New 2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Electric
With the launch of the ID.3, Volkswagen brings all our electrified automotive futures a step closer. The new ID.3 hatchback is powered by a high-tech 100% electric powertrain, and it boasts a decent range plus stylish (but not flashy) looks. What's more, some trim levels are as affordable as many of the comparable petrol and diesel models currently available to lease through the Motability Scheme.
Available at launch with a choice of battery versions, the ID.3 should be good for driving range figures of 205, 260 or 342 miles (WLTP-rated) depending on the model you choose. Inside, the ID.3 boasts a fancy centre-dash infotainment screen, great safety kit (it was awarded a 5-star NCAP safety rating) and intuitive voice recognition technology.
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New 2021 Audi Q3
Here's one we weren't expecting. In December 2020 Motability added the new Audi Q3 SUV to the Motability price list. With this car Audi continues to target the ever-growing Motability market for premium-badged, five-seat SUVs. This second-generation Q3 is cleverer, smarter and more efficient than the version it replaces.
There are cheaper options out there for Motability drvers, but there's not very many more desirable ones.
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New 2021 Citroen C4 and e-C4
The all-new Citroen C4 has arrived early, replacing both the C4 Cactus and the C4 hatchback. With its striking coupé / SUV styling and optional 100% electric powertrain, the all-new Citroen C4 will compete with other popular family cars available through the Motability Scheme like the Ford Focus and the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8.
This new model features the French brand's popular Advanced Comfort package, which means it boasts a very comfortable ride and incredibly supportive seats. The pure-electric version of the C4 is called the e-C4, and it is available at launch alongside conventional petrol and diesel options.
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New 2021 Fiat 500 Electric
The new Fiat 500 Electric shares most of its styling with the current petrol-powered car, but underneath it has an entirely new platform, an electric motor and a 24 or 42 kWh battery pack. Expect up to 199 miles of range (on the WLTP test cycle) if you pick the longer-range version, giving it the edge over the new Mini Electric and Honda E.
There is also a cheaper, lower-range model available, capable of around 115 miles.
Fiat claim that this is the first city car to offer drivers 'Level 2 Autonomous Driving', which means that the Fiat 500 electric can autonomously accelerate, brake, keep you in lane, read road signs and suggest adjusting your speed to match local road conditions.
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New 2021 Hyundai i20
The third generation version of Hyundai's i20 has been usefully improved. Added to the Motability Scheme price list on 1 January, this 5 door hatchback is no longer merely a budget choice for Motability customers. The new model now has the quality, the efficiency, the technology and the looks to square up against many of the supermini class leaders. Here in the UK we only get a single engine - a 1.0-litre petrol powerplant with a 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain - that's available with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed 7DCT auto transmission.
If you're shopping in this segment, the i20 is a car you shouldn't leave off your shortlist
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New 2021 Hyundai Tucson
The all-new Hyundai Tucson has been revealed with a completely fresh design, loads of advanced safety features plus a new range of hybrid powertrains.
It's bolder than you’d expect a practical, family-focussed SUV to be, with a huge grille at the front that incorporates the vehicle's daytime running lights and headlights sat in separate pods underneath.
On the inside, the new Tucson gets a completely new design that's both futuristic and minimalist, with a large central touchscreen and a smart glossy black pane of touch-sensitive buttons just below.
The new Hyundai Tucson will be available with a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid engines, including mild-hybrids and a plug-in hybrid option featuring a powerful electric motor mated to a 1.6-litre petrol engine.
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New 2021 MG HS PHEV
MG was the first 'budget brand' to embrace full electric technology with the MG ZS EV. Now, it's also one of the first 'budget brands' to offer plug-in hybrid technology, and you can have it on the company's HS SUV, which we reckon is a very accomplished family crossover. It's fairly quick, and can be driven in full electrified form for up to 32 miles.
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New 2021 Mini Electric
It was only a matter of time until we saw a MINI Electric variant. The little 3 door Mini hatch, recently lightly updated, really lends itself to battery power and quick EV pulling power.
This car uses a 32.6kWh battery pack and boasts an impressive 184 bhp power output. From rest, 0-62 mph takes 7.3 seconds, so we're talking near-Mini Cooper S levels of performance. The driving range possible between charges isn't a particular strongpoint, (Mini claims that it will cover between 124 and 145 miles on a single charge) but it'll probably be fine for urban dwellers who'll appreciate this car's enthusiastic take on life.
