Motability Car News For Quarter 4 2021
Vehicle availability will continue to be an issue for Motability customers during quarter 4. Car industry bosses have been warning for a while that the impact of Covid-19 and the worldwide semiconductor (or ‘chip') shortage will impact new car production until at least the end of this year more
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 4 2021
New models added to the Motability Scheme this quarter include the electric Kia e-Niro, the electric Citroen e-Berlingo MPV, the Hyundai Bayon, the facelifted Skoda Kodiaq SUV and the Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid.
Some of the vehicles removed from the Motability Scheme at the start of quarter 4 include the Kia Soul EV, the Kia Sportage, the Kia Ceed, the Peugeot Rifter, the Fiat 500L, the Honda Civic, the Volkswagen Polo and the electric Peugeot e-208 hatchback.
Popular Motability Car Deals For Quarter 4 2021
ABARTH – Two new 595 models have been added by Abarth this quarter, the 165 PS Scorpioneoro and the 165 PS Turismo automatic.
ALFA ROMEO – The Italian manufacturer has removed all their Alfa models from the Motability Scheme. Hopefully it’s only temporary.
AUDI – There's just 2 Audi models to choose from on the Motability Scheme this quarter: the Audi A1 and the Q2. The entry level Audi A1 now requires £1450 Advance Payment (up £100), while the Audi Q2 range now starts at £1849 (up from £1449 last quarter). The Audi Q3 and A3 saloon and sportback can’t currently be ordered.
BMW – Last quarter the electric BMW i3 returned to the Motability Scheme after a few months away, and the good news is that it’s still available in quarter 4, priced from £999 for the i3S with ‘Atelier’ Interior, rising to £1999 if you want the top ‘Suite’ interior version. The BMW 1 Series range now starts at £1599 Advance Payment this month, with all prices up £100 compared to the previous quarter. The same is true of BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe range, with 4 trims that now start at £2099. Prices for the BMW X1 SUV are also up, with the entry Sport model now £2449 (or £2749 if you want the automatic version) while the BMW X2 range now begins from £2699 (for the Sport manual trim) up from £1999 in quarter 3.
CITROEN – The 100% electric Citroen e-C4 remains £695 Advance Payment this quarter for the e-C4 Shine Plus trim. The ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) versions of the Citroen C4 can still be ordered with nothing to pay upfront, but many other models have increased by £200. The Citroen C3 Aircross range now starts at £295 Advance Payment for the Shine trim (up from £0), and it's now £695 if you want the automatic version. Prices for the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV now begin at £995 for the C5 Puretech Shine, up from £395 last quarter. It’s £1395 if you want a diesel version. The Plug-In Hybrid versions of the C5 Aircross are available again, priced from £4695. The Berlingo MPV starts at £945 Advance Payment this month for the 5 seat Feel trim, and they’ve also added the all-electric e-Berlingo for the first time, priced from £1695 for the 100KW Flair XTR. The 7 seat Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer range starts at £1795 this quarter (was £1995), while the larger 8 seat Space Tourer range now begins at £5595.
DACIA – There’s still no Dacia Sandero or the all-new 7 seat Jogger this quarter, but the new Dacia Duster is still available, priced from £495 Advance Payment (up from £0). New trim levels have also been introduced.
DS AUTOMOBILES – The DS7 hasn’t returned to the scheme this quarter, and this month many ICE DS3 Crossback models have gone up in price, with the DS3 1.2 PureTech Prestige now £499 (was £0). The electric DS3 Crossback E-TENSE Prestige trim is £0 Advance Payment this quarter but the next model up (the ‘Ultra Prestige’) has increased by £250 to £1499.
FIAT – Versions of the new Fiat 500 can be ordered with £0 Advance Payment this month, as can the Fiat 500 Electric (it's £0 Advance Payment for the Action trim). Elsewhere in the Fiat line up prices have gone up. The once popular Fiat 500X Sport has gone up from £0 in quarter 2 to £2295 Advance Payment this month! The 500L MPV is no longer available to order.
FORD – The Ford Fiesta is only available to order from stock as the updated 2022 model year Fiesta hasn’t been added yet. The Ford Puma range now starts from £195 Advance Payment (up from £95) for the Titanium and Titanium Design trim, with the automatic version up to £795. The Puma ST-Line X 125PS is now £495 (up from £395) while the ST-Line Vignale range (which boasts great comfort features like a heated steering wheel and driver and passenger heated and massage seats) now starts from £645. Advance Payment prices for the Ford Kuga SUV range now begin from £1895, as some of the entry level models can no longer be ordered. The range now starts with the ST-Line Edition 150PS petrol trim. The ST-Line X Edition is £300 more (£2195). Plug-in Hybrid versions of the Kuga start from £4195. The popular Ford Focus range now starts at £445 for the Focus ST-Line Edition estate. The Ford Focus Estate ST-Line X Edition diesel automatic is £1145. Prices for the large seven seat Ford Galaxy and S-Max ranges how begin at £3545 and £3245 respectively, with all models now featuring Ford’s mild hybrid technology. The price of the Ford Mondeo Titanium Hybrid automatic estate is unchanged at £2999 Advance Payment, but some other Mondeo models have gone up in price. The lowest-priced Ford Tourneo Custom is now £4445 (up from £3845 last quarter), while the 7 seat Ford Grand Tourneo Connect unfortunately can’t be ordered at this time.
