Motability Car News For Quarter 3 2020
The Coronavirus lockdown meant that Motability Scheme had to close in late March, eventually reopening in phases from 4 June 2020. Motability customers who were approaching the end of their lease were able to place an order for a new Motability vehicle from 8 June, with 'new to scheme' customers allowed to place their orders from 1 July when the new price guide for quarter 3 2020 was published.
Motability Scheme Highlights For Quarter 3 2020
New vehicles added to the Motability Scheme in July include the Kia Niro Hybrid and the all-new SEAT Leon estate.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia, Mini Countryman PHEV hybrid, Peugeot 3008 hybrid, Citroen C5 Aircross hybrid, the Renault Megane, FIAT Qubo and Peugeot 508 were all dropped from the price guide.
Popular Motability Car Deals For Quarter 3 2020
ALFA ROMEO - After a brief reappearance last month the Alfa Romeo Giulia Saloon has gone again. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 5 door can be ordered from £295 Advanced payment.
AUDI - This quarter Audi have two models to choose from on Motability Scheme. The Audi A1 is still available from £0 Advance Payment, with the ‘beefed’ up A1 Citycarver version now £299. Audi Q2 prices look very similar, but the Q2 TFSi Technik has come down in price from £749 to £549. The Audi Q2 TSFi Black Edition is £999, and one of the nicest cars this quarter that drivers under 25 are allowed to drive. Audi dropped the A3 from the Motability Scheme in June, as dealers prepare for full launch of the all-new A3 later this year.
BMW - The recently released BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has dropped in price already, with all available models down £250 this month. The Gran Coupe now starts at £749 Advance Payment for the 218i Sport trim. The starting price of the new BMW 3 Series has increased though, up from £2499 to £2999 for the BMW 318i SE automatic. 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. Some X1 SUV trims have increased by £250 this month (the X1 now starts at £1499), with X2 prices the same as they were in June. Unfortunately BMW 1 Series models have increased as well. The popular 1 Series 118i M Sport automatic is now £1949, up from £1349 in quarter 2. The 100% electric BMW i3 range still starts from £1499 Advance Payment, but it looks like you can now choose the sportier and more engaging i3S for the same price as the standard i3.
Motability Advance Payment Prices For The New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Have Fallen This Month
CITROEN - Motability Advance Payment prices for the popular C5 Aircross SUV have increased, with the well-equipped Citroen C5 Aircross Flair petrol and diesel variants up by £50 and £500 respectively. The Plug-In hybrid version of the C5 Aircross – that Citroen added to scheme for the first-time last month – is no longer available. The seven seat Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer has also gone up, with the entry model – which increased from £845 in quarter 1 to £1195 in quarter 2 – now £1845 Advance Payment. The Citroen C3 Aircross PureTech Flair automatic looks a good option this month, dropping £100 to £395 AP.
DACIA - The cheapest Motability car on the scheme is the Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCE Access 5 door, which can currently be ordered with £0 Advance Payment and £47.25 weekly rental. By choosing this model you would currently get around £15 of your Mobility Allowance back every week.
DS AUTOMOBILES - The DS3 Crossback can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, with the 1.2 PureTech Performance Line petrol version at this price point. Some other DS3 Crossback models have gone up in price but others have fallen, such as the Ultra Prestige PureTech 130 automatic, down from £1399 Advance Payment to £999. The DS3 Crossback E-TENSE electric – which fell in price by 50% last month - has gone back up again, with the range now starting from £1999. DS7 Crossback prices have also increased. The DS7 Crossback Performance Line petrol is now £2999 AP, up from £1999.
FIAT - The Fiat Panda Twinair Cross 4x4 is one of the best priced 4-wheel drive vehicles available today at £0 Advance Payment. Fiat recently launched an updated version of their fashionable 500 model, with the Fiat 500 Hybrid Launch Edition at £95 Advance Payment probably the standout model. A convertible version is also available for £100 more. There are 5 Fiat Tipo Station Wagon models available for less than £250 Advance Payment this month.
FORD - The Ford Puma is now available from £245 Advance Payment, down from £395 last quarter. All models appear to have dropped in price by £150. There are still no automatic versions available to order though. Prices for the all-new Ford Kuga SUV still start at £1295 for the Zetec diesel version, but many other models have increased in price by between £200 and £500. The popular Ford Focus can still be ordered from just £45 Advance Payment, with the estate version available from £195. These prices are for stock models only though, as an updated Focus will be released by Ford shortly. Prices for the seven seat Ford Galaxy and S-Max have also increased this quarter.
HONDA - The all-new Honda Jazz appeared on the Motability price guide for the first time in June, and prices this month are unchanged. The SE automatic trim is £199 Advance. The better SR version is £100 more, with the more rugged Crosstar variant currently £999. The Honda HR-V was also added in quarter two, and the sports coupe-inspired SUV is available from £499.
