Which Mobility Car top 10

We have been looking long and hard at the figures, the spec, the mpg the mph and all the other bits and bobs to bring you our top 10, please let us know if you feel we have missed something, we will start with the small cars and work our way up. Click on the picture of the car for a more in-depth review.  

Q1 2021 Best buys.

 

Vauxhall E-Corsa (Electric Car)

The all electric E-Corsa has a 50kWh battery paired to a 100kW motor equating to 134bhp in old skool numbers. 0-62 mph can be achieved in 8.1 seconds but more impressive is 0-30mph in 2.1 seconds, top speed is limited to 93 mph. Range from a fully charged battery is 205 miles according to WLTP, Rapid charging from 15-80% can be achieved in 30 minutes from a 100kW rapid charging station, charging from an 11kw AC outlet takes five hours fifteen minutes from empty to full. Trim lines include SE Nav, Sri Nav and Elite Nav, SE cars have a 7 inch colour touchscreen with sat nav, rear parking sensors and an 11kw 3-Phase charger, Elite cars add a black roof, tinted rear windows and a 10 inch touchscreen. Prices are Price reduced from previous quarter priceNil (£63.12 wpms) for the Sri Nav Premium and Price reduced from previous quarter price£99 (£63.78 wpms) Advance Payment for the Elite Nav Premium trim.

 

 

The 2020, fourth generation, Honda Jazz is a little less boxy than its predecessor and slightly longer but it retains the practical and moderately uninspiring look from the previous car. Like before, all Jazz models get Honda’s brilliant Magic Seat setup, allowing the rear bench to fold completely flat in a swift and easy-to-operate single motion. It’s really handy and makes the Jazz one of the most practical cars in its class, think cinema seats. The Jazz is a very easy car to become comfortable in, particular for the driver, the high seating position makes the most of the room available and rear passages do partially well. The boot measures a decent 304 litres, expanding to 1,205 litres if you fold down the back seats. The new Jazz is powered by a single speed automatic gearbox Hybrid engine, the 1.5 litre petrol engine is paired to two electric motors connected to the 0.86kWh lithium ion battery which lives under the rear floor. As in an electric car there is no gearbox only a sole gear, the torque of the electric motor is able to provide acceleration at lower speeds, negating the need for a spread of gear ratios. With a total of 108bhp and 253Nm of torque, the Jazz can get from 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds and the official economy is quoted at up to 62.8mpg.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Honda Jazz 1.5 petrol Hybrid (108 bhp)  Automatic  ‘SE’  –  £199 Advance Payment (£63.12 wpms)

 

 

Fiat 500x

The Fiat 500x is the latest brand extension to the delightful super mini and iconic Fiat 500, this latest car takes all the curves and friendly face from the original and sizes it up into a practical family small SUV, it really is a peach of a car, better looking than all the competition and has inherited its smaller siblings personality too. Fiat has spent $1 billion building a new factory to produce this car so while it may not hit the sales in this country it deserves it will be a car that sells in huge numbers across Mainland Europe and beyond, we have long memories with regard to cars in this Country and the Fix It Again Tomorrow tag has undeservedly stuck to the brand.

 Winter Best Buy – Fiat 500X 1.0 petrol (118bhp) petrol Sport  Manual   –  Nil Advance Payment (£63.12 wpms) 

 Winter Best Buy – Fiat 500X 1.3 petrol (148bhp) petrol ‘Sport’  Automatic  –  £495 Advance Payment (£66.40 wpms)

 

 

The Volkswagen Golf has been around since 1974 and we are now on the 8th Series.  It has a justified reputation for being reliable, well built and desirable. The latest Golf is evolution personified, it retains the distinctive Golf look but series 8 sees massive advancement in technology.  New trims: Life, Style and R-Line.  Two 1.5 litre petrol offering 130bhp which can reach 62 mph in 9.1 seconds and to a top speed of 130 miles per hour, it offers economy of 56.5 mpg as a six speed manual or 57.6 as a 7 speed dual clutch Automatic (DSG), this engine is also available with 148 bhp which does not dent the economy but reaches 62mph in a hot hatch time of 8.3 seconds.  The two diesel units are 2.0 litre 115bhp only with 6 manual gears and the 2.0 litre 150bhp, both are quiet and smooth and offer an excellent blend of power and economy. The New Seat Leon is the sister car.

