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Will I get a better new car deal after the March number plate change?

Car tax is going up for a wide range of new cars from 1 April. Here are five popular choices that you should buy before then to save money

Words ByClaire Evans

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There are a number of factors that will affect the cost of car tax after 1 April, including a car's price and its CO2 emissions. The changes affect a broad range of models from luxury coupes to small roadsters.

6. Large exec – Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 Supercharged

The big Jag isn’t alone in being hit by the new car tax rates, its stablemates from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz also suffer.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April Β£1040 Three year’s car tax after 1 April Β£2100 Additional cost Β£1060

Read our full review of the Jaguar XF

7. MPV - Volkswagen Caravelle 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Executive

Executive transport to the airport could get pricier soon, with the largest, van-based MPVs among those most affected by the car tax changes.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April Β£720 Three year’s car tax after 1 April Β£1700 Additional cost Β£980

Read our full review of the Volkswagen Caravelle

8. Luxury saloon – Porsche Panamera 3.6 V6

It’s pricey to buy and now even pricier to live with due to its high emissions.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April Β£1040 Three year’s car tax after 1 April Β£2100 Additional cost Β£1060

Read our full review of the Porsche Panamera

9. Luxury coupe – Aston Martin DB11

This gorgeous British icon is already expensive to live with, and from April it’ll be even more costly.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April Β£2150 Three year’s car tax after 1 April Β£2900 Additional cost Β£750

Read our full review of the Aston Martin DB11

10. Convertible sports car – Lotus Elise 1.8

Open top motoring will be more expensive from April, even in the smaller roadsters.

Three year’s car tax before 1 April Β£720 Three year’s car tax after 1 April Β£1700 Additional cost Β£980

Read our full review of the Lotus Elise

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