New Motability Prices 1st October 2019 (Q4)

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Volvo XC40 – From £999

Volvo XC40

Stop the clocks, cut off the telephone…. We are all off to the nearest Volvo dealership, once we have saved up enough. The XC40 has been slashed in price, now starting from £999 AP for the manual or £1299 as AP an automatic.

Full XC40 prices here

 

 

VW Passat added October 11th

Volkswagen Passat

VW Passat now on the Scheme as a saloon or Estate. The R-Line trim is avaialble with the 2.0 litre diesel 187bhp as a Saloon but not an estate as it tips over the cap limit. Other engines are the 1.5 148bhp and 2.0 187bhp petrol (Estate R-Line available £2799) and the 1.6 diesel with 118bhp or the 148 bhp 2.0 litre diesel. Prices start at £1899 Advance Payment for the 1.5 litre petrol but the real value is to be had in SEL and R-Line trim with the 2.0 litre diesel, prices top out at £2899 AP for the Saloon DSG auto 187bhp 2.0 litre Diesel in R-Line trim.

 

 

Honda CR-V Hybrid now available

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Powered by a 181bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor the hybrid CR-V can return a claimed 51.4 miles per gallon, reports are 45mpg is a realistic real world return which is very impressive for a large SUV. 0-62mph in 8.8sec (9.2 sec on the four-wheel-drive version) but you do have to deal with the CVT gearbox.

Prices start at £2749 Advance Payment

 

 

Mini Clubman – a welcome return

MINI Clubman

A welcome return for the super Clubman, prices start at Nil Advance payment as a manual or £249 as an automatic.

Full Prices can be found here, the Motability search has not fully updated yet.

 

 

 

Q4 Pricing – new price lists

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Nissan Q4 Prices

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Mitsubishi Q4 Prices

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Volkswagen Q4 Prices

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DS Q4 Prices

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Citroen Q4 Prices

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BMW Q4 Prices

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Vauxhall Q4 Prices

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Price list valid until October 31st only.

 

 

Mini Q4 Prices

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Peugeot Q4 Prices

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Ford Q4 Prices

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SEAT Q4 Prices

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Skoda Q4 Prices

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New Motability Prices

New Prices (Autumn) released 1st October 2019

The new Motability prices will be published on Tuesday October 1st 2019. Quarter 4 (Autumn) prices run from 1st October through to December 31st 2019. We will post all information as it comes to us on this page. We will update you on all the movements (up and down) on this page. Every movement 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.  Advance Payments for WPMS are around presently £1085 less than those of DLA/PIP/AFIP.  Even with this extra award there are no additional vehicles available to War Pensioners.

 

New and expected during Q4

Mitsubishi ASX

Despite this latest ASX looking a lot different to the previous one, it’s actually pretty much the same car underneath and this is not a new car but a big facelift. Inside there’s a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the middle of the dashboard and entry level cars have DAB radio, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, a reversing camera, climate control, heated front seats and cruise control. There is a single engine, a turboless 2.0-litre petrol that produces 150hp with either a 5 speed manual or a CVT Auto. Prices Start at £499 Advance Payment

 

Kia Xceed

The Kia Xceed is so much more than a Kia ceed with pumped up suspension, it is a sleek and attractive SUV styled car. Internally all but base trim (2) get a wonderful 10.25 inch touchscreen which sits on top of the dash that incorporates Apple Carplay/Android Auto alongside a built in Sat Nav. Trim ‘3’ also includes keyless operation, 18 inch alloy wheels, LED lights, heated seats and steering wheel, cruise and climate control, a reversing camera and parking sensors. The boot is a useable 426 litres and the turbo charged 1.4 litre petrol has 138 bhp and can propel the Xceed to 62mph in 9.4 seconds and return a claimed 46 mpg. If you are after a compact SUV, the Xceed is one to add to your shortlist.

 

New Ford Kuga – December 2019

Ford Kuga

The new ford Kuga is released in December for retail orders, so it won’t be added straight away. There will be the existing model listed but there are no new builds as the factory is tooling up for the new car, therefore only stock cars will be avaialble. The new Kuga moves away from the rugged SUV design of the existing car to a more Focus styled on road vehicle. Four variants, Trend, Titanium, ST-Line and the luxury Vignale, engines will be mostly carried over with a hybrid option coming along later.

 

New Ford Puma

Ford Puma

Retail orders open in December 2019 but first deliveries will not be until February 2020, so the Puma will have to wait to join the Scheme. Sitting between the Ecosport and Kuga the Puma will be well received and a welcome addition to the Scheme, realistically it will be Q1 2020 before we see it added.

