Road Tax Changes for 2017
You may have heard that Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates have changed and will affect anyone buying a new car registered from 1st April 2017.
Currently low-emission petrol and diesel cars are exempt from tax, but the new VED system will only be free for vehicles with no tailpipe emissions (electric and hydrogen cars). There is also now a five-year supplement to pay for cars costing more than £40,000, which will be priced at £310.
Any cars purchased and registered before this date will still be qualified for the current rates.
Current UK Road Tax Bands
Road Tax bands and rates for cars registered between 1st March 2001 and 31st March 2017.
|Tax Band||CO2 Emissions g/km||First Year Rate||Standard Rate|
For vehicles with an official price of £40,000 or more, a supplementary charge of £310 per year for the first five years is chargeable in addition to the above.
UK Road Tax Bands From 1st April 2017
Road tax bands and rates for cars registered on or after 1st April 2017
|Tax Band||CO2 Emissions g/km||First Year Rate||Standard Rate (Year 2 Onwards)|
|M||More than 255||£2,000||£140|
How Does This Affect the Mazda Range?
|Model||3 Year Road Tax If Purchased Before 1st April 2017||3 Year Road Tax If Purchased After 1st April 2017||3 Year Saving If Purchased Before 1st April 2017|
|Mazda2||From £0||From £380||£380*|
|2017 Mazda3||From £0||From £400||£400*|
|Mazda6||From £40||From £420||£380*|
|Mazda CX-3||From £40||From £420||£380*|
|Mazda CX-5||From £60||From £440||£380*|
|Mazda MX-5||From £390||From £480||£90*|
*All cars must be registered before 01.04.17 for the tax savings to apply. Savings on selected models: Mazda2 105ps SE-L Nav Diesel, Mazda3 105ps SE Diesel, Mazda6 Saloon 150ps SE Diesel, Mazda CX-3 105ps 2WD SE, Mazda CX-5 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav, Mazda MX-5 131ps SE.
For more information on VED changes click here for the official Government UK site.