New Motability Prices – Q2 (Spring) 1st April 2021

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The updated Motability search tool can be found HERE. There is more to be done, it always takes a few days after changes before things settle down, presently showing 1640 vehicles as to yesterdays 1727, it will fill out over the coming days.



Friday 2nd April:  A big welcome back to the stunning DS7, the sole car is the 1.2 petrol with 129bhp with an automatic gearbox offering 42.2 mpg. The Performance Line trim is not top but does come with such delights as 3D LED rear lights, keyless start, 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster, rear parking sensors, privacy glass and 19 inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

New additions: Fiat 500 Electric, Ford Mondeo, C5 Aircross PHEV, VW Passat, Peugeot 508 and 508 SW (Estate). Oh and the Volkswagen Golf GTD.

Electric Cars: Number increased from 66 to 77 mainly due to Fiat 500 Electric. Bargain of the day Hyundai Kona 64kWh from £399 Advance Payment

PHEV: Mitsibushi Outlander slashed in price now starting at £899 Advance Payment and XC40 Recharge now from £2899 Advance Payment.

Every single change listed in the news section:





New Motability Prices

New Quarter 2 (Spring) Prices released 1st April 2021

The new Motability prices will be published on Thursday April 1st 2021. Quarter 2 (Spring) prices run from 1st April through to June 30th 2021. 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.

The Forum has all the New Q2 chat on this page:


Quarter 1 Review

We presently have 1727 vehicles on the Scheme, 66 (3.8%) are Electric, an increase of 6 over the previous quarter. On the 18th March 2021 the Government surprised everyone by announcing that the Electric Car Grant will be reduced from £3,000 to £2,500 and will be removed completley for all vehicles costing over £35 000. The day after the announcement all Electric vehicles were removed from the Scheme, they have since all be returned. Quarter 2 is an uncertain time for the Electric car on the Scheme, while there is a real push to add Electric cars the removal / reduction in the Grant will undoubtably have an impact for pricing released on 1st April.


Changes to Vehicles and Pricing

We are seeing a general trend for Advance Payments to increase, presently there are 27.3% of vehicles on the Scheme on offer at £500 Advance Payment or less, this was 30.8% only 3 months ago and this time last year it was 37.5%. Vehicles under £1500 Advance Payment is presently 57.6%, three months ago it was 62.6% and in this Quarter last year it stood at 67.1%.

The Under 25’s continue to be hit hard too, presently there are 545 vehicles available, three months ago there were 608 and in this quarter last year 677 on offer. This is partly due to electric and PHEV cars having a bhp output well in advance of the 120bhp limit, but also due to draconian insurance groups being issued for new cars.


Impact of Covid on the Scheme

The closure of Dealerships meant that we could no longer view and test drive prospective vehicles, this has obviously had an impact on new vehicle sales, but this impact to Motability is much less that you would expect. The Scheme has been operational since the closure in the first lockdown and the total Motability sales for the year 2020 were an astonishing 86% of the 2019 total at just shy of 200 000 units.  So far in 2021 the Scheme has fared even better with sales for January and February standing at 92% against the same period last year.  The major problem is now the delivery of new vehicles, covid related factory shutdowns and supply issues against a backdrop of surprising demand has led to long production delays, many manufacturers are quoting in excess of six months, it is paramount that you have a clear dialogue with your dealership over a delivery schedule for any order in place. Should you be after a stock vehicle, these are very thin on the ground indeed as will be vehicles available for test drive once dealerships open again on the 12th April.


New Cars through Q1

As is the way, there have been a number of new additions to the Scheme throughout Q1:

Mini Electric

The 33kWh batteries are positioned in ‘T’ layout to improve the weight distribution and to give you the full Mini go kart experience, 0-62 mph is achievable in 7.3 seconds. The Electric Mini is an absolute hoot to drive because Mini have sacrificed driving range for driving fun.  Batteries are heavy and weight is not good for throwing a car into a corner, as it is the Mini electric is 145 kg heavier than the petrol car, so there is the quandary: are you prepared to accept a limited range, 120-140, miles for an increased driving experience? Prices are £249 AP for a Level 1 trimmed car, £1249 for a level 2 and £2249 for a level 3.