 

New Mazda CX30

Mazda CX30

Mazda’s new SUV, sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 for size. Powered by their excellent turbo less 2.0 litre petrol engine producing 122 hp. This engine must be the envy of the industry and rightly so, real life mpg is ofter quoted at over 40mpg. Why is it not called the CX-4? The number 4 is considered unlucky (There is also a car called CX4). Tetraphobia is the practice of avoiding instances of the number 4. Elevators often skip the 4th and 14th floor. April 4 is also considered an exceptionally unlucky day, much like Friday the 13th for us.

 

New Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

Production is due to being in Sunderland in October with first deliveries in November. The 1.0 litre 3 cylinder petrol producing 115bhp will hit 62mph in 10.4 seconds and will return a claimed 45.6 miles per gallon. 422 litre boot is 20% larger and the rear seat knee room has been increased by 5.8cm and rear head room by 1.1cm.

 

Skoda Kamiq

Skoda Kamiq

The Kamiq is the smallest SUV on offer from Skoda and will offer tough competition to the new Nissan Juke. The 1.0 litre 115bhp 3 cylinder petrol is the pick of the engines.

 

 

 

Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki Jimny

The diminutive off roader is a treat, rugged and oodles of fun too. Sadly due to the cost of importing the car Suzuki are very reluctant to add it to the Scheme.

 

 

Release of the new VW Golf, Audi A3 and Seat Leon have been delayed, originally due Summer/Autumn 2019 – now pushed back to 2020.

 

Q3 Review

The Motability site (www.motability.co.uk) was updated on 19th September, the search tool remains the same but is now faster and easier to use.

Increased by 211995 Vehicles Avaialble  Increased by 12852 of which are automatic gearbox  389 Nil AP or less (64 Automatics)

(Increased by 220 Electric vehicles,  12 Plugin Hybrid,  Increased by 1162 Hybrid,  Increased by 51230 Petrol,  Increased by 3671 Diesel)

Cars suitable for Under 25 year old – Increased by 5713 (197 Automatic)

Enter Forum:

The Forum has a thread dedicated to the daily changes on the Scheme.

 

 

The Scheme has become a much more fluid operation, relying less on the quarterly changes to add / remove cars. After the 1st July update we have seen the seen the addition  the following:

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

September 23rd 2019: The new 2019 Hyundai Ioniq electric has an increased battery size of 38kWh (134 bhp) offering a range of 165 miles. Charging is via a Type 2 connector, maximum 7.2 kW, this charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 6 hours 15 minutes or 19 hours 45 minutes using a three pin domestic plug. Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection, maximum rapid charge power is 47 kW, this charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 50 minutes. The new IONIQ features Bluelink that can remotely control the temperature of the car, lock or unlock and charging can be remotely controlled and scheduled. The Ioniq Electric has a useable 350 litre boot and comes well equipped with adaptive cruise control, heated seats, climate control, auto LED lights, rear view camera, wireless phone charging, 10.25 inch touchscreen with sat nav and Apple Carplay/Android Auto. For £500 extra the Premium SE adds leather seats, electric (drivers only) and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and privacy glass.

 Summer Best Buy – Hyundai Ioniq Electric 38kWh Premium’ Automatic  –  £1749 Advance Payment (£649 wpms)

 

The 1 – BMW 1 Series

September 20th 2019: The new BMW 1 Series is added to the Scheme in SE, Sport or M Sport trim, Manual or Dual Clutch Automatic. The only version presently is the 118i, a 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol which is shared with the Mini, X1 and 2 series BMW. It offers 138bhp and can return a claimed 46 ish MPG, the reality is mid to high 30’s from our experience. 0-62 is 8.5 seconds and the 3 cylinder makes a nice rasping noice when pushed hard.   The major change is the move from rear to front wheel drive which does away with the propshaft tunnel making more foot room for the rear passangers, other changes are a larger boot, up to 380 litres and a long options list. Upgrade from SE to Sport trim and you have 17 inch alloy wheels and one years Apple Pay free, year two and three are chargeable -Disgusting. Full brochure and specs here. Prices are excellent for a new car and despite the retail price increasing by over £1000 the Advance Payments are less than the outgoing car. Prices start at £499 for the SE, £749 for Sport and £999 for the M- Sport in Manual. Auto cars are £749, £999 and £1249 across the trims.

