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March 14th 2018: 2786 vehicles avaialble reduced by 610.    1022 of which are automatic gearbox Increased by 254     362 Nil AP or less Increased by 251   (67 Automatics ).

March 10th 2018: BMW are making changes to the X1, changing the gearbox in the automatic front wheel drive cars to a 7 speed dual cutch, resulting in a reduction of X1’s on the scheme. The X1 xdrive 20i xline will also cease production in May. This gearbox change will be phased into Mini cars over the coming months.

March 6th 2018: SMMT announce February car sales decease by 2.8% year on year. 11 months in a row sales have decreased. We have a look behind the headline numbers: here

March 5th 2018:  Work and Pensions and Treasury Committees hold joint session on the Motability Scheme’s finances and executive pay. Upshot is the  National Audit Office will take a look.  Letter here or watch here

2796 vehicles avaialble Increased by 2525.    1018 of which are automatic gearbox      361 Nil AP or less reduced by 66   (67 Automatics reduced by 44).

March 1st – 3th 2018:  The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma combine to bring snow, winds and freezing temperatures, closing motorways and roads across the UK.

February 28th 2018: Geneva Motor show lineup (First look at new models to be released later in the year or early 2019) Mazda 6, Mercedes A-Class, Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Rifter, Kia Ceed, Hyundai Kona Electric, Honda CRV and Toyota Auris.

February 27th 2018: Toyota CH-R prices return to 1st January 2018 level, Prices now start at £495 AP for 1.2 Petrol

February 26th 2018: Toyota CH-R price drop, a rare event prices change mid quarter, Prices start at £195 AP for 1.2 Petrol

2771 vehicles avaialble, 1018 of which are automatic gearbox. 367 Nil AP or less (71 Automatics).

February 23rd 2018: Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer added

February 21st 2018: Volkswagen Motability send an email stating that the 7 seat Tiguan allspace is avaialble only for it to be ‘fake news’ we suspect it will be avaialble for Q2 pricing on April 1st.

February 21st 2018: Peugeot 5008 GT Line Premium added

February 15th 2018: Lord Sterling, who co-founded Motability in 1977, wrote to Esther Mcvay outlining the “litany of inaccuracies” in the comments made by her and fellow MPs in a debate earlier this month to be “deeply troubling”. Neil Johnson, Chairman of Motability Operations writes an equally frank letter.  See Letters here.

February 13th 2018: Stratstone MINI Tyneside increase discount to up to £500. Amber Taylor 0191 234 5500 (you have to travel to dealership to place an order)

February 8th 2018: Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, calls for the the national audit office to look into the finances and pay policy of the Motability charity.

February 8th 2018: Labour’s John Mann MP (along with a collection of other MP’s) stands up in Parliament and makes an urgent request which is riddled with inaccuracies. Transcript 

February 5th 2018: Daily Mail publish a article where they confuse Motability the Charity and Motability Operations that causes division and hatred amongst readers.

30th January 2018: Hyundai Kona added

24th January 2o18: MG-ZS added

17th January 2018: Mazda CX-5 added

12th January 2018: £300 discount on MINI from Stratstone MINI Tyneside, Amber Taylor 0191 234 5500 (you have to travel to dealership to place an order)

10th January 2018: VW Marshalls Oxford 01235 424242 or offer £500 discount on VW Tiguan and discount on other VW cars too. (you have to travel to dealership to place an order) more info here:

1st January 2018: New Prices released for Q1 2018 (Winter). New Pricing guidelines: vehicles with a retail value up to £35000 (Auto) can now join the scheme, BHP limits introduced at 200bhp and 225bhp for Hybrid cars, Advance Payments limit for Automatics increased to a maximum £3750 and £2999 for Manual Cars. Full details here:

New cars added: Skoda Kodiaq, VW Polo, Mini Countryman Hybrid, Audi Q2, Jeep Compass, BMW 2 Series Coupe, Renault Koleos, Skoda Karoq, Mitsibushi Eclipse Cross, Ford Mondeo Hybrid