Motability Car News For Quarter 4 2020
In September Motability warned that as manufacturing costs increase and the overall supply of new vehicles falls (following the forced shutdown of many car factories around the world) the Advance Payment price of many models available to order through the Motability Scheme would rise in the final quarter of 2020.
Motability Scheme Highlights For Quarter 4 2020
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV is now available to order, priced from £2899 Motability Advance Payment. MG have introduced their second EV, the new MG5 EV estate, priced from £699 Advance Payment.
Popular Motability Car Deals For Quarter 4 2020
ABARTH – The Abarth 695 70th Anniversary Edition is back, and at £0 Motability Advance Payment this small performance car is an affordable option for drivers who want a sportier take on the Fiat 500.
ALFA ROMEO – There’s no Alfa Romeo Giulia again this quarter, but there are more versions of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 5 door hatch available, which can be ordered from £595 Advance Payment. That gets you the Sprint trim, which comes with 18 inch diamond cut alloy wheels and red brake calipers, leather and alcantara sports seats, carbon style pack, a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and DAB radio plus front and rear parking sensors. As an additional bonus, it can also be driven by under 25's.
AUDI – Yet again if you want an Audi there’s only two models to choose from on Motability Scheme. The Audi A1 is available from £0 Advance Payment, with the ‘beefed’ up A1 Citycarver version now £399 (up from £299). Audi Q2 prices have come down a little, with the Q2 TFSi Technik down in price from £549 to £449. The Sport trim is £599, while the S Line trim now starts at £749 (also down £100). The Audi Q2 TSFi Black Edition has also dropped £100 and now starts at £899 (it’s also one of the better cars that drivers under 25 are allowed to drive). Bear in mind that an updated version of the Audi Q2 is coming soon. Unfortunately, the new Audi A3 wasn’t added to the Motability Scheme this quarter.
BMW - The recently released BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe now starts at £1249, up from £749 last quarter (that’s for the 218i Sport trim). BMW have removed the SE versions of the 3 Series, which means that the starting price for the BMW 3 Series is now £3499 (for the better Sport trim). That price applies to both the saloon and estate version. The German carmaker has increased the price of many of their X1 SUV models again. The X1 now starts at £2099, with the X2 up to £1849. The BMW 1 Series range now starts at £1349 Advance Payment, while the electric BMW i3S is £1499 (it looks like the standard i3 model is no longer available).
CITROEN - Motability Advance Payment prices for the popular C5 Aircross SUV now start at £395 for the C5 Puretech Feel, but it’s £1645 for the cheapest automatic model. The Plug-In hybrid version of the C5 Aircross is back after it was removed last quarter, priced at £3749 Advance Payment. The seven seat Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer has gone up again, with the range now starting at £1995, and the large 8 seat Space Tourer now starts at £4695 (up from £3995). Prices for the 5 and 7 seat Berlingo range have also increased. The Citroen C3 Aircross range starts at £0 Advance Payment, and there’s a new special ‘Rip Curl’ edition of the small SUV that we think looks great at £395 Advance Payment.
DACIA - The cheapest Motability car on the scheme is still the Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCE Access 5 door, which can currently be ordered with £0 Advance Payment and £48.25 weekly rental. By choosing this model you would currently get around £14 of your Mobility Allowance back every week.
DS AUTOMOBILES - The DS3 Crossback now starts at £799 Advance Payment for the 1.2 PureTech Performance Line, up from £0 last quarter. Most of the other DS3 Crossback models have also gone up in price, while the larger DS7 has been removed completely from the scheme. The DS3 Crossback E-TENSE electric is still £1999.
FIAT – Fiat prices remain pretty competitive this quarter, with versions of the recently updated 500 and 500c plus the larger 500L and the rugged 500X all available to order with £0 Motability Advance Payment. The Fiat 500 Lounge automatic is £0, or £395 if you’d prefer the automatic version. The Fiat 500X Sport looks good value again at £0 Advance Payment, or £495 if you want an automatic version. The Fiat Tipo Station Wagon now starts at £295 Advance Payment (up from £0) and prices for many Fiat Panda models are up, but you can still order the special edition Panda Waze with £0 to pay upfront.
