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Road Tax (VED) increase is coming in APRIL 2020

Vehicle Road Tax / Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is changing for new vehicles registered on or after 1st April 2020. If you are planning to upgrade your vehicle this year, then contact us before 1st April 2020 as it could save you up to £750 in tax.


What is VED and why is it increasing?

If you're a driver in the UK, you'll know that you have to pay for something called Vehicle Excise Duty, commonly known as road tax. The amount you pay will depend on factors such as engine size, fuel type and the amount of CO2 emissions your vehicle generates at the time it is first registered.

In simple terms, the lower your CO2 emissions are, the lower the rate of your road tax.

Previously, this was measured through the New European Driving Cycle test (NEDC) which was first developed in the 90's and was last updated in 1997. However, with the rise in advanced technology in the last decade, NEDC testing has become outdated and is no longer truly representative of real-life driving.

Instead, a new method of testing called Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) replaces it. The upcoming WLTP method is able to determine a more realistic evaluation of your vehicle's official fuel consumption (mpg), driving range and CO2 emissions (g/km).

As a result, your vehicle's CO2 emission output will change, causing an increase in the cost of your road tax.

MAZDA VED

Changes will take effect for new Mazda Vehicles from 1st April for VED (Vehicle Excise Duty or Road Tax).

ModelDerivativesVED Increase after 1st April 2020
Mazda2 All +£40
Mazda3 Hatchback Skyactiv-G
Skyactiv-X 2WD
Skyactiv-X AWD
+£40 to +£360
+£40 to +£60
MT +£60 / AT +£360
Mazda3 Saloon Skyactiv-X 2WD +£20 to +£40
Mazda6 Saloon Skyactiv-G 2.0
Skyactiv-G 2.5
Skyactiv-D
+£320
No Changes
MT +£320 / AT +£325
Mazda6 Tourer Skyactiv-G 2.0
Skyactiv-G 2.5
Skyactiv-D
+£320
+£325
MT +£320 / AT +£325
Mazda CX-30 Skyactiv-G
Skyactiv-X 2WD
Skyactiv-X AWD
MT +£40 / AT +£360
MT +£60 / AT +£40
MT +£40 / AT +£360
Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G
Skyactiv-D 2WD
Skyactiv-D AWD
MT +£320 / AT +£645
MT +£645 / AT +£750
+£750
Mazda MX-5 Soft TopSkyactiv-G 1.5
Skyactiv-G 2.0
No Changes
No Changes
Mazda MX-5 RF Skyactiv-G 1.5
Skyactiv-G 2.0
No Changes
MTNo Changes / AT +£325

So if you're thinking of buying a new car then now is the perfect time, check out our latest offers today.

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