Motability Car News For Quarter 1 2022
Vehicle availability will continue to be an issue for Motability customers during quarter 1 2022. 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 middle of 2022, but it will undoubtedly affect some manufacturers more than others more
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 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 1 2022
New models that have been added to the Motability Scheme in quarter 1 2022 include the new Honda HR-V (from £1999), the new DS 4 (£2299), the updated MG ZS EV (£899) and the updated 7 seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (£3249).
Vehicles that are back on this quarter include the Smart fortwo and forfour, the Toyota Corolla and the Suzuki Vitara SUV.
Cars no longer available to order at the start of the quarter include the Audi A1, the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, the MG HS PHEV, the Nissan E-NV200 and the old Vauxhall Grandland X.
Cars already taken off the Motability Scheme during January 2022 include the Mazda MX-30, the Toyota RAV4, the Peugeot Rifter, the Peugeot Traveller, the Suzuki S-Cross, ICE versions of the Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo Life and the majority of Vauxhall Crossland and Vauxhall Grandland models.
Popular Motability Car Deals For Quarter 1 2022
This guide was written at the start of January 2022. Please remember that vehicles can be added and removed throughout the quarter.
ABARTH – There are now two Abarth 595 models to choose from, the standard 595 and the 595 Turismo Automatica. The Scorpioneoro is no longer available.
ALFA ROMEO – The Italian manufacturer hasn’t re-joined the scheme this quarter.
AUDI – There’s just one Audi model in quarter 1 2022: the Audi Q2 SUV. The Audi A1 is no longer available to order while the Audi Q3 and A3 saloon and sportback haven’t been added back on. If you want an Audi Q2 Advance Payment prices start at £2649 (up £800) for the 30 TFSI Technik (which can be driven by under 25s). The Audi Q2 S Line trim is available again.
BMW – The electric BMW i3 is still available this quarter, priced from £999 for the i3S with ‘Atelier’ Interior (rising to £1999 if you want the top ‘Suite’ trim). The BMW 1 Series range starts at £2099 Advance Payment now that prices have risen by around £500. The same is true of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe range, with 4 trims that now start at £2749. The BMW X2 range now begins at £3249 for the sDrive Sport manual, up from £2699 in quarter 4 and £1999 in quarter 3. The X1 SUV hasn't returned.
CITROEN – The 100% electric Citroen e-C4 now starts at £995 Advance Payment for the renge-topping e-C4 Shine Plus trim. The ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) versions of the Citroen C4 are also more expensive and can be ordered from £195 Advance Payment. The Citroen C3 Aircross range now starts at £395 Advance Payment for the Shine trim (up from £295), and it's now £795 if you want the same model with an automatic gearbox. Prices for the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV now start at £1895 for the C5 Puretech Shine (petrol or diesel), up from £995 last quarter. The Berlingo MPV is only available as an EV, with the 7 seat Feel XL automatic good value at £1495. Another 7 seater – the Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer – still starts at £1795 this quarter, while the larger 9 seat Citroen e-Space Tourer electric is back on at £5895 (no ICE versions are available).
DACIA – The new Dacia Sandero still hasn’t been added, and there’s no sign of the all-new 7 seat Dacia Jogger (which could be a very affordable 7-seater when it eventually lands). The new Dacia Duster is still available, priced from £795 Advance Payment (up from £495). New trim levels have also been introduced.
DS AUTOMOBILES – One of the new models added this quarter is the all-new DS 4, which starts at £2295. A number of new DS 3 Crossback models have also been added, with a new Bastille trim introduced at £699 Advance Payment. The electric DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE Prestige and Bastille trims are both £0 Advance Payment. Unfortunately, the DS 7 hasn’t returned.
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). The once popular Fiat 500X is better value this month, with prices starting from £999 (down from £2145).
FORD – There are over 60 versions of the recently updated Ford Fiesta available to order this quarter (that is over 7% of all the models available on the Motability scheme), and prices start at £95 for the 5 door EcoBoost St Line. 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 now starts from £345 for the ST Line (the cheaper Titanium trim has been removed), with automatic versions starting at £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) still starts from £645. Advance Payment prices for the Ford Kuga SUV range now begin from £3245, a massive increase on last quarter (the ST-Line Edition was previously £1895) Plug-in Hybrid versions of the Kuga now start at £3895. Advance Payment prices for the large seven seat Ford Galaxy and S-Max models how begin at £3545 and £3445 respectively, with all models now featuring Ford’s mild hybrid technology. Tourneo Custom prices are unchanged, while the popular Ford Focus hasn’t been added back on yet (there’s an updated 2022 version coming soon).