HYUNDAI - Prices have dropped on many Hyundai Motability models. The price for the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid has reduced, down from £1499 to £1099 Motability Advance Payment. The Hyundai Kona Hybrid now starts from £299 Advance Payment, down from £599 for the 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium. The standard Kona can now be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, as can the popular Tucson SUV (down from £199 last quarter). At £99 Advance Payment the Tucson SE NAV is better value though.
JEEP - The Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition looks good value once again in quarter 3, but the Advance Payment has risen slightly, up from £0 to £99 for the manual and from £495 to £745 for the automatic version. The Limited trim has also increased, up from £345 to £645 Advance Payment. The larger and more refined Jeep Compass Night Eagle special edition trim stays at £695 for Night Eagle MultiAir 140 2WD version. The Longitude trim is £100 more.
KIA - The Kia Sportage SUV ‘2’ is now available for £299 (model year 2021). There are new Sportage models available, many of which can now be ordered with the new 48v mild hybrid engine. The popular Kia Niro self-charging hybrid can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, and the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid is back, priced from £2349 Advance Payment. The Kia Soul EV ‘First Edition’ is another new model, priced at £3099 Advance Payment (it currently appears on the KIA website but not the Motability website for some reason). The Kia Ceed Sports Wagon '3' 1.0 T-GDi MT6 ISG looks to us like a good value estate car at just £49 Advance Payment.
MG MOTORS - The new MG HS Crossover remains one of our best buys this quarter, with the HS Excite automatic trim at £199 superb value for money when you consider it comes with satellite navigation, reversing camera system, keyless entry, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance as standard. The price of the MG ZS EV Excite electric has dropped 50% to £499 Advance Payment, making it another one of our best buys this month.
MAZDA - The price of many new Mazda CX-30 trim levels has gone up. You can now order a new CX-30 from £799 Advance Payment, up from £599.
MERCEDES BENZ - The starting price for the Mercedes Benz A-Class hatch is now £799 (for the A200 Sport) after the German carmaker removed the A180 SE and Sport from the scheme again. The A200 AMG Line automatic looks good value this quarter at £999 Advance Payment. The A-Class Saloon range now starts at £1099 for the A200 Sport. The A180 Sport automatic is £1299. Prices for both the CLA Coupe and CLA Shooting Brake have gone up a fair bit. For example, the CLA 180 AMG Line automatic was £2599. It’s now £3299 Advance Payment. The Mercedes-Benz GLA was dropped from the scheme in late in June as stock of the old-shape model ran low. There is an all-new version of the GLA coming. Hopefully Mercedes-Benz will add the new GLA to the Motability Scheme later this year.
MINI – The Mini 3 door and 5 door can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment this quarter, as can the larger Mini Countryman SUV. The 5 door Mini Cooper S Classic automatic looks good value at £499 Advance Payment. If you want something bigger, the Mini Countryman Cooper S Classic can be ordered at the same price (NOTE: Mini Countryman dropped from the scheme 10 July).
MITSUBISHI - The popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug In hybrid has increased in price, up to £3749 from £1699 last quarter. Other models like the Eclipse Cross and the conventionally powered Outlanders have experienced increases across the range as well. At £0 Advanced Payment, the Mitsubishi ASX Dynamic is still good value this month. It comes with heated front seats, reversing camera, 18 inch alloy wheels, Apple Carplay and Android Auto support and has a 1300kg braked towing limit thanks to its traction technology and 2-litre petrol engine.
PEUGEOT - Prices appear largely unchanged for the all-new Peugeot 208 but they have added a few new models onto the scheme. Unlike the DS3 Crossback, the Motability Advance Payments for 100% electric e-208 has retained its recent price drop, with the e-208 range still starting at £899 (down from £1499 in quarter 1). It’s a very similar story with the pricing of the new 2008 and e-2008 SUV. Again, prices look very similar for the Peugeot 3008 SUV range, but the mid-range 3008 PureTech Allure automatic has come down in price from £1399 to £999 Advance Payment. Some 7 Seat Peugeot 5008 models have increased by £100 - £200.
NISSAN - Nissan introduced two new 100% electric models to the Motability Scheme last month, the 5 and 7 seat E-NV200 Combi MPV (priced from £3999 this month) and the Leaf (available from £799). The Nissan Qashqai is still one the best value SUV’s around, with 5 models currently available for less than £500 Advance Payment. The Qashqai Acenta Premium 1.3 DIG-T 160 automatic is now £299, or £599 with the added heat pack. Pricing for the popular Nissan Juke range has improved, with automatic versions dropping by £100.
RENAULT - The well-received all-new Renault Clio 5 door remains great value this quarter, with around 9 models available to order with £0 Advance Payment. The recently introduced all-new Renault Captur can also be ordered with £0 upfront Advance Payment. The Renault Captur TCE S Edition automatic looks good at just £95 Advance Payment. Pricing for the Renault Kadjar looks similar to last month. The Kadjar S Edition TCE 140 automatic is currently priced at £595. The 100% electric Renault Zoe has dropped in price again. It’s now down to its lowest ever price, with the entry Play model now available for £399 Advance Payment (was £699).
