The next 12 months or so promises to be an exciting time for the UK motor industry. As mainstream car manufacturers start to roll out their electrification strategy, more and more new plug-in Hybrid and 100% electric models will start to appear in car showrooms alongside conventional petrol and diesel engine vehicles. How many of these will join the Motability Scheme in 2020 remains to be seen, but hopefully the arrival of a range of new plug-in Hybrid and fully electric models like the new Peugeot e-208, the new Vauxhall Corsa-e and the new Ford Puma SUV will mean more choice for Motability customers in 2020.
The Audi Q2 is getting a facelift with an updated look, fresh interior technology and new trim levels to bring it in line with rest of the Audi range.
The new Q2 gets a new rear bumper design and an updated grille plus new Matrix LED headlights as standard. On the inside there's a new gearlever as well as redesigned air vents and new seat trims. Four-way adjustable front seats are now included as standard.
At launch the new Audi Q2 will only be available with one engine choice (a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit) with additional petrol and diesel engines introduced at a later date.
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The outgoing A3 is the oldest car in the Audi range, but it looks like the changes for this new A3 hatchback don't appear to be very revolutionary. It certainly looks very similar to the previous version, but at 1,820mm wide and over 4,000 from nose to tail this new A3 has grown a fair bit. Most of the improvements are on the inside, with a huge new 10.1-inch touchscreen display and Audi's virtual cockpit is available as an optional extra.
A saloon version has also been announced, but no 3 door version is planned.
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As the popularity of two-door cars continues to dwindle, BMW has decided to expand the 2 Series range with a new four-door Gran Coupe model. The Gran Coupe will share its platform with the all-new 1 Series, offering Motability customers more sportiness but with extra practicality. The 2 Series Gran Coupe recently won the 'Most Beautiful Car Of The Year' award at the 35th Automobile International Festival in Paris.
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The C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid will be the first plug-in hybrid model from Citroen. It combines the advantages of a 100% electric drive for shorter daily trips (with an electric range of around 30 miles) with the versatility of a conventional engine for longer journeys. A 100% electric version of the C5 Aircross is also expected to join the Motability Scheme later in the year.
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The new MG ZS EV is an affordable 100% electric SUV that uses a front-mounted electric powertrain with a range of around 160 miles. The MG ZS EV has a water-cooled 44.5kWh lithium ion battery that is capable of rapid charging from flat to around 80% in around half an hour. Styling is similar to the conventional MG ZS, with standard features including satellite navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, DAB radio, a split-level boot and smart storage areas that maximise load capacity.
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This is the car that Ford is planning on replacing the EcoSport with. The new compact crossover has SUV-styling, a raised ride height, bigger wheel arches and rugged exterior body protection. Much of the mechanics of this SUV will come from the Fiesta, including the 1.0 litre EcoBoost and a diesel engine, but the Puma will be longer, higher and wider than the Fiesta with a 95mm longer wheelbase.
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The new, third-generation Ford Kuga shares its underpinnings with the very well received 2019 Focus, and boasts significant gains in terms of its internal space (it'll have class-leading rear legroom), safety equipment, connectivity (wireless phone charging comes as standard) and quality. There will also a PHEV hybrid model available.
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EV's are all very worthy but they often lack any kind of 'want one' factor. Here's one though that many Motability customers will really covet - the all-new Honda e. It's a small urban car that doesn't go particularly far on a single charge when compared to the competition, but its an incredibly cool one with lots of showroom wow factor thanks to its quirky exterior and two 12-inch interior screens that sit at the centre of the dash.
In many ways the Honda e redefines what a full-electric city car can be.
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The new Mazda CX-30 is a compact crossover that Mazda say will fit between the CX-3 and CX-5 in the Mazda SUV range. It’s based on the new Mazda 3, and the two cars share plenty of styling features. The new CX-30 SUV has a sporty stance, but it also looks rugged thanks to its black oversized wheel arches and trim.
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The current Nissan Juke is the car that created the compact crossover segment when it was released in 2010. The new Nissan Juke will sit on the new Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-B platform, which is also used by the new Renault Clio and the second-generation Renault Captur, meaning the new Juke will be available with plug-in Hybrid technology. There may even be a fully electric Juke at some point. The new platform should increase the overall size of the new Juke, giving passengers in the back much more room and the car an increased boot capacity.