HONDA – Honda have added the smart new HR-V to the scheme this month, with prices starting at £1999. The all-electric Honda E could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment last month, but it’s now £3999 for the Advance Trim (was £1499) after the removal of the standard model. The Honda Jazz though is slightly better value, with the SE automatic now £399 Advance Payment (down from £499) and higher-spec SR now £699 (down from £799). The Honda Civic and CR-V aren’t available to order.
HYUNDAI – The new Hyundai Bayon SE Connect automatic can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment. Prices for other trims have fallen by £100-£200. Hyundai i10 and i20 models can also be leased with nothing to pay upfront. The i20 Premium automatic is now £299 Advance Payment (down from £349). The electric Hyundai Kona can still be ordered with nothing to pay upfront (the SE Connect trim is £0 Advance Payment) or go for the Premium trim from £199. The top-spec Ultimate (with a range of up to 300 miles) is £1099 (up from £999). The Kona with the MHEV mild-hybrid petrol engine starts at £0 Advance Payment, while the Kona Hybrid range now begins at £899, up from £0. 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. The Hyundai Tucson SUV now begins at £999 for the SE Connect (up from £749), and unfortunately there have been big price increases for the rest of the Tucson range. The Tucson PHEV now starts at £5099, up from £4499.
In January MG added the updated 2022 MG ZS EV Long Range to the Motability Scheme list, priced from £899 Advance Payment.
JEEP – Some Advance Payment prices look slightly better this quarter. The popular Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition is now priced at £999, down from £1245. The automatic version is £1745. Jeep Compass prices have increased again though, with the range now starting at £2295.
KIA – The recently-introduced electric Kia e-Niro is still available this month, and it’s the best priced version from the Niro family with prices starting at £599 (up by £100). The Kia Niro self-charging hybrid now starts at £2749 (up from £499) while the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid is priced at £5449 for the ‘3’ trim. The Kia Stonic and Xceed ranges both start at £0 Advance Payment, but many other XCeed trim levels have gone up in price. The new Kia Ceed 2 Sportwagon estate is great value though at £99 Advance Payment. The electric Kia Soul EV Maxx is now £1999 (down from £2299) while the all-new 2022 Kia Sportage SUV - which we had hoped would join the scheme in January – wasn’t added.
MG MOTORS - The old MG ZS EV has been replaced with an improved version this quarter. The new 2022 MG ZS EV has a longer electric driving range, new trim names and a new look. Prices start at £899. The MG HS Crossover is slightly more this month but it’s still one of our best buys. The HS Excite manual is now £399 Advance Payment (up from £0) or it’s £699 for the automatic. Plug-In Hybrid HS models are no longer available. There’s only one version of the MG5 EV electric estate long range currently available, priced at £2749.
MAZDA – Advance Payment prices for the electric Mazda MX-30 still start at £0 for the SE-L Lux, with the higher spec Sport Lux trim now £699. Unfortunately the Mazda CX-5, CX-30, Mazda2 and Mazda3 aren’t currently available to order.
MERCEDES BENZ – There are no models available from Mercedes-Benz. The German manufacturer removed all their cars from the Motability Scheme in 2021 due to the semiconductor shortage and long waiting times for their cars.
MINI – Mini cars now represent over 11% of all the models available through the Motability Scheme. Prices for the new Mini Electric have gone up, with the range starting at £249 Advance Payment for Mini Electric ‘Level 1’. The ‘Level 2’ trim is now £1249 (was £749) and the top-spec ‘Level 3’ is now £2249 (was £1749). Prices have increased on the rest of the Mini range as well. 3 door and 5 door Mini models now start at £500 or it’s £749 if you want one with an automatic gearbox. Mini Countyman models are also more expensive this month, with the range now starting at £1999 (up from £999). The Mini Convertible – one of the only soft tops currently available through the scheme - starts at £2499 this month, with all models now £750 more expensive
NISSAN – The Nissan Qashqai and Juke are both back on the Motability Scheme. There are 6 Qashqai models available to order this month, priced from £1499 Motability Advance Payment for the Acenta Premium trim. Juke models now start at £299 for the N-Connecta manual or £399 if you include the heat pack (which adds heated seats and a heated windscreen). Prices haven’t changed for the electric 5 door Leaf, which starts at £0 Advance Payment. Nissan’s other electric model - the 7-seat E-NV200 Combi MPV – can no longer be ordered.