Volkswagen ID3

Full Electric Volkswagen ID3 joins the Scheme in two battery sizes and two power outputs. The 58kWh battery is available with either 145 or 204 horse power while the 77kWh is only avail with 204 hp. All cars have fast DC charging that can charge from 5% to 80% in 35 minutes (from fast charging stations). The 58kWh battery cars have a claimed range of 263 miles while the larger battery can cover a claimed 336 miles. Acceleration is brisk, 9.6 seconds to 62 mph in the 145 or 7.3 seconds in the 204 hp car, all ID3’s are limited to a top speed of 99mph. As a note, only Tour models come with wheels that are not steel, it’s £640 extra for Alloy wheels. Full pricing: ID3 Life Pro 58kWh battery 145 hp (horse power) – £999 Advance Payment, ID3 Life Pro Performance 58kWh 204 hp  – £1249 AP, ID3 Family Pro 58kWh 145 hp  –  £2649 AP, ID3 Family Pro Performance 58kWh 204 hp £2949 AP, ID3 Tour Pro S 77kWh 204 hp £4499, ID3 Max Pro Performance 58 kWh 204 hp  – £4649



Peugeot 3008 (PHEV Hybrid)

The 3008 has received a midlife freshen up, the new front and grille makes quite a statement externally as does the electronic dashboard inside. The engines are carried over, 1.2 petrol (£999 -£2999 AP) and 1.5 diesel (£1399 -£3399 AP), there is also now a PHEV (Plugin Hybrid) version added (on 25th Feb) not only the 225hp front wheel drive version in trims from Allure (£2899 AP) to the range topping GT Premium (£3799 AP), but the 4 wheel drive 300hp version in Allure (£3349 AP) and GT trim (£3599 AP). The Hybrid can travel 32-40 miles on electric power alone and the 300hp version (when the batteries are charged) can hit 62mph in an astonishing 6.1 seconds and the torque is an astounding 520 Nm.  Full Brochure here.




Hyundai Tucson

The new Tucson has caused a bit of a stir, it’s a great looker and is full of useful features. Full Brochure here. Sadly the full hybrid is not on the Scheme and the PHEV not released until late 2021, what is left is a 148bhp 1.6 petrol and 1.6 148bhp 48v mild hybrid petrol, both offer questionable fuel economy, 41.5 mpg for the petrol manual and a small boost of 42.8 for the 48v hybrid, reality on the road is mid 30’s.

Full Pricing: 1.6 Manual SE Connect – £999 (£69.50 +£80 wpms), 1.6 Manual Premium £1899 (£833 wpms), 1.6 48v SE Connect Manual £2199 (£1133 wpms), 1.6 Manual Ultimate £2499 (£1433 wpms), 1.6 Automatic 48v SE Connect £2599 (£1533 wpms), 1.6 Manual 48v Premium £2799 (£1733 wpms), 1.6 48v Automatic Premium £3199 (£2133 wpms)



Hyundai i20

The new Hyundai i20 is a sharp look contender to the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa dominated segment. The 1.0 turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, 48v mild-hybrid, delivers 99bhp and an impressive 172Nm of torque available as a six-speed automated manual or a seven-speed dual clutch Automatic. Trim lines are SE Connect with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, 8 inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10.25in instrument display, air-conditioning, cruise control, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gearlever, rear parking sensors with rear view camera and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Premium adds 17 inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED rear combination lamps, front fog lamps, power folding door mirrors and privacy glass,  automatic wipers, automatically dimming rear view mirror, climate control, interior mood lighting, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and front arm rest. Ultimate trim adds a two-tone roof, keyless entry and start, wireless charging, blind-spot alert and Forward Collision Assist with cyclist detection, plus a Bose audio system. Prices start at Nil AP manual and £299 Auto for the SE connect trim which is the only value point, Ultimate are are £1299 and £1599 AP!



Vauxhall Crossland

The mid life freshen up of the Crossland X has seen a host of changes, most notably the dropping of the X in the name. The other changes are a more modern-looking grille, sharper bumpers and headlights and new wheel options. Inside there have been some changes to trims and upholstery and Apple Car play has been added to the touchscreen. As well as the new look, Vauxhall has also updated the Crossland with new suspension and steering in a bid to make it feel better to drive, more comfortable and more stable on motorways. The Engines remain the 1.2 petrol and 1.5 litre diesel. Trim lines are SE, SE Nav Premium, Sri Nav, Elite, Elite Nav and Ultimate. The 1.2 petrol with 128bhp manual or automatic in Elite trim is NilAdvance Payment and the top trim Ultimate is only £99 Advance Payment.