Currently reading: 'Explosive' growth in Motability helps car makers in a tricky year
Disability charity on course to buy more than a fifth of new cars in 2024 after surge in requests

As car makers navigate a sluggish new car market, one enthusiastic bulk buyer is proving very helpful indeed.

“The Motability market has just exploded,” Guy Pigounakis, commercial director at MG Motor UK, told Autocar. “None of us have seen anything like it for decades.”

Motability is a charity that provides cars for disabled people. It has become a major player in the UK car market since its 1977 foundation, but this year it has taken on a whole new level of importance.

In the first quarter of 2024, Motability received a record 112,734 applications from people looking to put the £75.75-per-week

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