SMALLER, some-more careful motors will be hit hardest by new highway taxation laws due for 2020.
Vehicle dig avocation (VED) is approaching to be altered from Apr 2020 to take into comment tough new glimmer contrast regulations.
But experts have warned superminis and family hatchbacks could see taxation hiked much some-more than oppulance cars or big SUVs.
The test changes will force central CO2 total to turn some-more “real-world” – and could arise by as much as 20 per cent from today’s ratings.
This will send many cars jumping up taxation bands – some to the balance of £500 – under the stream system.
In a bid to equivocate this, supervision is now consulting on plans to change the setup.
But even if the bands are shifted to comment for the increasing CO2 ratings, the smaller and reduction polluting models will be hit hardest.
Motors like the VW Polo, Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa will see ratings arise some-more than a big SUV like a Porsche Cayenne, an executive-sized Jaguar XF or even a sporty Ford Mustang, according to test experts.
In fact, all cars propitious with emissions-busting 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre engines will likely see their test results arise significantly some-more than 2.0-litre, 3.0-litre or V6 motors under the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
The WLTP is being phased in to reinstate the heavily criticised New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) with lab loopholes sealed for good.
In some extreme cases, the many absolute motors could actually see CO2 dump under the new WLTP compared to the old NEDC.
That means Brits could be left seeing cheaper first year rates than before for bigger, some-more polluting cars while taxation will be hiked for greener cars.
Nick Molden, founder of eccentric contrast physique Emissions Analytics, said: “Small cars will see a bigger boost than incomparable cars.
“On normal it’s going to boost values by 20 per cent so you could lift VED by 20 per cent for all vehicles.
“But that means tiny vehicles will go up some-more taxation bands and in some cases bigger cars could pierce down.
“That’s because the supervision is demure to change the bands as reduction taxation for big cars goes against their philosophy.”
Molden pronounced one solution was to re-profile the bands to make the reduce sections wider to ring all cars next a certain level.
The central changes aren’t likely to be announced until the Oct 2019 bill – and any plans could even be ripped up by the next government.
Under stream VED rates, yearly rates return to a prosaic £140 regardless of emissions after the first 12 months – but this could change under 2020 proposals.
And changes are coming in Apr with a new diesel tax being introduced.
Brits shopping new diesels will have to compensate for the rope above for the next two years until ultra-clean, tax-beating cars are on sale.