New Motability Prices 1st July 2018 (Quarter 3 Summer)

We have updated the prices on this site and all are now showing the Q3 Summer pricing.

 

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Two new cars added:

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The four door sports saloon is a welcome addition for those with deep pockets, the 8 speed automatic only with a 178bhp 2.2 litre diesel or a 2.0 litre petrol with 197 bhp is now available with an Advance Payment of £3745. You do get a lot of performance, looks and equipment for your money, 0-62 for the diesel is 7.1 seconds and 6.6 seconds for the petrol, economy for the diesel is a claimed 67.3 miles per gallon and 47.1 mpg for the petrol. The single trim line avaialble is ‘Super’ which includes 17 inch alloy wheels, aluminium door sills, part leather seats, 8.8 inch touchscreen with sat nav, cruise control, rear parking sensors, chrome exhaust pipe, LED rear lights, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, leather clad steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers and lights.

Alfa have suspended all factory orders across their range, this has just happened, it’s to do with new laws over some chemicals they use. They have stocks of Mito and Guiletta but not of Giulia so it has temporarily been removed from the Scheme.

 

Fiat 124 

Joining its stablemate, the Mazda MX5, on the Scheme is the two seat sports car from Fiat, who have taken the Mazda and changed the engine to their own 1.4 litre turbo petrol and given the car a more retro feel and it does look fantastic, and very low and small. Priced at £1595 Advance Payment, the top trim Lusso Plus is the sole trim avaialble on the Scheme and they have managed to pack a lot of tech into the little sports car, 17 inch alloy wheels, chrome double exhaust pipe, fog lights, leather heated seats, silver roll bar covers, navigation system with 3D maps, 7 inch touchscreen with multimedia control knob, DAB radio, automatic climate control, keyless entry, rear parking camera, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and running lights and a BOSE audio system with 9 speakers (including 4 integrated in the headrest) The Mx5 prices start at £899 AP.

Stand out Deals:

Some Excellent reductions on Hybrid cars this Quarter – read more: http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/electric-phev-hybrids-motability/

 

Honda HRV

The HRV may not be the cheapest compact SUV on the scheme but if you are after a diesel manual it is probably the best option. This quarter price reductions of up to £400 have made it more appealing. The SE trim has 17 inch alloys, parking sensors front and rear, automatic wipers, seven-inch colour touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, Driver Assistance Safety Pack which comprises Collision Warning, intelligent Speed Assist which reads road signs and alters your speed accordingly and Lane Departure Warning. All cars come with the rear ‘magic seats’ where the seats flip up like cinema seats to give additional room. The 1.6 litre is only avaialble as a six speed manual, but it’s a peach, producing 118bhp with 300Nm of torque from 2,000rpm making it a joy to drive, the 0-62 time of 10 seconds pays testament to its pull. The quoted economy figure of 70.6mpg is clearly unachievable but you should see close to 50mpg in the real world.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Honda HRV ‘S’ 1.6 118bhp Diesel Manual  –  £599 Advance Payment (£64.79 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£799 (£66.14 wmps) in SE trim

 

 

Peugeot 5008

The 5008 has changed from a people carrier into a chunky SUV, it’s a whopper too at 4.64 meters in length with a 2.84 metre wheelbase, a full seven seater with three matched sized seats in the second row and two removable seats in the third row which once removed create a cavernous 1060 litres of boot space. All 5008 models come with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display alongside smartphone mirroring, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. A new 1.5 litre diesel (68.9 miles per gallon) replaces the 1.6 litre, the new engine has an extra 10bhp, now 128, as a six speed manual or new this quarter as an 8 speed automatic. The new 2.0 litre diesel offers caravan puller an option with 178 bhp, 8 speed auto only.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Peugeot 5008  ‘Active’ 1.5 litre 128bhp diesel Manual  –  £1299 Advance Payment (£219 wpms)

First deliveries of the X-Trail will start from July 17 – See more at: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/nissan-x-trail-cost-22995/1292542?HAYILC=RELATED#sthash.vvEKQzoN.dpuf

Summer Best Buy – Peugeot 5008  ‘Active’ 1.5 litre 128bhp diesel Automatic  –  £1899 Advance Payment (£819 wpms)