FORD – This quarter around 16% of all the Motability vehicles available to order are Ford cars. The new Ford Puma range now starts from £495 Advance Payment, up from £245 last quarter. Top-spec Vignale models have been added for the first time, but there’s still no automatic versions available to order. Advance Payment prices for the all-new Ford Kuga SUV still start at £1295 for the Zetec diesel, but most other models have come down in price a little. The popular Ford Focus range still starts from just £45 Advance Payment, with estate versions available from £195. The recently updated Focus ‘Editions’ trims are now available, which get more spec as standard. Prices for the seven seat Ford Galaxy and S-Max have not changed this quarter.
HONDA - The all-new Honda Jazz SE automatic trim is still £199 Advance Payment. The better SR version is up though, from £299 to £599 now. The more rugged Crosstar variant was £999 last quarter, but that model has now increased in price to £1799. Honda’s sports coupe-inspired SUV, the HR-V, can still be ordered with £499 and a new trim level – the HR-V Sport – has been added to the range.
Prices for the new electric Honda E are unchanged at £1845 for the standard model and £3099 for the Advance trim.
HYUNDAI – The Hyundai i20 is no longer available. Prices have dropped on a few Hyundai IONIQ Motability models. The price for the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid has reduced, down from £1099 to £0 Motability Advance Payment (a price point many dealers were offering as a special offer last quarter). The full electric version of the IONIQ is still £1499. The Hyundai Kona Hybrid now starts from £999 Advance Payment, up from £299 last quarter for 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE, and the 100% electric version of the Kona has just been added, priced from £2249. The standard Kona can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, but the Hyundai Tucson SUV now starts at £899 (up from £0 last quarter).
JEEP - The Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition is great value again this quarter, with the Motability Advance Payment dropping from £99 down to £0 this quarter. The automatic version has gone up in price though (by £100), as have other Jeep Renegade models. The Jeep Compass Night Eagle special edition trim has risen from £695 to £1295 for Night Eagle MultiAir 140 2WD manual version. Other models have increased by a similar amount.
KIA - The Kia Sportage SUV ‘2’ is now priced at £399 (up by £100), with the all-wheel-drive version up £50 to £849. There are a number of new Sportage trims available, many of which can be ordered with the new, more efficient 48v mild hybrid engine. The very popular Kia Niro self-charging hybrid is now £199 Advance Payment (up from £0), and the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid is still there this quarter, priced from £2699 (up from £2349). The Kia Soul EV ‘First Edition’ is also still available, and the price is unchanged from last quarter at £3099 Advance Payment. The Kia Ceed Sports Wagon '3' 1.0 T-GDi MT6 ISG once again looks good value to us at £149 Advance Payment (despite an increase of £100).
MG MOTORS - The new MG HS Crossover is once again one of our best buys this quarter, with the HS Excite trim at £0 Advance Payment great value for money when you consider it comes with satellite navigation, reversing camera system and keyless entry. The automatic version has increased slightly though from £199 to £399 this quarter. It’s great to see that the price of the MG ZS EV Excite electric has dropped again, down from £499 Advance Payment to £0, making it another one of our best buys this month, while the plusher Exclusive trim is now only £299 (down from £999). The other big news this quarter from MG is the introduction of the all-new MG5 EV electric estate, priced from £699.
MAZDA - The price of most Mazda CX-30 trim levels has increased, with the exception of the entry SE-L trim which remains £799 Advance Payment. Prices for the Mazda3 hatchback look the same, but there are a few new trim levels available.
