Mobility News. November – December 2020

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The Publication For Disabled Motorists

What’s inside?

ELECTRIC CARS ON THE MOTABILITY SCHEME

• FAQs from the Motability Scheme regarding Coronavirus

• Don’t forget your MOT • Ecosport: latest addition to Ford’s small SUV range

• Five of the best accessible views • Driving with Cerebral Palsy

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020


VOLVO SHREWSBURY

From £1,399 * advance payment

on the Motability scheme

THE VOLVO XC40 T3 FWD R-DESIGN MANUAL

STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE

9” Touchscreen, Voice Activated Control, Satellite Navigation, High Performance

Sound Audio System, 18” Alloy Wheels, Keyless Start, Cruise Control, Rear Park

Assist and a range of connected features through the Volvo on Call app.

Other variants are also available on Motability.

COME AND SPEAK TO OUR MOTABILITY SPECIALISTS

TO FIND OUT MORE OR BOOK A TEST DRIVE

Volvo Cars Shrewsbury

Featherbed Lane, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4PP

01743 454060 info@volvoshrewsbury.co.uk www.volvoshrewsbury.co.uk

Fuel consumption and CO2 figures for the MY21 Volvo XC40 T3 FWD Manual, in MPG (l/100km):

WLTP Combined 37.2 (7.6) - 40.4 (7.0). WLTP CO2 emissions 173 – 158g/km.

Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life

driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

*Advance Payment of £1,399 is for the MY21 Volvo XC40 T3 FWD Manual R-Design. Offer available on the Motability Contract Hire Scheme. To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme you

must be in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, War Pensioners’ Mobility

Supplement or the Armed Forces Independence Payment, which will be taken in lieu of the four-weekly rental for 36 months’ duration. 60,000 mileage allowance over three years; excess mileage

charges may apply. Offer available from 01/10/2020 to 31/12/2020 subject to availability at participating retailers. Offer not available with other promotions and may be subject to change.

For full terms and conditions, visit www.motability.co.uk. Motability Contract Hire Scheme is administered by Motability Operations Limited (Registered Company No. 1373876),

City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HB.

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mobilitynews

The Publication For Disabled Motorists

Highlights

06 FAQs from the Motability

Scheme regarding Coronavirus

20 Don’t forget your MOT

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22 Electric Cars available on the

Motability Scheme

46 Five of the best

accessible views

34 Ecosport gets active: latest

addition to Ford’s small SUV range

48 Driving with Cerebral Palsy

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Preparing for the colder weather

When venturing out on

your scooter or powered

wheelchair, you should plan

for whatever the weather may

bring. Read our top tips for

preparing for winter.

Stay Visible

The darker days mean

there’s more chance you’ll

be travelling outside daylight

hours. If you need to travel

once it’s dark, ensure you’re

as visible as possible. Many

of the larger scooters have

lights; if yours doesn’t, it

may be worth buying a highvisibility

jacket or vest so that

you’re more noticeable.

Protect the battery

The cold weather can affect

your scooter’s battery so

you should try to store your

product away from the

elements – ideally inside,

such as in a shed or garage.

If this isn’t possible, keep it

under cover. To help prevent

the battery from freezing,

you could even put a

blanket over it when you

store your scooter to keep it

insulated.

Check the forecast

Always check the weather

forecast before your travel.

Don’t forget, a weather-proof

storage cover was included in

your lease package for when

your product is not being

used. If it’s icy outside, try

to avoid any hills by taking

an alternative route, and stay

clear of rural roads or places

you know may be hazardous.

This may add more time to

your journey but it will be

worth it to stay safe. If you do

go on a longer journey than

normal, ensure your product is

fully charged – you could even

take your charger with you in

case you need to top up the

battery while you’re out.

In the event of snow,

it’s really best to avoid any

journeys that aren’t absolutely

necessary.

Motability Assist

If you do break down,

Motability Assist helpline

and recovery staff are trained

to handle your calls and are

available

24 hours a day, 365 days

a year. In the event of an

emergency, please contact

Motability Assist on 0800

953 5000.

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£1,249

£1,349

£1,499

£2,099

£1,849 £3,499 £3,499

Westerly BMW is proud to be associated with Motability. Choose from a wide range of

BMW models on the Motability Scheme, each with a high level of standard specification

including BMW Navigation, Digital radio and BMW Emergency Call, as well as offering

unique BMW driving dynamics and innovative driver assistance technologies.

For more information on the vehicles above or to book a test drive † contact a Motability

specialist at your nearest Westerly BMW.

Westerly BMW

Barnstaple, Bridgwater, Dorchester, Exeter and Yeovil

www.westerlybmw.co.uk

Fuel economy and CO2 results for the BMW Range: 24.6–45.6mpg (24.6–44.1 l/100km) Combined. CO2 emissions: 0–239g/km.

Figures are for comparison purposes and may not reflect real life driving results which depend on a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles

and vehicle load. All figures were determined according to a new test (WLTP). The CO2 figures were translated back to the outgoing test (NEDC) and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration.

Only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedure.

Prices are correct at time of going to print for orders placed and accepted between 01 July and 30 September 2020.Motability Scheme vehicles are leased to customers by Motability Operations Limited

(Registered Company No. 1373876), City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HB. To qualify you must be in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance

(DLA), the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) and

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applications must be made with participating BMW Retailers.Prices quoted are correct for applications made 1 September - 31st December 2020 and are subject to change and availability. E&OE.

Test drive subject to status and availability.


FAQs from the

Motability Scheme

regarding

Coronavirus

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As the COVID-19

situation changes

we understand that

customers have a number

of questions. We are

continuing to update

this page regularly to

ensure we cover the

most frequently asked

customer questions.

As of 5 November 2020

new national restrictions mean

that dealership showrooms

in England have had to close,

however service departments

can remain open. In Wales

dealerships are currently

closed until Monday 9

November. In Scotland and

Northern Ireland dealerships

currently remain open and

are operating in a COVIDsafe

environment, with social

distancing measures in place.

As this situation is changing

rapidly and local restrictions

apply, if you are due to visit

a dealership, please contact

them directly to check on the

current situation in your area.

The Scheme remains

open to support customers

during this time and it may be

possible for car handovers to

go ahead and new applications

to be placed, however this is

subject to local restrictions and

the ability of your dealership

to safely operate within these

restrictions.

Our Customer Services

team is currently dealing with

a high volume of calls, we

hope you find the answer to

your question here. If you do

need to call, we ask for your

support if you are unable to

get through to us as quickly as

usual.

I am due to collect my new

car after 5 November, am I

able to?

The Motability Scheme will

remain open and the handover

of new Scheme cars can

take place as long as your

dealership is able to safely do

this on their premises, which

could include their car park,

while complying with local

regulations. Please contact

your dealership directly to

understand how this might

affect the collection of your

new car. Please also note that

the dealership showroom and

all its facilities will be closed.

Am I able to place an

application for a Motability

Scheme car?

We can accept new

applications for the Motability

Scheme if your dealership is

able to place this application

on your behalf within the local

regulations. In England and

Wales where dealerships

are currently closed, your

dealer may be able to manage

your application without

your needing to be at the

dealership, however this

will be down to individual

dealerships and whether they

have the capacity to manage

your application within the

local regulations. In Scotland

and Northern Ireland where

dealerships currently remain

open you should contact the

dealer directly and make an

appointment.

I am an existing customer.

When can I place an

application for my next car?

If you are in the final three

months of your lease or have

had your lease extended due

to COVID-19 and you know

which car you would like to

place an application for, please

contact your dealership and

discuss whether they are able

to place an application for you

at this time.

For your peace of mind, and

to ensure we continue to offer

you worry-free motoring, if you

haven’t placed a new order,

or you don’t return your car

on the date your lease is due

to end, we will automatically

extend your lease for six

months, even if you have

already had a lease extension

due to the COVID situation.

You will also automatically

receive a Certificate of Motor

Insurance or a temporary cover

note from RSA Motability

(RSAM) covering this sixmonth

period. You can place a

new order, or return your car,

at any point during this sixmonth

lease extension.

Do I need to make an

appointment at my

dealership to place an

application?

Yes, social distancing

arrangements mean that all

dealerships are having to plan

more carefully. You will need

to make an appointment so

that they can dedicate enough

time to help you find the right

car and let you know how

COVID-19 is affecting their

services. You can find out more

about the measures dealers

have put in place in our ‘Social

distancing and dealership

visits‘ article.

Has COVID-19 affected car

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delivery times?

The length of time it takes

for your car to be delivered

could vary considerably due

to the disruption experienced

by car manufacturers during

this time. It is worth checking

with the dealership if the

car you are interested in is

in stock or whether it will

need to be ordered from the

manufacturer, which may well

mean a delay. There may well

be a comparable car from a

different manufacturer, so it is

worth considering this before

you place your order.

I am an existing customer,

but do not want to place

an order for my next car at

the moment, what are my

options?

Where possible, we strongly

recommend customers start

their search in the usual way

and place an order in the last

three months of their lease.

Social distancing and

disrupted supply chains from

manufacturers mean factories

are producing fewer cars than

usual which will result in a

shortfall of new car supply in

the near future. It’s possible

that deliveries of some new

cars will be delayed. Others

may simply not be available

for the foreseeable future. And

prices of other cars may, sadly,

have to rise and this is likely

to continue over the coming

months. For these reasons you

may want to consider choosing

and ordering your next car

now, rather than extending

your lease.

Despite the many

challenges our current price

list (until 31 December 2020)

includes around 530 cars with

an Advance Payment of less

than £500 – around 140 of

these cars have no Advance

Payment and a further 80 cars

are available for less than your

higher rate mobility allowance.

We do however understand

that with differing levels of

COVID-19 restrictions across

the UK, this continues to be

an uncertain time for some

customers. For your peace

of mind, and to ensure we

continue to offer you worryfree

motoring, if you haven’t

placed a new order, or you

don’t return your car on the

date your lease is due to end,

we will automatically extend

your lease for six months,

even if you have already had

a lease extension due to the

COVID situation. You will

also automatically receive a

Certificate of Motor Insurance

or a temporary cover note

from RSA Motability (RSAM)

covering this six-month period.

You can place a new order, or

return your car, at any point

during this six-month lease

extension

In certain circumstances

you may be able to extend

your lease for one or two

years. This might be the case if

you have specific adaptations

or if you have driven less than

15,000 miles at the end of

your three-year lease. If either

of these apply, please contact

our Customer Services team

on 0300 456 4566.

I had my lease extended by

six months due to the COVID

situation, when can I place a

new order?

If you had your lease extended

due to the COVID situation

you do not have to wait

until the end of your sixmonth

extension to place

an application if your dealer

is able to do this for you

whilst operating within local

regulations. Please contact

your dealership directly to

understand whether they are

able to place your application

for you at this time .

I’m thinking of applying for

a Grant from Motability, the

Charity, what do I do?

The Grants team at

Motability (the Charity) have

reopened their charitable

grants programme and are

accepting applications from all

beneficiaries. Their phone lines

are open between 10.00am

to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Due to anticipated increased

demand, call waiting times

may be longer than usual. For

more information please visit

their website motability.org.uk/

grants.

