The Motability Advanced Payment prices for quarter 1 2023 were released on Sunday 1 January, bringing a choice of around 600 different cars, SUV’s and MPV’s to qualifying disabled people and carers who wanted to lease a brand new affordable vehicle through the Motability Scheme.
Cars that were back on or new to the Motability Scheme in quarter 1 2023 included the BMW 1 Series, the BMW X2, the updated DS3 Crossback (including electric E-TENSE models), the Kia Stonic, the Mini Convertible and Countryman PHEV, the electric Skoda Enyaq iV, the revised Toyota Corolla plus the Volkswagen ID.5, 5-seat Tiguan and Passat estate.
Vehicles that were no longer available to order in January 2023 included the Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV, the Kia Niro, the Kia Ceed, plus both models from smart.
The Motability Scheme car list changed on a fairly regular basis during the quarter as new models and trims were added and removed by car manufacturers.
January - The Vauxhall Vivaro Electric Life 8-seat Elite trim was removed from the scheme on 4 January. Other models quickly removed included the Mini Clubman, 4-wheel drive versions of Volkswagen's 5-seat Tiguan, diesel Ford Focus models and some of the best Renault Captur trims.
Hybrid versions of Ford's Kuga were added on 14 January.
February - In February GWM ORA joined the Motability Scheme with their new vehicle, the ORA Funky Cat EV. Vauxhall also added new versions of their Vivaro Electric Life. Ford removed the Tourneo Connect and Grand Tourneo Connect, while Peugeot removed their popular e-2008 Active Premium and Allure trims (only the GT remained).
On 16 February Honda removed the Jazz SR trim, and on 19 February Suzuki removed the lower-priced S-Cross models. Only the ALLGRIP models remained.
March - In March Nissan removed their popular Juke Hybrid and most X-Trail models, including the only seven seat version. Mazda removed six Mazda2 and six Mazda CX-5 models, while Volkswagen dropped the Tiguan Elegance trim. On 10 March the two PHEV Renault Captur models were added back on. Later in the month Hyundai Kona models were added back on, which were available to order from dealer stock.
We put this guide together at the start of January 2023. Remember that vehicles were added and removed throughout quarter 1.
ABARTH – You couldn't order an Abarth through the Motability Scheme this quarter.
ALFA ROMEO - There was still just the one Alfa Romeo trim level available in quarter 1, priced at £3999 Advance Payment.
AUDI – In quarter 1, the Audi A1 range was much better value, starting at £999 (down from £2299). They also added models with the 25 TFSi engine, which meant the A1 was an option for under 25's. The A3 range began at £1999 (was £3099) for the A3 Sportback 30 TFSi 'Sport' manual trim. Again, there was no A3 Saloon option this quarter. If you wanted an Audi Q2, Advance Payment prices started at £1499 for the 35 TFSI 'Sport' trim, down from £2699.
BMW – BMW made a welcome return to the Motability Scheme in quarter 1 2023. The 1 Series was £3999 Advance Payment for both the petrol 118i 'M Sport' and the diesel 116D 'M Sport'. It was also £3999 if you wanted to order the X2 118i 'M Sport' SUV, or £7999 for the X2 M Sport Plug In Hybrid.
CITROEN – In quarter 1, the electric Citroen e-C4 was £1995 Advance Payment for the 'Shine Plus' trim (down from £2295). Prices for the ICE versions of the Citroen C4 also came down, with cars starting from £295 (down from £795). The C3 range was also better value, with one model available with nothing to pay upfront and other vehicles reduced by around £400. They also introduced a new special edition 'Elle' trim, created in partnership with the French fashion magazine. The C3 Aircross range started at £395, and a new 'Rip Curl' special edition was also added. The Citroen C5 Aircross range began at £2295 for the C5 Puretech 'Shine' (down from £2795). Three C5 X trims were removed, leaving just the 'Sense Plus' version at £3995, an increase of £1000. The electric e-Berlingo 7 seat 'Feel XL' automatic was priced at £4495 (down from £5095), while the 5 seat 'XTR' was removed. The 9-seat electric Citroen e-SpaceTourer Business could be ordered with £7995 Advance Payment, up from £6495.