Full Golf Pricelist here

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Golf  ‘R-Line’ petrol 1.5 Petrol (148bhp) Manual 5dr  –  £100 Advance Payment (£63.79 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£400 (£65.77 wpms) as an Automatic

 

 

hyundai-ioniq-motability-car-topHyundai Ioniq

The, updated for 2019, Hyundai IONIQ (so called as it is a mash up of the words ion and unique) is a medium sized 5 door hatchback car that 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. Hybrid cars such as the IONIQ and the Toyota range (Yaris, Corolla and Prius) are at their most economical over shorter distances and start stop driving, this is where the savings are to be made and the best fuel economy advantage over a non hybrid car is gained. The IONIQ can return a claimed 62.8 miles per gallon.

Winter Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘SE Connect’ Automatic  –  Nil Advance Payment (£63.12 wpms)

 

 

Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai has been ever popular due to constant technology updates and cosmetic tweaks and 2018 saw the latest version of the best selling medium sized SUV, external cahanges are a re-contoured light graphics front and rear, remoulded bumpers, the addition of rectangular (rather than round) fog lamps and shark-fin aerial. Internal changes are more subtle; slightly more premium materials are used in key locations and the only noticeable change is the flat bottomed three-spoke steering wheel. The success of the Qashqai and the small changes will undoubtedly keep the Sunderland production busy. A new Qashqai is due late 2021 so the prices are excellent for this car.

 Winter Best Buy – Qashqai 1.3 138 bhp petrol Acenta Premium (Manual)  –  Nil Advance Payment (£63.12 wpms) or £499 (£66.42 wpms) in N-Connecta with glass roof

Winter Best Buy – Qashqai 1.3 158bhp petrol Acenta Premium (Automatic)  –  £299 Advance Payment (£65.10 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£799 (£68.41 wpms) in N-Connecta with glass roof

 

 

Vauxhall Grandland X

The Vauxhall Grandland X is based on the same platform as European Car of the Year, the Peugeot 3008, following a deal between the two companies to jointly develop SUVs that preceded PSA’s eventual takeover. The Grandland X competes in a segment dominated by the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan. At 4477mm long, 1844mm wide and 1636mm tall with a 514 litre boot, the Grandland X’s dimensions put it in direct competition with the Tiguan (520 litres with the seats back and 615 forward), rather than the slightly smaller Qashqai. The Grandland X has a sporty, off-road look and a heightened seating position typical of an SUV, sadly there is no four wheel drive option, it’s front wheel drive only.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘Sri Nav’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol manual  –  £299 Advance Payment (£63.12 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£499 (£66.42 wpms) in Elite Nav trim

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Vauxhall Grandland X  ‘SRi Nav’ 1.2 litre 128bhp petrol Automatic  –  £799 Advance Payment (£68.41 wpms)

 

 

 

Citroen C5 Aircross The C5 Aircross is built on the same platform as the Peugeot 3008/5008, Vauxhall Grandland X, DS 7 and even the new Peugeot Rifter and Citroen Berlingo but it has a look and feel all its own, it is taller than all the competition and has Progressive Hydraulic Cushions which flatten out the bumps in the road so if you are able to get in (it’s 4cm higher than the DS7) then the ride should be to your liking. The boot is an excellent 580 litres in size or up to 720 litres with the second-row seats pushed forward, these also slide and recline individually but have isofix points on the outer two only. Every model gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, Entry-level Sense trim has 18 inch alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, and rear parking sensors, Mid-level Shine adds front parking sensors, keyless entry and start,  rear view camera, privacy glass, Electric, heated and folding body coloured door mirrors with integrated LED indicator and kerb puddle light. The 1.2 litre 4 cylinder 129 bhp petrol this quarter is available paired to the EAT8 automatic gearbox or as a six speed manual. The performance is an acceptable 10.5 seconds to reach 62mph and economy a claimed 42.8 miles per gallon. Auto petrols at £2095.

Winter Best Buy – Citroen C5 Aircross Shine 1.2 Petrol 129 bhp Manual  –  £495 Advance Payment (£66.40 wpms)        

 

 

MG – HS

The MG HS is the new replacement the GS, it is developed in Longbridge and built in China and boasts a 450 litre boot and room for five adults. Powered by a 1.5 litre petrol, six speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, while it produces good power at 160 bhp (0-62 in 9.9 seconds) the fuel economy is a tad disappointing at 37.2 miles per gallon.  Two trims, Excite and Exclusive both well equipped but the Exclusive has nice touches such as reversing camera, LED headlights and a panoramic glass roof. Prices for Q1 have reduced by up to £200, they remain very good. The manual cars are Nil in Excite and Price reduced from previous quarter price£799 in Exclusive and as an auto Price reduced from previous quarter price£299 and Price reduced from previous quarter price£999 Advance Payment for the two trims.