Motability Highlights From Quarter 3 2020
The Coronavirus lockdown meant that it was a massive quarter for the Motability Scheme, and the pent up demand resulted in 15,741 registrations in August alone (or 18.1% of all UK vehicle registrations).
New cars added to the Motability Scheme in quarter 3 2020 included the electric Honda E, the 9 seat Vauxhall Vivaro Life, the all-new Skoda Octavia, the Kia Niro Hybrid, the updated SEAT Ateca and the all-new SEAT Leon estate.
Cars that were dropped from the Motability Scheme in July included Alfa Romeo Giulia, Peugeot 3008 hybrid, Citroen C5 Aircross hybrid, the Renault Megane, FIAT Qubo and Peugeot 508. During the quarter the Peugeot 5008, the Peugeot Rifter, the Peugeot Traveller MPV and the seven-seat Toyota Prius+ were all removed from the Motability price guide.
Popular Motability Car Deals From Quarter 3 2020
ALFA ROMEO - After a brief reappearance in quarter 2 2020 the Alfa Romeo Giulia Saloon disappeared again. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 5 door was the only Alfa available, and it could be ordered from £295 Advanced Payment.
AUDI - Audi had two models to choose from on Motability Scheme. The Audi A1 was available from £0 Advance Payment, with the ‘beefed’ up A1 Citycarver version £299. Audi Q2 prices looked very similar, but the Q2 TFSi Technik came down in price from £749 to £549. The Audi Q2 TSFi Black Edition was £999, and was one of the nicest cars this quarter that drivers under 25 were allowed to drive. Audi dropped the A3 from the Motability Scheme in June, as dealers prepared for full launch of the all-new A3 (which didn't get added to the scheme).
BMW - The recently released BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe came down in price, with all models dropping by £250. The Gran Coupe started at £749 Advance Payment for the 218i Sport trim. The starting price of the new BMW 3 Series increased though, up from £2499 to £2999 for the BMW 318i SE automatic. That price applied to both the saloon and estate versions. The German carmaker also increased the price of their X1 SUV models. Some X1 SUV trims increased by £250 (the X1 started £1499), with X2 prices the same as they were in the previous quarter. BMW 1 Series models also increased, with the popular 1 Series 118i M Sport automatic £1949, up from £1349 in quarter 2. The 100% electric BMW i3 range still starts from £1499 Advance Payment, but you could choose the sportier and more engaging i3S for the same price as the standard i3.
CITROEN - Motability Advance Payment prices for the popular C5 Aircross SUV increased, with the well-equipped Citroen C5 Aircross Flair petrol and diesel variants up by £50 and £500 respectively. The Plug-In hybrid version of the C5 Aircross – that Citroen added to scheme for the first-time in June – was no longer available. The seven seat Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer also went up in price, with the entry model – which increased from £845 in quarter 1 to £1195 in quarter 2 – up again to £1845 Advance Payment. The Citroen C3 Aircross PureTech Flair automatic was good value, dropping £100 to £395 AP.
DACIA - The cheapest Motability car on the whole scheme was the Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCE Access 5 door, which could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment and £47.25 weekly rental. By choosing this model customers would get around £15 of their Mobility Allowance back every week.
DS AUTOMOBILES - The DS3 Crossback could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, with the 1.2 PureTech Performance Line petrol version at this price point. Some other DS3 Crossback models went up in price but others fell, such as the Ultra Prestige PureTech 130 automatic (down from £1399 Advance Payment to £999). The DS3 Crossback E-TENSE electric – which fell in price by 50% in June - went back up again, with the range starting from £1999. DS7 Crossback prices also increased. The DS7 Crossback Performance Line petrol was £2999 AP, up from £1999.
FIAT - The Fiat Panda Twinair Cross 4x4 was the best priced 4-wheel drive vehicle available this quarter at £0 Advance Payment. The recently released Fiat 500 Hybrid Launch Edition was £95 Advance Payment, with the convertible version just £100 more. There were also 5 Fiat Tipo Station Wagon models available for less than £250 Advance Payment.
FORD - The Ford Puma could be ordered with just £245 Advance Payment, down from £395 the previous quarter. All other models also dropped in price by £150. There were still no automatic versions available to order though. Prices for the all-new Ford Kuga SUV started at £1295 for the Zetec diesel version, with many other models increasing in price by between £200 and £500. The popular Ford Focus could still be ordered with just £45 Advance Payment, with the estate version available from £195. These prices were for stock models only though, as an updated Focus model was released part way through the quarter. Prices for the seven seat Ford Galaxy and S-Max also increased this quarter.
