How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

From 1 April 2017, the UK's car tax system - also known as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) - is due to change. Will you end up paying more for your next car?...

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Darren Moss
5 Jan 2016 12:20 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Here are some examples of how the new 2017 car tax rates will affect your buying choices. We've inlcuded some of our favourite cars, as well as some of the UK's best-selling choices in each segment, such as the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Astra and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport

How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

Price: £35,300 CO2 emissions: 109g/km

First year tax rate under current legislation: Free

Standard tax rate under current legislation: £20

Cost over three years: £40

First year tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Standard tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Cost over three years: £420


Hyundai i10 1.2 87 SE

How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

Price: £10,980 CO2 emissions: 114g/km

First year tax rate under current legislation: Free

Standard tax rate under current legislation: £30

Cost over three years: £60

First year tax rate from 1 April 2017: £160

Standard tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Cost over three years: £440


Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 90 SE

How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

Price: £14,005 CO2 emissions: 107g/km

First year tax rate under current legislation: Free

Standard tax rate under current legislation: £20

Cost over three years: £40

First year tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Standard tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Cost over three years: £420


Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 110 N-Connecta

How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

List price: £23,810 CO2 emissions: 99g/km

First year tax rate under current legislation: Free

Standard tax rate under current legislation: Free

Cost over three years: Free

First year tax rate from 1 April 2017: £120

Standard tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Cost over three years: £400


Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 TD4 180 SE Tech auto

How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

List price: £36,350 CO2 emissions: 139g/km

First year tax rate under current legislation: £130

Standard tax rate under current legislation: £130

Cost over three years: £390

First year tax rate from 1 April 2017: £200

Standard tax rate from 1 April 2017: £140

Cost over three years: £480


Porsche 718 Boxster

How will the 2017 VED car tax changes affect you?

List price: £44,758 CO2 emissions: 168g/km

First year tax rate under current legislation: £300

Standard tax rate under current legislation: £210

Cost over three years: £720

First year tax rate from 1 April 2017: £500

Standard tax rate from 1 April 2017 including £310 Premium car supplement : £450

Cost over three years: £1400