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Most popular new cars of 2017 (so far)

Most popular new cars of 2017 (so far)

The first three months of 2017 are nearly over, where has the time gone? If you’re thinking of buying a brand-new car, now is the right time as from 1st April, road tax is changing.

Currently, road tax is calculated based on the CO2 emissions of your car, meaning the higher CO2 emissions your vehicle produces, the more road tax you pay.

First the first year, you pay a First Licence Rate and another for the second and subsequent years (Standard Rate). Similar to the First Licence Rate, the Standard Rate also increases with CO2 emissions.

However, from 1st April 2017, the way road tax is calculated is going to change. The first-year rate will still be related to the CO2 emissions of your vehicle, but the rates will increase as the bands change.

Vehicles with a 'List Price' of £40,000.00 or less, the rate will be £140.

Vehicles with a 'List Price' over £40,000.00, an 'additional rate' of £310 (a total of £450) will be due from the end of the first year, for 5 years.

After the additional VED rate expires the £450 will revert to £140, or whatever the current rate is at the time.

This means that you could save up to £680 by purchasing a brand-new car before 1st April. Check out the list below Bristol Street Motors’ customers top 10 new cars sold in 2017 (so far!)

 

 1.     Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec Petrol Hatchback (3dr/5dr)

The popularity of the Fiesta remains unmatched, ranking as the most popular car of 2017 for Bristol Street Motors. This particular model, the 1.25 82 Zetec stands alongside it’s Fiesta siblings as a true definition of reliability. Like most of their cars, Ford have successfully married affordability with an enjoyable drive, two qualities that are almost impossible to put together at the best of times. 

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £160.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £110.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £550.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £720.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £280.00

 

 2.     Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Petrol HatchBacck (Zetec / Titanium)

Ford’s EcoBoost engine truly revolutionises the idea of economical driving, combining an enjoyable drive with arguably the lowest running costs Ford can offer. With both the Zetec and Titanium models of the EcoBoost proving extremely popular, it’s no wonder this car earns a respectable ‘2nd place’ in Bristol Street Motors’ Top 10 Most Popular Cars of 2017 so far.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £120.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £0.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £0.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £680.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £680.00

 

 3.     Vauxhall Viva 1.0 Se Petrol Hatchback

Reliability and practicality are the utmost important features when it comes to smaller cars, and the Vauxhall Viva does not disappoint. For those living in the city, or not entirely dependent on long motorway treks, Vauxhall have built the perfect car to crunch the prices of those shorter journeys, an ideal purchase for anyone wanting added convenience to their everyday life. The perfect city run-around cements itself as one of this year’s top sellers, with its 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine helping produce staggeringly low running costs.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £140.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620.00

 

 4.     Hyundai i10 1.0 Se Petrol Hatchback

Whilst the i10 can be seen as a classic city car, it holds its place at the forefront of small car evolution. With an original facelift in 2016 to withstand competition, the latest release of the new i10 preserves its renowned high quality, with a refreshing look and spacious interior.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £140.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620.00

 

 5.     Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec Petrol Hatchback

Much like the Fiesta’s EcoBoost model, the minimal running costs and astonishing number of MPG, are strongly welcomed by fans of the Focus. Affordability often compromises the overall drives, but the EcoBoost combines great costs with great fun!

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £140.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620.00

 

 6.     Vauxhall Mokka X 1.4T Active Petrol Hatchback   

A car that ‘ticks all the right boxes’ is often difficult to find, but it’s fair to say that the Vauxhall Mokka does just that. With a spacious interior to have you covered for any outing, the versatility of this SUV Crossover defines the new age of Vauxhall. The right step in a somewhat unknown direction for Vauxhall, as we see great cars like the Mokka rapidly evolving in a highly competitive market.

Current First Year Rate: £130.00

New First Year Rate: £200.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £130.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £650.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £760.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £110.00

 

 7.     Nissan Juke 1.5 Dci Tekna Diesel Hatchback

Lovers of the Nissan Juke will be happy to hear that the new release follows the footsteps of its predecessors – it’s inexpensive to run, incredibly reliable, and allows the driver to indulge in some impressive tech within the cabin. Having built a strong following since its release in 2010, the Juke has sold like hotcakes - and Nissans hottest SUV to date doesn’t look like much can hold it back!

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £140.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620.00

 

 8.     Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 [75] Ecoflex Energy Petrol Hatchback

Put simply, the Vauxhall Corsa is the pinnacle of affordable motoring. Very few would argue that this durable little hatchback has been one of the most popular cars of the 21st century so far, being a hit amongst most new car buyers, and especially younger drivers. The versatility and efficiency of this car are just two of many things that make this car so well-rounded.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £160.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £30.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £120.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £720.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £600.00

 

 9.    Peugeot 208 1.2 Puretech 82 Active Petrol Hatchback

The Peugeot 208 can often be overlooked, making purchasing this car a bit of an ‘off the wall’ decision, but certainly not one people regret! This nippy little hatchback represents Peugeot more strongly in the supermini segment, with its 1.2 litre PureTech engine that has proved the most popular. It seems Peugeot are returning to their roots in providing us with small cars that are fun to drive, and the new 208 model is one Bristol Street Motors customers are welcoming with open arms.

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £140.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £20.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £80.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £700.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £620.00

 

10. Hyundai Tucson 1.7 Crdi Blue Drive Se Nav Diesel Estate

For quite some time, Hyundai’s ix35 replaced the original Tucson, and was made to encapsulate the idea of a Crossover, and rival its competition. Although the ix35 gained some respectful sales, the Tucson is back with a bang, and in the grand scheme of things, is a bit of a game-changer. With a much leaner look, the Tucson will have no problem in truly capturing the imagination of the buying public, catapulting the Korean brand into the more ‘mainstream’ light that they very much deserve. 

Current First Year Rate: £0.00

New First Year Rate: £160.00

Current Subsequent Year Rate: £30.00

New Subsequent Year Rate: £140.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased pre-1st April): £120.00

Total Road Tax Cost for Five Years Ownership (purchased post-1st April): £720.00

Total Saving for Five Years Ownership (purchased before 1st April): £600.00

 

 

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