If you've started shopping for a new Motability Scheme car and want to know which new models could be joining the scheme soon, you're not alone. It's natural to want to know about the latest vehicles to make sure you don't miss out. In 2023, we saw dozens of great new cars added to the Motability Scheme car list for the first time, and there's many more new electric and hybrid vehicles, affordable automatic cars and spacious and practical seven-seat SUV models ready to join them in 2024.
Find out which cars we think will be joining the Motability Scheme by reading our 2024 new vehicle roundup, including cars from manufacturers who have temporarily paused their participation in the supply part of the scheme (like Abarth, smart and Volvo), who should re-join as soon as their delivery times get back to normal.
Fiat’s performance division, Abarth, is launching its own electric hatch based on the Fiat 500e. The electric powertrain in the new Abarth 500e will produce 152bhp (36bhp more than the standard Fiat 500e), which Abarth say will give it a 0–62mph time of around seven seconds.
This hot hatch Abarth 500e will be the brand's first-ever EV (electric vehicle), and its first all-new model since the Abarth 124 Spider in 2016. Expect the first deliveries to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.
Expected Abarth 500e Motability launch date: TBC
In third generation form, BMW's X1 has become what the X3 used to be; a fully-fledged family SUV. And a much more sophisticated one, thanks to a completely new cabin and a choice of mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully-electrified powertrains on offer.
The second-generation BMW X1 was always a popular choice with Motability customers, and if its replacement makes it onto the scheme we see no reason why that won't continue.
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This is the BYD Dolphin, a cheerily named contender to take on popular EV favourites like the Vauxhall Corsa Electric and the Peugeot e-208. Theoretically, it ought to be called the 'Atto 2' because it slots in below the mid-sized Atto 3 Crossover, but the brand decided that a more youthful, exuberant feel was needed, hence 'Dolphin'.
The Dolphin's front-mounted motor puts out more power than most drivers will possibly need (204PS) and arrives at 62 mph in just 7 seconds. The 60.4kWh battery is good for a WLTP-rated range of 265 miles.
Rather impressively, power-operated seats are standard on all variants. And there's a surprising amount of rear seat space - considerably more than you'd get in an MG4.
Expected BYD Dolphin Motability launch date: TBC
Will the Citroen Ami join the Motability Scheme? Who knows, but we think it'd be great if it did! Technically not a car, the 2-seat Ami is classed as an electric quadricycle, which means you can't take it on a motorway and Euro NCAP won’t crash test it.
At just 2.4 metres long and 1.4 metres wide, it's not the most practical vehicle but it'd be perfect to drive down narrow streets and for squeezing into the tight parking spaces found in busy city centres. The Ami is limited to a top speed of 28 mph and has an advertised maximum driving range of just 46 miles.
Yes, it won't be right for everyone, but for some it could be a very affordable alternative to the other EVs currently available to lease through the Motability Scheme and would allow customers to keep a significant portion of their weekly Mobility Allowance.
There's also a version designed specifically for drivers who have lost the use of one or both of their lower limbs. The 'Ami for All' concept offers enhanced accessibility for drivers with a disability thanks to its modified interior features, adapted driving controls and clever wheelchair storage options.
Expected Citroen Ami Motability launch date: TBC
Citroen will launch the new e-C3 and e-C3 Aircross towards the end of 2023, with both models based on Stellantis’s ‘Smart Platform’ – a cost-focused evolution of the existing CMP and e-CMP architectures that is currently used in India and South America. This means the new models will be far cheaper than Vauxhall’s Corsa Electric and Peugeot's e-208, but should still be capable of travelling around 200 miles on a single charge. Petrol versions of both models with hybrid technology will also be available.
Expected Citroen e-C3 & e-C3 Aircross Motability launch date: TBC
Dacia first previewed a concept for the new Bigster back in January 2021, and this new large SUV from the Romanian brand could make its debut towards the end of 2024. We don't know much about it yet, but the firm has confirmed that the Bigster will measure 4.6 metres in length, which means it'll be roughly the same size as a Skoda Kodiaq, a Volkswagen Tiguan and a Nissan X-Trail.
At that size, it might even be available to order with seven seats.
Expected Dacia Bigster Motability launch date: TBC
Dacia has taken the wraps off the new third generation Duster, which arrives in 2024 with a fresh new look and updated technology.
The design of the new Duster hasn't strayed too far from the formula that helped make it Europe's best-selling SUV, and the new model moves across to the same CMF-B platform that underpins the Renault Clio and Captur, and the brand's own Sandero and the seven seat Jogger.
The updated platform means a new selection of powertrains and electrification for the first time, including Dacia's 'Hybrid 140' - which blends a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor - offering drivers 138 bhp and an automatic gearbox as standard.