HONDA – The all-electric Honda E is now £0 for the standard trim (it was £749) or pay £1499 (was £2249) for the better Advance trim. The Honda Jazz has increased in price, with the SE automatic now £499 Advance Payment (up from £0) and higher-spec SR now £799. The Crosstar trim is now priced at £1399 (was £899). The Honda Civic, CR-V and HR-V aren’t currently available to order.
HYUNDAI – This month the all-new Hyundai Bayon joins the Motability Scheme, with automatic models available to order from £0 Advance Payment. Hyundai i10 and i20 models can also be leased with nothing to pay upfront. The i20 Premium automatic is now £349 Advance Payment (down from £599), and a new sporty N Line trim has also been added. The electric Hyundai Kona can be ordered with nothing to pay upfront (the SE Connect trim is £0 Advance Payment) or choose the Premium trim from £199. The top-spec Ultimate (with a range of up to 300 miles) is still £999. The Kona (with the new MHEV mild-hybrid petrol engine) and the Kona Hybrid range both start at £0 Advance Payment. The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid range begins at £0 Advance Payment, with the full electric version of the IONIQ now priced from £199 (was £499). The Hyundai Tucson SUV range begins at £749 for the SE Connect, with prices for the rest of the Tucson range down by around £300. The new Tucson PHEV has also been added this month.
The new Hyundai Bayon has been added to the Motability Scheme for quarter 4 2021.
JEEP – Advance Payment prices have increased again. The Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition is now priced at £1245, up from £945 last quarter. The automatic version is £2045. Jeep Compass prices have also increased, with the range now starting at £1945.
KIA – The electric Kia e-Niro joins the scheme for the first time this month, priced from £499. Prices for the Kia Niro self-charging hybrid also now start at £499 (up from £199) while the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid is now £3749 for the ‘2’, or £4199 for the better ‘3’ trim. The Kia Stonic and Xceed ranges both start at £0 Advance Payment. The Kia Soul EV is not currently available to order, while the Kia Sportage SUV has also been removed from the scheme while we wait for the introduction of the new 2022 version.
MG MOTORS - The MG HS Crossover remains one of our best buys this month, with the HS Excite manual still £0 Advance Payment (or £199 for the automatic). It comes with satellite navigation, a reversing camera system and keyless entry. Plug-In Hybrid HS models now start at £3345. The MG ZS EV Excite is also £0 Advance Payment, with top Exclusive trim still just £99. Prices for new MG5 EV electric estate are still the same, with two new and slightly more expensive longer range models added.
MAZDA – Advance Payment prices for the electric Mazda MX-30 start at £0 for the SE-L Lux, with the higher spec Sport Lux trim now £499, £200 more than last month. The First Edition MX-30 is £599. The price of models from the Mazda CX-30 range has increased again, with the range now starting at £699 for the SE-L trim (was £499). Unfortunately, the new 2022 Mazda CX-5 isn’t available this quarter.
MERCEDES BENZ – The German manufacturer has removed all their Mercedes-Benz models from the Motability Scheme due to the semiconductor shortage and long waiting times for cars.
MINI – Pricing for the all-new Mini Electric have improved, with the range starting at £0 Advance Payment for Mini Electric ‘Level 1’. The ‘Level 2’ trim is now £749 (was £999) and the top-spec ‘Level 3’ is now £1749 (was £1999). 3 door and 5 door Mini models can both now be ordered in the Cooper S Classic trim with £0 to pay upfront (down from £249) or £249 if you want an automatic gearbox. The Mini Convertible – one of the only soft tops currently available to order through the scheme - now starts at £1749, with all models now £250 cheaper. Mini Countyman models are more expensive though, starting at £999 this month.
NISSAN – There are 6 Nissan Qashqai models available to order this month, priced from £599 Motability Advance Payment for the Acenta Premium trim (or £999 for the automatic). Many Juke models have come down in price, with the range now starting at £0 for the N-Connecta manual or £49 if you include the heat pack (which adds heated seats and a heated windscreen). Nissan’s two electric models – the 5 door Leaf and the 7-seat E-NV200 Combi MPV - start at £0 and £3949 respectively.
PEUGEOT – This quarter both petrol and 100% electric versions of the Peugeot 2008 SUV can be ordered with £599 Advance Payment. The Peugeot 3008 SUV now starts from £1299 (was £749) for the Active Premium diesel, while the larger 7-seat 5008 range begins at £2999, a huge increase from £1449 last quarter. The 8 seat Peugeot Traveller range has 7 models priced from £4399, £1000 more than before. The e-208 and the van-derived Rifter range isn’t currently available to order.
