New Cars That Could Join The Motability Scheme Price Guide In 2022
From electric crossovers to hybrid hatchbacks, these are the new cars that we think are set to join the Motability Scheme list and a car showroom near you in 2022.
New 2022 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 an 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 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe
The all-new BMW 2 Series coupe looks very different to any other current 2 Series model, and it's the only car in the 2 Series range to feature a rear-wheel drive setup. The engine range is shared with the current 1 Series range, as is the interior design. Inside, drivers will find the front sports seats mounted low in front of the satisfyingly thick M Sport steering wheel and a driver-focused dashboard.
The first generation BMW 2 Series Coupe was available to lease through the Motability Scheme, so there's a good chance that this second generation version will too.
Expected BMW 2 Series Coupe Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
The next generation of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is scheduled to launch in March 2022. It will be built on a new platform (that will also underpin the new X1 and X2) but it keeps the MPV look of its predecessor.
The updated engine line-up includes new plug-in hybrids and BMW's second-generation 48V mild hybrid technology, while the option of 7 seats (previously known as the 'Grand Tourer') won't be available with this model (which should improve the interior and the overall boot space). It will also come with BMW's new iDrive 8 operating system and seven-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Expected BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 DS 4
The second generation DS 4 compact premium hatch will probably deserve more recognition than it'll get when it's released here in the UK. For us, this will be one of the most interesting and distinctive cars of its kind in this part of the market. There are sharp looks, a stand-out cabin and PHEV engine tech if you want it. In short, there's lots to like, but it'll probably come at a premium price if it does join the Motability Scheme list in 2022.
A fully electric version may also appear at a later date.
Expected DS 4 Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Dacia Sandero
When added to the scheme UK Motability customers will get to choose between the standard 5 door Dacia Sandero hatch and the beefed-up Sandero Stepway, which adds roof rails, a higher ride height and rugged plastic cladding. This third generation Dacia is built on the group's latest CMF-B platform (which also underpins the current Nissan Juke and Renault Clio) which means there are much better engines fitted in this latest model.
Expected Dacia Sandero And Dacia Sandero Stepway launch date: TBC
New 2022 Dacia Spring EV
Romanian brand Dacia could enter the UK electric car market for the first time in 2022. Already on sale in Europe, the Spring EV is a rebadged version of the Renault K-ZE which is built and already on sale in China. When it (hopefully) 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.
It uses a small 27.4kWh battery and a 44bhp electric motor, giving the Dacia Spring a WLTP range of 143 miles.
Expected Dacia Spring EV Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Dacia Jogger
You'd have thought that every conceivable market niche in the motor industry would have already been filled. Yet here's one segment that has always been ignored: the really affordable 7-seat family car. And who better to fill that niche than Dacia?
The company has taken its popular Sandero and stretched the platform enough to insert a third seating row, creating the Dacia Jogger. These additional seats don't slide or fold into the floor, so when you're not using them and you need extra boot space, you have to take them out (fortunately, they only weigh 10kg each), freeing up as much as 712-litres of space. If you need more room, the middle row seats roll forward and split 60:40. Dacia say the maximum carrying capacity is 1819-litres.
The Jogger has even been engineered with the option of Dacia's first hybrid engine.
Expected Dacia Jogger Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Hyundai Bayon
Hyundai has unveiled yet another option at the more affordable end of the small SUV segment. The new Bayon sits 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 - shares its platform and engines with the latest Hyundai i20, which means it is also 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 the firm claims is 'a best-in-class digital cockpit and top-line infotainment features'.
Hyundai Bayon Motability launch date: Order Now
New 2022 Kia Sportage
The Sportage is Kia’s best-selling model here in the UK, but the fourth-generation version has been on sale for a while so it's overdue an overhaul. The new fifth-generation Sportage, expected to hit UK showrooms towards the back end of 2021 or the start of 2022, features a radical new design and will also come with the option of electrified powertrains, including a choice of mild-hybrid, full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology alongside both petrol and diesel engines.
The new Sportage will share many of its parts with the latest Hyundai Tucson (just like the old Sportage does), including the same engines, connectivity tech and safety systems.
Expected Kia Sportage Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA
Mercedes-Benz has long needed a relatively affordable all-electric family car. BMW has its i3. Volkswagen has the ID.3 and ID.4. So Mercedes has pulled out all the stops to bring us the EQA.
There wasn't time for the Stuttgart brand to construct a bespoke electric platform for this model, so it sits on the same underpinnings as the compact GLA crossover that it's based on, and as a result it's very similar inside and out.
Mainstream versions of the EQA are based around a single powertrain and battery package, dubbed the 'EQA 250' and rated at 265 miles from a single charge
Expected Mercedes-Benz EQA Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 MG ZS EV
MG have announced a significant update for the ZS EV range, including an improved driving range and a fresh new look. The popular crossover can now be ordered with a 72kWh long range battery that offers a range of 273 miles per charge, compared with the 163 miles that could be achieved in the older version. Another model, equipped with a smaller 51kWh battery (and a range of 199 miles) will also be available.
The new 2022 ZS EV will come with MG's latest iSmart infotainment system and smartphone connectivity, through which various car, climate, security and charging functions can be controlled remotely.
Expected MG ZS EV Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Nissan X-Trail
Here we have the next-generation Nissan X-Trail, which the Japanese firm revealed at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. When it arrives in the UK, it'll be one of the largest SUVs you can order through the Motability Scheme, competing with other large seven-seat SUVs like the Skoda Kodiaq, the Seat Tarraco and the Peugeot 5008.