PEUGEOT – This quarter electric versions of the Peugeot 2008 SUV can be ordered with £1099 Advance Payment, which has increased from £599. The smaller e-208 range now starts at £799. The Peugeot 3008 SUV range begins at £2149 (up from £1299) for the Active Premium diesel, while the larger 7-seat 5008 starts at £3249, an increase from £2999 last quarter. The 8 seat Peugeot Traveller and the smaller electric e-Rifter MPV's are back, priced from £2999 and £4699 respectively.
RENAULT – There are a few new Renault Clio 5 door models to choose from this quarter, and the range still starts at a very affordable £0 Advance Payment. The impressive E-TECH 140 Hybrid models have returned, priced from £495. The Captur also begins at £0 this month, with Plug-In Hybrids versions now priced from £1995 (down from £2595). Advance Payment prices start at £1395 for the new Renault Arkana (up from £1095), while the 100% electric Renault Zoe can still be ordered with nothing to pay upfront. The Renault Kadjar SUV is no longer available.
Toyota C-HR prices have come down this month, with the range now starting at £695 Advance Payment (down from £1545 last quarter).
SEAT – Models from the recently refreshed SEAT Ateca SUV range have increased in price by around £1000, with the entry SE Technology trim now £1999 (up from £999). The smaller Arona now starts at £799, up from £0 Advance Payment last quarter. SEAT Leon hatchback and estate models are also much more expensive, starting at £2599. The popular PHEV versions of the Leon haven’t returned, and neither has the popular 7 seat Tarraco.
SKODA – Like SEAT, Skoda models have also increased in price compared to last quarter. The Skoda KAMIQ range now starts at £795 (up from £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 £1095 Advance Payment (up from £745). The larger Skoda KAROQ and KODIAQ SUVs aren’t available to order. The Scala range now starts at £1345 (was £750) while the Octavia begins at £1525 (was £800).
SMART – smart cars are back on the Motability Scheme this month, and both the electric smart FORTWO and the larger FORFOUR can be driven away with £0 Motability Advanced Payment. They can also be leased by Motability drivers under the age of 25.
SSANGYONG – SsangYong have 10 models available this month. The Tivoli can be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, while the larger Korando starts at £1249 (the same as last quarter).
SUZUKI – The Suzuki Vitara and the updated S-Cross are both back this quarter, priced from £999 Advance Payment. There’s only one Vitara model though, the SZ-T Hybrid manual, which in recent quarters could be ordered with nothing to pay upfront. Both Suzuki Swace hybrid estate models – the SZ-T automatic and SZ5 automatic – have gone up in price, which means the lowest priced Swace is now £499. The smaller Swift Hybrid isn’t available.
TOYOTA – Toyota C-HR prices have come down this month. The range now starts at £695 Motability Advance Payment (down from £1545 last quarter) for the ICON Hybrid automatic, which is another one of our standout deals for quarter 1 (order one while you can!). Yaris Hybrid 5 door prices have improved as well. The range still begins at £0 Advance Payment, but higher-spec models are better value. The RAV4 is another model that makes a welcome return, priced from £2195. The incredibly popular Toyota Corolla is also back, with the Corolla ICON trim in hatchback and saloon guise priced at £295. The Touring Sport estate version is now £645 (vs £295 Advance Payment last quarter).
VAUXHALL - Prices have improved on the electric 8 or 9 seat Vivaro-e Life MPV range, which can now be ordered with £1099 Advance Payment (was £1249). The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka is still amazing value this month, with petrol versions starting at £99, or £299 if you want an automatic. The electric Mokka-e is even better value, with nothing to pay upfront if you want the SRi Premium. The top of the range Mokka-e Ultimate - which gets a panoramic rear-view camera and heated leather-trimmed seats - is now £199, which we think is another one of the best 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. Prices for the recently updated Vauxhall Grandland range look unchanged, with models starting at £499. Vauxhall Crossland models have increased slightly though.
VOLKSWAGEN – The big news from Volkswagen this quarter is the reintroduction of the facelifted 7 seat Tiguan Allspace SUV, priced from £3249 Advance Payment. The smaller 5 seat Tiguan (removed part way through quarter 4 2021) hasn’t returned though. The electric Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 haven’t returned either. The Volkswagen Golf range now starts from a ridiculous £3099, and only the basic Life trims are available. The Golf GTD and the Plug-In Hybrid GTE can no longer be ordered. The recently introduced new 7 seat Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life is now priced from £3250 Advance Payment (was £949), while T-Cross prices have also increased, with the range now starting from £1199 (was £0).
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 January 2022.
The Vauxhall Mokka and Mokka-e are amazing value this month, with prices that start from £0 Motability Advance Payment.
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.
New Motability Car Price Guides For January 2022
Here you'll find a selection of the printable Motability price guides that vehicle manufacturers have published in quarter 1 2022.
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