 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Eclipse Cross is a five-seater SUV, the rear seats can slide back and forth to change between extra legroom and more boot space, with the seats all the way back there’s 341 litres of space, but slide them forward all the way and it opens up to 448 litres.  All cars have a seven-inch touchscreen display (Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible) that sits on top of the dash like in a BMW. ‘2’ trim also includes a rearview camera, keyless entry, automatic lights, auto high beam, auto wipers, cruise control, 16 inch alloy wheels, cruise control and privacy glass. ‘3’ brings a heads-up display, front & rear parking sensors, 18 inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, electric, heated & folding mirrors and keyless operation. The sole engine presently is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 161bhp and 250Nm of torque. It’s refined and smooth, 0-62mph takes 9.8 seconds in the CVT model, and 10.3 in the manual. Fuel economy is a little disappointing, 42.8mpg as a front wheel drive with a manual gearbox.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy  –  Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ‘2’ 1.5 petrol Manual  – £399 Advance Payment (£63.46 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 (£66.74 +£106 wpms) in trim ‘3’

 

Vauxhall Grandland X

The Vauxhall Grandland X is based on the same platform as European Car of the Year (2017), the Peugeot 3008. The 1.2 litre three cylinder petrol with 128 bhp is a joy to drive around town, quiet and reasonably punchy, 0-62 in 11.1 seconds, it officially returns 55.4 mpg when fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox, or 55.3mpg as a six speed automatic. Entry-level SE models are the best value as offer a  seven-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, DAB radio, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, dual-zone electronic climate control, leather-covered steering wheel, steering column adjustable for reach and rake, steering wheel mounted audio controls and front fog lights. Prices have been reduced by up to £1850 this quarter with the manual car now Nil Advance Payment. Full review here.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SE’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol manual  –  Nil Advance Payment (£60.81 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SE’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol Automatic  –  £399 Advance Payment (£63.46 wpms)

 

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

With a £100 – £200 price drop and prices now starting at £99 Advance Payment, the HybridIONIQ offers super value, full review here

The Ioniq draws its power from a 1.6 litre 103bhp petrol engine alongside a 43bhp electric motor, the two power units work in tandem, the electric motor will start the car off and will be joined by the petrol when required, you can drive solely on electric power for only very short distances before the batteries go flat, these are charged by both the petrol engine running and by regenerative powers like braking, there is no ‘Plug’ to charge the batteries. The IONIQ can return a claimed 83.1 miles per gallon for urban driving, compared to a Hyundai i30 1.6 petrol car that returns a claimed 34 mpg around town.

 

 

Mazda CX-5

The Price of the super CX-5 (in front wheel drive form) has reduced in the well appointed SE-L trim by £500 to £1199 AP for the manual car and £1499 Ap for the Auto. All other trim lines prices are the same as last quarter. Full review here.

 

 

 

Skoda Karoq

The sister car to the VW Tiguan has seen massive reductions this quarter and you can now get a manual 1.6 litre diesel in SE trim for Zero Advance Payment. A massive price drop of £1795. The Automatic car in SE trim has dropped by £1800 to £495 AP.

We have contacted Skoda and the build times are presently 17 weeks for the Automatic car and 19 weeks for the Manual. These will only increase so the advice is to order early. full review here http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/skoda-karoq-motability-car/

 

 

 

Kia Niro

The Kia Niro is the sister car to the Hynudai Ioniq hybrid. As apposed to the saloon shape of the Ioniq, the Niro is a compact crossover, shorter and lower than the Kia Sportage but with a 30mm longer wheelbase to allow for more room in the rear. A large tailgate opening and low loading lip mean it’s easy to make the most of the Niro’s 427-litre boot space. The Niro hybrid comes with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine, and an electric motor capable of producing 43 hp. Combined, it makes 139bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Prices reduced by up to £800 this quarter. Full read here.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ Automatic  –   £399  Advance Payment (£63.46 wpms)

 

 

Quarter 3 prices are starting to come through, we will update this page as the news of the prices reaches us:

Alfa Romeo prices to 30th September 2018: Mito https://www.alfaromeo.co.uk/promotions/Mito_Motability  Giulietta:  https://www.alfaromeo.co.uk/promotions/Giulietta_Motability

Peugeot prices to 30th September 2018: https://media.peugeot.co.uk/file/86/9/motability-customer-price-guide.114869.pdf

Fiat  prices to 30th September 2018: https://www.fiat.co.uk/motability/motability-offers

Mitsubishi  prices to 30th September 2018:  https://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/media/pdfs/motability/MotabilityPriceList2018Q3.pdf

Ford prices to 30th September 2018: https://www.ford.co.uk/content/dam/guxeu/uk/documents/promotions/motability/Ford_Motability_Price_Guide.PDF

Dacia prices to 30th September 2018:  https://www.dacia.co.uk/vehicles/motability/pricing.html

Jeep prices to 30th September 2018:  Renegade – https://www.jeep.co.uk/motability/renegade  and the Jeep Compass – https://www.jeep.co.uk/motability/compass

BMW Prices to 30th September 2018: https://www.bmw.co.uk/global/motability/motability-price-list-q3-2018.pdf

MINI Prices to 30th September 2018: http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MINI-Q3-2018.pdf

New Motability Prices 1st July 2018 (Quarter 3 Spring)

New Motability Prices

New Prices (Summer) released 1st July 2018

The new Motability prices will be published on Sunday 1st July 2018. Quarter 3 (Summer) prices run from 1st July through to September 30th 2018.

