New Motability Prices Q2 Spring 1st April 2017


Toyota Auris Active

Prices at only £45.50 per week, meaning you receive £12.50 per week of your DLA/PIP award, the entry level Active Auris as a manual gear-boxed car paired to the 1.33 litre petrol engine is available as a Hatchback or Estate. With 98 brake horse power, 0-62 in 13.2 seconds, and claimed economy of 51.4 miles per gallon this is an exceptional offer for those that need space, the Auris is a similar size to a VW Golf or Ford Focus, and are not too concerned over latest gadgetry in their car. The Active trim does have a few delights such as automatic air conditioning, bluetooth connectivity to the CD and radio player, electric front windows, Halogen headlights, height adjustable drivers seat, steering wheel audio and telephone controls, LED running lights and a natty shark fin antenna but you have to make do without Alloy wheels and any Touchscreen. The Auris is British built, the factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire can build and deliver your car within 3-4 weeks we have been assured by Toyota.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Toyota Auris Active 5 seat hatchback or Estate 1.33 petrol Manual   –  £45.50 per week (you receive a DLA/PIP payment of £12.50 per week)


Toyota Verso Active

Priced at only £45 per week, meaning you still receive £13 per week of your DLA/PIP award, the Toyota Verso 1.6 litre petrol makes for a very shrewd choice, the fuel economy may be a disappointing 42.8 miles per gallon but if you only do low mileage and mostly on short journeys it is acceptable, performance from the 130 brake horse power engine excellent reflected in a time of 11.7 seconds to 62 miles per hour with a 114 mph top speed.  The Verso is designed as a seven seat car but in Active trim the two rearmost seats have been removed making it a five seat car, this frees up an enormous amount of space meaning the Verso has a 880 litre boot, to put this in some context it’s about twice the size of a medium sized hatchback car. The three rear seats are individual, perfect for child seats and the driving position is commanding, comfortable with excellent all round vision. The creature comforts may be limited as the Active trim is the entry level but you do get air conditioning, electric front windows, automatic lights, front fog lights, CD/radio player with controls on the leather wrapped steering wheel, height adjustable drivers seat and Toyota Safety Sense (Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Toyota Verso Active 5 seat 1.6 petrol Manual   –  £45.00 per week (you receive a DLA/PIP payment of £13.00 per week)




New Insignia

The new Vauxhall Insignia has been added to the Scheme and available to order now despite it not being in dealerships for at least two weeks and in some cases not being available for a test drive until June.

Built up from an extended Astra Platform the new Insignia is available as a Grand Sport (fancy new name for hatchback) or Sports Tourer (Estate) and both really do ‘cut a dash’ The coupe-esque styling has been achieved by lowering the roofline, extending the wheelbase to shorten the car’s overhangs and by broadening the body to give it a more aggressive stance. The front grille (Mazda 6) is more upright than the previous incarnation giving a far more distinctive front end. Boot space (490 litres), with the seats up, is less than that of the Skoda Superb (625 litres) and Ford Mondeo (550 litres) and even the outgoing Insignia (530 litres).

A standard seven-inch touchscreen allows Vauxhall to cut down on conventional buttons for a more premium feel, and it comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. There is also an eight-inch upgraded system, which includes navigation on the SRi Nav, VX-Line, Tech Line and Elite trim levels. The entry level Design trim is very well appointed with On-Star, air conditioning, cruise control. leather wrapped steering wheel and 17 inch Structure wheels (Steel wheels that look like alloys)