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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. The new Qashqai will probably ditch the diesel engine option (although this hasn't been confirmed), and only be available to order with either a petrol engine or as a plug-in Hybrid. A 100% electric version is thought to still be under discussion.
Nissan Qashqai Motability launch date: 2020 / 2021
The all-new Peugeot 208 should land with dealers late in 2019, with the 100% electric e-208 arriving soon after in the spring of 2020. The e-208 will share its looks with the petrol and diesel versions, but with no CO2 emissions, an expected range of over 200 miles and fast charging options this car could be a popular option for Motability users if the Advance Payment is sensible.
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The Peugeot 2008 is Peugeots smallest SUV available through the Motability Scheme, and the current version has always been up against some serious competition. It’s a popular car and a strong-seller for Peugeot, so the new version is an important car for them. The all-new 2020 Peugeot 2008 will feature a raft of impressive improvements over its predecessor, including the option of a 100% electric and Hybrid powertrain alongside traditional petrol and diesel engines. The electric model is expected to have a range of around 200 miles.
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The current Renault Captur has been around since 2013, so this popular model from the French carmaker is clearly ready for an overhaul. This new second generation model will borrow much of its styling from the new Clio and is expected to be a little larger than the model it replaces. The biggest changes will be under the skin, thanks to a new platform that will reduce weight and allow the new Captur to feature a brand new plug-in Hybrid powertrain.
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The Ateca started the SUV charge from SEAT and it has been transformative for the spanish carmaker, increasing sales and introducing new Motability customers to the brand who would previously not have chosen a SEAT.
The updated 2020 SEAT Ateca gets a range of updated petrol and diesel engine plus a refined exterior design, additional technology and even more driver appeal.
The Motability Advance Payment prices look good too.
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Details of the all-new SEAT Leon have just been released. The new 2020 Leon is another new car that will feature a plug-in Hybrid for both the hatchback and estate versions when it debuts later this year. The new SEAT Leon will have a lot in common with its sister models, the Audi A3, Skoda Octavia and the next Volkswagen Golf, but with a sportier look, updated engines, a minimalist interior, improved connectivity and many of the new SEAT design features first seen on the impressive Tarraco SUV.
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If you want an affordable electric supermini with tiny running costs then the new Skoda CITYGOe iV could well be the Motability car for you when it arrives in 2020. The new CITYGOe iV, which is similar in many ways to the Volkswagen e-up! and the SEAT Mii Electric (both of which are also due for release in 2020) has an 82 BHP electric motor and a 36 kWh battery that should be able to cover around 160 miles on a single charge.
We think it's good-looking compact car that should be well priced and, for the right owner, it'll be extremely frugal and great for zipping around town.
Skoda CITYGOe iV Motability launch date: Winter 2020
The standard version of the all-new Vauxhall Corsa 5 door (there’s no 3 door option this time) should arrive in showrooms towards the end of 2019, with the new 100% electric Vauxhall Corsa-e expected to arrive soon after. With a range of around 200 miles, the Corsa-e will available in two trim levels, with standard kit including a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring and a wide range of driver assistance systems.
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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 which is expected 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: Winter 2020
The Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 SUV will use a petrol engine and electric power to deliver what Vauxhall claims will be a total output of 300bhp and CO2 emissions of just 49g/km. It promises to offer an appealing blend of performance and efficiency, with a potential range of around 30 miles when driven on electric alone. Vauxhall have yet to announce the pricing for the new Grandland X Hybrid4, so we’ll have to wait a little while to see if this car will be available to order through the Motability Scheme in 2020.
Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 Motability launch date: Early 2020
The new version of the Volkswagen Golf – first launched way back in 1974 – will land with VW dealers in 2020 as a five-door only model with new mild-hybrid engine options and loads of clever new tech. The styling of the new eighth-generation Golf is very familiar (albeit with a clearly revised new front end) but it’s on the inside where it has changed the most, with a smart new infotainment touchscreen, digital cockpit and new safety features. Engine wise, expect new 48V mild hybrids petrol engines and a revised GTE-badged plug-in hybrid.
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Before you book your visit to a Motability Specialist to order your new Motability car, make sure you take a look at our round-up of what's hopefully coming to the Motability Scheme next year.
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The cost of servicing and maintaining your car is included.
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Tyre and windscreen repair and replacement cover is included.
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