Expected Dacia Duster Motability launch date: TBC
Romanian brand Dacia has confirmed that it will enter the UK electric car market for the first time in 2024. Already on sale in Europe, the Spring EV is a rebadged version of the Renault K-ZE which is built in China. When it arrives in the UK it is expected to be one of the cheapest electric vehicles around. Size wise, this car is 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.
Our market will get the gutsier version of the Spring with a 64bhp electric motor (other countries can also choose a lesser 44bhp variant). The battery size on offer is always the same though, with just 26.8kWh of usable capacity available, a modest figure that means just 137 miles of range can be had.
Expected Dacia Spring EV Motability launch date: TBC
Fiat is getting ready to launch a second all-electric vehicle to its line-up. The Fiat 600e will be an SUV cousin to the popular 500 city car, running on the Stellantis Group's e-CMP2 platform.
This new small electric SUV will share the same technology as the recently launched Jeep Avenger, with means an official EV range of around 250 miles should be possible.
A video released by Fiat in June 2023 gave our first good look at the upcoming model, which will go on sale in 2024.
Expected Fiat 600e Motability Launch Date: TBC
Fiat is planning a series of new vehicles thought to be based on the 2019 'Centoventi' concept (pictured). The new Panda will be one of these models, and it's understood that the Italian brand is working on a crossover version to sit alongside the regular 5 door hatchback.
A small petrol engine model is expected to kick off the range, with hybrids and probably a full EV version to follow.
More is expected to be revealed on 11 July 2024 – Fiat’s 125th anniversary.
Expected Fiat Panda Motability launch date: TBC
The new Ford Tourneo Courier should arrive in early 2024, effectively becoming the entry-level passenger car for the brand following the demise of the Fiesta and EcoSport.
It will be offered with both petrol and electric powertrains (the E-Tourneo Courier), with the latter due to arrive in the UK later in 2024. The Tourneo Courier is based on the Puma's underpinnings, unlike the larger Tourneo Connect, which is based on Volkswagen’s Caddy.
Expected Ford Tourneo Courier Motability launch date: TBC
In May 2023 Honda revealed its second fully electric vehicle, the e:Ny1.
Offering a fresh, distinctive design and the latest advanced technology, the e:Ny1 makes the most of the new model’s electric powertrain to deliver an SUV with 'fun-to-drive dynamics, a smooth and refined ride, and intuitive versatility'.
Powering the e:Ny1 is a 68.8kWh battery – able to fast charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 45 minutes – that Honda say will deliver up to 256 miles on the WLTP cycle.
Despite being a small-ish SUV, the decent range and smart new look should make the e:Ny1 a popular choice with EV drivers when it arrives in the UK.
Expected Honda e:Ny1 Motability launch date: TBC
Honda finally has a really serious entry in the volume part of the mid-sized family SUV segment with this car, the ZR-V. This Civic-based crossover only comes as a self-charging full-Hybrid and claims sporty drive dynamics and premium quality. If you like the looks, need efficiency and aren't really ready for a plug in car, it could be well worth a look.
Expected Honda ZR-V Motability launch date: TBC
A petrol-powered variant of the Jeep Avenger will arrive in 2024 in the UK. At the car’s launch, Jeep stated that the Avenger would be sold here with electric power only, but in an apparent U-turn the car will now be available with the group's 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine and a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
It is thought that the combustion-powered Avenger will undercut the entry-level electric Avenger by around £10,000, making it a much more affordable option.
Expected Jeep Avenger (Petrol) Motability launch date: TBC
The Lexus LBX is a small premium SUV that could be the breakthrough model Lexus needs to attract new generation of younger customers. Surprisingly, it's not an EV. That's because it's based on Toyota's Yaris Cross, which uses a full-Hybrid drivetrain. But much has been re-engineered so that this car feels like a Lexus, including a new, larger e-motor for the hybrid system that's powered by a new battery using sophisticated tech first seen in the brand's largest model, the RX.
It's probably the most important car the company has launched for over a decade.
Expected Lexus LBX Motability launch date: TBC
It looks like the fun-to-drive Mini formula is alive and well in this, the fourth BMW-era interpretation of the brand's iconic small hatch. Here, the focus will be on the EV variant, with a dedicated EV platform that improves the layout and allows for the bigger battery required for greater driving range.
The Mini Cooper Electric will be available in two forms, with the Cooper 'E' boasting 181 bhp and a claimed range of 190 miles and the Cooper SE getting 215 bhp and a range of around 250 miles.
They will be sold alongside a new petrol-engined Cooper hatchback that will be visually identical and built in Oxford. Deliveries should begin in the spring of 2024.