I do not want to place a

renewal application at the

end of my lease, how do I

hand my car back?

If you do not want to place a

renewal application at the end

of your lease, please contact

your dealership to make an

appointment to return the

vehicle. If your dealership is

closed, or unable to accept

the vehicle, then contact us

on 0300 456 4566 so we can

discuss arrangements.

During your lease

I have a Motability Scheme

car; how can I get help if

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I’m in temporary financial

need owing to the COVID-19

situation?

Until 31 January 2021,

Motability Scheme customers

who are experiencing

temporary and exceptional

financial need in relation to

COVID-19 are able to access

an advance of the £600 Good

Condition Bonus (GCB) usually

paid at the end of a lease.

This GCB payment can be

brought forward to provide

support during the COVID-19

situation, ensuring that

customers in need have

access to money during a

period when they may need

it most. Please note that

customers who choose to

take this payment early would

not therefore receive a further

GCB at the end of contract – a

point when some customers

like to put this towards an

Advance Payment on their

new car.

As customers use their

mobility allowance for their

lease instalments, paid directly

from the Government, it is

not possible to reschedule

payments to be repaid later,

so this arrangement offers an

alternative route to flexibility

for customers.

To help us to deal with

requests from customers

needing exceptional help

as quickly and efficiently as

possible, please complete our

online form to request a call

back from a member of our

Customer Services team.

Alternatively you can call

us on 0300 020 5050, but

please bear with us, as we are

currently experiencing a high

volume of calls and you may

have to wait longer than usual.

Customers who have

already received a GCB for

their current car are not able

to take advantage of this

arrangement.

Customers who lease a

scooter or powered wheelchair

will be able to gain access to

their £100 End of Contract

Bonus in the same way.

With less traffic on the roads

as a result of the lockdown,

will I be eligible for a refund

from my Scheme insurance?

As lockdown led to fewer

drivers on the road in April

and May, the Scheme saw a

lower level of claims, enabling

it to share this saving with

customers. We made this

decision in consultation with

Motability, the Charity. As a

result, we sent an insurancebased

refund of £50 to all

customers.

There is no need for

customers to contact us

in connection with this,

the insurance refund was

automatically issued by cheque

during May and June. Please

be aware that there was no

option to receive this payment

by bank transfer.

My lease has been

automatically extended

for six months, what will

happen with my Good

Condition Bonus?

The Good Condition Bonus

(GCB) will be paid when you

hand back your car to the

dealer. If you are in line to

receive the bonus, there is

no need to contact us – we

will automatically send you a

cheque within 28 days of the

car being returned.

Up until 31 October 2020,

where customers have had

leases automatically extended,

we were paying the GCB on

the original lease end date.

If you go into a further lease

extension and the GCB has

already been paid, you will not

receive this payment again.

If, due to the COVID-19

situation, you request an early

payment of your GCB during

the lease, you will not be

entitled to this payment again.

My usual driver is not able to

drive me at the moment, can

I add a new driver?

Your lease includes insurance

for up to three named drivers,

these can be family, friends

or carers. If you need to add

a new driver, please call RSA

Motability (RSAM) on 0300

037 3737. The driver you wish

to add will need to be with

you when you call, so RSAM

can check their details and

add them to the insurance

straight away.

Are your partner services

open to help if I need them?

The RAC are on hand to help

if you have a breakdown and

need emergency help. Please

call 0800 73 111 73

Our insurance partner RSA

Motability can help with any

insurance queries. Please call

0300 037 3737

Most Kwik Fit centres are

open, they also offer a mobile

service. Call the Tyreline on

0330 123 1531 or to book a

mobile appointment call 0330

123 1533. Social distancing

measures are in place at Kwik

Fit centres, if you are planning

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RIVERSIDE MOTOR GROUP

From £1,399 * advance payment

on the Motability scheme

THE VOLVO XC40 T3 FWD R-DESIGN MANUAL

STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE

9” Touchscreen, Voice Activated Control, Satellite Navigation, High Performance

Sound Audio System, 18” Alloy Wheels, Keyless Start, Cruise Control, Rear Park

Assist and a range of connected features through the Volvo on Call app.

Other variants are also available on Motability.

WE ARE CLOSED FOR PHYSICAL CUSTOMER VISITS

BUT OUR SALES TEAMS ARE FULLY SET UP TO ASSIST

YOU ONLINE AND OVER THE PHONE

iverside

M OTO R G R O U P

Riverside House,

Wheatley Hall Road,

DONCASTER DN2 4NL

01302 327 108

Priory Park,

Saxon Way, Hessle,

HULL HU13 9PB

01482 629 900

267 Barnsley Road,

Sandal,

WAKEFIELD WF2 6AH

01924 925 300

Fuel consumption and CO2 figures for the MY21 Volvo XC40 T3 FWD Manual, in MPG (l/100km): WLTP Combined 37.2 (7.6)

Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, whic

*Advance Payment of £1,399 is for the MY21 Volvo XC40 T3 FWD Manual R-Design. Offer available on the Motability Contract Hire Scheme. To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme you m

Supplement or the Armed Forces Independence Payment, which will be taken in lieu of the four-weekly rental for 36 months’ duration. 60,000 mileage allowance over three years; excess milea

For full terms and conditions, visit www.motability.co.uk. Motability Contract Hire Scheme is administered by Motability Operations Limited (Registered Company No. 1373876), City Gate House, 22 Southwark

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- 40.4 (7.0). WLTP CO2 emissions 173 – 158g/km.

h will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

ust be in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, War Pensioners’ Mobility

ge charges may apply. Offer available from 01/10/2020 to 31/12/2020 subject to availability at participating retailers. Offer not available with other promotions and may be subject to change.

Bridge Road, London SE1 9HB.

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to visit a centre please call the

Tyreline in advance to make an

appointment.

The MOT is due on my car,

what should I do?

The Government announced

an automatic six-month

extension to any MOTs due

to expire between 30 March

and 31 July 2020. If your MOT

had a six-month extension

applied (ie. It was originally due

between 30 March and 31 July

2020) you will be notified by

your dealer when this will now

be due. You can also check

when your MOT is due at gov.

uk/check-mot-history. You can

contact your dealer to arrange

the MOT at any point during

your extension, and we would

recommend you do this as

soon as possible as demand

for MOT tests is likely to be

higher than usual for the next

few months. You can also

contact Kwik Fit and make an

appointment at one of their

centres.

Any MOTs due from 1

August 2020 must be

completed as normal so please

contact your dealer to book

this in. Dealers are operating

with social distancing

measures in place so it could

take longer to complete the

MOT than usual, it’s worth

contacting your dealer earlier

than usual to ensure they have

an appointment available for

you. If your dealer is not able

to carry out the MOT you can

contact Kwik Fit and make an

appointment at one of their

centres.

If your MOT has expired, it

can legally only be driven to a

pre-booked MOT appointment.

You will need to arrange this

with your dealer, or with Kwik

Fit at one of their centres.

If you are self-isolating you

should book the MOT for after

the period of self-isolation is

over, or ask a named driver to

take the vehicle to be tested.

Please note, if you are due

to hand back your car, the MOT

will need to be completed

before your lease ends.

My service is due or my

car requires repairs, what

happens now?

Your dealership will be in

touch to arrange to carry out

any outstanding services and

non-essential maintenance,

although please bear with

them as this could take longer

than usual as they work to

catch up, whilst operating

with social distancing measure

in place.

I am in a hire car at the

moment, how do I collect

my Scheme car?

You will need to remain in the

hire car that has been provided

for you until the dealer has

been able to complete the

repair work required on your

Scheme car. We hope to

reunite you with your Scheme

car as soon as possible, but

please be aware that repairs

are likely to take longer than

normal due to social distancing

measures at dealerships and

availability of parts.

What do I do if the customer

unfortunately passes away

during this time?

Should a customer die during

their lease, a family member

should contact us as soon as

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possible. The quickest and

easiest way to do this is by

filling out our Notification of a

customer passing away form,

alternatively you can phone

us on 0300 456 4566, please

bear with us as we are taking

longer than usual to answer

calls. We will then advise you

of the next steps you need

to take which usually means

that we will arrange for the car

to be collected within a few

weeks, however at this time

it may take longer for us to

process this request.

I was due to be reassessed

for my allowance but the

DWP have suspended my

assessment for 3 months;

can I stay in my current

vehicle?

If your lease is due to end

before your reassessment,

please contact us on 0300

456 4566 so we can apply

a lease extension for you.

The Department for Work

and Pensions (DWP) have

confirmed that they will

continue to pay allowances

where they have had to delay

assessments.

I am abroad with my

Motability Scheme vehicle

but I cannot get back due

to the Coronavirus, what

can I do?

If your lease is due to

expire we will apply a lease

extension, however if you are

unable to return to the UK,

please contact us on 0300

456 4566.

Am I still able to request

a copy of my vehicle

registration certificate (V5c)?

We are now able to send a

copy of your V5c registration

certificate, however it might

take slightly longer than usual

for you to receive this due to

a backlog of requests owing

to the COVID-19 situation. You

can request a copy of your V5c

using our online form.

Can I add a personalised

number plate to my vehicle?

We are now able to add a

personalised number plates

to your Scheme car, however

this might take longer to

complete that usual due to a

backlog of requests. We also

rely on a number of partner

organisations whose service

has been impacted by the

COVID-19 situation.

Wheelchair Accessible

Vehicle (WAV) customers

As applications and handovers

of WAVs are completed at a

customer’s home, you should

contact your WAV supplier

to understand how they are

operating within the relevant

local regulations that apply.

I am coming to the end of

my lease; when can I apply

for a new vehicle?

If you lease a WAV through

the Scheme and are within

the last three months of your

lease, you should contact a

WAV supplier to discuss your

requirements for your next

WAV and whether they are

able to place an application for

you at this time.

For your peace of mind, and

to ensure we continue to offer

you worry-free motoring, if you

haven’t placed a new order,

or you don’t return your WAV

on the date your lease is due

to end, we will automatically

extend your lease for six

months, even if you have

already had a lease extension

due to the COVID situation.

You will also automatically

receive a Certificate of Motor

Insurance or a temporary cover

note from RSA Motability

(RSAM) covering this sixmonth

period. You can place a

new order, or return your car,

at any point during this sixmonth

lease extension.

I had my WAV lease

extended during lockdown,

when can I order my next

vehicle?

Customers leasing a WAV

who had their lease extended

during lockdown, can now if

they wish, contact their WAV

supplier to discuss ordering

their next vehicle.

I do not want to apply for my

new WAV at the moment,

what are my options?

Where possible, we strongly

recommend customers start

their search in the usual way

and place an order in the last

three months of the lease.

We do however understand

that with differing levels of

COVID-19 restrictions across

the UK, this continues to be

an uncertain time for some

customers. For your peace

of mind, and to ensure we

continue to offer you worryfree

motoring, if you don’t

place a new order, or you

don’t return your WAV on the

date your lease is due to end,

we will automatically extend

your lease for six months,

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The Motability scheme is a scheme designed to help disabled people stay mobile by exchanging their weekly allowance to lease a car.

