The semiconductor (or ‘microchip’) shortage and the war in Ukraine continued to hit the operation of the Motability Scheme hard during the spring of 2022. Higher Advance Payment prices, vehicle shortages and long waiting times were the norm for Motability customers, with many choosing to extend their existing lease and delay ordering their next new vehicle until the choice and affordability improved.
New models that were added to the Motability Scheme car list on 1 April 2022 included the new Dacia Sandero Stepway, the new Kia Sportage, the new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate and the new Volkswagen Polo.
Cars from Citroen, Mini and Mazda also made a welcome return to the Motability Scheme car list but vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo failed to reappear.
Throughout April, May and June the Motability Scheme car list changed on an almost daily basis as models were added and removed from the scheme list because of ongoing production issues.
April - Many Vauxhall Grandland models were taken off the Scheme in early April as they streamlined the trim levels. On 15 April the popular Kia Niro '2 was also removed (just a fortnight after being reintroduced).
On 22 April Ford removed the Fiesta range and Mini pulled the 5 and 3 door versions of their cars. On the plus side, the electric Renault Zoe was reintroduced, priced at £0 Advance Payment. On 29 April the updated Volkswagen T-Roc range was also added back on, priced from £1599.
May - At the start of May Renault added the revised Clio and Captur range to the scheme, while MG reintroduced their petrol-powered models (the MG HS, MG ZS and MG3). Vauxhall also added seven new Grandland trims. On 4 May, Honda removed the HR-V and Jazz range from the scheme list. Toyota have also pulled the Yaris hatchback.
On 12 May Kia removed their Stonic, Rio and Soul models, while Citroen pulled the e-Berlingo MPV. The Kia Sportage came off the car list on 24 May as Kia suspended certain Sportage orders 'due to extended lead times and ongoing production constraints'. The electric MG ZS EV and Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid were also removed. Citroen added the new C5 X for the first time.
Ford removed the EcoSport on 25 May. On 26 May the Kia Niro Hybrid also dropped off. At the end of the month the Nissan Ariya EV, Toyota RAV4 PHEV, DS4 PHEV, Vauxhall Astra PHEV and Vauxhall Grandland PHEV all joined the scheme.
This guide was originally put together on 1 April 2022. Vehicles were added and removed throughout the quarter.
ABARTH – There was just one Abarth 595 model available this quarter: the 595 Turismo Automatica. It went up in price through, from £695 to £1495.
ALFA ROMEO – The Italian manufacturer didn't re-join the Motability Scheme.
AUDI – Again there was just one model from Audi available: the Audi Q2. If you wanted an Audi Q2 Advance Payment prices started at £2949 (up from £2649) for the 30 TFSI Technik (which can be driven by under 25s).
BMW – Unfortunately BMW didn't add any vehicles back onto the Motability Scheme car list this quarter.
CITROEN – The Citroen e-C4 was still £995 Advance Payment for the range-topping e-C4 Shine Plus trim. The ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) versions of the Citroen C4 started from £0 Advance Payment. The Citroen C3 Aircross range began at £0 Advance Payment (down from £395) for the Shine trim, and it was £995 if you wanted the same model with an automatic gearbox. Prices for the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV started at £1895 for the C5 Puretech Shine (petrol or diesel) but there was no PHEV version available this quarter. The e-Berlingo MPV 7 seat Feel XL automatic was good value at £1595 (up £100), while the 8 / 9 seat electric Citroen e-Space Tourer electric was available from £4995 (down from £5895).
DACIA – The new Dacia Duster range was still priced from £795 Advance Payment this month, and they also introduced the new Sandero Stepway range for the first time, with prices starting from £495. That was for the Bi-fuel (LPG) version.
DS AUTOMOBILES – The DS 3 Crossback range started at £995 (up from £699) while electric DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE Bastille trim was better value at £0 Advance Payment. Rivoli and Performance Line trims came down in price by £300. The new DS 4 started at £2499 for the performance Line trim (down from £2995).
FIAT – Versions of the new Fiat 500 could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment this quarter, as could the Fiat 500 Electric. It was £0 Advance Payment for both the electric Fiat 500 Action and the special edition Red trim. The Fiat 500X Urban Club was a new model, priced at £999.
