2017 Road Tax Changes | Godfreys of Horsham

2017 Road Tax Changes

Will you be affected by the Road Tax changes in April 2017?

Purchase a brand new Mazda before April 1st and avoid the Road Tax increases.*


From 1st April 2017, vehicle tax rates will change. The first 12 months will be based on CO2​ emissions irrespective of fuel type with costs ranging from £0 to £2,000. On renewal and thereafter, the rate for petrol and diesel models with a list price less than £40,000 will then attract a flat rate of £140 a year.

Cars reqistered before 1st April 2017 will qualify for current VED rates, even after the new VED bands come into force. So buy and tax a new Mazda before the 1st April 2017 and you could be better off.


The tables below show how Road Tax is currently calculated and how it will be calculated from 1st April 2017 onwards. For full information on Vehicle Exercise Duty changes visit the official Government website here.

*Only applicable for vehicles purchased and taxed before the 1st April 2017



Current UK Road Tax bands

Road Tax bands and rates for cars registered between 1st March 2001 and 31st March 2017.


Tax BandCO2 Emissions g/kmFirst Year RateStandard Rate
A 0-100 £0 £0
B 101-110 £0 £20
C 111-120 £0 £30
D 121-130 £0 £110
E 131-140 £130 £130
F 141-150 £145 £145
G 151-165 £185 £185
H 166-175 £300 £210
I 176-185 £355 £230
J 186-200 £500 £270
K* 201-225 £650 £295
L 226-255 £885 £500
M Over 255 £1,120 £515

UK Road Tax Bands from 1st April 2017

Road Tax bands and rates for cars registered on or after 1st April 2017


Tax Band CO2 Emissions g/kmFirst Year RateStandard Rate (Year 2 onwards)
A 0 £0 £0
B 1-50 £10 £140
C 51-75 £25 £140
D 76-90 £100 £140
E 91-100 £120 £140
F 101-110 £140 £140
G 111-130 £160 £140
H 131-150 £200 £140
I 151-170 £500 £140
J 171-190 £800 £140
K 191-225 £1,200 £140
L 226-255 £1,700 £140
M More than 255 £2,000 £140

How does this affect the Mazda Range?

What savings could you make?

Model3 Year Road Tax if purchased before 1st April 20173 Year Road tax if purchased after 1st April 20173 year saving if purchased before 1st April 2017
Mazda2

From £0 From £380 £380*
2017 Mazda3

From £0 From £400 £400*
Mazda6

From £40 From £420 £380*
Mazda CX-3

From £40 From £420 £380*
Mazda CX-5

From £60 From £440 £380*
Mazda MX-5

From £390 From £480 £90*

*All cars must be registered before 01.04.17 for the tax savings to apply. Savings on selected models: Mazda2 105ps SE-L Nav Diesel, Mazda3 105ps SE Diesel, Mazda6 Saloon 150ps SE Diesel, Mazda CX-3 105ps 2WD SE, Mazda CX-5 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav, Mazda MX-5 131ps SE.