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Written by : Steven Shields

Published on:: 10/07/2017

Cars with Low Road Tax

It’s common knowledge that how much road tax, or VED, you pay on a vehicle is based on CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. This can range from £0 to around £500. In this blog, we will be showcasing some of the cars you can buy from The Car People with £20 or £30 road tax. To be eligible for this low tax band, cars must produce no more than 120g/km of carbon dioxide. To be more precise, £20 for 101-110 g/km, and £30 for 111-120 g/km. Note that this only applies to vehicles registered before the 1st April 2017, as the road tax system has now changed for cars registered after that date.

Read more: New VED road tax - Everything you need to know on UK 2017 car tax changes

Hyundai i10

Tax for the i10 varies between £20 and £30, depending on the engine size and which model you go for. If you go for the Premium model, you’re getting a lot of mod-cons for your money, such as cruise control and Bluetooth. Not only are they cheap to tax, they’re cheap to insure and lower spec models fall into the lowest insurance category, making them a great choice for new drivers.

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Vauxhall Corsa

Most of the new Corsas qualify for no more than £30 road tax, even with their larger engines at 1.4 litres. Look out for the Ecoflex engines that deliver greater efficiency. They come with an impressive amount of tech for the money you pay, with higher spec models having advanced park assist to take the hassle away from parallel parking.

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Mazda 3

Thanks to what Mazda calls SkyActiv Technology, the company has proved that larger engines, like the 2.0 litre petrol engine in the Mazda 3, can be very clean and efficient. At just £30 to tax, the petrol model can achieve up to 55 mpg and is very quick off the mark, doing 0-60 mpg in just under 9 seconds.

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Ford Focus

Whether you choose petrol or diesel, most engines will benefit from no more than £30 tax. If you go for petrol, look out for models featuring Ford’s award-winning Ecoboost engine; a 1.0 litre turbocharged engine capable of 125bhp and fuel economy figures of 56mpg. The Titanium models are well kitted out too.

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Nissan Qashqai

Whilst the 1.5 dCi diesel engine is free to tax, if you need a little more power, the 1.6 dCi is only £30 a year to tax and still can achieve more than 60mpg, which is impressive for a larger car. You get a remarkable amount of tech for the money you pay, especially if you go for the top-spec Tekna trim.

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Audi A3

The Volkswagen Group’s range of turbocharged petrol engines can be found across the board, including in the new Audi A3. The 1.2 and 1.4 TSI engines are capable of delivering 110 bhp and 150 bhp, respectively, and cost no more than £30 per year to tax. The latest incarnation of the popular A3 is certainly more refined and you get a lot more features as standard compared to previous models.

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To see our range of cars that qualify for less than £30 road tax, click here.

For our top picks for cars with zero road tax, click here to read our blog.

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