MERCEDES BENZ - The starting price for the Mercedes Benz A-Class hatch is now £1199 (for the A200 Sport manual), up from £799. Other models in range have increased as well. The A-Class Saloon range now starts at £1399 for the A200 Sport (up from £1099). The A180 Sport automatic is now £1599 (up from £1299). Prices for CLA Coupe have also increased. For example, the CLA 180 AMG Line automatic was £2599 in quarter 2. Last quarter in increased to £3299 Advance Payment, but in quarter 4 2020 Motability customers will now have to contribute £3749 to order this vehicle. The much-anticipated all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA has been added this quarter, with Advance Payment prices starting from £2899 for the GLA 180 Sport automatic trim, rising to £3749 for the GLA 180 AMG Line Premium Plus automatic version.
MINI – The Mini 3 door and 5 door can both still be leased though Motability with £0 Advance Payment in quarter 2020 in the Cooper Classic trim. It’ll cost you £250 if you want the automatic version of either vehicle. The larger Mini Clubman ‘estate’ now starts at £499 Advance Payment, while the pricing for the recently updated Mini Countryman SUV looks similar to last quarter. The Mini Countyman Cooper Classic starts at £499 Advance Payment, then it’s £749 for the automatic version and £999 for the automatic ALL4 trim.
MITSUBISHI - The popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug In hybrid is no longer available through the Motability Scheme. The conventionally powered Outlanders are still there but are up by about £500. The Mitsubishi ASX Dynamic (which was £0 Advance Payment) is no longer available, so the ASX range now starts at £1199 for the Exceed 2WD trim. The starting price for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range has come down in price though, with the introduction of the Design SE trim. This can be ordered for £0 Advance Payment (or £499 for the automatic version) and it features 18 inch alloy wheels, touchpad controller, Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, rear view camera, climate control plus it boasts a 1600kg braked towing limit (enough for a medium-sized caravan) thanks to its 1.5 litre 162 PS direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine.
PEUGEOT - Prices appear pretty much the same for the new Peugeot 208 range, but they have increased the starting price of the electric e-208, up from £899 to £1299 for the Allure trim. The new Peugeot 2008 SUV range has increased by around £300, while the electric e-2008 version has also gone up by a similar amount. There’s only a handful Peugeot 3008 SUV models available this quarter (because there’s a facelift coming soon), with the mid-range 3008 PureTech Allure now £999 (up from £599). We’re also still waiting for updated versions of the 308 and the 7 Seat Peugeot 5008 to be added to the scheme.
NISSAN – Nissan’s two 100% electric models – the Leaf and the E-NV200 Combi MPV - are both still available to order, priced from £799 and £3999 respectively. The Nissan Qashqai remains one the best value SUV’s you can order, with the Qashqai Acenta Premium 1.3 DIG-T 160 £0 Advance Payment. The automatic version is also great value at £299. The overall number of Qashqai models available appears to have dropped though. Pricing for the popular Nissan Juke look similar to last quarter, with the range starting at £0 Advance Payment. This quarter the 7 seat Nissan X-Trail Acenta Premium automatic is £2199.
RENAULT - The 100% electric Renault Zoe is down in price again. You can now order the Zoe Iconic for £0 Motability Advance Payment (plus there’s 5 other models to choose from). The all-new Renault Clio 5 door is great value once again this quarter, with 5 Clio models available with £0 Advance Payment. The RS Line E-TECH Hybrid automatic at £295 looks a good buy this month. The recently introduced all-new Renault Captur is also a good option this month. There are 5 versions available with £0 Motability Advance Payment, but we like the look of the Renault Captur Iconic automatic at £195 Advance Payment. The price of Renault Kadjar models has increased by quite a bit. You’ll now have to find £1045 for a Kadjar S Edition TCE 140, up from £295 last month. The larger Koleos is no longer available.
SEAT – Pricing for the all-new SEAT Leon hatchback has dropped a little, plus they’ve added more vehicles to the range (which now starts from £0 Advance Payment). The Leon 1.5 TSI EVO FR at £0 looks great value (down from £199), as does the FR Sport at £249. The 1.5 eTSi FR automatic is now £699, down from £999 last month. There’s also more Leon estate models to choose from, with prices starting from £149. SEAT Tarraco models have also come down in price a little this quarter. For example, the SE trim of the 7 seat Tarraco is now £1399 (down from £1749 Advance Payment). The updated SEAT Ateca SUV was released towards the back end of the previous quarter, and more models have now been added. The range starts with the SE Technology at £249, but we like the look of the Ateca EVO FR Sport DSG automatic at £1099. If you want something a bit smaller, the SEAT Arona FR Sport TSi 115 DSG automatic is still available with £0 Advance Payment.