Expected Mini Cooper Electric Motability launch date: TBC
The largest member of the Mini family, the Mini Countryman, has grown again in third generation guise, and will go on sale in 2024 with petrol and electric drivetrain options. Built on the same platform as the new BMW X1, the new Mini Countryman is 60mm longer and 130mm than its predecessor, creating space in the line-up for the forthcoming new Mini Aceman crossover.
There will be two electric options at launch, with a range of up to 287 on a single charge possible. The petrol options are thought to be two 1.5-litre turbos and a 2.0-litre turbo borrowed from the X1.
Expected Mini Countryman Motability launch date: TBC
Something we haven't seen much of in the current explosion of full-electric compact cars are EV versions of conventional family hatchbacks. True, if you're driving either a Volkswagen ID.3 or a Kia Niro EV, that's essentially what you've got, but both those manufacturers pretend those cars are Crossovers.
If you want a model of this size and don't particularly fancy one with a Crossover vibe, this Peugeot could be what you're looking for. Alongside the existing petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions, the EV has a range of around 250 miles from a 154bhp electric powertrain.
When it arrives on the Motability Scheme, customers will be able to choose between hatchback and estate variants.
Expected Peugeot e-308 Motability launch date: TBC
Peugeot revealed the new all-electric e-3008 in autumn 2023, featuring an aerodynamic fastback SUV design, a choice of electric powertrains and Peugeot's latest Panoramic i-Cockpit design.
The 'standard range' option has a 73kWh battery and a range of 326 miles, while the 'long range' version boasts a 98kWh battery and an impressive range of up to 435 miles.
More affordable self-charging hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions will be announced at a later date, as will the larger Peugeot e-5008, which will likely come with seven seats.
Expected Peugeot e-3008 Motability launch date: TBC
Renault is preparing to expand its EV range with the introduction of what we think will be named the Renault 4. The Renault 4Ever Trophy Concept (pictured) was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 2022, and it gives us an idea of how it could look. The new model will be built on an adapted version of the CMF-BEV architecture that will also underpin the forthcoming Renault 5, together with new EV versions of Nissan's Micra and Juke.
Expected Renault 4 Motability launch date: TBC
First seen in the UK at the 2022 Festival of Speed, the Renault 5 Prototype (pictured) has a contemporary design that also manages to echo the silhouette of the original. This new EV from Renault has already been spotted out on the road during testing, and will come with around 250 miles of range, using a similar motor to the one found in the current ZOE.
The price hasn't been announced yet, but commentators have speculated that it could cost as little as £20,000.
Expected Renault 5 Motability launch date: TBC
The 2024 Renault Scenic E-Tech is a new 100% electric family car that looks to blend SUV style, hatchback affordability and MPV practicality. Based on the modular CMF-EV platform, it will offer drivers a range of up to 379 miles via two powertrain configurations, a 170bhp 60kWh battery 'standard range' and a 220bhp 87kWh 'high range' battery.
The Renault Scenic is expected to arrive in early 2024.
Expected Renault Scenic Motability launch date: TBC
The second-generation Skoda Kodiaq aims to build on the successful Mk1 design with the same family-orientated SUV formula. It will continue to offer seven-seats, and will be available with a updated range of engines, including the first Kodiaq with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Kodiaq iV plug-in hybrid will use a 1.5-litre TSI engine and an electric motor that will combine to produce 204ps and an impressive all-electric range of more than 62 miles.
Overall space has also improved, and the boot is vast, measuring a whopping 910 litres for the five-seat version (up 75 litres), and between 340 litres and 845 litres for the seven-seater.
The new Kodiaq arrives in early 2024, with prices expected to start from around £35,000.
Expected Skoda Kodiaq Motability launch date: TBC
Think of the automaker smart and you probably picture a tiny city car. But things are changing. The company is reinventing its profile as a style-led electric mobility brand and that will start with this car, the new smart #1.
The #1 is a compact full-electric SUV for style-conscious folk who the firm hope will enjoy its rather unique Sino-Teutonic blend of EV engineering. The car 'retains the smart spirit' but offers it in a practical design that more drivers could realistically justify, with space for five, a decently-sized 273-litre boot and an EV range of up to 273 miles.
Expected Smart #1 Motability launch date: TBC
The electric e-Motion version of the SsangYong Korando looks pretty similar to the petrol and diesel-powered models, with only a few slight design tweaks. It's powered by a single electric motor and a 61.5kWh battery, offering a WLTP range of around 211 miles.
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In June 2022 Ssangyong revealed the new electric Torres SUV, which the company hopes will be a rival for the likes of the Skoda Enyaq and Nissan Ariya.
At the time of writing no pricing information has been released for the UK market, but the Torres is expected to fit somewhere between the Korando and Rexton in the Ssangyong line-up, which means it could be eligible for the Motability Scheme.
It's expected that the performance will match the Korando E-Motion EV, which would mean an EV range of around 200 miles.