If you receive one of the following mobility allowances you could be eligible to get a brand new Kia every 3 years:

• Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)

• Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)

• War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)

• Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Kia’s All-Inclusive Motability Package includes insurance, breakdown and servicing cover, adaptions and annual road tax meaning you can drive

worry free for 3 years. You can even nominate up to two drivers on your lease, so you don’t even need to drive to be eligible. Many of our

Motability vehicles are available with NIL advance and provide our customers with worry-free driving. The range of Kia cars we have available on

Motability ensures that you find something that best meets your requirements. Whether you’re looking for a small and practical vehicle such as the

Picanto or something a bit bigger like the Sportage, we’re sure to have something suitable for you. Our fully trained Motability specialists have full

knowledge of the terms of the scheme and will be happy to help with any requirements you might have.

ABOUT OUR MOTABILITY SCHEME

As a leading provider of Motability vehicles, Stockton Kia can meet your

individual motoring requirements. If you receive the Disabled Living Allowance

or Personal Independence Payment you could be entitled to a Stockton Kia

Motability vehicle. Choose from one of the latest Kia range from Nil Advance

Payment and enjoy technology including Bluetooth connectivity, parking

sensors and DAB radio.

Kia Picanto

MOTABILITY MODEL OFFERS

Kia Rio

Kia Stonic

How Does The Scheme Work?

The Motability scheme allows eligible people to exchange their Government

funded Motability allowance to receive a vehicle on a three year lease with

some at Stockton Kia available with nil advance payment. At the end of

the three years you simply return the vehicle and choose another from our

brilliant range.

Kia Niro

Self-Charging Hybrid

Kia Niro

Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Sportage

What Is Included With My Vehicle?

Every Motability vehicle from Stockton Kia comes with the following included

for the life of your vehicle:

• Insurance for two named drivers

• Breakdown assistance

• Servicing, maintenance

• Adaptations - many at no extra cost

• 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 years

• No need to worry about your car tax

Kia Ceed

Kia XCeed

Kia Ceed SW

Kia XCeed PHEV

Kia ProCeed

Kia Soul EV

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even if you have already had

a lease extension due to the

COVID situation. You will

also automatically receive a

Certificate of Motor Insurance

or a temporary cover note

from RSA Motability (RSAM)

covering this six-month period.

You can place a new order, or

return your WAV, at any point

during this six-month lease

extension.

Alternatively, in certain

circumstances you may decide

that you’d like to extend your

lease for longer, such as

another one or two years. This

might be the case if you have

specific adaptations on your

WAV, or if you have driven less

than 25,000 miles at the end

of your five-year lease. If either

of these apply, please contact

our Customer Services team

on 0300 456 4566.

I do not want another

vehicle on the Scheme, how

do I arrange to return the

WAV at the end of my lease?

If you are intending on leaving

the Motability Scheme at

the end of your lease, please

contact your WAV supplier to

make arrangements for the

vehicle to be returned. If your

WAV supplier is closed, or

unable to accept the vehicle,

then contact us on 0300

456 4566 so we can discuss

arrangements.

Scooter and powered

wheelchair customers

Where applications and

handovers of scooters and

powered wheelchairs are

completed at a customer’s

home, you should contact your

supplier to understand how

they are operating within the

relevant local regulations that

apply.

I am coming to the end of

my lease; when can I apply

for a new product?

If you are within the last three

months of your lease, please

contact your dealer to discuss

whether they are able to place

an application for your next

product. It is worth checking

with the dealer if the product

you are interested in is in stock

or whether it will need to be

ordered from the manufacturer

as this may have a significant

impact on delivery times. Bear

in mind that similar products

from alternative manufacturers

may have different delivery

times.

For your peace of mind,

and to ensure we continue to

offer you worry-free mobility,

if you haven’t placed a new

order, or you don’t return

your product on the date your

lease is due to end, we will

automatically extend your

lease and your insurance

cover for six months, even if

you have already had a lease

extension due to the COVID

situation. You can place a new

order, or return your product, at

any point during this six-month

lease extension.

I had my scooter or powered

wheelchair lease extended

during lockdown, when can I

order my next vehicle?

Customers who had their

lease extended during

lockdown, can now if they

wish, contact their scooter or

powered wheelchair dealer

to discuss ordering their next

product.

I do not want to lease

another scooter or powered

wheelchair on the Scheme,

how do I arrange to return

the product at the end of my

lease?

If you plan to leave the

Scheme at the end of

your lease, please contact

your dealership to make

arrangements for the

product to be returned. If

your dealership is closed, or

unable to collect the product,

then contact us on 0300

456 4566 so we can discuss

arrangements.

What about servicing and

repairs for my scooter or

powered wheelchair?

Your dealership start will be

in touch to carry out any nonessential

service, maintenance

and repair work. Although

please bear with them as this

could take longer than usual

as they work to catch up,

whilst operating with social

distancing measures in place.

One Big Day and

The Big Event

Due to the global pandemic,

we had to make the difficult

decision to cancel the One Big

Day physical event programme

for 2020.

As always, the safety of all

event visitors is our number

one priority. With social

distancing measures remaining

with us for the foreseeable

future, we believe cancelling

the events for 2020 is the right

thing to do.

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THE MINI 5-DOOR HATCH.

AVAILABLE FROM £0 ADVANCE PAYMENT

The original style icon – reimagined for exploring with your friends in tow. Relax inside a

spacious cabin that comfortably seats five with plenty of leg room. The MINI 5-Door Hatch

uses its extra 16 centimetres wisely to offer a bigger boot space too – up to 941 litres, in fact.

Currently the MINI Clubman, Countryman, Convertible, 3-Door and 5-Door Hatch models are

all available through the Motability scheme.

For more information contact your nearest Westerly MINI, we have centres in Barnstaple,

Bridgwater, Dorchester, Exeter and Yeovil. Alternatively visit www.westerlymini.co.uk

Official Fuel Economy Figures for the new MINI 5-Door Hatch Range: Combined 39.8-48.7 mpg (7.1-5.8 l/100km). CO2 Emissions 142-112 g/km.

Figures are for comparison purposes and may not reflect real life driving results which depend on a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in

weather, driving styles and vehicle load. For plug-in hybrid vehicles they were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel, for battery electric vehicles after the battery had been fully charged. Plug-in hybrid

and battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. **All figures were determined according to a new test (WLTP). The CO2 figures were translated back to the outgoing test (NEDC) and will be used to

calculate vehicle tax on first registration. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedure. consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other

cars tested to the same technical procedure.

Westerly MINI is a credit broker and not a leander.

†The MINI range available on the Motability Contract Hire Car Scheme starts from £0 Advance Payment for the MINI 5-Door Hatch. Prices are correct at time of deployment for orders placed and accepted between

1st September 2020 – 31st December 2020

. All models on the Motability Contract Hire Scheme include optional metallic paint at no extra cost. Models featured may include options at an additional cost. The facilities offered

are for the hire (bailment) of goods. The Motability Contract Hire Scheme is administered by Motability Operations Limited (Registered Company No.1373876), City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HB.

To qualify you must be in receipt of either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the War Pensioners’

Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), which will be taken in lieu of the four-weekly rental. Terms and conditions apply and are available on request.

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Volvo Cars starts production of

fully electric XC40 Recharge P8

The XC40 Recharge Pure

Electric P8 is the first of several

fully electric Volvos to come,

and today’s production start

represents a significant step

towards Volvo Cars’ ambition

to reduce its CO2 footprint per

car by 40 per cent by 2025.

That same year, it expects 50

per cent of its global sales to

consist of fully electric cars,

with the rest hybrids.

Customer demand for

the XC40 Recharge P8 has

been strong and, while order

books remain open, every

car scheduled to be built this

calendar year has already

been sold. The first cars are

scheduled to be delivered to

customers in Europe later this

month.

The start of customer car

production follows a period of

preparation in which the Ghent

plant has built a limited number

of pre-production cars. This

process, standard procedure

for every new model, aims to

optimise the production flow

and ensure top-notch quality

of every car built. All relevant

production staff have also

received extensive training on

safely building electric cars.

As a fully electric version

of the best-selling XC40 SUV,

the first Volvo to win the

prestigious European Car

of the Year award, the XC40

Recharge P8 is based on the

Compact Modular Architecture

(CMA), an advanced vehicle

platform co-developed within

the Geely Group.

The all-wheel-drive XC40

Recharge P8 offers a projected

range of more than 249 miles

(400km) (WLTP, Worldwide

Harmonised Light Vehicles

Test Procedure) on a single

charge and output of 408hp.

The battery can charge to

80 per cent of its capacity in

approximately 40 minutes on a

fast-charger system.

The new, Android-powered

infotainment system offers

customers unprecedented

personalisation, improved

levels of intuitiveness and

embedded Google technology

and services, such as the

Google Assistant, Google

Maps and the Google Play

Store. The XC40 Recharge P8

also receives larger software

and operating system updates

over the air.

While building on the

excellent safety standards

of the original XC40, Volvo

Cars’ safety engineers have

completely redesigned and

reinforced the frontal structure

to address the absence of

an engine, meet Volvo’s high

safety requirements and help

keep people as safe as in any

other Volvo.

The battery pack is

protected by a safety cage

embedded in the middle of

the car’s body structure. Its

placement in the floor of the

car also lowers the car’s centre

of gravity, for better protection

against roll-overs.

Inside, an innovative

approach to all-round

functionality gives drivers

plenty of storage space, for

example in the doors, under

the seats and in the luggage

compartment. Because it has

no internal combustion engine,

the car gives drivers even more

storage space via a so-called

‘frunk’ under the bonnet.

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Don’t forget your MOT

The Government announced a six-month

extension for MOTs due between 30 March

and 31 July 2020 to help keep motorists mobile

during the Coronavirus pandemic. The first of

these extended MOTs will be due from 30

September 2020

It is likely that MOT centres will be very busy

in the forthcoming months because vehicles that

were given an extension and those that would

normally be due their MOT will both need to be

tested. As such, the Driver and Vehicle Standards

Agency (DVSA) are encouraging motorists to

bring their MOT forward if it’s due in September,

October or November 2020, to help beat the

expected rush for tests.

Don’t forget that for Motability Scheme

customers the cost of your vehicle’s MOT

is included as part of your worry-free lease

package. So, if your MOT is fast approaching

why not beat the rush and book it in now?

Contact your dealer who will be able to book

your vehicle in for an appointment.

When is your MOT

test due?

In most parts of the UK, vehicles over three

years old need to be tested each year.

• Your managing dealer should contact you to

book your MOT test towards the end of your

lease, but if this has not happened, please

contact your dealer as soon as possible.

• If your MOT was extended your dealer will

contact you when this is due, but you don’t

need to wait and can contact your dealer to get

this booked in sooner, ahead of the expected

increase in demand from 1 October 2020.

