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Does 'on-the-road' include road tax?

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Q) If a new cars price is advertised as on-the-road, does that include road tax? If it doesnt, it isnt really on-the-road, is it?
Claire Hannah

A) Yes, on-the-road (OTR) prices include at least six months road tax. However, youll almost always get 12 months if buying direct from a franchised dealership, rather than through an internet broker.

The OTR price will also include numberplates, a charge for delivering the car to the dealership, the first registration fee of 55 and at least enough fuel to drive your new car off the forecourt. It may also include the Governments new showroom tax, which is levied on cars emitting more than 165g/km of CO2.