We will update you on all the new vehicles, price adjustments and best new offers on this page as they come to us. Every movement up or down on the previous price can be tracked with our little arrows. means the price has increased (if you place your mouse on the arrow you can see by how much the price has increased) and if the price has decreased you will see a green arrow Price reduced from previous quarter price or if there is no change in price the arrows are side by side . We will continue to post the War Pension (WPMS) prices alongside the DLA/PIP/AFIP prices. WPMS weekly payments are £66.75 compared to £59.75 for DLA/PIP/AFIP. Advance Payments for WPMS are around £1000 less than those of DLA/PIP/AFIP.  Even with this additional award there are no extra vehicles available to War Pensioners.

Quarter 3 Breaking News

There is not a lot of good news coming out for the Summer months. Many car manufactures are in a ‘bit of a tis’ at the moment with the looming WLTP deadline, Brexit uncertainty and continued falling sales: up to the end of May 2018, there were 79 308 fewer cars sold than in the same 5 months of 2017, with Ford selling 18014 fewer cars, Vauxhall 11774 and Nissan a whopping 21077 fewer cars for the first 5 months of 2018 against 2017.

Motability sales for the first 5 months are the same as 2017, give of take the odd 97 cars and in an attempt to keep the new customers flowing have initiated a mail drop in conjunction with The Department of Work and Pensions (not sure who paid for the Stamps) to 30,000 people in receipt of the enhanced rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), with information about the Scheme.

New for Q3

Hyundai Tuscon Not new – just updated

Hyundai Tuscon

Hyundai has updated its Nissan Qashqai rival for 2018, with more efficient engines, revised styling, extra safety kit and more infotainment features. The engines are two 1.6-litre petrols, with 113bhp and 131bhp, and a 183bhp 2.0-litre diesel.

 

 

 

Nissan Leaf Electric car – Not until Quarter 4

Nissan Leaf – Electric

We were hoping for an improved range of Hybrid and Electric cars to join the Scheme but the news we have is not good, the much anticipated Nissan Leaf, the leading Electric car, is not scheduled to join the Scheme until Quarter 4 at the earliest, October 2018.

 

 

 

New Mercedes A-Class, not yet.

Mercedes A Class

The New A Class, with it’s wireless Apple car play, super tech and smooth new lines is heading to showrooms now but while the word on the street is that it won’t be joining the Scheme until Mercedes have shifted all the old version it may be a surprise addition.

 

MORE NEWS TO FOLLOW……

 

Quarter 2 – Delays, Availability and WLTP

Quarter 2, April 1st – June 30th 2018, has been beset with vehicle updates, lengthy build times and vehicles suddenly being withdrawn from the Scheme. WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) Read more here, has to be completed on all vehicles by 1st September 2018, which is causing delays for larger manufacturers, particularly susceptible are the VAG group, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat, VW are quoted as saying “Some engines will not be available for two months or so. We have solutions but not the tests available. So in some cars, we will not have all the engines.”.

The issues are reflected in the number of vehicles avaialble on the Scheme at the start of Quarter 2 compared to now:

March 26th 2018: 2807 Vehicles Avaialble               1035 of which are automatic gearbox            361 Nil AP or less            (67 Automatics).

June 25th 2018:  2384 Vehicles Avaialble reduced by 423423     896 of which are automatic gearbox reduced by 139139   352 Nil AP or less reduced by 99  (62 Automatics reduced by 55).

Quarter 2 has also seen some excellent additions to the Scheme:

New For Q2

New Ford Focus from £395 AP

Ford Focus 2018

Ford claim the new Focus will be the best car in its class to drive, with more cabin space and is safer and packed with the latest technology. Deliveries of the hatchback begin in September, with the estate and Vignale high-end trim versions coming to showrooms in October, and the more rugged Active spec car arriving in January. Prices start at £395 for the 1.0 litre petrol manual and £1045 for the ST line X with the 1.5 litre diesel Automatic

 

 

Volkswagen T-Roc small SUV

Volkswagen T-Roc

The VW T-Roc may be 10cm shorter than the Volvo XC40 and perceived to be a class below in terms of size so it is something of a surprise that it offers a larger boot, 445 litres v 432 litres. The Seat Arona is the stablemate to the T-Roc but the Arona is smaller, being built up from the VW Polo and the T-Roc (Audi Q2 too) from the VW Golf. The high seating position,. Three petrol engines are avaialble, the 1.0 litre petrol with 113bhp, 1.5 petrol with 148 bhp (our choice) and the only way to get an automatic T-Roc is to have the 2.0 187 bhp petrol in the top SEL trim at £3749 AP  (no we are not joking) Prices start at £399 for the SE trim with the 1.0 litre petrol and it has all you need to enjoy the T-Roc, is it worth the extra £800 on the AP for the 1.5 engine, probably not.