• If your car is on a standard three-year lease, it

will need an MOT test certificate before you

can hand it back, approximately two months

before the end of your lease

• If you are interested in lease extending your

vehicle, you will still need an MOT completed

within the last two months of your original end

date

• If you have a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

(WAV) where the lease is longer than three

years, you will need an MOT test when it is

three years old. Following this, your WAV will

require an MOT test every 12 months as part

of your regular vehicle service

• Vehicles in Northern Ireland do not require an

MOT test until they are four years old

• Vehicles registered in the Isle of Man do not

need an MOT test at all.

Please inform your dealer if you are

concerned about anything regarding your

vehicle. Once the MOT test is completed, your

dealer will keep the certificate.

If you’re unsure as to whether your MOT is

due then you can check if your vehicle is taxed

on the Government’s website, please click here

to check, please note that if your MOT was

extended then you can book one in as soon as

you like in order to beat the rush.

What if I’m self-isolating?

If you are self-isolating you should book the MOT

for after the period of self-isolation is over or ask

a named driver to take the vehicle to be tested.

Please click here to view more information on

named drivers.

The Government’s website has useful, upto-date

information on getting an MOT while

shielding, or self-isolating, please click here to

see more.

Please note, if you are due to hand back your

car, the MOT will need to be completed before

your lease ends.

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Did you know if you were lease

extended during lockdown you can

order your next car now?

You might be aware that we’ve

been automatically extending

some leases for six months’

due to the COVID-19 situation.

But did you know that if your

lease was extended, you are

free to order a new car at any

point during the extension? You

don’t have to wait, and in fact,

due to the current pressures

in the motoring industry we

recommend you start your

search now.

Social distancing and

disrupted supply chains for

manufacturers mean factories

are producing fewer cars than

usual and this could mean a

shortage of some makes and

models in the near future. It’s

possible that deliveries of some

new cars may be delayed,

others may simply not be

available for the foreseeable

future. And prices of other cars

may, sadly, have to rise and this

is likely to continue over the

coming months.

Despite the many

challenges, our current price list

(valid until 30 September 2020)

still includes 500 cars with an

Advance Payment of less than

£500, around 300 cars with no

Advance Payment and a further

100 cars available for less

than your higher rate mobility

allowance.

We are working hard with

manufacturers to keep prices

as low as possible from 1

October 2020, but given the

pressures, this is likely to be

challenging. However our price

guarantee means that the

Advance Payment of the car on

the date you place your order is

the price you will pay, even if it

changes while you are waiting

for the delivery of your car.

Visiting a dealership

We understand that you

may have some questions

or concerns about visiting

a dealership and placing an

order at this time, but please

be reassured that our dealers

will do all they can to create a

COVID-19 safe environment

for you.

To ensure dealerships

can comply with social

distancing, you must make

an appointment to see the

Motability Scheme specialist so

that they can dedicate enough

time to help you find the right

car. Appointments are likely to

be limited so please contact

your dealership as soon as

possible to arrange a suitable

date and time.

Test drives are available

and are still the best way to

make sure the car is right for

you. Your dealer will be able to

explain the safety measures

they have put in place to

make test drives possible

when you are arranging your

appointment. You can also

watch our video which shows

what you can expect when

visiting a dealership during

COVID-19.

The global new car market

is challenging, and is likely

to remain so in the near

future as car manufacturers

factories slowly get back up

to speed. Rest assured, we

are doing everything possible,

working with manufacturers

to minimise delays whilst

continuing to provide a wide

choice of affordable cars.

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Electric

cars

available on the

Motability Scheme

Fully electric cars are quickly growing in popularity. Motorists are becoming increasingly drawn to

the appeal of zero emissions, punchy electric performance, lengthy driving ranges and the sheer

convenience of home charging – which means they need never visit a filling station ever again!

Car manufacturers are responding with an ever-growing range of fully electric cars, of all

shapes and sizes. It has never been a better time to make the switch: if you are thinking of going

electric for your next Motability Scheme car, here are five models that might tick all the boxes.

The future of motoring is electric, and these cars show what an exciting future is in store.

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Smart Forfour EQ

Passion 17kWh

The Smart Forfour is an ultra-compact

car that still manages to squeeze in four

seats and five doors. It is ingeniously well

designed, proven by crash tests that show

it protects as well as a large Mercedes-Benz

saloon in an accident. It has now been given

a new lease of life since the range switched

to all-electric power, branded EQ.

The Smart range has always been popular

amongst city dwellers. While the original

Smart Fortwo is limited by just two doors

and two seats, the Forfour is an ideal

compromise for many – it even has a

similarly tight turning circle that’s on a

par with that of a London black cab! The

high quality interior is robust and benefits

from controls shared with parent company

Mercedes-Benz. Like all electric cars, it is

also near-silent inside, while an automatic

gearbox is also standard. On paper, the car’s

87-mile electric drive range sounds small,

but given the urban use of most Smart

owners, it’s more than sufficient. The 17kWh

battery charges to full capacity quickly, too.

Ren au lt Zoe

The Renault Zoe is currently the most popular

electric car of all throughout Europe. This

version has only just been launched, so

benefits from crisp, modern design and a

smart, contemporary interior. See it as the

all-electric alternative to a Renault Clio – with a

similarly chic style and ambience.

The Renault Zoe is an extremely well-rounded

supermini-sized car, that just happens to be

all-electric. The interior is roomy, with highset

seats giving a good view out. It is well

equipped and elegantly designed. And the

338-litre boot is extremely commodious, for

further proof of the no-compromise design.

The Zoe is compatible with speedy public

rapid chargers and the onboard displays help

drivers get the most from the range. It’s easy

to see why the Zoe has emerged as Europe’s

favourite electric car in 2020.


Nissan Leaf Tekna

40kWh

The Nissan Leaf was one of the first

mainstream electric cars on sale. Now in

second generation guise, everything the

company learnt from the first one has gone

into making this sharp-edged version better

than ever. It’s even built here in Britain, for

added patriotic kudos.

The Leaf is a family-sized five-door, with five

seats and a commodious 435-litre boot. It

is a no-compromise car, easily able to take

on the challenges of family life with room to

spare. It is well equipped too, with plenty of

gadgets and a comprehensive touchscreen

sat nav system (which, like all electric cars,

shows you the location of compatible nearby

public charging points). The range of this

more accessible version with the 40kWh

battery is 168 miles, which most will find

perfectly sufficient. There are versions with

longer ranges (called Leaf e+), but they

cost more, and many people find they don’t

actually need the extra range. The Leaf is

ready to use public rapid chargers too, which

top the battery up from 20% to 80% in just

60 minutes.

Bmw i3 42kwh

The BMW i3 is a compact car like no other.

Ultra-futuristic in design and layout, it is

genuinely an electric car from the future

that you can buy today. The interior is as

modernistic as it is outside and, with a 192-

mile range from the 42kWh battery, it has

more than enough driving range for everyday

use. The i3 is a fantastic car to drive. The sporty

BMW DNA is evident, with fun cornering and

a surprising turn of speed. But it’s also a supercompact

car, with a high seating position, that

makes it a dream to drive in the city. It doesn’t

take long to discover what a cleverly conceived

car it is. BMW’s premium image bears out in

the high-quality interior, which has a lounge-like

feel quite unlike most other cars. The extra rearhinged

doors open up a four-seat cabin despite

its overall length of less than four metres,

while the boot is a decent 260 litres too – not

much smaller than a supermini such as the

Ford Fiesta.


Honda e Adance 36kwh

The Honda e is an adorable compact electric

car that’s extremely stylish and cute. It has a

clean look that blends modern and retro, and

is guaranteed to turn heads out on the road

– people will be convinced you’re driving

a forward-looking concept car fresh from

a motor show turntable. It feels similarly

futuristic inside, too.

The little Honda e has been designed first

and foremost for the city. It is easy to park,

has an extremely tight turning circle, and its

electric motor is very responsive for when

the traffic lights turn green. The 136-mile

range will also prove more than adequate

for everyday urban driving. The Honda e has

an amazing interior dominated by colour

display screens that stetch the full width of

the dashboard. Door mirrors are replaced

by twin rear-view monitors, the instruments

are electronic and, on the central screen,

owners can plug in games consoles or

watch videos while they wait at charging

points. Honda has even installed a ‘fish tank’

screensaver which, we promise, cannot be

found on any other car.

Electric

cars

available on the

Motability Scheme


UK line up confirmed

for revised Kia Picanto

and Rio

Kia is cutting a dash this

autumn, with updates to

its small car collection. On

sale from today, the Picanto

and Rio both adopt a series

of changes to the interior

and exterior. Key highlights

include the introduction

of a new Automated

Manual Transmission and

‘Smartstream’ powertrains

on the Picanto and a 48-volt

mild hybrid ‘Eco-Dynamics+’

drivetrain for the Rio.

That’s alongside engine

enhancements, revisions to

the model line-up, upgrades

to technology, the addition

of extra equipment and the

latest safety systems.

Picanto: More distinctive

with ‘class-above’

technology

The smallest model

in Kia’s line-up has been

substantially upgraded with a

new range of safety systems

and telematics technologies

that you’ll normally see on

more expensive models. The

revised Picanto features lower

CO2 emissions from its new

‘Smartstream’ powerplants

and adopts bold styling

updates, both inside and out.

The upgraded Picanto

brings with it a suite of

advanced safety technology

from Kia’s larger cars,

making it among the safest

cars in its class. It also

offers Kia’s new ‘Phase II’

UVO Connect telematics

technologies, enhancing

vehicle connectivity, with

a new 8-inch touchscreen

display now offered on grade

‘3’ models and above.

The ‘face’ of both the

‘GT-Line’ and ‘X-Line’

Picanto models has been

revised to give each car a

more purposeful design.

This starts with the ‘tigernose’

grille, which features

a new textured surround

and open-link appearance.

The chrome-effect surround

forms a sweeping shape

which extends into the lower

part of the headlights, and

gives the car a wider, more

planted appearance. Each side

of the ‘tiger-nose’ features

a red highlight on ‘GT-Line’

models, or more technical

black trim on ‘X-Line’ models

to resemble air intakes.

Both versions of the car

now feature redesigned

headlights and four-bulb LED

daytime running lights. At the

rear, the car also features a

new LED rear combination

lamp design and a slimmer

fog light design, creating a

more recognisable rear light

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signature at the same time.

Each of the ‘GT-Line’

and ‘X-Line’ models feature

refreshed front and rear

bumper designs with sharper

creases in the bodywork

for a more contemporary

appearance. The changes

create a more rugged, robustlooking

design for ‘X-Line’

models and, for ‘GT-Line’

models, an appearance which

visually links the car to higherperformance

‘GT’ models in

Kia’s model range. A larger,

wider air intake in the lower

bumper is accented by the

‘GT-Line’ body-coloured

bumpers with gloss black

highlights, and jewel-like

fog lamps. ‘X-Line’ models

echo the appearance of SUV

protective skid plates, with

metal-effect trim bearing the

‘X-Line’ logo, and a gloss black

surround which extends from

the front grille into the wheel

arch surrounds at the side of

the car.

The upgraded Picanto

offers a choice of eight vibrant

paint finishes, designed to

make the car stand out. A

new alloy wheel design for

grade ‘2’ strengthens the

Picanto’s sporty character, and

is a 16-spoke, 14-inch design.

