Advance Payment Deals From Motability In Q3 2019
Motability Highlights From Quarter 3 2019
New cars added to the Motability Scheme in July included the Mercedes Benz A Class Saloon, the 100% electric Hyundai IONIQ Electric and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid. Jeep also added a few new trim levels, including the Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4WD automatic. Many of the vehicles that were added during the previous quater were still available, including the electric BMW i3, the Toyota Rav4, the DS3 Crossback and the updated Nissan X-Trail SUV.
Popular Motability Offers In Quarter 3 2019
The BMW 2 Series 218i SE Active Tourer stayed at £99 Advance Payment in quarter 3, with the 7-seat version available for £499 Advance Payment. BMW also added 3 hybrid versions of the 2 Series Active Tourer, with the 225xe PHEV Sport trim the best value at £2749 Advance Payment. The 100% electric BMW i3 was still available, with the cheapest model at £1999. The X2 SUV could be ordered with all-wheel drive (xDrive) for the first time. The X1 SUV, which BMW took off the scheme in June returned part way through the quarter.
Citroen changed some of their pricing for the new C5 Aircross SUV, with the range now from a very competitive £95 Advance Payment for the Citroen C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech Flair – which boasts satellite navigation, advanced Comfort seats and a reversing camera with ‘Top Rear Vision’.
DS changed the Advance Payment prices for the DS7 Crossback range, with the DS7 Crossback 1.2 PureTech Elegance up from £999 in quarter 2 to £1199.
The impressive Ford Focus ST-Line X 1.0T 5 door automatic came down from £495 to £395. The rugged Ford Focus Active X 1.0 T automatic – the SUV inspired version of the Ford Focus with an increased ride height – was great value at £295. The 7-seat Ford Galaxy MPV 1.5T 165 Titanium was priced at £999 Advance Payment, down from £1795 in quarter 2.
The Hyundai IONIQ 1.6 GDi Premium Hybrid was available with £0 Advance Payment, or £449 for the Premium SE (down from £599). The Premium SE had heated leather front and rear seats (that are also ventilated in the front), front and rear parking sensors and extra safety features over the Premium model. Hyundai also added the IONIQ Electric this quarter, but with an eye-watering Advance Payment of £5799 for the Premium trim. The popular 8 seat Hyundai i800 range went up in price, with the entry model at £449 (up from £299) and the top of the range SE Nav automatic £1149 Advance Payment.
The entry-level Kia Sportage SUV could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, but the better Sportage ‘2’ was £0 Advance Payment as well. The Sportage ‘2’ had heated front and rear seats, satellite navigation, upgraded alloy wheels and a handy Lane Keep Assist system. Kia haven’t brought the Kia Niro back onto the scheme, after they removed it at the end of quarter 1 earlier this year.
The Mercedes Benz A Class A180 SE 5 door went up by £49 to £299 Advance Payment, and other A Class models went up slightly as well. The all-new A Class Saloon was added to the scheme for the first time, starting at £799. The popular Mercedes Benz GLA Urban Edition increased from £299 to £599 Advance Payment, and £699 for the automatic version.
The Mini 3 door, 5 door and Countryman were all available to order from £0 Advance Payment. The Mini Countryman Cooper S Classic automatic was good value good at £499 Advance Payment, unchanged from the previous quarter. Many dealers were offering cashback with selected Mini models throughout quarter 3.
Motability added the Nissan X-Trail SUV back onto the scheme, starting at £749 for the 5 seat version and £949 if you wanted the same model with 2 additional seats. The Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium – with front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, satellite navigation and lane departure warning system – was £0 Advance Payment, with the automatic version unchanged £599.
Prices dropped slightly on some Peugeot 3008 SUV models. For example, the Peugeot 3008 1.2 130 Allure was reduced to £599 Advance Payment, down from £799.
In quarter 2 many dealers were offering cashback deals on diesel versions of the Renault Kadjar SUV and in July officially came down, with the Kadjar 1.5 dCi Play SUV at £0 Advance Payment, down from £795.
SEAT had an incredibly attractive range of cars and SUVs available in quarter 2, and the Advance Payment came down on some popular Motability models. The relatively new 7-seat Tarraco SUV started at £799 for the Tarraco 1.5 TSi EVO SE in quarter 2, but this model dropped down to £499. The Tarraco Xcellence – which adds 19 inch machined alloy wheels, Alcantara sports seats, satellite navigation, park assist and keyless entry – was £1099. The top of the range SEAT Leon Xcellence Lux 2.0 TDi 150PS 5 door automatic was available with £299 Advance Payment. The SEAT Arona Xcellence Lux SUV could be ordered with nothing to pay upfront.
Skoda had 3 models available at the start of quarter 3 with £0 Advance Payment: the CITIGO, the Fabia and the Octavia. The pick of the Skoda Motability range was perhaps the KAROQ compact SUV. The Skoda KAROQ SE 1.0 TSI 115PS was £195 Advance Payment, down from £1295 in quarter 2.
The Smart EQ range was perhaps the best option if you were looking for a 100% electric Motability car at the lowest price. The 2 seat smart fortwo EQ started at £449 Advance Payment, while the larger 4 seat, 4 door smart forfour EQ range was £1249.
SsangYong came back onto the Motability Scheme during the quarter 2, and the Tivoli SUV was still there in quarter 3 with 3 models starting at £0 Advance Payment.
Almost all Suzuki cars and SUV’s could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment. The new Vitara SUV was probably the best Suzuki model available, and the Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T automatic can still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment.
The Toyota Corolla and Toyota RAV4 were available through the Motability Scheme, with Advance Payment prices starting at £295 and £1595 respectively. The popular Toyota C-HR (Coupe High Rider) range started at £0 Advance Payment. Toyota dropped the C-HR Hybrid this quarter. The 7 seat Toyota Prius+ Hybrid automatic was still available to order from £0 Advance Payment.
Vauxhall prices were largely unchanged this quarter. The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.4 Elite Nav 150PS Turbo automatic was £499, as was the Grandland X 1.2 SE 130PS Turbo automatic. The 7 seat version of the Vauxhall Combo Life started at £49.
The Volkswagen Golf 5 door hatchback range started at £99 Advance Payment for both the petrol and diesel versions of the Golf Match. The sportier Golf GT trim had 17 inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting and front sports seats for £449. The popular 7 seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace range was at £1149, or £1449 with an automatic gearbox.
The Volvo V40 hatchback range came down in price quite a bit. The Volvo V40 R-Design Edition automatic could be ordered through Motability for £199 Advance Payment, down from £1699 the previous quarter. There were also more versions of the award-winning Volvo XC40 SUV added, with the range starting £1899 Advance Payment, down from £2899.
Motability Manufacturer Price Guides From Q3 2019
A selection of the printable Motability price guide from quarter 3 2019 that list the Motability Scheme Advance Payment offers.