There is a range of petrol and diesel engines available, the entry level 1.5 litre petrol has 138bhp and can return a claimed 47.6 miles per gallon, also available with 163bhp with a 0-62 sprint of 8.4 seconds and economy of 47.1 mpg. The Diesels are the pick, the 1.6 with 108 bhp is excellent if you are not in a rush and want 70.6 mpg or a better bet is the 134bhp version that can hit 62 mph in 9.9 seconds and still return over 65 mpg. The 2.0 litre diesel can hit 62 in 8.2 seconds while return 54.3 mpg. The Automatic choice for the Grand Sport is limited to the 1.6 134bhp diesel with a 6 speed gearbox, prices are expensive, starting at £2049 AP in design trim rising to £2649 in Elite.  As the Sports Tourer (Estate) you can get the 2.0 litre diesel with 170 bhp  (pleasing Caravan pullers) and prices start at £2449

Prices for the new Insignia start at £1099 Advance Payment for the 1.5 163 petrol in Design Trim which is not too bad for a new car, the 1.6 litre 134bhp diesel prices start at £1799 Advance Payment.



Honda HRV

After nearly two years of waiting the Honda HRV has sneaked onto the Scheme, we would have expected a fanfare, bunting and a national holiday. Two engines, the 128 Brake horse power 1.5 litre petrol in S or SE trim the latter trim available with an automatic gearbox (£2749 Advance Payment), the 118 brake horse power 1.6 litre diesel engine is only available with a manual gearbox in S (£1499 Advance Payment) or SE trim at £1799 Advance Payment, the same price as the 1.5 litre petrol manual cars.


Honda Civic

The new Swindon built Civic is lower, longer and wider than its predecessor, this tenth version incorporates the new generation 7″ Honda CONNECT in-car audio and information system with DAB digital radio, Apple Carplay and Android Auto to pair your phone. The 128bhp 1.0 litre three cylinder turbo charged petrol engine has received rave reviews with 58.9 mpg claimed. It is available as a 6 speed manual or CVT automatic that can reach 62mph in 10.8 seconds. The 1.5 litre petrol with 180bhp can reach 62 in 8.2 seconds and is on the Scheme as a CVT auto at £2499 Advance Payment or £1999 as a manual. Prices start for the 1.0 litre at £299 Advance Payment for the SE car as a manual or £599 as an Auto.



Mobility car price searchThe search tool is now up to date, click on the logo or here to be taken there. We have lost 213 cars overnight but this is always the way and the number will grow over the next few days but it might not reach the 2520 available from last quarter.


The Motability Price guide is now available:

We have noticed that WPMS prices have increased drastically against DLA/PIP. A car that was NIL AP for a DLA/PIP customer last quarter was £58.05 per week for a WPMS it has now gone up to £1.27 per week to £59.32, that is an increase of £198.12 over the three years, there has been a small reduction on AP’s for WPMS customers for example a £777 AP last quarter is £755 this.

The DLA/PIP mobility element increases from April the 6th by 55p per week to £58.00 per week, Toyota have released three cars that are astonishing value, The Verso V-matic dispite its name is a six speed manual car and paired to the 1.6 litre petrol can only muster 41.5 miles per gallon but if you are a low mileage user that needs space for five adults and a good boot and want to keep £13 per week of your mobility allowance then get in quick. The Auris with the 1.33 litre petrol offers better economy at 51.4 miles per gallon and no less value, as a hatchback or estate only as a manual car the ability to keep £12.50 per week of your allowance makes this too good an offer to turn down.



There are a few new models on the Scheme and the return of an old friend but no Mazda CX-3, Honda HRV or new Hyundai i30. The Skoda Kodiaq and Honda Civic will be joining during this quarter we have been assured.

Renault Grand Scenic

You get seven seats and a great looking car loaded with the latest technology, sadly the 1.5 litre diesel with 108 brake horse power is the only option to mobility customers which while able to return a claimed 70.6 miles per gallon with a full car it will struggle a little. Prices start at £1945 Advance Payment for the Manual and £2595 for the Automatic. It is a lovely car but if you need a big one the Seat Alhambra at £899 has a better engine, more room and is £899 Advance payment Auto or Manual.