RENAULT – During the previous quarter Renault added their all-new Arkana SUV to the scheme, and prices now start from £1095. There’s not as many Renault Clio 5 door models to choose from but the range still starts at £0 Advance Payment, with the sporty RS Line now priced at £345. The larger Captur SUV range also begins at £0, with Plug-In Hybrids versions now priced from £2295 (down from £2595). The Renault Kadjar SUV is still available, with 4 models to choose from and prices starting at £2195. The 100% electric Renault Zoe can still be ordered with nothing to pay upfront.
SEAT – After being briefly removed from the Motability Scheme list the recently refreshed SEAT Ateca SUV range is back, priced from £999 for the SE Technology trim (up from £299). The 7 seat Tarraco also returns, and the price of the entry model has jumped from £1749 to £2249 this quarter. On the plus side Plug-In Hybrid versions of the SEAT Leon hatchback and estate are amazing value once again at £0 Advance Payment for the hatchback, or £649 for the estate version.
SKODA – Like SEAT, Skoda also removed many of their vehicles last quarter, but many have now returned. The Skoda KAMIQ range now starts at £350, with the special edition KAMIQ Monte Carlo – which gets 18 inch black alloys, ‘Amundsen’ satellite navigation, virtual cockpit and a panoramic glass roof – now £745 Advance Payment (up from £395). The larger Skoda KODIAQ has just had a facelift, with models available to lease from £1395 or £1695 if you want a 7 seat version. The Skoda KAROQ isn’t currently available.
SMART – Like Mercedes-Benz, smart cars have also been temporarily removed from the Motability Scheme search.
SUZUKI – The Suzuki Vitara SZ4 is competitively priced this quarter at £0 Advance Payment, but it’s now £999 if you want a Vitara with an automatic gearbox (up from £499). The better Vitara SZ5 manual is now £699, up from £499 previously. The Suzuki Swift Hybrid SZ-5 automatic looks good value again this quarter at £0 Advance Payment, while both Suzuki Swace hybrid estate models – the SZ-T automatic and SZ5 automatic – have come down in price by £500, which means the Swace can now be ordered with £0 Advance Payment.
TOYOTA – Toyota C-HR prices have increased again this month. The Toyota C-HR Hybrid now starts at £1545 Motability Advance Payment (up from £1095 last quarter) for the ICON Hybrid. Other trim levels have also gone up. The Yaris Hybrid 5 door range begins at £0 Advance Payment again this quarter, but Toyota Corolla prices have increased slightly, with the Corolla Icon in hatchback, saloon and touring sports estate trims all now £295 (vs £0 Advance Payment last quarter). The RAV4 ICON trim is £2195 again this month, but other versions have increased in price.
VAUXHALL - The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka is even better value this month, with petrol versions now starting at £99 (down from £199), or £299 if you want an automatic version. There’s now nothing to pay upfront if you want the electric Mokka-e, down from £1849 earlier this year. The top of the range Vauxhall Mokka-e Ultimate at £299 - which gets a panoramic rear-view camera and heated leather-trimmed seats - is one of the best Motability deals this quarter. The 100% electric Vauxhall Corsa-e Elite Premium can still be ordered with nothing to pay upfront and comes with the Vauxhall rear view camera pack and heated front seats. The recently updated Vauxhall Grandland range now starts at £499 (down from £699), and Vauxhall Crossland models can be ordered with just £99 Advance Payment. At £399 we think the Crossland Ultimate automatic is great value for money. Prices are the same for the electric Vivaro-e Life range, which can still be ordered with £1249 Advance Payment.
VOLKSWAGEN – The big news from Volkswagen this quarter is the reintroduction of some of the models they removed in quarter 3. The Volkswagen Golf range now starts from £1249 Advance Payment, and it’s a shame to see that the popular R-Line trim hasn’t been reintroduced. The Golf GTD diesel trim has increased from £2099 to £2845 Advance Payment, while the Plug-In Hybrid GTE is unchanged at £3295. The seven seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace still can’t be ordered (the facelifted Allspace should hopefully be added soon), while the smaller 5 seat Tiguan is back, with the range now starting at £1849 (up from £1199). The Tiguan R-Line auto starts at £3199 this quarter. The electric Volkswagen ID.3 is available from £0 Advance Payment, while the larger ID.4 range still begins at £2849 Advance Payment. ID.4 ‘Style’ and ‘Family’ trims have also been added (they’re not cheap though!). It’s also great to see that the recently introduced new 7 seat Caddy Maxi Life is still there, priced from a competitive £949 Advance Payment. Prices for the T-Cross range are unchanged, with some models available to order with nothing to pay upfront.
VOLVO – The Volvo XC40 range is much more expensive this quarter, with petrol models priced at £3999 and XC40 Plug-In Hybrid models starting at £4299, up from £2899 in quarter 3.
The updated Skoda Kodiaq SUV joined the Motability Scheme list in quarter 4 2021, priced from £1395 Motability Advance Payment.
New Motability Car Price Guides For October 2021
Here you'll find a selection of the printable Motability price guides that vehicle manufacturers have published in quarter 4 2021.
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
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