 

Toyota Prius + (seven seats)

Toyota Prius +

The Prius+ is the seven seat MPV version of the popular hybrid. It’s been around since 2012 and is based on the old 3rd Generation Prius not the new version so it does look a little dated, upgrade due next year. With three separate seats in the middle row and two more (children’s) in the third row and even with these in place there’s still around 200 litres of space for luggage.  The Prius Plus is a super option for those that need space and want a hybrid car. Prices start at £1595 Advance Payment (Auto).

 

 

Renault Koleos

Renault Koleos

Last quarter the sister car to the Nissan X-Trail was only avaialble in 4×4 Auto with a 2.0 diesel. This quarter that car has been cut by over £1000 but still requires a hefty Advance payment (£2745). 5 other models have joined the Scheme for Q2 starting with the 1.6 litre diesel manual at £1895 AP. Koleos is 5 seat only, unlike the X-Trail there is no option for 7 seats.

 

 

 

Volvo XC40

There are two XC40’s on the Scheme,  XC40 T3 Momentum Manual AP £2,999 and XC40 T4 AWD Momentum Automatic AP £3,749.

The Volvo XC40 is a new compact crossover SUV awarded European car of the year and what car magazine car of the year.  The XC40 has been been universally praised by reviewers and has been performing well at retail, the resultant 4-5 month delivery schedule may yet be a factor for its delay. The XC40 is an expensive car, retail prices start at a whopping £26 800.

 

 

New Golf SV – Perfect all rounder

The Golf SV, the SV stands for SportsVancould be the perfect all rounder. It is as good to drive as the hatchback with the boot space of the estate (up to 590 litres). The only drawback is there aren’t individual rear seats, so it isn’t quite as flexible with its space as the Citroën C4 Picasso. The rear seats do slide in a 60/40 split to maximise boot space (at the cost of rear legroom) and the doors are wide opening making the fitting of car seats easier. The excellent range of engines from the Golf are carried over and a body long crease in the metal does a good job of masking the extra height of the SV. An excellent addition to the Scheme.

 

 

Welcome back – The Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 

The 4wd plug-in hybrid is powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine and a 12kWh lithium-ion battery, (the mini countryman phev has a 7.6kWh battery and the Toyota prius phev 8.8 kWh) The electric only range is quoted at 33 miles, the reality is 15 miles. The 2.0 litre petrol engine is very thirsty and the moment it kicks in you are draining tiny 45 litre tank faster than you would believe. If you do long journeys or can’t keep your batteries topped up then the Outlander is not for you. If you drive 15 miles to work and can charge the car at home and work then it’s perfect. Charging times from a 13amp domestic plug is 5 hours, from a fast AC charger it’s 3.5 hours and from a DC fast charger 80% of battery power can be gained in 25 minutes.  The Outlander PHEV is on the scheme in Juro (entry level) trim at £2999 Advance Payment, heated front seats, smartphone link and the ability to pre heat the car are all standard, Mitsubishi also fit rear parking sensors to all their Motability cars.

 

BMW 2 Series Convertible

BMW 2 Series Convertible

The fabric roof folds neatly into the boot in around 20 seconds at speeds up to 30mph. The rear two seats are small – adults will struggle for knee room and, if the roof is up, head room is restrictive too. The 2 Series Convertible is more about style and enjoyment for two. And it delivers the goods, with a classy, high quality finish and thoroughly enjoyable, yet still very comfortable driving experience. Trims avaialble are the SE and Sport paired to the 1.5 litre 3 cylinder 134 bhp petrol, 0-82 is a respectable 8.8 seconds. Advanced payment prices start at £1599 and rise to to £2399 for the Automatic Sport model.

 

Mazda MX-5 RF

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 has joined the Scheme, this two seat sports car is available in two body styles, the standard car with a fabric roof, plus the Targa-roofed MX-5 RF.  Power comes from a 129 bhp 1.5 litre petrol engine which has been roundly praised for its high revving and smooth acceleration. Prices for the MX5 in SE-L trim are £999 AP and the ‘targa top’ RF in the same trim line is £1499 AP