Expected Ssangyong Torres launch date: TBC
There's a chance that Subaru will join the Motability Scheme in 2023 or 2024, and if they do the XV e-Boxer SUV is probably going to be the model on offer.
The XV now focuses on self-charging hybrid power, with its 'e-Boxer' engine directly taking on similar models like Toyota's C-HR, Kia's Niro and Hyundai's Kona hybrid. The symmetrical All Wheel Drive set-up is likely to be this car's biggest draw, as most alternatives in this class don't offer 4WD at all.
Expected Subaru XV Motability launch date: TBC
The first-generation Toyota C-HR was a quickly labelled as a 'radically-styled' small crossover when it was originally launched in 2016. Toyota is aiming to continue the trend with this distinctive second-generation C-HR, which arrives in the UK in 2024.
The new C-HR will be available as a plug-in hybrid for the first time (with up to 41 miles of EV-powered range), and there’s plenty of smart technology on board, including new features like driver assistance technology that can be updated 'over the air' via Wi-Fi.
Details of the UK range, specifications and pricing will be confirmed at a later date.
Expected Toyota C-HR Hybrid Motability launch date: TBC
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.2all concept (pictured) gave us an idea of what the forthcoming ID.2 EV should look like. A competitor to other affordable electric vehicles like the Peugeot e-208 and the Vauxhall Corsa Electric, the ID.2 should have an electric range of up to 280 miles and is expected to be launched with an affordable price tag of around £22,000. That would make it one of the cheapest electric cars on the market, undercutting rivals like the Renault Zoe and Fiat 500 Electric.
Sitting below the ID.3 in the Volkswagen electric range, the ID.2 has been described by VW bosses as ‘a homage to the Beetle, Golf and Polo’ designs.
A compact crossover that we think will be known as the ID.2 SUV is also in the pipeline.
Expected Volkswagen ID.2 Motability launch date: TBC
The Volkswagen Tiguan will be comprehensively updated for 2024, but it's already being described as an 'evolution, not revolution'. While it's been given a total redesign inside and out, it still shares much of the old model's DNA, with key updates to strengthen some of the weaker areas and to allow for new technology that aims to improve the way the Tiguan drives.
There are also fresh engine options and improved tech to match a smarter interior layout and sharper exterior design.
The new 2024 Tiguan will also offer customers the option of two new plug-in hybrid powertrains with up to 62 miles of electric-only range thanks to a larger 19.7kWh battery.
Expected Volkswagen Tiguan Motability launch date: TBC
Volvo's first full-EV is thought to be heading onto the Motability Scheme car list very soon. The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric model is pretty much everything you'd expect an electric Volvo to be, and it has been usefully improved thanks to a new single motor, rear-driven variant that no has a longer range. Furthermore, the dual motor AWD model has been enhanced with a larger battery, so it's also able to go further between charges.
The drawback of course will be the premium pricing when compared to the petrol-powered versions that were previously available to lease through the Motability Scheme, but otherwise, a lot of boxes have been ticked here.
Expected Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Motability launch date: TBC
Rumours of a vehicle similar to the recently announced Volvo EX30 have been doing the rounds since 2017, so it's great to be able to finally see what this new baby EV is all about.
The EX30 will be the cheapest model in Volvo’s EV line-up, and with a starting price of around £34,000 the EX30 looks very competitive for a compact but well-proportioned electric car with a premium design and a decent level of kit. The 214-mile range for the standard model isn't exactly amazing, but there's the option of a bigger battery that'll do closer to 300.
Volvo hopes that this new EV will play a major role in increasing the firms’ worldwide sales from around 800,000 units a year to 1.2 million by 2025. If they do choose to re-join the Motability Scheme in 2024, the EX30 could be added onto the Motability car list, but if demand is high don't expect to see it any time soon.
Expected Volvo EX30 Motability launch date: TBC
Volvo's C40 Recharge shows the Swedish brand really getting into gear with its EVs. As you might expect, the C40 borrows everything that matters from Volvo's XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, but it looks very different with unique styling and a more swept-back coupe-style silhouette.
The C40 Recharge is available with a single or twin motor powertrain, and an up to 341 mile range is possible on certain models. Again, the main negative here will be its premium pricing, but if you can afford it, this will be one of the best EV's available to lease through the Motability Scheme.
Expected Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Motability launch date: TBC
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. A complimentary charging solution is also included with every 100% battery powered vehicle.
This article is regularly updated with the latest new car information.
Motability’s all-inclusive 3 year / 60,000 mile car lease package includes:
Insurance cover for 3 named drivers is included.
The cost of servicing and maintaining your car is included.
Full breakdown cover provided by RAC Motability Assist is included.
Tyre and windscreen repair and replacement cover is included.
Motability will automatically tax the vehicle every year.
Many helpful adaptations are available at no extra cost.