FORD – There were just 12 versions of the updated Ford Fiesta available to order this quarter (down from 60), and prices started at £195 for the 5 door EcoBoost St Line and Titanium Vignale. The Ford Puma range was back on the scheme, priced from £695 for the Titanium trim, with automatic versions starting at £1395 (up from £945). Advance Payment prices for the Ford Kuga range were unchanged, with the range starting at £3245. Ford Focus, Galaxy, S-Max and Tourneo Custom models were not available to order.
HONDA – In April Honda’s HR-V started at £2999, up £1000 versus the previous quarter. Honda Jazz prices began with the entry SE automatic trim, which was available with £0 Advance Payment (down from £399). The higher-spec SR was £699. The electric Honda E was £5999 for the Advance Trim!
HYUNDAI – The Hyundai Tucson SUV range increased in price in April, starting at £1349 for the SE Connect (up from £999). The Tucson PHEV began at £5099. The electric Hyundai Kona could be ordered with nothing to pay upfront (the SE Connect trim was £0 Advance Payment) while the Premium trim was £399 (up from £199). The top-spec Ultimate was £1299 (up from £1099). The Kona with the MHEV mild-hybrid petrol engine started at £0 Advance Payment, and the Kona Hybrid range began at £999. The IONIQ Hybrid range still started at £0 Advance Payment, with the full electric version of the IONIQ also unchanged at £199 for the Premium automatic. Hyundai Bayon prices were unchanged, and i10 and i20 models could both be leased with nothing to pay upfront. The i20 N Line automatic was £699 Advance Payment.
In April 2022 Kia added the new Sportage to the Motability Scheme list, priced from £1249 Advance Payment. It was later removed on 24 May.
JEEP – There were only two Jeep Renegade models available to order in April, priced from £2595.
KIA – The big news from Kia in April was the introduction for the first time of the new Sportage, priced from £1249. The Kia Niro self-charging hybrid started at £499 thanks to the reintroduction of the popular Niro ‘2’. There’s were no Kia Niro PHEV plug-in or e-Niro models this quarter, but you could order the electric Kia Soul EV Maxx with £1999 Advance Payment. The Kia Stonic and Xceed ranges both started at £249 Advance Payment (up from £0), while Kia Ceed 2 Sportwagon estate was £449 Advance Payment (up from £99).
MG MOTORS - Prices for the 2022 MG ZS EV started at £0 Advance Payment following the introduction of the 51kWh versions. The longer range 72kWh models couldn't be ordered. There’s was just one version of the MG5 EV electric estate long range available, priced at £2499 (down from £2749). In April the petrol-powered MG ZS, MG HS and MG3 couldn't be ordered.
MAZDA – After a brief hiatus Mazda cars were back on the Motability Scheme in April. There was just one model though - the Mazda CX-30 SUV - and prices started at £1199 Advance Payment.
MERCEDES BENZ – There were still no models available through the Motability Scheme from Mercedes-Benz this quarter.
MINI – Mini were also back in April after pulling all their vehicles from the Motability Scheme earlier in the year. Prices for the new Mini Electric went up though, with the range starting at £1499 Advance Payment (up from £249) for Mini Electric ‘Level 1’. The ‘Level 2’ trim was £1999 (was £1249) while the top-spec ‘Level 3’ was £2499 (was £2249). Prices increased on the rest of the Mini range as well. In April 3 door and 5 door Mini models started at £1499 (up by around £1000). Mini Countyman models were also more expensive, with the range starting at £2999 (up from £1999). The Mini Convertible was no longer available.
NISSAN – There were 6 Nissan Qashqai models available to order in April, priced from £1299 Motability Advance Payment for the Acenta Premium trim (down from £1499 the previous quarter). Juke models started at £299 for the N-Connecta manual, or it was £899 for the automatic. Prices didn’t change for the entry level electric 5 door Leaf (£0 Advance Payment) but they did add a few more trims. The longer-range E+ models started at £1999.
PEUGEOT – In April electric versions of the Peugeot 2008 SUV could be ordered with a £999 Advance Payment (down £100). Petrol and diesel versions also came down in price a little, with the entry-level Active Premium £799 (was £1349). The electric e-208 range began at £1399, up from £799. The Peugeot 3008 SUV range started at £1999 (down from £2149) for the Active Premium, while the larger 7-seat 5008 could be ordered from £3599 Advance Payment. The 8 seat Peugeot Traveller and the smaller electric e-Rifter MPV's did not return.