 

New Mazda 3

September 19th 2019: The Mazda 3 Joins the Scheme, powered by the Skyactiv G engine a 2.0 litre non turbocharged petrol engine with 120 brake horse power.  This car is suitable for under 25’s as it is insurance group 16 up to Sport Lux trim. Sadly GT Sport and GT Sport Tech jump to group 17 so these are out of bounds. The more powerful and economic Skyactiv X engine is not represented, which is a shame. The trim lines are SE-L, SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech. Prices start at £199 and rise to £899 for the manual car, add £200 for an Automatic gearbox.

 

 

Kia Niro Plugin

 

 

August 21st 2019: The Niro PHEV has an 8.9kWh lithium-polymer battery teamed with a 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine. It’ll charge from empty in two hours fifteen minutes and offers an electric only range of 30 miles according to Kia and 22 miles in reality. But even when the batteries are depleted, the car operates as a mild hybrid and claims up to 55.4 mpg. The gearbox is a six speed twin clutch and the 0-62 time is a respectable 10.4 seconds. Based on the ‘3’ trim (but 16 inch wheels in place of 18 inch) the Niro is well appointed, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to the 10.25 inch touchscreen and adaptive cruise control. The Extra battery does take a chunk out of the boot capacity reducing it from 382 litres to 324 for the PHEV. The price is excellent and over £3000 cheaper than the last time the Niro PHEV was on the Scheme in Quarter 1 2019.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Kia Niro 1.6 litre petrol Plugin Hybrid  Automatic  –  £699 Advance Payment (£67.13 wpms)

 

New Mercedes CLA

August 3rd 2019: The new CLA is a peach, a great package, a real head turner and an improvement over the old model both in every department. It is however quite low, small and is presently only available with a 460 litre boot, the (shooting brake) estate may never make it onto the Scheme due to the increase in retail price. There are two models, 180 and 200, both are a 1.3 litre petrol and offer 134 and 161bhp respectively 0-62 mph 9 seconds or 8.2 for the 200, all cars are front wheel drive and have an automatic gearbox. Three trim lines for the 180 are AMG line, AMG Line Premium and AMG line Premium Plus, only the basic AMG Line is offered with the 200 engine. AMG Line cars come with a 7-inch display on the driver’s side and a 10-inch screen in the centre of the cabin, but all other models come with a pair of 10-inch displays with the top trim adding a delightful panoramic roof. Update 30th August – 180 and 200 in basic AMG Line removed from Scheme.

 Summer Best Buy – Mercedes CLA 180 1.3 litre petrol 134bhp Automatic AMG Line Premium –  £2749 Advance Payment (£1648.71 wpms) or £3499 (£2398.71) as AMG Line Premium Plus

 

Facelift BMW X1

July 26th 2019: BMW X1 is added to the Scheme. This is not a new car but a facelift of the outgoing model. Changes include a larger kidney grille, redesigned taillights and an automatic tailgate. Three engines, a 1.5 litre petrol with 136bhp badged 18i, a 2.0 litre petrol with 189bhp badged 20i, both claiming over 50mpg but the 18d 2.0 litre diesel is the pick, 148 bhp and enough grunt to move the x1 seamlessly, claimed economy is 61mpg. The new trim lines to the Scheme are SE, Sport and xLine. All cars have a 6.5 inch infotainment screen with DAB and sat nav built in and the xLine has leather seats. Full brochure here. Prices start at £749 for the 18i SE front wheel drive. Full X1 Pricing here

 Summer Best Buy – BMW X1 xLine 18d s-drive 2.0 litre diesel 148bhp Automatic –  £1999 Advance Payment (£898.71 wpms)

 

New Skoda Scala

July 18th 2019: The replacement for the appallingly named ‘Rapid’ the Scala is a 5 door hatch that has a very useful 467 litre boot, the VW Golf has 380 litres but is a bit more comfortable and the Ford Focus is a more engaging drive. SE trim has cruise control, 16 inch alloys, tinted windows, rear parking sensors and an 8 inch touchscreen for apple carplay /android auto connection. SEL trim adds digital dials, 17 inch alloys, climate control and a 9.2 inch touchscreen. The engine to go for is the 1.0 litre 113bhp petrol (the diesel is noisy) economy is a claimed 56.5 miles per gallon. The Scala is new to the Scheme and more cars will be added shortly, presently the 1.0 litre petrol is only available as a 6 speed manual. Full brochure here.

 Summer Best Buy – Skoda Scala 1.0 litre petrol 113bhp Manaul ‘SE’ –  Nil Advance Payment (£62.22 wpms) or £399 (£64.86 wpms) in SEL trim

 

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