Here’s what some of the fleet managers involved with Motability said about the Scheme…
At Mitsubishi we recognise the importance of providing Motability clients with a consistent and wide range of models throughout our range of vehicles and are always determined to achieve the strongest possible pricing offering on the scheme. We offer a wide range of SUVs that include: five seat and seven-seat, two and four-wheel drive, petrol, diesel and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), leather interior and satellite navigations, so something for everybody.
Our dealer partners are all trained to understand Motability in detail and welcome all prospective owners to visit them and take a test drive.
Clive Messenger, Head of Corporate Sales & Field Operations
Motability means a great deal to Volkswagen. We offer a wide choice of models on the Motability scheme to cater for customers’ needs and lifestyle – with an extensive selection of cars from the city-friendly up! through to the hugely popular Polo, Golf, Golf Estate and Passat, right up to the flexible and spacious Touran and Sharan people carriers. Moreover, with the vehicles we have planned for the near future we believe we will continue to lead the way in providing great choice, value and service for Motability customers nationwide.
Michael O’Shea, Head of Fleet
Young French brand, DS Automobiles goes into 2019 with a host of exciting and significant developments following the launch of its first car of the second-generation DS range with DS 7 CROSSBACK, the dedicated-to-DS franchise with some 40+ new DS stores and DS salons now opened with more to follow and the introduction of ‘ONLY YOU, the DS experience’ for a wide-ranging portfolio of customer services.
DS 3 CROSSBACK – the second of a planned six-model range with one model introduction per year – arrives in the springtime and has already initiated considerable interest and excitement as the Premium B SUV by DS hosts sector exclusive and range-topping features like DS LED Matrix headlamps and flush-fitting door handles, with much more besides. The uncompromised 100% electric ‘E-TENSE’ version – the first-ever fully electric DS car – and DS 7 CROSSBACK E-TENSE 4X4 – a 300hp PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid petrol-Electric Vehicle) follow soon after, arriving for the autumn.
The DS brand momentum is attracting ever more interest as the new range portfolio expands and with it, the exclusive appeal of French luxury know-how in the automotive industry.
Rob Thomas, UK Sales Director
Life can be complicated. Renault want to make the lives of all of our customers easier. Our Motability customers want ease of access without compromising on design – and useful features without them being complicated. Our wide range includes SUVs: Captur, Kadjar and Koleos. Favourites like the Grand Scénic and hatchbacks Clio and Mégane. The Renault network has dedicated Motability specialists that are ready to answer questions and advise on the right car for their needs. All with the aim of making life easier for our Motability customers.
Mark Dickens, Head of Fleet Operations and Remarketing
Suzuki GB are proud to continue supporting the Motability programme, bringing mobility solutions to both our existing customers, as well as those persons new to our brand. Being the recognised small car specialist, Suzuki products such as the new Vitara, Swift and S-Cross, recently voted most reliable car in the UK, (What car? Reliability Awards 2018) are natural and popular models to the scheme.
Backed up by 158 Suzuki dealers, Suzuki Motability sales were the fastest growing manufacturer brand in the UK last year. Whether it’s a small city car like the award-winning Ignis, or a small family car, such as the Swift, right through to the crossover/SUV models of the New Vitara or S-Cross, Suzuki has the ultimate reliable solution.
Graeme Jenkins, Head of Fleet
Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Abarth
We’ve got a great deal of knowledge and experience to draw upon – and have the confidence to make sure that customers find the right vehicle to meet their mobility needs. It’s a pleasure to be able to serve disabled customers with an FCA vehicle that can open up opportunities to enjoy the open road, go see family and friends or used to be able to get to work. We’re looking to provide somewhere in the region of 5,000 vehicles this year through Motability and a further 700 vehicles through the WAV converter programme. So that’s a mobility solution for almost 6,000 people in just one year!
Neil McNicholl, Fleet Department
2019 is going to be a fantastic year for the Citroën brand! As we celebrate 100 years in business, we will launch our flagship, new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV. With a strong personality, huge amounts of space, practicality and unique modularity, the new C5 Aircross takes the SUV experience to a new level. An ambassador of the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme, the new C5 Aircross SUV features two major innovations: Citroën’s Progressive Hydraulic Cushions (PHC) suspension and Advanced Comfort seats. The new C5 Aircross SUV joins the smaller C3 Aircross Compact SUV, creating a range of Citroën SUVs. The Citroën range has been completely refreshed with six new models in two years, giving the brand fantastic momentum. Of course, great products are only part of the buying decision. 92% of our customers would recommend us, giving confidence that your trust in the Citroën brand will be rewarded with a great experience.