Like the new 2021 Nissan Qashqai, it will come with a smart new hybrid drive system to improve efficiency.
Expected Nissan X-Trail Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Skoda Kodiaq
Skoda has overhauled its Kodiaq SUV, introducing new technology plus an interior and exterior makeover that brings the optional seven-seater into line with the Czech brand's latest designs.
With this mid-life facelift the new Skoda Kodiaq gets a new grill, revamped front and rear bumpers and a revised headlight design. The inside has also been updated, with new seat designs and updated connectivity tech.
Skoda Kodiaq Motability launch date: Order Now
New 2022 Peugeot 308
Peugeot’s 5 door family hatchback and estate gets a radical redesign for 2022 that echoes the design of the French firms latest 208 and 2008 models. You can also see from the picture the new Peugeot badge, which makes its debut on the new 308.
You'll be able to opt for a plug-in hybrid if you want maximum efficiency or pick from a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel for your Peugeot 308, with all engines featuring an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
The last Peugeot 308 wasn't a car many Motability customers would have chosen in preference to a Golf, let alone anything premium, but this new third generation version might be.
Expected Peugeot 308 Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Skoda Fabia
Skoda's fourth generation Fabia now sits on the same platform as the Seat Ibiza, Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo and as a result benefits from new connectivity options, driver assistance systems and safety technology. The engine options are all three-cylinder petrols, tuned to various power outputs. The one to pick will be the VW Group's 1.0-litre TSI turbo engine, offered in 95 and 110PS states of tune.
Expected Skoda Fabia Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Renault Megane E-Tech Electric
Renault has revealed the new fifth generation version of its popular Megane family car. Called the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, the new model is an all-electric five-door that's the first of Renault’s new ‘Generation 2.0’ electric vehicles.
The new Megane is built on the new Renault-Nissan CMF-EV platform that's been specifically designed for battery-powered vehicles. The car will be available with a choice of either a 40kWh or 60kWh battery, with a maximum range of 186 and 292 miles respectively.
Despite sharing the name, this new EV doesn't look like the current Megane. Instead, the new Megane E-Tech adopts more of a crossover-style shape and looks set to compete with existing electric models like the Volkswagen ID.3, the Vauxhall Mokka-e and the Citroen E-C4.
Expected Renault Megane E-Tech Electric Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Toyota Yaris Cross
When it launches 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 it 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 2022 Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall have given the next-generation Astra a bold new look, with a redesigned front grille and bumper similar to the new 'Visor' design we've already seen on the latest Mokka SUV.
Vauxhall have announced that the new Astra range will feature two plug-in hybrid options – the same 180PS and 225PS units from the Peugeot 308. Using a 1.6 litre petrol engine and an electric motor, they will have a zero emission range of up to 35 miles.
There will also be a 1.2 litre petrol engine option, with 110PS or 130PS, and a 1.5-litre diesel (130PS), in combination with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox.
A fully electric Astra-e is likely to be added to the Motability range in early 2023.
Expected Vauxhall Astra Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen have announced a facelift for the Volkswagen Polo, which includes a raft of smart new exterior styling changes, an upgrade to Volkswagen's latest infotainment system plus the firm’s brilliant digital cockpit will now come fitted as standard.
The updated car will also feature a new LED light strip along the radiator grille, which can also be seen on the electric ID.3 and the Golf 8.
The engine choice remains the same as before, with a range of power outputs confirmed from 79 bhp up to 108 bhp. The new 2021 Polo will be available in Life, Style and R-Line trims, matching the new Golf’s specification line-up.
Expected Volkswagen Polo Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Volkswagen Taigo
VW has revealed its new entry-level SUV, the Volkswagen Taigo. The new compact model will be the German brand's first coupe-style SUV in Europe. It's larger than the current T-Cross and will be based on the same platform as the new Volkswagen Polo.
Despite its coupe-like sloping roof, Volkswagen promises an impressive interior space and a 438-litre boot.
The Taigo should go on sale here in the UK before the end of 2021 with the first deliveries following soon after, which means it will probably be 2022 until it becomes available for Motability customers.
Expected Volkswagen Taigo Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
The seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace has had a facelift, featuring many of the same styling and technology upgrades as the smaller Tiguan which includes an updated interior and a host of new safety systems.
The new Tiguan Allspace will benefit from Matrix LED headlights, Volkswagen's digital cockpit, new touch-sensitive climate controls plus it will also feature a range of new online services and functions displayed via an 8 or optional 9.2-inch touchscreen.
The facelifted Allspace will be available with the same trim levels as the standard model: a base-model, Life, Elegance and the sportier R-Line.
Expected Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Motability launch date: TBC
New 2022 Volvo XC20
Rumours of a Volvo XC20 have been doing the rounds since 2017, and it looks like a small SUV to sit below the XC40 is back on the agenda after Volvo announced that they are planning to build six new electric vehicles.
Details are scarce, but this car will the cheapest car in Volvo’s EV line-up when it hopefully arrives toward the end of 2022.
Expected Volvo XC20 Motability launch date: TBC
New Cars Shortages Could Mean Delays For Motability Customers
Right now, new car availability is a huge issue for the Motability Scheme and its customers, with motor industry bosses warning that the worldwide semiconductor (or ‘chip') shortage is likely to affect new car production well into 2022. This may mean that some brand new models won't join the Motability Scheme list as soon as they normally would. more
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