Nissan Micra

Nissan have finally replaced that Micra and have made a pretty good shove at it, they have made it all funky with sleek lines and hidden rear door handles, judging by the advertising they are targeting a younger buyer. Two cars available both manual transmission, n-connecta at £199 advance Payment and Tekna at £399. We did not think we would see the Micra on the Scheme so quickly they have only just been arriving at Port. Guess Nissan want to get in early before the new Ford Fiesta arrives.



Volkswagen Golf SV

The super practical Golf SV is back, priced at a cracking £249 Advance Payment for the SE trim 1.4 petrol manual and £499 as an Automatic.




 Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta has been gone for too long, often referred to as the ‘booted golf’ A massive seller in the rest of the world but here in the UK we overlook it, this new Jetta is more of a Passat in looks, the 510 litre boot and interior cabin space make it a cracking option. Prices start at £199 for the 1.4 litre manual in S trim with the 123bhp unit, we would move up to the 148bhp version starting at £499 in SE trim as a manual or £999 as an Automatic.


Toyota Proace Verso

Joining its sister vans, the Citroen Spacecruiser and Peugeot Traveller is the Toyota Proace Verso,.




Volkswagen Q2 Prices

Click on logo or here to download new price list.




Click on logo or here to open new price list, no new i30.



DS Q2 Prices

Click on logo or here to open new price list, DS have removed the DS4 and now only the DS3 is avaialble.




Citroen Q2 Prices

Click on logo or here to open new price list




Mazda Q2 2017

Mazda have removed the CX-5, it is out of production – a new CX-5 is due in the Autumn. The MX-5 has also been removed. The Mazda6 is limited to 2 estate models and 4 saloon.


Ford Q2 2017

Click on logo or here to open new Ford price guide.


MINI Q2 Prices

Click on logo or here to open new MINI price guide. Clubman prices increased by £450. Countryman reduced by up to £200. Mini up by £300.



Q2 Peugeot Prices

Click on logo or here to open new Peugeot price guide. New 3008 prices increased, base model up by £400, petrol Automatics increased by £500, auto diesel by £300.



Q2 BMW Prices

Click on logo or here to open the new BMW prices. X1 survives but the 320i has disappeared, 1 and 3 series increased by £100




Q2 Vauxhall Prices

Click on logo or here to open the new prices, a very quick scan reveals nothing to report.





Q2 Seat Prices.

Seat do not produce literature, but the new prices can be seen on their website:

The Alhambra SE rejoins the Scheme at an excellent £899 as an auto or manual paired to the 150bhp 2.0 litre diesel.





New Motability Prices 1st April 2017 (Quarter 2 Spring)

New Motability Prices

New Prices (Spring) released 1st April 2017

New Motability prices will be published on Saturday 1st April 2017. Quarter 2 (Spring) prices run from 1st April through to June 30th 2017.

We will update you on all the movements (up and down) on this page, we will continue to post the War Pension (WPMS) prices alongside the DLA/PIP prices. WPMS weekly payments are increasing on the 10th April by 65p per week to £64.80 compared to a 55p weekly increase to DLA/PIP to £58.00. Advance Payments are around £1000 less than those of DLA/PIP.  Even with this extra award there are no more cars available to War Pensioners.

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 is there is no change in price the arrows will be side by side .


Price Cap

January 2017 gave us a new retail price cap of £28 000 for Manual gearbox vehicles and £29 500 for Automatics and an instant cull of 335 vehicles, with the cap remaining static there is only one outcome, the choice will be further diminished as Manufactures are forced to increase retail costs. Pre Brexit the Pound purchased 1.32 Euro now it buys 1.16 Euro. This makes importing cars to the UK more expensive and buying parts to manufacture cars in the UK more expensive.

There is a benefit because 80% of cars produced in the UK are exported and the fall in sterling makes them cheaper for overseas buyers. But 60% of parts that go into cars come from abroad, so the cost of these has gone up. Meanwhile, more than 80% of cars sold in the UK are imported.


