Advance Payment. The 7 seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace SUV is still available and starts from £3249 Advance Payment, but the smaller 5 seat Tiguan still hasn’t returned. The Volkswagen Golf estate range now starts from £3249 (up from £3099), and only the entry level Life trims can be ordered. There's no 5 door hatchback available. Volkswagen T-Cross prices have improved, with the range now starting from £599 for the 1.0 TSi SE version (down from £1199). The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life can’t currently be ordered, and electric Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 haven’t returned either.
VOLVO – The Volvo XC40 range was removed from the Motability Scheme part of the way through quarter 4 2021, and unfortunately it hasn’t been reintroduced in April 2022.
New Motability Car Price Guides For April 2022
Here you'll find a selection of the printable PDF Motability price guides that vehicle manufacturers published at the start of quarter 2 2022.
When Do Motability Change Their Prices?
The Motability car price list is updated every three months and it includes a 'Price Guarantee', which means the Advance Payment price of the car at the time you place your order is the price you'll pay to the dealer, even if it goes up before your handover date.
The new Advance Payment prices for Motability cars are released on:
- 1st January
- 1st April
- 1st July
- 1st October
It normally takes the car manufacturers and their dealers a few days to update the new Motability prices on their own websites.
Book An Appointment With Your Local Motability Specialist
At this time booking an appointment is essential to help everyone maintain social distancing and hygiene measures so dealerships can provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for all customers and employees.
If you want to visit a car showroom you will need to make an appointment with a Motability Specialist so that they can plan your visit and spend the right amount of time with you to make sure you choose the right vehicle.
It's possible you'll see some mistakes being made by team members or other customers, but please don't start recording videos or taking photos to upload to social media. Speak to a member of the management team or perhaps the dealership owner about your concerns first. This 'new normal' is new for everyone and it may take some people a little more time than others to get absolutely everything right.
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