The All-New SEAT Leon Is Available This Month Through Motability With £0 Advance Payment
SEAT - The all-new SEAT Leon joined the scheme for the first time in June and pricing is unchanged, starting from £0 Advance Payment for the 1.0 TSi SE Dynamic trim. The 1.5 TSI EVO FR at £199 looks great value. There’s also a new 1.5 eTSi ‘First Edition’ hatchback automatic trim priced at £1799 and the all-new SEAT Leon Estate priced from £299. Sadly SEAT Tarraco models have gone up in price again. The base SE trim is now £1749 (up from £699 Advance Payment). There’s a updated SEAT Ateca coming out soon, so only stock models can be ordered through Motability at present. The smaller Arona FR Sport TSi 115 DSG automatic is £0 Advance Payment.
SKODA - Pricing for the Skoda KAROQ SUV look very similar to last quarter. The Skoda KAROQ SE 1.5 TSI DSG automatic is £695 Advance Payment. Its baby brother, the smaller Skoda KAMIQ also looks the same, with the KAMIQ SE TSi 115 DSG automatic now £0 Advance Payment. Prices for the larger Skoda KODIAQ have increased by £100. The Skoda Octavia Estate 1.5 TSi SEL DSG automatic is available for £795 Advance Payment.
SMART - smart only sell 100% electric cars these days, and this quarter all models can be ordered with £0 Advanced Payment. The two-seater FORTWO is available with £0 Advance Payment and £56 weekly rental, making it the best value electric car around (and perhaps the least practical!). The four seat FORFOUR can also be ordered with £0 Advance Payment and £60 weekly rental (meaning you’d get some of your higher rate Mobility Allowance back).
SUZUKI - The Suzuki Vitara SUV range is now available to order with a new mild-hybrid petrol engine, with the SZ4 Boosterjet 48v hybrid trim very competitively priced at £0 Advance Payment. There’s also a SZ-T automatic version for £399 Motability Advance Payment, which comes with smart 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking camera and satellite navigation.
TOYOTA - The popular Toyota C-HR Hybrid ICON trim (which comes with an automatic gearbox as standard) can still be ordered with £495 Advance Payment. Some of the better spec’d models recently came down in price, with C-HR Design trim now £999 Advance Payment. The seven seat Toyota Prius+ hybrid automatic is still available. The EXCEL trim is great value at £299 as it benefits from more features as standard for just £100 more than the ICON (including heated seats and Intelligent Park Assist). There were more Toyota RAV4 models available this month on day one, but they must have been added by mistake as they were quickly removed on 3 July. The only model left is the RAV4 Design Hybrid automatic trim at £3445 Advance Payment.
VAUXHALL - This month the electric Vauxhall Corsa-e can be ordered through the Motability Scheme month for £799 Advance Payment (the best value Corsa-e in quarter 1 2020 was £1799). The range-topping Vauxhall Corsa Ultimate Nav 100PS Turbo automatic 5 door (with top features like heated leather seats, drivers massage seats, heated steering wheel and a panoramic rear-view camera) is £99 this month. The prices for the Grandland X range have gone up a little, with models now starting at £149 Advance Payment. The Griffin special edition version is now priced from £799 Advance Payment (up from £399 last month). Based on the SRI Nav trim, the Vauxhall Grandland X Griffin also gets keyless entry and start plus a power tailgate with a remote foot sensor. If you’re looking for an estate, the Vauxhall Astra 1.2 130PS Business Edition NAV Sports Tourer can be ordered with £0 Advance Payment.
VOLKSWAGEN - Volkswagen added the all-new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf onto the Motability Scheme for the first time last month, with prices still starting from a very competitive £199 Advance Payment for the Life trim. They’ve now added the sportier Golf R-Line trim, with prices starting from £599 for the manual or £999 for the 7-speed automatic DSG version. Unfortunately, prices for the ever-popular Tiguan have increased, with the entry-level S trim now priced from £899. The R Line version now starts at £2499 (up from £1749). The seven seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace can still be ordered for £1799, but some models further up the range have increased in price. The T-Roc has a significant price increase, while pricing for smaller T-Cross has seen a welcome drop on some key models. The Volkswagen T-Cross TSi SE DSG automatic is now £599, down from £1399 last quarter. The well specified seven seat Volkswagen Touran 1.5 TSi EVO SEL MPV can still be ordered for £899 Advance Payment.
VOLVO - The Advance Payment required for many Volvo XC40 models has dropped this month. The R-Design and Inscription manual models are now both priced at £899, but the standout model right now is perhaps the automatic version of the XC40 R-Design which has fallen to £1199, down from £1699 in June. The XC40 Inscription automatic is £200 more.
Motability Manufacturer Price Guides For Q3 2020
Here you'll find a selection of the printable Motability price guides that manufacturers have published between July and September 2020.
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