DACIA – The Sandero Stepway range began at £0 Advance Payment, with the larger Duster £795 (down from £995). The Dacia Jogger could be ordered with £1295 Advance Payment (was £1495), which made it the best value seven-seat car on the scheme.
DS AUTOMOBILES – The DS 4 range started at £3299 for the 'Trocadero' trim (saving £500). The Plug In Hybrid version wasn't reintroduced. The DS 3 Crossback and electric DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE could be ordered again, with new trims and an improved range for the E-TENSE versions.
FIAT – Fiat vehicles weren't added to the scheme car list until 4 January. Hybrid versions of the Fiat 500 started at £0 Advance Payment, down from £1195 the previous quarter. The Fiat 500c 'Red' convertible special edition was also priced at £0 Advance Payment. The Fiat 500 Electric could be ordered from £995, down from £2195.
FORD – In quarter 1, the pricing for some Ford Tourneo Connect models had increased by £1000, with vehicles available to order from £2445. The larger seven seat Grand Tourneo Connect began at £3195 (was £2195). The Ford Focus was still available, with 84 hatchback and estate models to choose from. Prices started at £1295 (was £1595) for the 'ST Line' hatchback. Prices for the Ford Fiesta also came down, with models priced from £0 Advance Payment, down from £445. The Ford Puma was also better value, with the range starting at £795 (down from £1295) for the 'Titanium' trim. Automatic versions began at £1395 (down from £1895). Advance Payment prices for the Ford Kuga SUV range improved again on some trims, with the range beginning at £1495, down from £1995 in quarter 4 2022. Plug-in Hybrid versions started at £4945. EcoSport models were all priced at £0 Advance Payment, but only stock vehicles were available as production of this model had ended.
HONDA – The electric Honda E 'Advance' was still available in quarter 1 (£5499 Advance Payment for the 'Advance' trim), but Honda also added the Honda Jazz and HR-V to their Motability line-up. The Honda Jazz 'SR' Hybrid automatic could be ordered with £499 Advance Payment (down from £999), while the Honda HR-V 'Elegance' Hybrid automatic was £3499 (down from £3999).
HYUNDAI – Hyundai i10, i20 and Bayon models could be leased with nothing to pay upfront. In fact, many models cost less than the full Mobility Allowance. Hyundai Bayon prices had improved significantly this quarter. The top-spec Bayon 'Ultimate' 1.0 TGDi MHEV automatic was available for £199 Advance Payment, down from £699. The popular Hyundai Tucson SUV range came down in price, which meant you could order the SE Connect with £1149 Advance Payment, down from £1449. The Hyundai Tucson 'Premium' PHEV stayed at £5099. The Hyundai Kona was not available to order.
JEEP – Jeep models were not available to order in quarter 1 2023.
The BMW 1 Series range re-joined the Motability Scheme car list in January 2023.
KIA – Unfortunately the Kia Niro could no longer be ordered. The Ceed and Proceed were also removed this quarter. The impressive Kia Sportage stayed though, and a new trim level was introduced (the '3'). The Sportage 1.6 T GDi '2' was £499 (down from £999), the '3' was £1499 while the 'GT Line' was priced at £1999 (was £2499). No automatics could be selected at the time. The entire Picanto line-up could be ordered with no upfront Advance Payment (plus they all costed less than the full Mobility Allowance), including top-spec automatic models. The Stonic was reintroduced, with prices starting at £0 Advance Payment. The Xceed was unchanged.
LEXUS – The Lexus UX 250h 'F-Sport Design' could be ordered with £3495 Advance Payment.
MAZDA – There was just two models available from Mazda this quarter. One was the Mazda 2 (available from £0 Advance Payment). The other was the CX-5 SUV, and prices all came down by £500. The CX-30, MX-30, Mazda3 and full hybrid versions of the Mazda2 couldn't be ordered.
MG MOTORS - The new MG4 EV was slightly more expensive this quarter. The 'SE' was £999 Advance Payment (up from £799), with the 'SE' Long Range £1299 and the top-spec 'Trophy' long range priced at £2399. The 5 door MG 3 Exclusive was still £0 Advance Payment, while the MG ZS range started from £1049 (was £399). The larger MG HS range increased in price, with models starting at £1249. The popular 'Excite' automatic trim was £1599, up from £699. The electric MG ZS EV and MG5 EV couldn't be ordered.