HONDA - The all-new Honda Jazz appeared on the Motability price guide for the first time in June, and prices in July were unchanged. The SE automatic trim was £199. The better SR version was just £100 more, with the more rugged Crosstar variant priced at £999. The Honda HR-V sports coupe-inspired SUV was available to order from £499.
HYUNDAI - Prices dropped on many Hyundai Motability models. The price for the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid reduced, down from £1499 to £1099 Motability Advance Payment. The Hyundai Kona Hybrid started from £299 Advance Payment, down from £599 for the 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium. The standard Kona could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, as could the popular Tucson SUV (down from £199 the previous quarter). At £99 Advance Payment the Tucson SE NAV represented better value though.
JEEP - The Jeep Renegade Night Eagle special edition was great value once again in quarter 3, but the Advance Payment rose slightly (up from £0 to £99 for the manual and from £495 to £745 for the automatic version). The Limited trim also increased, up from £345 to £645 Advance Payment. The larger and more refined Jeep Compass Night Eagle special edition trim stayed at £695 for Night Eagle MultiAir 140 2WD. The Longitude trim was £100 more.
KIA - The Kia Sportage SUV ‘2’ was available for £299. There were also updated Sportage models released, many of which could be ordered with the new 48v mild hybrid engine. The popular Kia Niro self-charging hybrid could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment, and the Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid was back, priced from £2349 Advance Payment. The Kia Soul EV ‘First Edition’ was another new model, priced at £3099 Advance Payment. The Kia Ceed Sports Wagon '3' 1.0 T-GDi MT6 ISG was just £49 Advance Payment.
MG MOTORS - The new MG HS Crossover was one of our best buys this quarter, with the HS Excite automatic trim at £199 superb value for money when you consider it comes with satellite navigation, reversing camera system, keyless entry, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance as standard. The price of the MG ZS EV Excite electric fell 50% to £499 Advance Payment, making it one of our best buys for July - September 2020.
MAZDA - The price of many new Mazda CX-30 trim levels went up. You could order a new CX-30 from £799 Advance Payment, up from £599 in quarter 2.
MERCEDES BENZ - The starting price for the Mercedes Benz A-Class hatch was £799 (for the A200 Sport) after the German carmaker removed the A180 SE and Sport from the scheme again. The A200 AMG Line automatic looked good value this quarter at £999 Advance Payment. The A-Class Saloon range started at £1099 for the A200 Sport. The A180 Sport automatic was £1299. Prices for both the CLA Coupe and CLA Shooting Brake went up a fair bit. For example, the CLA 180 AMG Line automatic was £2599 in quarter 2, but in increased to £3299 Advance Payment in quarter 3. The Mercedes-Benz GLA was dropped from the Motability Scheme in late in June as stock of the old-shape model ran low, and at the end of September rumours circulated that the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA would be added to the Motability Scheme on October 1.
MINI – The Mini 3 door and 5 door could still be ordered with £0 Advance Payment this quarter, with the larger Mini Clubman available from £249. The 5 door Mini Cooper S Classic automatic looked good value at £499 Advance Payment. Mini also introduced the facelift Countryman, priced from £499 Advance Payment.
MITSUBISHI - The popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug In hybrid jumped in price, up to £3749 from £1699 last quarter. Other models like the Eclipse Cross and the conventionally powered Outlanders also experienced increases. At £0 Advanced Payment the Mitsubishi ASX Dynamic was still good value though. In a shock move, Mitsubishi announced that they would soon be pulling out of UK and European markets, meaning an end to Mitsubishi cars on the Motability Scheme at some point in the future.
PEUGEOT - Prices were largely unchanged for the all-new Peugeot 208 but they did add a few new models onto the scheme. Unlike the DS3 Crossback, the Motability Advance Payments for 100% electric e-208 stayed low in quarter 3, with the range still starting at £899. It was a very similar story with the pricing for the new 2008 and e-2008 SUV. Again, prices looked very similar for the Peugeot 3008 SUV range, but the mid-range 3008 PureTech Allure automatic did come down in price from £1399 to £999 Advance Payment. Many Peugeot models were removed from the scheme at the back end of the quarter, including all Peugeot 5008 models.
NISSAN - Nissan introduced two new 100% electric models to the Motability Scheme in late June that were still there in July, the 5 and 7 seat E-NV200 Combi MPV (priced fro £3999) and the Leaf (priced from £799). The Nissan Qashqai was still one the best value SUV’s around, with 5 models available for less than £500 Advance Payment. The Qashqai Acenta Premium 1.3 DIG-T 160 automatic was £299, or £599 with the added heat pack. Pricing for the popular Nissan Juke range improved, with automatic versions dropping by £100.