Eurig Druce, Citroën UK Sales Director
‘Mobility for all’ is Toyota’s vision for the future. As the proud Worldwide Mobility Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we celebrate the pinnacle of human movement.
For over 85 years, Toyota’s innovations have aimed to make people’s lives easier. But as far as we have come, there is still so much more to do. With our eyes to the future, we are setting our sights on an even greater mission: helping to give all of humankind the freedom to move.
Motability means a great deal to us. We believe that the freedom to move independently enables people to grow, achieve, and do the things they love. Motability enables us to support our customers in living independent and fulfilling lives.
Leah White, Motability Specialist
We have been proud supporters of the Motability Scheme since it started in 1977. We understand how important having a car is, and aim to give you the freedom of choice when choosing your new vehicle. Picking between our extensive range of vehicles, including Kuga and EcoSport, our popular SUVs, to our award-winning Fiesta or All-New Focus with advanced technology, you can be confident you will find a vehicle to suit all your needs without compromising on performance, driveability or style.
We also offer you the largest support network of any vehicle manufacturer. So whether you are a returning customer, or new to the Scheme, our 1,000 dedicated Ford Motability Specialists look forward to welcoming you to a Ford dealership very soon.
Lisa Brankin, Marketing Director
We are delighted to continue our long partnership with Motability and offer accessibility to a wide range of premium cars. A Motability customer has an extensive choice of BMW and MINI models to suit their needs, from the compact MINI Cooper to the popular BMW X1 SUV or family 3 Series Saloon, all with advance payments that are reassuringly competitive. Through our many trained
Jack Munford, Leasing Key Account ManagerSEAT
We consider Motability to be an important channel for us. It forms part of our
We offer our entire line-up through Motability, so whether that’s a small car like the Ibiza, all the way through the range to the hugely popular,
We get all of our
We believe our model range is well suited to Motability and have new Sportage and all-new Ceed models priced at ‘nil advance payment’.
The Scheme is well supported by the Kia dealer network and the numbers count towards their target. The
our used vehicle proposition by offering a different and varied mix to our stock.
With a market share similar to our retail one, Kia
Gary Curran, RV & Fleet Operations Manager
Motability has always been important to us at Honda. We pride ourselves on supporting customers with getting on the road in a vehicle that suits their needs practically but is also enjoyable to drive.
We offer a range of vehicles which are a perfect match with Motability, coupled with excellent customer service.
The popular Jazz, HR-V and Civic models all offer drivers reliability, safety and economy benefits. We also work continuously to bring new models onto the Scheme to suit the changing needs of our customers. Our aim
throughout the whole process is to make it as hassle-free as possible for everyone, so we can take care of servicing through to insurance and everything in between.
Marc Samuel, Fleet Sales Operations Manager, Honda UK
The Motability Scheme is hugely important to Peugeot. Having a new car, with the option to upgrade every three years, makes a huge difference to the daily lives of Motability customers and their families. We are proud to have been committed to the Scheme since it launched back in 1978, with many Peugeot customers currently enjoying the benefits of a new Motability car.
We pride ourselves on our range of stylish and efficient vehicles on offer and providing friendly, knowledgeable advice to customers via
We’re proud to help meet the needs of Motability customers by providing Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles. We offer a broad range of
Scott Neilson, Key Account Manager – Motability & Public Sector
As proud founder members of Motability, we continue to lead the way in helping people with a wide range of disabilities to get out and about. Providing a number of competitively priced vehicles, from Adam to Astra, with many starting at nil advance payment. The new Combo Life is the ideal fit for fans of the classic Zafira Tourer and our large SUV range, including the new
Andy Vincent, Motability Sales and Marketing Manager
Our long-standing partnership with Motability plays a key role in our offering to our business customers with disabilities. By understanding and respecting the importance of mobility to the lives of every customer, we have created a Motability range that boasts award-winning vehicles including the V40, V40 Cross Country, and XC40 range, each with the option
of automatic transmission. At Volvo Car UK and throughout our retailer network, we ingrain the importance of treating each customer according to their unique needs. This will shine through when customers visit their preferred retailer or book a time to meet with one of their Motability specialists.
Steve Beattie, Head of Business Sales