Increase in Vehicle Road Tax is coming from 1st April 2020

Date posted: 11 February 2020

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Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), commonly referred to as Road Tax, is changing for new vehicles registered on or after 1st April 2020. If you are planning to upgrade your vehicle this year, get in touch with us before 1st April 2020 as it could save you up to £960 in tax in the first year.

The previous testing procedure known as NEDC, was developed in the 1990s and is now outdated. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) has been designed to better reflect real driving conditions, to give a more accurate view of a vehicle’s emissions and fuel economy. This change takes effect from 1st April for VED and 6th April for Benefit in Kind on Company Car Tax. As the new WLTP test is more stringent, the results are more realistic and this could mean an increase in road tax for your new car.

How are Volvo Cars affected?

If you are considering buying a new Volvo, we suggest doing so before 1st April 2020 as this could save you up to £960.
Model VED Increase
V60 Up to £645
V60 Cross Country Up to £325
V90 Up to £750
V90 Cross Country Up to £750
S60 £0
S90 Up to £325
XC40 Up to £750
XC60 Up to £750
XC90 Up to £960
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