MERCEDES BENZ – There were no models available from Mercedes-Benz this quarter.
MINI – This quarter the Mini Electric was the lowest-priced Mini you could order, with the 'Level 1' priced at £499 Advance Payment. The 'Level 2' was £999, £1000 less than the previous quarter. More Mini 3 door, 5 door and Mini Countryman SUV models were added, plus the Mini Convertible was also reintroduced.
The ORA Funky Cat EV was added to the Motability Scheme list in February.
NISSAN – The new Nissan X-Trail, added to the scheme list in December 2022, could still be ordered this quarter, and models started at £2899. In total there were 8 Nissan Qashqai models available, although that included ‘packed’ models that came pre-built with optional extras. Prices started from £499 Advance Payment for the Acenta 'Premium' trim (down from £999 the previous quarter). The Qashqai 'N-Connecta' manual was now £799 (was £1299). Qashqai E-Power Hybrid models started from £1699, down from £2499. Juke models were much better value, beginning at £199 (down from £899) for the DIG-T 114 N-'Connecta' manual. The best Juke model this quarter was undoubtedly the recently launched Juke Hybrid 'N-Connecta' automatic, priced at £499 Advance Payment (was £999). The electric 5 door Leaf range started from £0 Advance Payment.
PEUGEOT – If you were after an electric Motability car, the Peugeot e-2008 range was a great option. The e-2008 'Active Premium+' was £0 Advance Payment (previously £499), making it one of our ‘best buys’ for quarter 1. The better 'Allure Premium+' trim was £599, down from £999. The e-208 range started at £499 for the 'Allure Premium+'. Petrol-powered 2008 models started from £0, with the larger 3008 beginning at £1949, an improvement of £500. Peugeot 308 prices all came down by around £500, but the Plug In Hybrid versions was no longer available. Unfortunately, the 7-seat 5008, the 8-seat electric Peugeot Traveller and the smaller electric e-Rifter MPV's did not return.
RENAULT – There were five models available to order through Motability from the French carmaker following the addition of the new Renault Megane E-Tech in October 2022. Prices improved slightly, but the Megane E-Tech was still quite expensive with the range starting at £4995 Advance Payment. The electric Renault Zoe range began at £0 Advance payment, down from £995 last quarter. Clio E-Tech 145 full hybrid models were back. The 'Evolution' trim was £0 Advance Payment, while the 'Engineered' version was priced at £495, down from £1095. Prices for the Captur also improved, and you could order the Captur TCE 90 'Techno' with £0 Advance Payment (down from £195). It was good to see that the new full hybrid models were better value too, starting at £395 (down from £1095). The price of the Captur Plug In Hybrid 'Techno' automatic decreased by £200. The larger Renault Arkana started at £1095 following the addition of two new mild hybrid models. All the other Arkana models came down in price.
SEAT – There were thirty-three SEAT Ateca models to choose from, and the price of every single one came down by £500. You could order the Ateca 1.0 TSi 'SE Technology' for £499 Advance Payment, down from £999 the previous quarter. The Ateca 1.5 TSi 'FR' manual was £1149. The smaller SEAT Arona started at £0, and the 1.0 TSi FR Sport DSG automatic looked great value at £499 (down from £999). SEAT Leon and Tarraco models did not return.
SKODA – The big news from Skoda was the release of the new electric Skoda Enyaq iV, priced from £5499 Advance Payment. There were four different vehicles to choose from. Skoda brought all three versions of the Fabia down to £0 Advance Payment, so the Fabia 'SE Comfort' DSG automatic looked even better value with nothing to pay upfront (was £295). The Skoda KAMIQ range started at £0 Advance Payment, with the price of the special edition KAMIQ 'Monte Carlo' automatic – which gets 18 inch black alloys, ‘Amundsen’ satellite navigation, virtual cockpit and a panoramic glass roof – £500 lower at £195. Prices for the larger Skoda KAROQ were £500 better (starting at £1295) while the 7 seat KODIAQ 'SE Drive' and 'SE L Executive' also had £500 off, starting at £2995. The Octavia and Superb could not be ordered.
