The Coronavirus lockdown at the end of March had a huge impact on the Motability Scheme. Car dealerships were closed and Motability Advance Payment prices for quarter 2 were not released until the lockdown started to ease. Motability prices were published on Thursday 4 June, and Motability customers who were approaching the end of their lease (or who had their lease extended during lockdown) were finally able to place an order for a new Motability vehicle.
New vehicles added to the Motability Scheme in June 2020 included the BMW 3 Series, the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, the new Honda Jazz, the Honda HR-V, the electric Nissan NV200 and Leaf, the electric Renault Zoe, the new SEAT Leon, the SsangYong Korando and the new Volkswagen Golf.
Cars that were removed from the Motability Scheme this quarter included Audi A3, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and seven seat 2 Series Gran Tourer, the Hyundai i10, the Renault Grand Scenic and the Volkswagen Caddy. Towards the end of June Mercedes-Benz also removed the GLA.
Alfa Romeo reintroduced the Giulia Saloon, with the 2.0 TB Super 4 door saloon available to order for £3745 Advance Payment.
Audi dropped the A3 from the Motability Scheme as they got ready for the launch of the all-new model later in the year. The Audi A4, which appeared on the scheme briefly in quarter one is another vehicle that didn't reappear. The Audi A1 was still available from £0 Advance Payment, but the price of many A1 models went up a few hundred pounds. Audi Q2 prices also increased, with the entry Technik trim available from £549 (was £299).
The stand out offer from BMW this quarter was probably the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, available to order from £999 Advance Payment. The new BMW 3 Series was also on the list for the first time, with the 318i SE Touring Estate and Saloon both available to order from £2499. The German carmaker increased the price of many of their X1 and X2 SUV models again. X1 models appear to have increased by around £250 this time, with X2 models up by £500. Many BMW 1 Series models also increased (by around £100), but they dropped the price of the electric BMW i3 again, this time by £250. The BMW i3 range started from £1499 Advance Payment.
Motability Advance Payment prices for the popular C5 Aircross SUV were pretty much the same as quarter 1 2020, with the well-equipped Citroen C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech Flair still £245 Advance Payment. The diesel version was a little bit lower at £195. Citroen also introduced a Plug-In Hybrid version of the C5 Aircross, priced from £3749 Advance Payment. The seven seat Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer increased in price, with the entry model up from £845 Advance Payment to £1195.
The DS3 Crossback could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, with the 1.2 PureTech Performance Line petrol version at this price point. Interestingly, the DS3 Crossback E-TENSE electric came down in price by 50%, falling from £1999 in quarter 1 to £999. Prices for the DS7 Crossback range didn't change much, with the DS7 Crossback Performance Line petrol priced from £1999 AP, down from £2399.
Fiat launched an updated version of their fashionable 500 model, with the Fiat 500 Hybrid Launch Edition at £0 Advance Payment the standout model. A convertible version was also available at the same price.
The all-new Ford Puma was available from £395 Advance Payment. Prices were the same for the all-new Ford Kuga SUV, which started from £1295 for the Zetec diesel version. The impressive Ford Focus could be ordered from just £45 Advance Payment, with the estate version available from £195. The seven seat Ford Galaxy MPV started at £1999 Advance Payment this quarter.
The all-new Honda Jazz appeared on the Motability list for the first time, priced from £199 Advance Payment for the SE automatic (which featured Honda's new mild-hybrid petrol engine). The better SR version was only £100 more. The HR-V was also added this month, priced from £499.
The price of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric increased, up from £749 to £1499 Motability Advance Payment. The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid range also went up, with the SE Connect trim available for £1599 Advance Payment (it was £0 in the previous quarter). The Hyundai Kona Hybrid started at £599 for the 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium.
The Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition was good value this quarter, with the Advance Payment down to £0 for the manual and £495 for the automatic version. The larger and more refined Jeep Compass Night Eagle special edition trim was still priced at £695 for Night Eagle MultiAir 140 2WD version.
The entry-level Kia Sportage SUV increased slightly to £199 Advance Payment, with the better spec’d Sportage ‘2’ £399 (up from £199). The extremely popular Kia Niro self-charging hybrid could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, but the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid was no longer available. Some Kia XCeed trims dropped in price. The Kia XCeed 3 could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, but the top-spec First Edition increased, up from £699 to £1399 Advance Payment.
The MG HS Crossover was one of our best buys, with the HS Excite automatic trim at £199 superb value for money considering it gets satellite navigation, a reversing camera system, keyless entry, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance as standard. The price of the MG ZS EV Electric was unchanged at £999 Motability Advance Payment.
The starting price for the Mercedes Benz A-Class range dropped after the German carmaker reintroduced some of its lower-end A-Class trims back onto the Motability Scheme. The A-Class started at £599 for both the A180 SE and Sport 5 door. The A-Class Saloon range started at £999 for the A180 Sport automatic. The Mercedes Benz GLA Urban Edition was well priced at £749 Advance Payment (or £849 for the automatic version), but GLA models were no longer available through the Motability Scheme after being removed on the 25 June.
