You may or may not be aware of the new changes to vehicle tax (VED) coming into effect on April 1st, but if you aren’t you should be. These changes can make a big difference to what you will pay if you purchase a new car from 1st April 2017 onwards. As this will only affect new purchases from that date, existing cars will see no change.
The new road tax regulations mean a higher tax rate for all new cars in the first year of registration, and a flat rate of £140 for most cars thereafter. Unlike the current system where low emission cars are tax exempt, the new system will only be free for vehicles with 0g/km. That means electric (the Nissan Leaf for example) and hydrogen cars only!
That's not all though - for cars costing more than £40,000 (of which there are, thankfully, none in the Suzuki, Nissan & Subaru range) there's a new five year supplement to pay which will be priced at £310 per year.
We’ve put together a table below to show the differences in car tax, between a car purchased on or before 31st March 2017, and from the 1st April 2017 onwards.