The Picanto features

a larger 8-inch ‘floating’

touchscreen navigation

system, replacing the earlier

7-inch system. It also features

Bluetooth multi-connection,

enabling users to pair up to

two mobile devices at the

same time – one for handsfree

phone and media use,

the other for media use only.

The system features Apple

CarPlayTM and Android

AutoTM as standard.

Offering Kia’s UVO

system, the Picanto gives

drivers access to live

traffic information, weather

forecasts, points of interest,

fuel prices, and details of

potential on- and off-street

parking – including price,

location, and availability.

The UVO App, compatible

with Android and Apple

smartphones, enables

owners to activate a range

of functions and features

remotely. Users can remotely

send route directions to their

car before a journey; check

the location of their vehicle,

and access vehicle reports

and diagnostic notifications.

The latest Picanto is

available with two new

‘Smartstream’ petrol

engines, each maximising

efficiency and lowering CO2

emissions compared to their

predecessors. The engine lineup

features a 1.0-litre T-GDi

(Turbocharged Gasoline Direct

injection) engine producing

99bhp, or a 1.0-litre DPi (Dual-

Port fuel injection) engine

producing 66bhp.

A five-speed manual

gearbox is standard on all of

the engine choices, with a

five speed automated manual

transmission (AMT) available

on all grades, except ‘1’.

The updated Picanto is the

first model equipped with

Kia’s new Automated Manual

Transmission (AMT). The

AMT is based around a fivespeed

manual transmission

with clutch and gear shift

actuators to automate clutch

operation and gear shifts.

Using a single dry clutch, the

AMT is a cost-effective option

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for customers who favour the

convenience and ease-of-use

of an automatic transmission,

without sacrificing the fuel

efficiency of a conventional

manual transmission.

Several of Kia’s latest

Advanced Driver Assistance

Systems (ADAS) and a range

of new active safety systems

to enhance occupant safety,

make the Picanto one of the

safest cars in its class.

Rio: Updated design,

mild-hybrid technology

and new connectivity

A range of enhancements

has been revealed for the Rio

this autumn, with mild hybrid

technology the headline act,

alongside new ‘Smartstream’

engines and a ‘clutch-bywire’

intelligent manual

transmission designed to

enhance efficiency.

The revised Rio introduces

updated exterior and interior

styling, alongside new

safety equipment, Kia’s

brand new ‘Phase II’ UVO

Connect infotainment system

and a new larger 8-inch

touchscreen.

Changes to the exterior

styling include a narrower

‘tiger nose’ grille, with a

lower, wider front bumper and

bolder fog light surround. A

new 16-inch eight-spoke alloy

wheel design is introduced

for grade ‘3’ models and two

new colours are introduced

– Storm Grey and Azure Blue

– bringing the colour palette

choices to seven.

Inside, the Rio brings

together a range of visual,

material and technological

updates to create a more

upscale and enhanced quality

ambience. The biggest change

is the introduction of a new

larger 8-inch touchscreen on

grade ‘2’ models and above

and a higher-resolution colour

4.2-inch supervision cluster

display.

The Rio is the first Kia

powered by a petrol mildhybrid

electric vehicle

(MHEV) powertrain. The new

‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain

pairs Kia’s new ‘Smartstream’

1.0-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged

Gasoline Direct injection)

engine with Kia’s 48-volt

MHEV system, maximising

fuel efficiency with electric

torque assistance and

regenerative braking.

‘EcoDynamics+’ has

been engineered to deliver

greater efficiency from

internal combustion engines

on the road, seamlessly

deploying and recuperating

electric power. The system

supplements the engine’s

torque output with power

from a compact 48-volt

lithium-ion polymer battery

and extends engine ‘off

time’ with a new Mild-Hybrid

Starter-Generator (MHSG)

unit.

The MHSG is connected

by a belt to the engine’s

crankshaft, and switches

seamlessly between

‘motor’ and ‘generator’

modes. In ‘motor’ mode,

under acceleration, the

MHSG provides electric

power assistance to reduce

engine load and emissions.

As the car decelerates,

the MHSG has the ability

under certain conditions to

switch to ‘generator’ mode,

recuperating energy from the

crankshaft to recharge the

battery.

The new ‘EcoDynamics+’

powertrain reduces the Rio’s

CO2 emissions, and is offered

on the 118bhp versions of

the new engine. 48-volt

powertrains with sevenspeed

dual-clutch automatic

transmission (7DCT) will be

equipped with a Drive Mode

Select system, giving drivers

the choice to customise their

drive with ‘Eco’, ‘Sport’ and

‘Normal’ modes.

The Rio ‘EcoDynamics+’ is

also one of the first models

from Kia to be equipped with

the brand’s new intelligent

Manual Transmission (iMT).

The ‘clutch-by-wire’ system

contributes to the MHEV

system’s greater fuel

efficiency and lower CO2

emissions, while retaining

the driver engagement

of a conventional manual

transmission. Instead of a

mechanical linkage, the iMT’s

clutch is controlled purely

electronically. It integrates

seamlessly with the MHSG

to switch off the engine

earlier than Kia’s Idle Stop &

Go start-stop system when

coasting to a halt, improving

overall fuel efficiency.

There is a further petrol

engine in the Rio line-up, a

four-cylinder 16-valve unit

featuring Dual-Port injection

technology. The 1.25-litre unit

is from the ‘Smartstream’

family of engines and has

been redesigned compared to

the engine in the previous Rio.

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Hyundai announces new i30 prices

and specifications

Hyundai Motor UK has

announced the pricing

and specification of the

new i30, with equipment

enhancements, updated

interior and exterior styling

and electrified 48-volt Hybrid

engines.

The new i30 range features

updated external styling, with

new, slimmer headlamps

with optional multifaceted

reflector MFR LED technology

and new V-shaped signature

LED daytime running lights at

the front, whilst at the rear,

the new i30 Hatchback is

enhanced with a new bumper

design, which also improves

aerodynamic performance and

optional LED rear combination

lamps which create a V-shape

for a symmetrical effect

between the front and the

back. Redesigned diamond-cut

16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels

round off the side view.

The dynamic, motorsportinspired

trim N Line trim

has also undergone a

comprehensive design

update for i30 Hatchback and

Fastback. The new i30 N Line

features bold new design with

an even sportier look. At the

front, the new i30 N Line has

a wider central grille and new

headlamps. The lower central

grille has increased in size

and dominates the bumper

area, with the side openings

featuring floating wings

which improve aerodynamic

performance. The new

design of the rear bumper

underlines the dynamic N Line

character, with a wide diffuser

and repositioned fog lights

focusing the visual centre of

gravity closer to the ground.

The new i30 N Line comes

with a new 18-inch wheel

design.

The i30 range also boasts

an all electrified powertrain

line up, with a 120PS 1.0

turbocharged GDi 48 Volt

Hybrid engine or a 136PS

1.6 CRDi 48 Volt Hybrid

engine available with

either a 6-speed Intelligent

Manual Transmission (iMT)

or optional 7-speed Dual

Clutch Transmission (DCT).

The N Line trim also offers

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suspension enhancements

over the rest of the range as

well as an exclusive 159PS

1.5 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt

Hybrid engine, available with

a standard 6-speed iMT or

optional 7-speed DCT.

The new i30 is further

enhanced by an improved

Hyundai SmartSense

advanced safety package,

with standard Lane Keep

Assist (LKA), Autonomous

Emergency Braking (AEB)

with Front Collision-Avoidance

Assist (FCA) and Tyre

Pressure Monitoring System

(TPMS) whilst optional safety

equipment includes Lane

Following Assist (LFA), Rear

Collision-avoidance Assist

(RCA), Leading Vehicle

Departure Alert (LVDA), High

Beam Assist (HBA), Intelligent

Speed Limit Warning (ISLW)

and Blindspot Collision

Warning (BCW). Across the

range, the standard eCall

feature automatically contacts

emergency services in the

event that the airbag sensors

are triggered.

Following on from the all

new i10 and i20 models, the

new i30’s range has been

realigned to combines the

previous models three base

trim levels into one, higher

specification, the SE Connect.

Starting from £20,695, the

SE Connect offers exterior

equipment including 16” alloy

wheels, automatic headlamps

with integrated LED daytime

running lamps, front fog lamps

and electric folding door

mirrors. Enhanced interior

equipment includes an 8”

touchscreen display audio

with subscription free Apple

CarPlay, Android Auto and

rear view camera, Bluetooth

with voice recognition, front

and rear electric windows,

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air conditioning, rear parking

sensors and new design cloth

interior. Available as a 5 door

Hatchback or Tourer, the new

i30 SE Connect also offers

customers the choice of a

120PS 1.0 turbocharged GDi 48

Volt Hybrid engine or a 136PS

1.6 CRDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine,

with either a standard 6-speed

iMT or optional 7-speed DCT.

The new i30 Premium starts

from £23,695 and builds on

the SE Connect trim with the

external additions of 17” alloy

wheels, LED headlamps and

tail lamps, puddle lamps and

privacy glass, whilst interior

specification receives an allnew

7” supervision instrument

cluster, a 10.25” touchscreen

navigation system with

upgraded Hyundai’s Bluelink®

telematics system, automatic

windscreen wiper control,

automatic air conditioning with

dual zone climate control, an

electrically adjustable driver’s

seat, heated front seats,

heated steering wheel, electric

parking brake, front parking

sensors, cloth and leather

seat trim, a wireless charging

pad for compatible devices

and an automatically dimming

rear view mirror and keyless

entry with engine start/stop

button. Available as a 5 door

Hatchback or Tourer, the

new i30 Premium also offers

customers the choice of a

120PS 1.0 turbocharged GDi 48

Volt Hybrid engine or a 136PS

1.6 CRDi 48 Volt Hybrid engine,

with either a standard 6-speed

iMT or optional 7-speed DCT.

Starting at £24,695, the

new i30 N Line trim features

a number of external changes

over the rest of the i30 range

with its N Line body kit and

18” alloy wheels. Additional

exterior equipment includes

LED headlamps, LED tail

lamps, and privacy glass,

whilst interior specification

includes a 7” supervision

instrument cluster, a 10.25”

touchscreen navigation system

with upgraded Hyundai’s

Bluelink® telematics system,

automatic windscreen defog

system, automatic air

conditioning with dual zone

climate control, N Line cloth

trim with black headliner and N

design leather steering wheel

and gear lever. The new i30

N Line model is available as

either a Hatchback or Fastback

and features a new 159PS

1.5 turbocharged GDi 48 Volt

Hybrid engine, with either

a standard 6-speed iMT or

optional 7-speed DCT.

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Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) applications must be made and cars registered before 31/12//20.


Ecosport gets active: latest

addition to Ford’s small SUV range

Ford have unveiled a new

Active version of the Ford

EcoSport compact SUV, from

£21,645.

Featuring unique exterior

and interior styling alongside

increased ride height and

additional body protection for

greater rough road capability,

EcoSport Active will help

adventure-loving customers

get the most from their active

lifestyles.

