Currently, all three Mazda MX-30 models are available on Motability: Prime-Line, Exclusive-Line and Makoto. Motability describes the MX-30 as a small SUV and the Prime Line is available at nil advance payment.

With a range of 124 miles and an 80% charge time of just 25 minutes with a DC rapid charger, the MX-30 should definitely be on your shortlist if you’re looking for a convenient commuter vehicle, though it’s far more than simply practical. It’ll go from 0-62mph in under 10 seconds, while the integration of the battery into the vehicle body enhances its rigid structure and contributes, not only to improved handling and stability but also safety – as does an e G-Vectoring Control Plus system that also aids in emergency avoidance manoeuvres and offers more control in various situations.

While the Exclusive-Line trim includes a windscreen projected active driving (heads up) display, the Makoto adds in proactive cruising and traffic support that helps mitigate driver fatigue.

As well as being reassuringly solid looking, the MX-30 includes features welcomed by many disabled drivers, such as coming home lights and front and rear parking sensors – upgraded to a reversing camera on the Prime-Line and again to a 360° view monitor (front, rear and side cameras) on the Makoto trim. Drivers that transfer from wheelchairs will certainly appreciate the extra space vested by the pillarless freestyle doors. Also useful for stowing mobility aids, etc, are the 60:40 split fold down rear seats.

Interior highlights include a 7-inch touchscreen displaying speed, traffic signs and Mazda radar cruise control information, telescopic and tilt adjustment steering wheel. Extra comforts are available on the Exclusive-Line and Makoto with driver seat power slide, recline, height, tilt and lumbar adjustment.

Infotainment runs through an 8.8 inch TFT centre display, bringing together Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrated Bluetooth, allowing transfer from Bluetooth devices, hands-free calling and easy access to phone contacts via the steering wheel controls or Multimedia Commander. Mazda connected services and Mazda navigation system are also included, as is a DAB radio with eight speakers (12 on the Makoto trim).

Among a full suite of safety features you might pick out highlights that could be particularly useful for drivers with restricted trunk movements, such as blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Additionally, e-call with GPS and pre-crash safety smart brake support (SBS) and front SBS with turn-across traffic system offer further confidence. 

Advance Motability Payment: from £nil