RENAULT - There was just one model from the French carmaker at the start of the quarter, and Advance Payment prices for the Renault Arkana began at £1995 (up from £1495).
SEAT – Models from the SEAT Ateca SUV range increased in price again, with the FR trim available to order from £2749 (up from £2499). SEAT Leon hatchback and estate models were also more expensive, starting at £2899. The popular PHEV versions of the Leon and the practical 7 seat Tarraco SUV didn't returned this quarter. On the plus side, the smaller SEAT Arona range started at £499 Advance Payment, down from £799.
SKODA – In April the Skoda KAMIQ SUV range started at £495, with the special edition KAMIQ Monte Carlo still £1095 Advance Payment. The Scala range began at £1645 (was £1345). The larger Skoda KAROQ and KODIAQ SUVs weren't available to order, along with the Octavia, Superb and Fabia.
In 2022 Vauxhall added the all-new Astra to the Motability Scheme car list, priced from £249 Advance Payment.
SSANGYONG – In April the Tivoli could be ordered with £499 Advance Payment, while the larger Korando started at £1249 (the same as the previous quarter).
SUZUKI – At the start of April the Suzuki Vitara SUV was priced from £499 Advance Payment for the SZ-T Mild Hybrid (down from £999) and £999 for the new full Hybrid AGS automatic version. Both Suzuki Swace Hybrid estate models – the SZ-T automatic and SZ5 automatic – remained £499 and £999 respectively. You could order a Suzuki Swift SZ5 hatchback with nothing to pay upfront. The larger Suzuki S-Cross wasn't available to order.
TOYOTA – Toyota C-HR prices increased in April. The range started at £2095 Motability Advance Payment (up from £695) for the ICON Hybrid automatic. The popular Toyota Corolla also increased in price, with the Corolla ICON trim in hatchback guise up £200 to £495 Advance Payment. The Touring Sport estate version was £895 (vs £645 Advance Payment the previous quarter). Yaris Hybrid 5 door models still began at £0 Advance Payment, but higher-spec models did increase in price a little.
VAUXHALL – Prices for the new 2022 Vauxhall Astra (introduced part way through the first quarter of 2022) fell, with the range now starting from £249 (down from £499). The Sports Tourer estate version was also added this quarter. Prices increased for the electric 9 seat Vivaro-e Life MPV, which could be ordered with £1999 Advance Payment (up from £1099). The 8 seat Elite trim was £3799. We thought the Vauxhall Mokka was amazing value this quarter, with petrol versions starting at £249. The electric Mokka-e was even better value, with nothing to pay upfront for Mokka-e Ultimate (down from £199). The electric Vauxhall Corsa-e Elite Premium could still be ordered with £0 upfront. Unfortunately, prices for the Vauxhall Grandland increased, with models starting at £1499. Vauxhall Crossland prices also increased.
VOLKSWAGEN – The big news from Volkswagen this quarter was the introduction of the new Polo 5 door hatchback, priced from £449 Advance Payment. The 7 seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace SUV started from £3249 Advance Payment, while the Volkswagen Golf estate range began at £3249 (up from £3099) and only the entry level Life trims could be ordered. There's was no 5 door hatchback available. T-Cross prices improved, with the range starting from £599 for the 1.0 TSi SE version (down from £1199). The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life, 5 seat Tiguan, Golf 5 door and electric ID.3 and ID.4 didn't return.
VOLVO – The Volvo XC40 wasn't reintroduced in April 2022.
Here you'll find a selection of the printable PDF Motability price guides that vehicle manufacturers published at the start of quarter 2 2022.
|Citroen Motability Price Guide Q2 2022||DS Motability Price Guide Q2 2022|
|Ford Motability Price Guide Q2 2022||Mini Motability Price Guide Q2 2022||Peugeot Motability Price Guide Q2 2022|
|Vauxhall Motability Price Guide Q2 2022||Toyota Motability Price Guide Q2 2022||Volkswagen Motability Price Guide Q2 2022|