RENAULT - The well-received all-new Renault Clio 5 door was great value in quarter 3, with around 9 models available to order with £0 Advance Payment. The all-new Renault Captur SUV could also be ordered with £0 upfront Advance Payment. The Renault Captur TCE S Edition automatic was good value at just £95 Advance Payment. Pricing for the Renault Kadjar was competitive, with the Kadjar S Edition TCE 140 priced at £295. The 100% electric Renault Zoe was down to its lowest ever price, with the entry 'Play' model available for £399 Advance Payment (was £699).
SEAT - The all-new SEAT Leon joined the scheme in June 2020, with pricing starting from £0 Advance Payment for the 1.0 TSi SE Dynamic trim. The 1.5 TSI EVO FR was great value at £199. There was also a new 1.5 eTSi ‘First Edition’ hatchback automatic trim priced at £1799, and the new estate version priced from £299. Sadly SEAT Tarraco models went up in price again. The base SE trim was £1749 (up from £699 Advance Payment). The updated SEAT Ateca SUV was released towards the back end of the quarter, priced from £299 Advance Payment.
SKODA - Pricing for the Skoda KAROQ SUV looked very similar to the previous quarter. The Skoda KAROQ SE 1.5 TSI DSG automatic was £695 Advance Payment. The smaller KAMIQ SE TSi 115 DSG automatic was £0 Advance Payment. Prices for the larger Skoda KODIAQ increased by around £100. The Skoda Octavia Estate 1.5 TSi SEL DSG automatic was available for £795 Advance Payment.
SMART - This quarter all smart models could be ordered with £0 Advanced Payment. The two-seater FORTWO was available with £0 Advance Payment and £56 weekly rental, with the four seat FORFOUR also £0 Advance Payment and £60 weekly rental (meaning you’d get some of your higher rate Mobility Allowance back).
SUZUKI - The Suzuki Vitara SUV range was available to order with a new mild-hybrid petrol engine. The SZ4 Boosterjet 48v hybrid trim was competitively priced at £0 Advance Payment. There was also the SZ-T automatic version for £399 Motability Advance Payment, which comes with smart 17 inch alloy wheels, rear parking camera and satellite navigation.
TOYOTA - The popular Toyota C-HR Hybrid ICON trim (which comes with an automatic gearbox as standard) could still be ordered with £495 Advance Payment. Some of the better spec’d models came down in price, with C-HR Design trim at £999 Advance Payment. The seven seat Toyota Prius+ hybrid automatic was still available at the start of July, but Toyota removed it part way through the quarter. The RAV4 Design Hybrid automatic was the only RAV4 trim available, priced at £3445 Advance Payment.
VAUXHALL - In July the electric Vauxhall Corsa-e could be ordered through the Motability Scheme month for £799 Advance Payment. The range-topping Vauxhall Corsa Ultimate Nav 100PS Turbo automatic 5 door (with top features like heated leather seats, drivers massage seats, heated steering wheel and a panoramic rear-view camera) was £99. The prices for the Vauxhall Grandland X range went up a little, with models starting at £149 Advance Payment. The Griffin special edition version was priced from £799 Advance Payment (up from £399 in June). If you were interested in an estate, the Vauxhall Astra 1.2 130PS Business Edition NAV Sports Tourer could be ordered with £0 Advance Payment.
VOLKSWAGEN - Volkswagen added the all-new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf onto the Motability Scheme in June, with prices still starting from a very competitive £199 Advance Payment for the Life trim. In quarter 3 they added the sportier Golf R-Line trim, with prices starting from £599 for the manual or £999 for the 7-speed automatic DSG version. Prices for the ever-popular Tiguan increased, with the entry-level S trim priced from £899. The R Line version started at £2499 (up from £1749). The seven seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace could still be ordered for £1799, but some models further up the range increased in price. The T-Roc had a significant price increase, while pricing for smaller T-Cross dropped on some key models. The Volkswagen T-Cross TSi SE DSG automatic was £599, down from £1399 the previous quarter. The well specified seven seat Volkswagen Touran 1.5 TSi EVO SEL MPV could still be ordered for £899 Advance Payment.
VOLVO - The Advance Payment required for many Volvo XC40 models dropped initially, with the R-Design and Inscription manual models both priced at £899 at the beginning of the quarter. The standout model was perhaps the automatic version of the XC40 R-Design, which fell to £1199, down from £1699 in June. Part way through the quarter all of the more affordable Volvo XC40 models were removed from the scheme due to availability issues.
Motability Advance Payment Prices For The New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Fell In Quarter 3 2020
Motability Manufacturer Price Guides From Q3 2020
Here you'll find a selection of the printable Motability price guides that car manufacturers published between July and September 2020.