The Mini 3 door, 5 door, Clubman and Countryman could all still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment. The Mini Countryman S Cooper Classic automatic was great value at £249 Advance Payment.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug in hybrid was at £1699 this quarter (one of the best buys around in our view).
The big news for Nissan this quarter was the introduction of two electric models, the new E-NV200 Combi MPV (priced from £3999 for the 5 seat or £4199 for the 7 seat version) and the 5 door Leaf (available to order from £799). The Nissan Qashqai remained one the best value SUV’s on the scheme with 6 models available for less than £500 Advance Payment, while the pricing for the all-new Nissan Juke was unchanged, with customers able to order the N-Connecta model for £0 Advance Payment (or £499 for the automatic).
Prices didn't change for the all-new Peugeot 208 but the Motability Advance Payment for the 100% electric e-208 range did, with the e-208 starting at £899 (down from £1499 in quarter 1). It was a similar story with the new 2008 SUV, but prices were roughly the same for the electric version of the French firm’s newest model. Some 7 Seat 5008 models increased by £100 - £200.
The well received all-new Renault Clio 5 door had 7 models that could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment. The new Renault Captur could also be ordered with £0 upfront as a manual, with the Renault Captur 1.3 TCE Play automatic priced at £95 Advance Payment. Pricing for the Renault Koleos SUV range increased. The 100% electric Renault Zoe was down to its lowest ever price (the entry Play model could be ordered with £699 Advance Payment).
SEAT added their all-new SEAT Leon for the first time, priced from £0 Advance Payment for the 1.0 TSi SE Dynamic trim. The 1.5 TSI EVO FR at £199 was great value in our opinion. Most SEAT Tarraco models went up in price again, with the base SE trim £699 Advance Payment (up from £499). The Tarraco Xcellence trim was £1499. The SEAT Ateca 1.0 TSi SE Technology stayed at £249, or £699 for the 1.5 TSi automatic version.
Some Skoda KAROQ SUV models increased in price, with the Skoda KAROQ SE 1.5 TSI DSG automatic £695 Advance Payment (up from £395). Its baby brother, the smaller Skoda KAMIQ came down in price, with the KAMIQ SE DSG automatic £0 Advance Payment (down from £799). Prices for the larger Skoda KODIAQ were unchanged.
SMART priced their two-seater FORTWO at £0 Advance Payment (and £57.25 weekly rental), making it the best value electric car ever for Motability customers. The four seat FORFOUR could also be ordered with £0 Advance Payment.
The Suzuki Vitara SUV could be ordered with the new mild-hybrid petrol engine for the first time. The SZ4 trim was competitively priced at £0 Advance Payment.
The popular Toyota C-HR Hybrid was still on the list, with the ICON trim available to order for £495 Advance Payment. Some of the better spec’d models came down in price, with C-HR Design and Dynamic models reduced by £700 and £600 respectively. The seven seat Toyota Prius+ Hybrid automatic was still available, priced from £199 Advance Payment.
Like Peugeot, Vauxhall have also dropped the price of their new electric hatchback. The Vauxhall Corsa-e could be ordered through the Motability Scheme for just £749 Advance Payment (the best value model available in quarter one was £1799). The Grandland X range was great value again this quarter. Vauxhall introduced a Griffin special edition version priced from £399 Advance Payment. The Vauxhall Astra was competitive this month, but only if you wanted a manual gearbox.
Volkswagen added the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf onto the Motability Scheme, with prices starting from a very competitive £199 Advance Payment for the Life trim. Prices for the popular seven seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace were unchanged, with the entry model starting at £1799 (up from £1149 in quarter 4 2019). The 5 seat Tiguan SUV started at £649 for the 1.5 TSi S trim. Pricing for seven seat Volkswagen Touran MPV was unchanged.
In a change of direction Volvo decided to include metallic paint in their Motability pricing structure this quarter (customers had to pay extra for it in quarter 1 2020), and as a result the Advance Payment for some of their XC40 models changed, including the R-Design manual model which went up from £799 to £1399. The automatic version of the same car was £1699. The better Inscription trim was more competitively priced at £999 Advance Payment.
The 100% Electric Nissan Leaf Joined The Motability Scheme For The First Time In June 2020
Here you'll find a selection of the printable Motability price guides that manufacturers published during quarter 2 2020.
|BMW Motability Price Guide Q2 2020||DS Motability Price Guide Q2 2020||Fiat Motability Price Guide Q2 2020|
|Ford Motability Price Guide Q2 2020||Nissan Motability Price Guide Q2 2020||Peugeot Motability Price Guide Q2 2020|
|SEAT Motability Price Guide Q2 2020||Skoda Motability Price Guide Q2 2020||Vauxhall Motability Price Guide Q2 2020|