Changes to the way the vehicle tax is determined come into force on 1st April 2017

Until then, the amount of vehicle tax you pay is determined by your car’s carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions, measured in grams per kilometre (g/km). There are two levels of payment: one applies to the first year of a new car’s registration and only has to be paid by the car’s first owner. The second rate is an annual payment that has to be paid each year your car is on the road. Any car that emits under 100g/km is exempt from both of these payments, while cars that emit 130g/km of CO2 and under are excused from the first-year payment and only incur the annual fee.

From April 2017 onwards, the whole vehicle tax system changes. While CO2 emissions will still contribute, only zero-emission cars will be exempt from the annual charge. This effectively means that if you buy new petrol or diesel engine car after April 2017, you will be liable to pay vehicle tax.
 
While the first-year tax rate will vary based on a car’s CO2 emissions, the annual fee will be a flat rate of £140 for all cars, with an extra £310 annual surcharge applying to all new cars costing over £40,000 new.

These rates will only apply to cars registered from April 2017 onwards – cars already on the road will continue to be taxed under the old system.


The table below summarises the impact of the changes across a number of our most popular models. These changes can provide the customer with monthly savings of up to £12 by ordering and registering a new car in March vs. April.


MODEL VERSIONTRIMCO2 1ST YEAR VED RATE

STANDARD RATE


TOTAL OVER 3 YEARS MONTHLY IMPACT PAYMENT

on or before 31/03/17

on or after 01/04/17

on or before 31/03/17

on or after 01/04/17

on or before 31/03/17

on or after 01/04/17

on or before 31/03/2017

on or after 01/04/17

C1 PureTech 82
manual 5-door
Flair 99 £0 £120 £0 £140 £0 £400 £0 £11
C3P PureTech 110
manual
Platinum 115 £0 £160 £30 £140£60 £440 £2 £12
C3 BlueHDi 100
S&S manual
Feel 95 £0 £120 £0 £140 £0 £400 £0 £11
C4 BlueHDi 120
S&S 6-speed manual
Flair 95 £0 £120 £0 £140 £0 £400 £0 £11
C4C PureTech 82
manual
Flair 107 £0 £140 £20 £140 £40 £420 £1 £12
Berlingo BlueHDi 100
manual
Flair 113 £0 £160 £30 £140 £60 £440 £2 £12
C4P BlueHDi 120
S&S 6-speed manual
Feel 100 £0 £120 £0 £140 £0 £400 £0 £11
GC4P BlueHDi 150
6-speed manual
Flair 111 £0 £160 £30 £140 £60 £440 £2 £12
DS 3 PureTech 82
manual
Elegance 107 £0 £140 £20 £140 £40 £420 £1 £12
DS 3 C BlueHDi 100
S&S manual
Elegance 92 £0 £120 £0 £140 £0 £400 £0 £11
DS 4 PureTech 130
S&S 6-speed manual
Prestige 116 £0 £160 £30 £140 £60 £440 £2 £12
DS 5 BlueHDi 150
6-speed manual
Prestige 113 £0 £160 £30 £140 £60 £440 £2 £12