SKODA - Pricing for the Skoda KAROQ SUV looks a little bit higher than last quarter, but the entry model is still £0 Advance Payment. The Skoda KAROQ SE Technology 1.5 TSI DSG automatic is now £895 Advance Payment. The smaller Skoda KAMIQ also looks the same, with the KAMIQ SE TSi 115 DSG automatic still £0 Advance Payment. The updated Skoda Octavia range looks a good option this month, but only if you’re happy to drive a manual (the best value automatic model is £2195).
SMART - smart only sell electric cars these days, and again this quarter all smart models can be driven away with £0 Motability Advanced Payment. The two-seat smart FORTWO is £0 Advance Payment and £56 weekly rental (making it the cheapest electric car available) while the larger four seat FORFOUR can be ordered with £0 Advance Payment and £60.25 weekly rental (which means you’d get some of your Mobility Allowance back).
SUZUKI – Some Suzuki Vitara SUV prices have improved this month. The Vitara SZ4 and SZ-T Boosterjet 48v hybrid trims are both very competitively priced at £0 Advance Payment. The updated Suzuki Swift Hybrid SZ-5 automatic also looks great value this quarter at £199 Advance Payment.
TOYOTA - The Toyota C-HR Hybrid ICON - a popular Motability car that comes with an automatic gearbox as standard - can still be ordered with £495 Advance Payment this month. Some of the better C-HR models came down in price recently, and C-HR Design trim is still £999 Advance Payment. The new Yaris Hybrid 5 door is now available to order, and it starts at £0 Motability Advance Payment. Toyota Corolla prices also look to have improved a little on all the hatchback, saloon and touring sports versions. The seven seat Toyota Prius+ is no longer available to order. The RAV4 is also now gone, despite being available for a few days at the start of October.
VAUXHALL - This month the electric Vauxhall Corsa-e is even better value. The all-electric hatchback can be ordered through the Motability Scheme with £549 Advance Payment (down from £799 for the SE), but you might as well go for the Elite trim as it’s only £50 more. For that you also get extra features like a panoramic rear camera, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The prices for the Vauxhall Grandland X range now start at £299 Advance Payment for the Sri NAV trim. It’s now £699 for the Elite Nav trim. Vauxhall Astra prices are up, with the range now starting at £499 for both the hatchback and estate versions. If you’re looking for a large people carrier this quarter the Vauxhall Vivaro Life should be on your list. The 9 seat Vauxhall Vivaro Life can currently be ordered with £1249 Motability Advance Payment.
VOLKSWAGEN – The all-new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf now starts from £0 Advance Payment for the newly-introduced 1.0 TSi Life with 108 BHP. Prices look similar for petrol models, but diesel variants of the new Golf have increased. The efficient new eTSi petrol hybrid automatic models start from £599. The Volkswagen T-Roc range is much more affordable this month, starting at £0 Advance Payment for the SE but we like the look of the T-Roc 1.5 TSi EVO SEL automatic at £499 (down from £1799) and the T-Roc R Line at £999. The seven seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace can be ordered with £1949 Advance Payment. Prices for the updated Tiguan SUV haven’t been released yet, but we've heard that they will be in late October.
VOLVO – There are more Volvo XC40 models back on the scheme this month after Volvo removed many of the more affordable models last quarter. The Volvo XC40 T3 R-Design returns at £1399, while the T3 Inscription is £1499. It’s £100 extra if you want the automatic version of either model.
The new MG5 EV electric joins the Motability Scheme for the first time, priced from £699 Advance Payment.
Motability Manufacturer Price Guides For Q4 2020
Here you'll find a selection of the printable Motability price guides that vehicle manufacturers have published in quarter 4 2020.
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