“Customers tell us they

love how EcoSport’s bold

styling, practical interior and

versatility fits into their busy

lives, so we’re excited to

enhance the SUV with an

Active version that delivers

even more of those qualities,”

said Roelant de Waard, vice

president, Marketing, Sales &

Service. Ford of Europe. “The

EcoSport Active will be a new

addition to the Active series

that offers extra capability and

rugged style for customers

who want to take their outdoor

adventures to the next level.”

Simplifying the customer

experience

Ford’s series strategy

offers buyers customercentric

choices reflecting their

lifestyles and needs, more

equipment and better value.

Models will be available in

a choice of three main series;

ST-Line for buyers seeking

sporty style inspired by Ford

Performance, Titanium for

those wanting luxury and highlevel

comfort, and Active for

customers seeking maximum

versatility and adventure. For

select models including Fiesta

and Focus, higher specification

X series and Vignale variants

will also be available.

Convenient equipment

packs will group the most

commonly-chosen options

together – increasing value for

money and making it easier

for customers to get the right

equipment to suit their needs.

Customers can still choose

from a range of individual

options to create the perfect

Ford for them.

“We design our vehicles

to be smart, rewarding and

easy to use and our customers

deserve a purchase process

that’s just the same. Our new

customer journey will make

choosing the right Ford for

you simpler and faster, and

will offer better value,” de

Waard said.

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To qualify you must be in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the War Pensioners Mobility

Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) applications must be made and cars registered before 31/12//20.


Mazda strengthens its customer

convenience commitment with the

introduction of ‘Mazda Your Way’

With the UK adjusting to the

changing retail landscape,

Mazda has strengthened its

commitment for customer

convenience with the national

introduction of Mazda Your Way,

an evolution of the successful

London Mazda MyWay pilot

and dealer based programme.

Designed to put the customer

in full control of their

purchasing experience, the

new Mazda Your Way service

offers customers even more

convenient ways to try, buy and

service Mazda vehicles with a

number of remote solutions to

connect to a dealer.

Designed around a series of

convenience services, Mazda

Your Way aims to support

customers throughout the

car buying process – from

initial contact to ownership

and servicing – and provides

customers with the flexibility

and confidence they can

engage with a Mazda dealer

in their way of choice. With

98 dealers committed to

the Mazda Your Way service

across the UK, customers

can remotely engage with

their local Mazda dealer to

bring the first-class dealership

experience straight to their

home, making the car buying

process even easier.

The Mazda Your Way journey

starts with the customer

choosing how they would like

to engage and connect with

Mazda. Remote consultations

are provided through a variety

of channels including email and

phone, and have now expanded

to include Live Chat and Live

video appointments for a

highly personal experience.

With the option to partake

in a virtual video product

presentation, customers are

then able to view and discuss

their chosen Mazda model,

key features, premium interior

trims and finance options

without stepping into a physical

dealership.

Keeping in line with the

latest government guidelines,

the new Mazda Your Way

service offers flexible and no

obligation test drives from

dealerships, or customers can

confidently choose to bring the

in-dealer test drive experience

directly to their home. For

those wishing to engage

away from the dealership

environment, customers

are able to remotely reserve

their chosen Mazda with a

contactless reservation fee

and opt to have the vehicle

personally delivered to their

home for added reassurance;

all of which means customers

can go through the entire

car buying process from the

comfort of their home if they

wish.

With customer and staff

safety at the highest priority,

all dealerships will meet

all government advice and

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guidelines on social distancing,

with some additional measures

in place that go above and

beyond for customer and staff

safety. On arrival to dealerships

there will be hand sanitisers,

social distancing markers and,

where appropriate, a touch

free environment to ensure a

safe visit. All surfaces, keys and

cars will be cleaned regularly

to ensure customers are in a

safe and sanitised environment

during unaccompanied test

drives and home deliveries.

Customer convenience

continues into the aftersales

environment, with a range of

options to contact and book

servicing appointments with

Mazda Your Way dealers.

Available to book online, by

email or live chat, customers

can engage with a dealership

to discuss their Mazda vehicle,

MOT, warranty and servicing

in greater detail, plus have the

option to remotely book a video

consultation with a dedicated

Service Advisor.

Commenting on the new

Mazda Your Way experience,

Jeremy Thomson, Managing

Director at Mazda Motors

UK, said: “Over the last

few months, we have seen

unprecedented change to our

businesses, and recognise that

lockdown has created anxiety

for some customers who now

wish to engage outside of a

physical dealership. While we

appreciate the importance

of the traditional physical

showroom and service centres,

and will continue to invest in

our network, we have also

designed a programme to build

comfort and reassurance for

our customers who now wish

to engage away from dealer

premises.”

Adding, “the new Mazda

Your Way offers customers the

flexibility of still being able to

visit a dealer - where they’ll

receive a great customer

experience - or the option to

connect with the dealer in

a way that suits them best

throughout the ownership

of their Mazda. With 80 per

cent of our UK dealer network

already committed to deliver

the new Mazda Your Way

service, we are able to offer

even more customers with a

wider, more flexible scope of

convenient services that are

there to reassure customers

today and over the long term.

We will be adding services

to enhance Mazda Your Way

over time with the inclusion

of a full end-to-end on-line

sales platform which we’ll be

launching over the coming

months.”

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What makes a car suitable for you?

We’d like to help you

understand how your day to

day needs might influence

what type of cars could be

most suitable for you.

The key to finding the

right car for you starts with

understanding more about

your needs.

There is a lot to consider

when looking at different

cars, it can sometimes be a

challenge to narrow down your

options. Our new car suitability

guide is a set of questions

to help you to reflect on your

needs and think about why

some types of car may be

more suitable than others.

After answering each

question, the guide offers

some advice about things to

keep in mind as you begin

searching for a car on the

Motability Scheme.

Your personalised summary

page will contain this advice

and more information which

you can email to yourself to

save and take with you when

you visit dealerships.

The Motability Scheme

helps you to get mobile by

exchanging your mobility

allowance to lease a new

car, Wheelchair Accessible

Vehicle, scooter or powered

wheelchair.

All our mobility options

come with the same worryfree,

all-inclusive package.

Our standard lease is over

three years, or five years if

you are leasing a Wheelchair

Accessible Vehicle and we

take care of running costs such

as insurance for up to three

named drivers (this doesn’t

have to be you), servicing,

maintenance, breakdown

cover and tyre and windscreen

repair and replacement. All you

need to do is add fuel and go.

If you’d like to find out more

about the Scheme, request

an information pack below

and we’ll send you all the

information that you need to

make the right choice.

Visit www.suitabilityguide.

motabilityoperations.co.uk to

find the car most suitable for

your needs.

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Highways England to

make motoring easier for

disabled drivers

Highways England plans to

make it easier for disabled

motorists to use UK

motorways and A-roads.

More than 100 service

areas will be assessed on the

accessibility of parking, toilets,

petrol stations, shops and

restaurants.

Watford Gap motorway

service area has already

been assessed and the

plan is to launch 113 Virtual

Access Guides on England’s

motorway service areas in

early 2021.

The guides will include

360-degree imagery so

disabled motorists can see in

advance the route to facilities

such as accessible toilets.

The initiative is part of

a collaboration between

Highways England and the

AccessAble app, which gives

disabled motorists information

on thousands of venues

across the UK and Ireland.

AccessAble director

David Livermore called it a

“groundbreaking initiative”. He

explained: “This project will

not only give people all the

information they need to plan a

trip but also support Highways

England and Motorway

Service Operations to see how

facilities could be improved in

the future.”

Highways England is also

updating its costumer contact

centre to allow anyone who is

a British Sign Language user to

use SignLive to communicate

with the organisation.

The free service connects

deaf users with a professional

BSL interpreter; they will

contact Highways England

on their behalf and then

translate the conversion.

Around 150,000 people

in the UK use British Sign

Language as their main means

of communication.

Both initiatives have come

from Highways England’s

Roads for All Forum, which

was established in 2018.

This brings together

people from a wide range

of organisations that help

represent disabled motorists,

including Motability, Disability

Rights UK, RAC, Disabled

Motoring UK and Driving

Mobility.

Nearly one in four people

has a disability and disabled

motorists represent five

percent of the driving

population.

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Drive Worry Free for 3 years

Kia’s ‘All-Inclusive Motability Package’ including

insurance, breakdown and servicing cover, adaptations

and annual road tax. Book a test drive today.

‘Search Kia Motability NK Motors’

NK Motor Group nkmotors.com

NK Motors Derby, 2 Orient Way, Pride Park,

Derby, DE24 8BY Tel: 01332 205 975

NK Motors Nottingham, Eldon Road Business Park, Chilwell,

Nottingham, NG9 6DR Tel: 0115 951 7300

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Large cars available to lease with

no Advance Payment

Maximum space and

practicality are a key deciding

factor for many Motability

Scheme customers. Large

and commodious load areas,

flexible driving positions and

plenty of space for those in the

rear are all top priorities, and

can make or break a decision

to take out a lease once the

models have been checked out

in the showroom.

Although Covid-19 has put

pressure on the industry, there

are still affordable choices

out there for those seeking

good-value large cars. There

are currently numerous roomy

models on the Motability

Scheme on offer for nil Advance

Payment. Here, we have

picked out five of the biggest

and most practical models you

can choose for nil Advance

Payment.

Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE

Technology

The Skoda Octavia is all-new

for 2020 with a brand new

evolution of a very popular

model. This latest version has

a distinctive new look with a

prominent grille at the front and

a variation of Skoda’s new rear

end, complete with ‘SKODA’

script on the bootlid. It looks

more upmarket than ever and

has real showroom appeal.

The practicality of the Skoda

Octavia is a key reason for its

popularity. It is an extremely

roomy car, with plenty of

space for those in the front,

more than enough space for

rear seat passengers, and

a truly enormous boot. This

latest version packs in 600

litres, which is an extraordinary

amount of space for a car in

this sector – particularly as

it’s all available for nil Advance

Payment.

Skoda has pushed the rest

of the Octavia upmarket too.

The interior is good quality and

uses the latest Volkswagen

Group touchscreen technology,

centred around a prominent

display in the centre of the

dashboard. It all feels very

modern and contemporary.

While choosing such a

large car with a small 1.0-litre

engine sounds unappealing,

the performance of the 1.0-litre

Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE Technology

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Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.0 T-GDI 2 Nav

TSI motor will far exceed

expectations. It will accelerate

from 0-62mph in under 11

seconds, while also officially

returning almost 55mpg. It is

a superb engine, with plenty

of pulling power, and is a great

companion to this large and

useful family-friendly car.

Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.0

T-GDI 2 Nav

Kia sells the Ceed Sportswagon

alongside the regular Ceed

hatch and the Ceed SW estate.

The Sportwagon aims to offer

the best of both worlds – the

good looks of the hatchback,

with some of the practicality of

the estate. Some have likened

it to Kia’s version of the svelte,

upmarket Mercedes-Benz CLS

Shooting Brake… high praise

indeed for the good-looking and

great-value Kia.