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New 2021 Vauxhall Mokka and Mokka-e
Production of the all new Vauxhall Mokka SUV will begin towards the end of 2020, with the first deliveries to Motability customers expected in the spring of 2021. The new Mokka will include a new 100% electric variant called the Mokka-e (with an expected range of 201 miles), which is being launched at the same time as the new petrol and diesel versions.
The new Mokka boasts an elevated view, a smart new interior and impressive tech including an easy to use HD touchscreen and wireless smartphone charging.
The new car will lose the ‘X’ suffix, meaning the models official name has changed from Mokka X to just Mokka.
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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen have 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 have also changed the Tiguan’s trim-levels, introducing new trims that includes 'Life', the comfort-focussed 'Elegance' and sports-focussed 'R-Line' variants.
There is also 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 know if this version will be available to order through the Motability Scheme.
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New 2021 SEAT Mii Electric
It’s out with the old petrol-powered Seat Mii and in with the new Seat Mii Electric.
There's only one trim level available, which comes with 16 inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control and heated seats as standard. A 36.8kWh battery pack gives the SEAT Mii Electric a WLTP-certified range of 162 miles and a limited top speed of 81 mph.
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New 2021 Suzuki Swace
The new Suzuki Swace is a hybrid estate based on the current Toyota Corolla estate that promises low emissions, low fuel consumption and plenty of boot space (596 litres with the rear seats up).
It’s the second model to come from the new partnership between Toyota and Suzuki following the RAV4-based Suzuki Across. The Swace links up a powerful electric motor with a 1.8-litre petrol engine, and can run on electric power alone by switching to EV mode using power supplied from the battery (for short distances only). Entry-level models get a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus heated front seats and steering wheel as standard.
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New Cars That Could Join The Motability Scheme Price Guide In 2021
New 2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe
The all-new BMW 2 Series coupe is expected to look very different to any other current 2 Series model. BMW have already announced that it will be the only 2 Series to feature a rear-wheel drive setup. The engine range will be shared with the current 1 Series range, and it's almost certain that the interior design will be as well, so expect entry-level trims to get an 8.8-inch touchscreen, LED headlights and smartphone mirroring as standard.
Expected BMW 2 Series Coupe Motability launch date: TBC
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.
Expected Dacia EV Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Dacia Sandero
UK Motability customers will get to choose between the standard 5 door Dacia Sandero and the beefed-up Sandero Stepway, which adds roof rails, a higher ride height and rugged plastic cladding. It's thought that Dacia could be building this new model on the groups latest CMF-B platform, which also underpins the current Nissan Juke and Renault Clio.
In January What Car? chose the new Dacia Sandero as its overall 2021 Car Of The Year winner!
Expected Dacia Sandero And Dacia Sandero Stepway launch date: TBC
New 2021 Hyundai Bayon
Hyundai has unveiled its all-new B-segment SUV. The Bayon will sit just below the Kona in the Hyundai line up and will be seen as competition for models like the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Crossland.
The Bayon - which is named after the city of Bayonne in southwest France - will share its platform and engines with the latest Hyundai i20, which means it will also be powered by a mild-hybrid, turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine.
Hyundai says the new Bayon will offer drivers advanced connectivity technology rarely found in this segment, with what it claims is 'a best-in-class digital cockpit and top-line infotainment features'.
Expected Hyundai Bayon Motability launch date: TBC
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.
Revealed for the first time in February, it will be available to order with a hybrid powertrain plus an electric motor that has a similar output to its current EVs. Unlike the electric vehicles though, the battery will be topped up via a 1.5-litre ‘range-extender’ petrol engine that won’t power the wheels directly. This 'e-Power' system is already beng used by the Nissan Note in Japan.
The Qashqai will be available at launch with a mild hybrid option using a 1.3-litre petrol engine and small electric motor. Diesel engines will not be available. A fully electric, similar-sized vehicle called the 'Nissan Ariya' has already been announced.
Expected Nissan Qashqai Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale
Alfa Romeo revealed the new Tonale SUV concept at the Geneva Motor Show way back in 2019. It’s quite a bit smaller than the larger Stelvio model, and is set to be important car for Alfa as it will be their first that will also be available as a plug-in hybrid. The Tonale (named after a famous Italian mountain pass) will be Alfa’s baby SUV, replacing the aging Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback and 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 hopefully feature on the Motability pricelist.