SMART – smart removed all their vehicles from the Motability Scheme car list.
SSANGYONG – The SsangYong Tivoli could be ordered with £549 Advance Payment, while the larger SsangYong Korando range started at £1499 (down from £1699).
SUZUKI – Suzuki Vitara Advance Payment prices significantly improved. The Suzuki Vitara SZ-T was priced at £0 Advance Payment (down from £799) and it was £499 for the recently released full Hybrid AGS automatic version, saving £1000. Other trim levels also came down in price by £1000. The S-Cross was still on the scheme list, with four models starting from £0. Again, all models were reduced by £1000. The Suzuki Swift and larger Swace estate were not available to order.
TOYOTA – The recently updated Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Touring (estate) were introduced for the first time, and prices started at £2845 Advance Payment for the feature-packed 'GR Sport' hatchback trim. The Toyota Aygo X could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment. The popular Yaris Hybrid 5 door range started at £595 Advance Payment for the 'Icon' trim (up from £0) with the Yaris 'GR Sport' automatic £945. The Toyota C-HR Icon remained at £1695 Motability Advance Payment, and it was the only trim level that you could order. The RAV4 was not available this quarter.
VAUXHALL – Prices for the new Vauxhall Astra hatchback came down, with Advance Payments starting at £249 (was from £749). The Astra 'GS' 130PS automatic was an attractive option at £699 Advance Payment (down from £1049). However, it was £2999 for the lowest-priced Astra Sports Tourer estate, up from £599. Plug In Hybrids started at £7545. The Vauxhall Mokka was great value, with petrol versions starting at £0 Advance Payment (down from £599) for the 'Ultimate' manual trim, or with an automatic gearbox for £299. Prices for the electric Mokka-e increased though. The Mokka Electric 'GS' and 'Ultimate' trims costed £1399 and £1699 respectively (up by £900). The Vauxhall Corsa Electric 'Ultimate' was now £1499, up from £999. If you preferred a petrol-powered Vauxhall Corsa, the one to go for was probably the 1.2 Turbo 'Ultimate' automatic at £0 Advance Payment (was £99). Vauxhall Crossland prices improved, with the 'Ultimate' available from £249 (was £999). Prices for the Vauxhall Grandland came down, with models starting at £1499 (down from £1999). The Plug In Hybrid Grandland was back, priced from £7999. The electric 9 seat Vivaro-e Life MPV went up though. The base 9 seat model was £5499 Advance Payment (up from £3999).
VOLKSWAGEN – The new electric Volkswagen ID.5, added to the Motability Scheme car list for the first time on 1 January 2023, was available in just one trim level ('Style Pro') and could be ordered with £6999 Advance Payment. The 5-seat Tiguan and Passat estate were also new to the scheme, priced from £1849 and £2949 respectively. The Volkswagen Golf hatch was much better value this quarter, with the 'Life' trim starting from £1299 (down from £2649). 'Style' and 'R-Line' trims were also reintroduced. If you needed seven seats, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 'Life' SUV was £500 lower at £2749 (or £3499 for the automatic), while the Caddy Maxi Life could be ordered from £2249 Advance Payment, down from £3999. The Taigo range started with the Taigo 1.0 TSi 95 'Life' at £0 Advance Payment, with the lowest priced automatic Taigo £599, down from £1099 the previous quarter. The rest of the range was reduced by £500. Prices for the Volkswagen Polo also came down by £500. The same was true of the Volkswagen T-ROC range, which started at £849 (down from £1349). The electric Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 did not return.
VOLVO – The popular Volvo XC40 was not reintroduced in quarter 1 2023.
Here you'll find a selection of the printable PDF Motability price guides that vehicle manufacturers published in quarter 1 2023.
|BMW Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Citroen Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||DS Motability Price Guide Q1 2023|
|Ford Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Hyundai Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Lexus Motability Price Guide Q1 2023|
|MINI Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Nissan Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Peugeot Motability Price Guide Q1 2023|
|Skoda Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Toyota Motability Price Guide Q1 2023||Vauxhall Motability Price Guide Q1 2023|
|Volkswagen Motability Price Guide Q1 2023|