The Scheme

Motability has become a much more fluid operation, it no longer waits for the quarterly pricing change to add a vehicle, this quarter we have seen a number of vehicles added mid term:

Mini Countryman

The new for 2017 MINI Countryman sees the largest MINI grow in every dimension, it’s 20cm longer, 3cm wider, has a 7.5cm longer wheelbase and instead of being little more than four metres long, it’s now around 4.3 metres in length. The boot has increased in size by 100 litres, which at 450 litres is 70 litres larger than a Volkswagen Golf and 20 more than a Nissan Qashqai. Prices start at £999 Advance Payment


Peugeot 3008

The new Peugeot 3008 has morphed into a full SUV, the previous car was a little fuzzy over its classification but this new car knows exactly what it is and where it wants to be, the top choice in the sector and it’s a trick it pulls off with aplomb. Prices start at £1199 Advance Payment


Suzuki Ignis

With its distinctive styling, cleverly packaged interior layout and economical 1.2-litre petrol engine, the Suzuki Ignis is a surprisingly sensible alternative to city cars like the Volkswagen Up. But it also provides an extra bit of crossover character. Prices start at £55.50 per week


 Kia Rio

Kia has lowered the new car’s roof to help give it a sportier stance and lengthened its wheelbase by a subtle 10mm. All models get air conditioning, front electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, revised front grille, broad new headlights and a pair of daytime running lights nestled inside two black trim pieces.  Prices start at £55.50 per week.


Kia Pro Ceed GT

Fitting a twin-scroll turbocharger to the normal 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine has boosted the power output by almost half and it now produces 201bhp and 265Nm of torque. It sprints from 0-60mph in 7.3 seconds and runs to a top speed of 143mph. Manual only priced at £1699 Advance Payment.


Skoda Octavia vRS

The new vRS comes with either a 227bhp petrol engine that can hit 62 miles per hour in a blistering 6.7 seconds or the 181bhp diesel that is avaialble with two of all wheel drive, this is not a slow car with a 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds. Both engines can be paired to the hatchback or the estate car as a Manual or DSG Automatic. Priced at £1745 – £1995 Advance Payment


New Cars for Q2

Here are some of the cars that could be added in Quarter 2.

Renault Scenic

Motability are performing their last checks in order to get the Scenic onto the Scheme, delivery into the Showrooms has been delayed and many still don’t have the Grand Scenic. All cars come with 20 inch wheels, active emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and auto high beams, LED daytime running lights, climate control, auto lights and wipers, a leather steering wheel, DAB radio and a seven-inch touchscreen.


Skoda Kodiaq

Released in April, it will not be on the the Scheme for the start of Q2 but should be added mid term. The well received seven seat SUV will be a very popular choice, pricing restrictions will limit the range to the 1.4 petrol and 150bhp 2.0 litre diesel. The top trim will be the SE which is well equipped with 18 inch alloys, tinted rear windows, an eight-inch touchscreen media system and dual-zone climate control, digital radio, keyless start, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic headlights and wipers.


Peugeot 5008

The bigger brother to the wonderful 3008 adds to extra seats but the extra size means it’s not the ‘looker’ of the smaller sibling and the design limits rear headroom. Another that wont make it on at the start of the Quarter but will prove fair competition for the Skoda Kodiaq



Hyundai i30

The sharp styled new i30 is well equipped, all cars have front and rear electric windows, air-con, Bluetooth and a height adjustable driver’s seat. The SE Nav models add an infotainment system with an eight-inch screen and sat-nav, auto city braking and adaptive cruise control.



Still waiting for:


Mazda CX-3

The present CX-5 is out of production and is slipping off the Scheme, the replacement is not released until summer 2017, this would be a perfect time for the super CX-3 to make its debut.




Audi Q2

Audi are never one to rush new cars onto the Scheme but enough time has passed for the baby SVU to make its entrance.