Suzuki to stump up higher car tax after VED rises

Published: 04 April 2017

► Suzuki removes sting from tax rises
► Special offer: it pays VED for three years
► Most models, offer runs until July 2017 

Suzuki has launched a special offer to counter the tax rises applied to many of its models in the UK: it’ll pay the annual road licence for the first three years of ownership.

Britain’s new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) regime kicked in on 1 April 2017, ramping up the annual tax bill for many new cars. The new system penalises dirtier, more expensive cars and rewards models with low CO2.

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Suzuki pays the higher VED charge in special offer

To counter the fact that some of its models have fallen into higher tax brackets, Suzuki’s limited special offer will pay the charge in full for the first three years.

It arrives in the shape of a cash discount to new buyers equivalent to three years’ VED, leaving the customer to pay the annual charge with the DVLA themselves. The deal applies only to new cars registered at Suzuki UK’s franchised dealers.

How the Suzuki discount works

The company gives this example:

  • Model Suzuki Celerio SZ3 Dualjet 
  • CO2 rating 84g/km
  • First-year tax charge £100
  • VED from year two £140
  • Total discount given by Suzuki £380

Every model in the Suzuki range qualifies, bar the entire Swift range (both old and new). The deal expires on 30 June 2017.

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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