New 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale
Alfa Romeo revealed the new Tonale SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s smaller than the Stelvio and is expected to be available as a plug-in hybrid. The Tonale (named after a famous Italian mountain pass) will be Alfa’s baby SUV, competing against rivals like the Audi Q2 and the BMW X1 and X2. Pricing for the Alfa Romeo Tonale hasn’t been announced, but the recommended retail price should be low enough for it to potentially feature on the Motability pricelist.
Alfa Tonale Motability launch date: 2021
New 2021 Nissan Qashqai
The next-generation Nissan Qashqai is an incredibly important car for Nissan and Motability as it's consistently one of the biggest sellers on the Motability Scheme.
It’s expected to be offered with multiple hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, alongside conventional petrol and diesel engines. A fully electric, similar-sized vehicle called the 'Nissan Ariya' has already been announced.
Nissan Qashqai Motability launch date: Spring 2021
New 2021 Citroen C4 and e-C4
An all-new Citroen C4 is on the way, replacing both the current C4 Cactus and the C4 hatchback. With its striking coupé / SUV styling and optional 100% electric powertrain, the all-new Citroen C4 will have to compete with other popular family cars available through the Motability Scheme like the Ford Focus and the all-new Volkswagen Golf.
Citroën has confirmed that this model will feature the French brand's popular Advanced Comfort package, which means it should boast a very comfortable ride and supportive seats. The pure-electric version of the C4 will be called the e-C4, which will be available alongside conventional petrol and diesel options.
Citroen C4 Motability launch date: Spring 2021
New 2021 Dacia EV
Romanian brand Dacia will enter the electric car market in 2021. The car will be a rebadged version of the Renault K-ZE, which is only available to customers in China. When it arrives in the UK next year it is expected to be one of the cheapest electric vehicles available. Size wise, this car will measure around 3.73 metres long, which puts it somewhere between the Volkswagen up! and the MINI hatchback – although the Dacia gets more of a SUV-style look. Specifications and a name have yet to be confirmed, but the vehicle should look very similar to the 'Spring Electric' concept shown here.
Dacia EV Motability launch date: Spring 2021
New 2021 Fiat 500 Electric
The new 100% electric Fiat 500 - which Fiat are calling the 500 «la Prima» - will share most of its styling with the current petrol-powered car, but underneath will be an entirely new platform, a 117 bhp electric motor and 42kWh battery pack. Expect 199 miles of range on the WLTP test cycle, giving it a slight edge over the new Mini Electric and Honda E.
Fiat claim that this will be the first city car to offer drivers 'Level 2 Autonomous Driving', which means the Fiat 500 electric will be able to autonomously accelerate, brake, keep you in lane, read road signs and suggest adjusting your speed to match local conditions.
Fiat 500 Electric Motability launch date: Spring 2021
New 2021 SEAT El-Born
The el-Born concept made its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and we shouldn't have to wait too long until the finished production version arrives here in the UK. Named after a fashionable part of Barcelona, the el-Born will be SEAT’s first 100% electric car.
The El-Born is the second EV built on the Volkswagen MEB electric platform to go on sale, following the VW ID 3 hatchback.
The El-Born is expected to feature a 62kWh battery and an electric motor capable of 200 BHP and 0-62 mph in around 7.5 second. The total range is expected to be in the region of 250 miles.
SEAT el-Born Motability launch date: Spring / Summer 2021
New 2021 Skoda Enyaq
The Enyaq SUV will be the Czech brand’s first dedicated electric vehicle, making its debut on 1 September 2020 at an online event hosted by Skoda.
It will go on sale in 2021, going up against battery-powered SUV alternatives like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro plus the pure-electric models from the Volkswagen Group that it shares its underpinnings with.
Interior photos suggest that the new Enyaq will be available with a large central touchscreen, and the technology looks similar to the infotainment and connectivity systems found in the new Volkswagen ID.3.
Expect a range of up to 300 miles and fast charging technology that could mean the Skoda Enyaq is able to charge from near flat to an impressive 125 mile range in just 15 minutes.
Skoda Enyaq Motability launch date: Spring / Summer 2021
New 2021 Suzuki ACROSS
The first electrified vehicle to result from the new partnership between Suzuki and Toyota will be the new Suzuki Across 4x4 plug-in hybrid SUV. Built here in the UK, the Across’s PHEV powertrain should give it a maximum all-electric range of around 47 miles.
The Japanese brands announced in March 2020 that they were going to collaborate and pool their expertise to develop alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and compact cars.
Based on Toyota's RAV4, the new Across will be Suzuki’s largest family vehicle, with around 490 litres of boot space.
Suzuki Across Motability launch date: Winter 2020 / Spring 2021
New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka and Mokka EV
Vauxhall has confirmed that production of the all new Mokka SUV will begin towards the end of 2020, with the first deliveries to Motability customers expected in early 2021. The next Mokka will include a new 100% electric variant (with an expected range of 201 miles) which should to be launched at the same time as the new petrol and diesel versions. A fully digitalised cabin is also promised.
Vauxhall have also confirmed that the new car will lose the ‘X’ suffix, meaning the models official name will change from Mokka X to just Mokka.
Vauxhall Mokka Motability launch date: 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen will launch a revised version of their popular Tiguan SUV with extensive cosmetic changes first seen in the new Golf and extra safety technology, such as lane-keeping assist and predictive adaptive cruise control.
Volkswagen will also change the Tiguan’s trim-levels, introducing new trims that will include 'Life', the comfort-focussed 'Elegance' and sports-focussed 'R-Line' variants.
There will also be a new plug-in PHEV option which Volkswagen claim will give the Tiguan an all-electric range of around 31 miles, but we don't yet know if this version will be available to order through the Motability Scheme.
Volkswagen Tiguan Motability launch date: Winter 2020 / Spring 2021
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