Expected Alfa Tonale Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 DS 4
The new DS 4 has been revealed by the French carmaker. Sitting between the DS 3 and DS 7 Crossback, the DS 4 will be the fourth model to be launched under the DS name.
The DS4 will be a very distinctive crossover with bold exterior styling, a luxurious interior and a powerful plug-in hybrid option that should boast a 30-mile electric only range. A fully electric version may also appear at a later date.
Expected DS 4 Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross
When it launches in 2021 the new Toyota Yaris Cross will be the Japanese brand’s smallest and most affordable SUV. Almost a decade after Toyota discontinued its last small SUV (remember the Urban Cruiser?), the new Yaris Cross is, as its name suggests, based on the Yaris hatchback, but a gets a rugged and distinct look all of its own.
All models will come with hybrid technology, featuring a 1.5 litre petrol engine working in conjunction with an electric motor and a CVT automatic gearbox.
When released it will be up against other small SUVs - like the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, the Vauxhall Mokka and the Ford Puma - for the attention of Motability customers.
Expected Toyota Yaris Cross Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Kia Sportage
The Sportage is Kia’s best-selling model here in the UK, but the current version has been on sale for a while so it's due an overhaul. The new fifth-generation car, expected to hit UK showrooms towards the back end of the 2021, is likely to feature a radical new design and the option of electrified powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid version. A diesel engine is likely to still be available too.
The new Sportage will share many of its parts with the recently released new Hyundai Tucson (just like the current Sportage does), including the same engines, connectivity tech and safety systems.
Expected Kia Sportage Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Peugeot 308
Peugeot’s 5 door family hatchback and estate will get a radical redesign in late 2021 that will echo the design of the firms latest 208 and 2008 models. It is thought the new 308 will be available as a plug-in hybrid, and a version with 100% electric power is also being considered. Expect mild-hybrid technology too in the rest of the new 308 range.
Expected Peugeot 308 Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Skoda Fabia
The next-generation Skoda Fabia will sit on the same platform as the Seat Ibiza, Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo and will benefit from new connectivity options, driver assistance systems and safety technology. The engine options will likely be turbocharged three-cylinder petrols (tuned to various BHP power outputs).
Expected Skoda Fabia Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall is likely to give the next-generation Astra a bold new look, with a redesigned front grille and bumper similar to the new 'Visor' design been seen on latest Mokka SUV.
It will share its engine options with the new Peugeot 308, so expect a 1.2 litre turbo petrol option plus a 1.5 litre diesel aimed at higher mileage rental firms and company car drivers. A plug-in hybrid will also be available, probably using the same dual electric motors seen in the Grandland X Hybrid4 (with an electric-only range of around 30-40 miles).
Expected Vauxhall Astra Motability launch date: TBC
New 2021 Electric Vauxhall Combo Life, Peugeot Rifter and Citroen Berlingo
PSA Group - the firm that owns Peugeot, Vauxhall and Citroen - has confirmed that it will offer pure-electric versions of its three van-based MPV derivatives – the Peugeot Rifter, Citroen Berlingo and Vauxhall Combo Life people carriers.
All three are expected to use the same 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery currently seen in commercial vehicles like the Vauxhall Vivaro-e, in addition to PSA Group cars like the Peugeot e-2008, the e-208, the Vauxhall Mokka-e and the Corsa-e.
As the pure-electric version of these vehicles will house its battery packs under the vehicle’s floor, it's uncertain whether or not these van-based MPVs could be converted for use as Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs).
Expected PSA Group Electric MPV Motability launch date: TBC
Search For A New Motability Car
Over 600,000 people with a disability currently enjoy the independence that the Motability Scheme brings. If you are eligible for the scheme, simply contact a Motability dealership to book an appointment with a Motability Specialist who will be able to explain the scheme in full, take you out on a test drive in a vehicle you like and guide you through the whole process from start to finish.
The Motability lease package includes comprehensive insurance (for up to 3 named drivers), annual servicing and maintenance, RAC breakdown cover, annual road tax, tyre cover and the cost of many specialist adaptations (like pedal extensions, steering aids, wheelchair hoists etc) if they are required.