The Kia Ceed Sportwagon

is a car with plenty of visual

appeal. It really is a bit of a

head-turner. Compared to

regular models, the seating

position is that bit lower and

the lines a little more rakish, so

it feels like a secret coupe in

disguise. The slightly sportier

setup means handling is

sharper and more agile, so it’s

a fun car to steer through the

bends.

The Ceed Sportwagon is

also a practical and familyfriendly

car, though. Despite

its sporty good looks, the boot

boasts 528 litres of space even

with the seats up. Fold them

flat, and this expands to 1,642

litres. The engine also returns

almost 50mpg and the 2 Nav

model grade includes a good

haul of standard equipment

– including, as its name

suggests, sat nav. This is a

smart-looking yet practical car

that, for nil AP, is a real bargain.

Dacia Duster 1.0 TCe

100 Access

The Dacia Duster is a funkylooking

crossover SUV with

a cheeky appearance and

tough stance. This version is

the all-new model that was

launched in 2019, so still has a

fresh and modern appearance.

Affordable Access trim uses its

back-to-basics spec to make it

a Motability Scheme bargain

– not only is it zero Advance

Payment, you don’t even

have to use your full weekly

allowance!

The Duster has a neat and

modern interior. Owners like

the raised seating position

and confident feel behind

the wheel, helped by chunky

controls and a well-located

gearlever. The view over the

bonnet is clear and all-round

visibility is good. Rear seat

passengers will be happy,

and the boot has a generous

445-litre capacity.

Although it is a bargain,

Dacia hasn’t skimped on the

engine. The 1.0-litre petrol

engine is turbocharged, and

delivers surprising pulling

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Dacia Duster 1.0 TCe 100 Access

power and a swift response to

the accelerator. It’s smooth and

refined in town, and great on

long journeys – particularly as

the ultra-efficient motor serves

up great fuel economy as well.

MG HS 1.5 T-GDI Excite

The MG HS is new for 2020.

It is a family-sized SUV with

a very modern and premium

appearance – you are certain

to turn heads in it, thanks to its

distinctive front end (including a

great-looking grille) and chunky

wheelarches protected by

tough plastic extensions.

The MG HS is a

commanding car on the road,

almost 4.6 metres long and

over 1.6 metres tall. It has real

presence. Big 18-inch alloy

wheels are stylish and MG tells

us the logo on the grille is the

biggest MG octagon ever fitted

to a production car!

The HS is well equipped,

with a 10.1-inch touchscreen

in the centre of the dash,

plus cruise control, blind

spot warning and automatic

emergency braking in town – a

real life-saving feature. Rear

passenger space is ample and

the 450-litre boot is a decent

size. The load space also

extends into a fully-flat bay by

folding the split rear seats.

Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DiG-T

Acenta Premium

The Nissan Qashqai is a very

popular crossover SUV in the

UK. It is built here in Britain and

has frequently been a top 10

best-seller. The current version

has been kept fresh over the

years and Nissan is generous

with the amount of standard

features it fits, particularly on

the Acenta Premium grade

we’re looking at here.

British motorists really rate

the Qashqai’s sharp lines and

smooth curves. It still looks

smart, and the well-built interior

has a solid feel and some

upmarket finishes. The Acenta

Premium has a rear-view

camera, NissanConnect sat

nav, all-round parking sensors

and a lane departure warning

system, all as standard.

Drivers like the high-up

seating position and there’s

decent space in the rear seats.

The boot is very practical,

with a flexible load floor and

easy-load design, while the

rear seats fold down easily to

extend the space further. A lot

of care and attention has been

put into making the Qashqai a

particularly practical and easyto-live-with

large car.

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MG HS 1.5 T-GDI Excite

Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DiG-T Acenta Premium

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Five of the best accessible views

Mountain scenery, cityscapes and rugged coastal vistas – they might sound tricky to reach, but

thanks to accessible visitor centres, wheelchair-friendly trails and one or two well-placed car parks,

there’s no reason why you can’t feast your eyes on some ravishing views.

Whether you’re looking to take the lift to a city-centre viewpoint, or you want to blow away the

cobwebs on a clifftop walk through scenery deemed worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status,

Rough Guides writer Emma Field has found an accessible view for you.

BEST FOR CITY VIEWS:

NEWCASTLE

You may think you’re going to the BALTIC

Centre for Contemporary Art for the

blockbuster artwork, but it’s the views

of Newcastle and Gateshead that will

stick with you. Take the lift to the Level 5

indoor viewing box and walk or wheel your

way right up to the glass. You’ll see the

curving silver roof of the Sage Gateshead

music venue to the left and Newcastle’s

bustling quayside on the opposite bank

of the River Tyne, which flows between

the two. You can see four of the river’s

famous seven bridges spanning the river

from here too. BALTIC is in an old flour mill

that was renovated with accessibility in

mind, so don’t miss the diverse world-class

exhibitions while you’re here. There are

monthly descriptive tours for visitors with

visual impairments, and it’s free to enter.

BEST FOR COASTAL VIEWS:

COUNTY ANTRIM

Tumbling down the cliffs of Northern

Ireland, the 40,000-ish basalt columns of

the Giant’s Causeway are fully accessible to

visitors with disabilities. The 2-mile (3.2km)

Giant’s Causeway Green Trail is suitable

for visitors with mobility concerns and the

views extend beyond the world-famous

UNESCO World Heritage Site across

the ocean to Scotland and Ireland too.

Starting at the Causeway Hotel, the clifftop

route has an accessible picnic area and

accessible information signs, and you can

finish at the accessible visitor centre, too.

Outdoor audio guides mean you can find

out how the striking rock formations came

to be while you’re breathing in that fresh

sea air, and a shuttle bus service covers the

0.6-mile (1km) distance between the centre

and the stones.

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BEST VIEWS ACROSS WATER:

PERTHSHIRE

A rugged land of lochs and forests isn’t

the first place that springs to mind for

accessible views, but Highland Perthshire’s

most famous view can be reached via a fully

accessible trail. Queen’s View takes in the

watery length of brooding Loch Tummel,

with grassy slopes and evergreen forests

swooping down to the water’s edge. The

horizon is pierced with mountain peaks,

including the well-known Munro, Schiehallion.

The viewpoint is reached via a fully accessible

trail from the Queen’s View Visitor Centre,

where you can find out more about the local

people and forests. There’s step-free access

to the café and an accessible toilet.Don’t

make the same mistake as Queen Victoria

did when she visited in 1866 and assume

the view was named after her. It might have

been named after Isabella, the first wife of

Robert the Bruce. No-one knows for sure!

BEST FOR MOUNTAIN VIEWS:

MID WALES

The view from Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest

Visitor Centre is as spectacular as the birds

of prey soaring overhead. Let your eyes

follow the flightpath of the red kites as they

circle above the Cambrian Mountains and

Cardigan Bay scenery. The accessible, 0.7-

mile (1.2km) Barcud Trail will lead you around

the edge of the lake to the spot where the

red kites are fed. There are resting bays on

the uphill sections, none of which have a

gradient of more than 10 percent. Around

150 of the birds turn up for a meaty lunch

on-the-wing at 3pm (BST feeding) every day

– even more show up in winter (2pm GMT

feeding). If the weather’s bad, you can watch

the spectacle from the wheelchair-accessible

café, which also has facilities for people with

hearing impairments.

BEST VIEWS ALONG A VALLEY: NORTH DEVON

Unlike your average valley, The Valley of Rocks is a dry valley and

runs parallel to the sea rather than towards it. As if that wasn’t

unusual enough, feral (but friendly enough) goats clamber all over

the exposed rocks that give the valley its name. There are two

ways to get here: walk or drive. The section of the South West

Coast Path from Lynton is accessible for people with impaired

mobility – but too narrow in places for wheelchairs to pass. It’s

also unfenced and has a steep drop into the sea. The return

journey is around 2.5 miles (4km) long and the coastal views along

some of the highest sea cliffs in England are magnificent. If that all

sounds too much, drive straight to the car park in the valley itself

and see the remarkable rock formations from there.

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Driving with Cerebral Palsy

Cara Readle is 28 years old;

she is a part-time actress

and has Cerebral Palsy (CP).

She has been a Motability

Scheme customer since she

was a child and kindly spoke to

journalist Chloe Tear about her

experiences of learning to drive

on the Scheme. Chloe also

has CP and had the chance to

reflect on her own experiences.

When I spoke with Cara

it was clear she had such

enthusiasm for life. She spoke

fondly of her acting career

as a child and how she was

even lucky enough to have a

starring role in the CBBC hit

show, Tracy Beaker. When

Cara was younger her mum

had a Motability Scheme car

on her behalf, which had to be

big enough to fit her mobility

equipment into. As Cara got

older, she learnt to drive, and

the car became her biggest

lifeline. Cara says that even

though things may take you

a little longer when you have

CP, you always get there in

the end.

I also have a Motability

Scheme car, but this is

driven by my parents or PA’s.

Throughout life I certainly

agreed with Cara’s mindset and

her experiences resonated with

me. Having Cerebral Palsy can

mean things take longer and

everything just takes that extra

push. I believe this can make

us treasure our achievements

and it is worth it.

What was it like learning

to drive?

“I was 16 years old when I

started thinking about learning

to drive because you can

start earlier when you have

a disability. However, I didn’t

end up with the head start I

had liked due to needing a lot

of doctors notes and the initial

belief that I would be unable

to drive due to the way that

Cerebral Palsy affected me.

Firstly, I had to go to an

assessment centre where they

had a virtual car that tested my

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abilities. After checking my

acceleration, braking, and

steering, it was decided I

would be able to learn to drive!

It still took a few months to

find the right instructor and get

everything finalised. However,

with the help of a steering

ball to support me, I was

determined to make this work.

A year and a half later, I

passed! Despite this, I did fail

my first test. I didn’t feel like I

was quite ready at that point,

so I don’t know if I was sort of

relieved to fail. By the time it

came to my second test I felt

ready, but I was so nervous. I

knew I could do it, I just had to

be able to do it under pressure.

You get two manoeuvres

during a test and my last one

was right at the end. I had to

bay park in the test centre. I

felt like I had done the test well

enough to pass, I just knew I

couldn’t fail on this last little bit.

I made sure I did it perfectly.

When they told me I had

passed, it was such a relief.”

Has driving made a

difference in your life?

“The ability to drive has really

changed my life. I can’t drive

for long distances because my

muscles do get tired and tight,

but if I’m going

10-20 minutes

down the road,

it makes an

awful lot of

difference.

This is

because I

can’t walk to

the shop or

walk to the

bus stop. To

be honest, I don’t even

know where my nearest bus

stop is! Having the car there

makes all the difference to me

and I don’t know what I would

do without it. It’s given me the

freedom I need to just get out

and meet other people.”

I know from my own

experiences that Cerebral Palsy

can have such a huge impact

on energy levels. The ability to

be able to leave the house and

have a car to make those short

journeys have also benefited

me over the years.

“Also, it allows me to be

able to get to places that other

people would be able to walk

to. A car and the ability to

drive has not only given me

the confidence to be able to

leave the house by myself, but

also to know I’ll be able to get

home. By having my own car,

there are no restrictions. I no

longer have to rely on people to

drop me off and pick me up, it

is a real game-changer.”

