Subaru has announced that the Forester and XV are now available on the Motability scheme, with the models now accessible to individuals receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance.
With the Subaru Forester and Subaru XV models now part of the Motability scheme, less abled people will be able to lease a new car using their government funded mobility allowance.
Currently available through Subaru dealers that are already registered with Motability, Subaru UK will be offering its dealers training courses in conjunction with Motability Operations.
In addition, the company is expecting the number of eligible dealers to increase significantly next year.
Both the Forester, which is Subaru’s best-selling model, and the XV are well suited to the Motability scheme as they have excellent reputations for practicality, ease of use, build quality, and reliability.
Furthermore, they are also among the safest SUVs on the road, with their all-wheel-drive system offering high levels of grip and traction. Both models have also been awarded with a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and were among the highest ratings for occupant protection.
Paul Tunnicliffe, Managing Director of Subaru UK, commented: “We are pleased to be able to offer two of our most practical cars under Motability, a scheme which benefits thousands of people in the UK every year.
“The Forester and XV are particularly well-suited with their excellent safety and reliability record, high levels of practicality and ‘go-anywhere’ All-Wheel Drive abilities."
The Motability scheme has helped more than three million people into a new vehicle, with benefits including full breakdown assistance, insurance, maintenance, and servicing.
Motability is actually the largest fleet in Europe, currently operating a fleet of over 630,000 vehicles.