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 2022 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 Nil Advance Payment (£65.22 wpms) Across the Trim lines.

 

 

 

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona has a 64kWh battery, a range of 300 miles and fast charging from 10% – 80% in as little as 47 minutes on a 100kW DC rapid charger, charging from empty to full on a standard 7kW charger takes 9 hours 15 minutes. Progress is quick, if not Tesla sipped, 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 104 mph. The Kona is not a large car, similar in size to a Fiat 500x, Renault Captur of Ford Puma and the position of the batteries eats into the boot capacity leaving only 332 litres of space, by comparison the Ford Fiesta has a 311 litre boot. The top trim, Ultimate with electric seats, heated and cooled in the front and a glass roof, is astonishingly good value (in the present climate) at £1099 Advance Payment which includes the instillation of a home charger or should you not have room you can opt to have membership to BP Pulse (usually £7.85 per month) with reduced rates from 12p per kW of charge. 

 

 

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.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Winter Best Buy – Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid ‘Premium’ Automatic  –  £199 Advance Payment (£66.53 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. 

Winter Best Buy – Citroen C5 Aircross Shine Plus 1.2 Petrol 129 bhp Manual  –  £1995 Advance Payment (£839 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 2022 have increased but remain competitive.

The manual cars are £399 in Excite and £1199 in Exclusive and as an auto £699 and £1449 Advance Payment for the two trims.

The HS Plugin Hybrid has left the Scheme as at 1st January 2022.

 

 

Citroen E-Berlingo

The Berlingo is a fantastic car it offers a commanding driving position and more thrills than you would expect, sliding rear doors are the perfect way to enter and leave. If you are after a comfortable way to carry the family and you can get past its van heritage, this is all the car you need. Two trim lines, Feel and Flair, all cars have an 8 inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay / Android Auto, active lane keep, active safety braking, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, height adjustable driver seat and manual air conditioning, Flair XTR models add rear electric windows, rear parkings sensors, three individual rear seats, electric parking brake, sat nav, 17 inch alloy wheels, fog light surrounds and body-coloured front and rear skid plates.

Only 2 Vehicles are on offer, Price reduced from previous quarter price£1495 AP for the 5 seat ‘Medium size’ top trim Flair XTR trim and Price reduced from previous quarter price£1495 in XL size 7 seat Feel Trim.