How have you found the

Motability Scheme?

“The Scheme has been great.

It’s good to know that you’ve

always got that new car, your

insurance, and your tax. At

the end of the day, you’ve

got everything covered and if

anything happens to that car,

the the Motability Scheme

will be there to help sort it out

for you.”

Unlike Cara, I am unable to

drive, but I do have a Motability

Scheme Car which can be

driven by my parents. The

service I have had over the

years has been amazing. I also

have really appreciated that

I have been included every

step of the way. It would have

been very easy to liaise with

the person who drives the

car. I believe it is this level of

communication which has

empowered me to still have

that independence.

“Over the years, it’s been

very reassuring to have a car on

the Scheme and to know how

helpful they are. They will help

you with anything you need.

For example, I had a puncture

in my tyre a couple of months

ago and they just came to my

house to repair it. Whereas I

know I couldn’t have changed a

tyre! They are always on hand

to help you.

It’s not just the car, it’s the

service you get with the car as

well, and that’s what makes all

the difference.”

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10 years of the Powered

Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme

July 2020 saw the 10-year anniversary of the

Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme being

run by Motability Operations Ltd. Over time, our

customers have risen from 5,000 to over 16,500

and our customer satisfaction levels have

continued to improve!

Dave Bushby, Account Manager for the

Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme said

the following:

“We’ve not only grown from 5,000 to over

16,000 customers we’ve also doubled the

number of Motability Scheme dealers we work

with and have a wider choice of products than

ever before!

In the last ten years we’ve increased choice

for customers and improved the levels of

service they receive. We’ve done this by helping

dealers to improve their customer service and

understand the needs of Motability Scheme

customers, improving their processes and

efficiency.

I’m delighted to say that we continue to

get excellent feedback from our powered

wheelchair and scooter customers, in fact, today

our customer satisfaction scores are better than

ever, the consistently high customer satisfaction

scores are the main highlight for me.”

Scheme customer Bill, Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Account

Manager Rochelle Edghill and Motability Scheme dealer, RKS

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Five ways to make

exercise part

of your routine

Evelyn James is an emerging

freelance writer with a strong

interest in helping families

cope through difficult

situations, elderly care and

mental health. In this article,

Evelyn looks at five simple

ways that you can make

exercise part of your daily

routine.

Regular exercise can bring

about a wealth of health

benefits. On a physical level,

being active will help you fight

unwanted weight gain and

reduce your risk of developing

medical conditions such as

high blood pressure and

diabetes. On top of the physical

benefits, regular exercise can

also have a positive effect on

your emotional wellbeing. This

is because exercise provides

a fantastic outlet for stress

and also releases endorphins

which improve your mood.

For that reason, people who

exercise regularly tend to

have better mental health and

enjoy a better quality of life.

Everyone should aim to get

the recommended amount

of exercise each week. This

is 150 minutes of moderate

exercise or 75 minutes of highintensity

exercise, according

to the NHS website. Some

people find it difficult to remain

active, particularly if they have

health conditions affecting

their mobility. Fortunately, you

can easily incorporate exercise

into your daily life and become

more active at any age. Here

are five simple ways to make

exercise part of your routine.

1. Go for daily walks

Going for a daily walk is a

simple and affordable way to

lead a healthier lifestyle. It is

also a great way to get out

of the house and enjoy your

natural surroundings. Studies

show that spending time

outdoors can improve your

physical and mental health by

alleviating feelings of stress

and anxiety. Care experts at

Helping Hands add: “Not only

does stretching your legs help

you to burn calories and get

the blood pumping around your

body, but it also allows you to

take in the wonderful outdoors

and really get in touch with the

beauty around us.” Try to go

on a short walk every day to

increase your level of exercise

and enjoy some fresh air.

2. Explore different

types of exercise

There is a huge variety of fun

exercises that you can try. You

should explore different types

of exercise and find an activity

that you enjoy. That way, you

will be far more motivated to

stick with your exercise routine

and remain active long-term.

Make sure that you choose

an exercise that is matched

to your fitness levels and

abilities. For instance, water

aerobics and swimming can

be particularly beneficial for

people with limited mobility.

Advice on helpguide.org states:

“Exercising in water supports

the body and reduces the risk

of muscle or joint discomfort.”

This can make water-based

activities a fantastic option for

people with health conditions

like Parkinson’s disease or

arthritis.

3. Work with a

qualified trainer

Many people avoid exercising

or going to the gym because

they don’t know where

to start when it comes to

creating an exercise routine,

but there are now accessible

gyms throughout the country

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that can help you start your

fitness journey. These gyms

are designed to help those

with limited mobility feel

confident about exercising in

a safe, public environment.

A qualified gym trainer will

create an exercise plan that

is tailored to your individual

abilities and fitness goals.

They will also provide you with

encouragement and support

you with various exercise tasks.

A trainer can be particularly

beneficial for people with

health conditions and limited

mobility. This is because

they are equipped with

specialist skills and tools to

help you exercise safely while

minimising the risk of accidents

or injuries.

4. Start gardening

Gardening is a relaxing hobby

that can provide a great

source of exercise. Gardening

activities give all of your major

muscles a workout including

your arms, legs, and back.

Regular gardening should boost

your overall fitness levels and

lower your risk of developing

medical conditions such as high

cholesterol or heart disease.

Spending time in the garden

will also encourage you to

get outdoors and immerse

yourself in nature. Increasing

the amount of time you

spend outside can bring about

numerous health benefits to

both your physical health and

emotional wellbeing.

5. Exercise in a group

Exercising in a group is

another simple way to boost

your motivation to be active.

Exercising with other people

is far more enjoyable and you

will have the added benefit of

regular social interaction. There

is likely to be an excellent

variety of fitness groups

available in your local area

which may include walking

clubs, group dance classes,

and women-only exercise

groups. Getting yourself an

exercise buddy can make your

workouts more fun and boost

your confidence when trying a

new exercise routine.

Maintaining an active

lifestyle will help you look

and feel your best at any age.

Certain health conditions

can make it more difficult to

exercise, but there are plenty

of ways to boost your level of

activity safely and comfortably.

Try the above suggestions to

help make exercise part of your

daily routine.

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Volvo Cars safety experts

say: use technology to

support drivers and reduce

distraction

The rise of smartphones

and touchscreens inside

cars has sparked a growing

debate around the dangers of

distraction behind the wheel.

But Volvo Cars safety experts

say that distraction is a fact of

life, and that technology should

be used to support people in

their daily commute.

The company’s own safety

research and behavioural

science work suggests that

when used correctly, modern

technology inside the car can

actively reduce distraction,

boost road safety and help

people to be better and more

focused drivers.

“It is easy to think that

phones and screens are the

only scourge of the modern

driver, but life as a whole is

distracting,” said Malin Ekholm

(pictured above), Head of the

Volvo Cars Safety Centre.

“We know people do not get

distracted on purpose, but it

happens. You could be late

for daycare and somewhat

stressed, or you get behind the

wheel after a bad day at work –

all this affects you as a driver.”

Malin Ekholm made these

and other remarks during a

special Volvo-organised webcast

around safety this week. During

this first Volvo Studio Talk, which

can be viewed on demand

HERE, she and other safety

advocates discussed distraction

and several other pressing road

safety issues.

Some would say that from a

distraction point of view, a car

from the 1940s is safer than

today’s cars – after all, it does

not contain a screen, phone

connectivity or even a radio. But

that is not how today’s drivers

and society operate.

“The reality is that people

want to engage with friends,

family, work and entertainment,

and everyone responds

differently to distraction,” said

Malin Ekholm. “So we want

to meet our customers where

they are, not where we want

them to be. That is why our

focus is on using technology in

the right way, so we can use it

to help you stay safe behind the

wheel.”

Volvo Cars actively uses

technology to combat the

dangers of distraction and build

some of the safest cars on the

road. For example, its active

safety systems with autobrake

and steer assist are designed

to be on guard to help drivers if

they lose concentration or are

distracted for a split-second.

Inside the cabin of the new

XC40 Recharge Pure Electric,

an advanced voice control

on Volvo Cars’ new Androidpowered

infotainment system

allows drivers to control the

temperature, set a destination,

play their favourite music and

podcasts or call their mum on

her birthday – all while keeping

their hands on the wheel.

“Being able to control key

features on your Volvo by voice

allows you to keep your hands

on the wheel and your eyes on

the road,” said Malin Ekholm.

“Active safety systems such

as City Safety, Run-off Road

Mitigation and Oncoming Lane

Mitigation with Steer Assist

can act as an extra pair of eyes

watching over you.”

Volvo Cars believes that

distraction should also be

addressed via in-car cameras

and other sensors that

monitor the driver. With such

technologies, if a clearly

distracted (or intoxicated) driver

does not respond to warning

signals and risks a serious,

potentially lethal accident, the

car could intervene.

That intervention could

involve limiting the car’s speed,

alerting the Volvo on Call

assistance service and, as a last

resort, actively slowing down

and safely parking the car. Volvo

Cars plans to start introducing

these cameras on the next

generation of Volvo’s scalable

SPA2 vehicle platform.

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Volvo achieves new UK September

sales record

Volvo Car UK’s September

new car sales reached record

heights, breaking through the

9,000 mark for the first time.

With 9,147 cars registered

during the key registration

plate change month, the brand

saw its monthly total rise 4%

year-on-year to deliver a 2.79%

market share, up from 2.57%

in September 2019.

The achievement is all

the more notable for coming

in exceptionally challenging

trading conditions caused by

the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall,

the UK’s new car market

declined by 4% compared with

the same month in 2019.

The XC40 continues to be

Volvo’s star performer. Not

only is it the UK’s most popular

premium compact SUV so

far this year, it was also the

ninth best-selling car overall in

September. So far, more than

16,000 XC40s have been sold

this year, up more than a third

on 2019’s January-September

figure. The XC60 and XC90 midsize

and large SUVs complete

Volvo’s top three, reflecting the

market’s growing preference

for SUV and crossover-type

vehicles.

Pre-owned Volvos are

in high demand, too, with

Volvo Selekt Approved Used

Car sales rising by almost a

quarter on September 2019’s

performance, to 3,289 cars.

The positive performance

in the UK is mirrored

internationally, with Volvo Cars

recording 67,636 global sales

last month, a 5% year-on-year

increase. Volvo’s commitment

to electrification is also

yielding significant results:

having taken a market lead

by introducing petrol-electric

plug-in hybrid versions across

its entire European model

range, it remains the leader

in the segment, with PHEVs

accounting for a quarter of all

Volvo Cars’ sales in the region.

Matt Galvin, Volvo Car

UK Commercial Operations

Director, said: “While no

one wishes to see the UK’s

car market in decline, we

can celebrate a remarkable

achievement in our recordbreaking

September sales.

Now more than ever, people

want to make sure they are

getting the best products and

value for their money, and

they are increasingly putting

their faith in Volvo. With the

benefit of a first-class retail

network and a completely

renewed product range, and

having seized the initiative with

electrification, we are perfectly

positioned to build on this

success.”

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