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New car tax rates

Car tax - vehicle excise duty - is changing from 2009, with vehicles classified according to the levels of carbon dioxide they emit - good news for those with environmentally-friendly cars, bad news for owners of more polluting vehicles, who also face a "showroom tax" payable in the first year after purchase.

If you know your car's CO2 emissions, use the table below to find out the band it is in and the tax you will be paying, or find out what band your car is in by checking the Vehicle Certification Agency calculators .
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The tax applies to cars first registered on or after 1 March 2001.

Tax band CO2 emissions (g/km) 2009-10 From 2010-11 Typical car % drivers
paying more
Annual Tax Annual tax 'Showroom' tax
AUp to 100---VW Polo Bluemotion 1.4 Tdi (diesel)-
B101-1102020-Skoda Fabia Estate Greenline (diesel)-
C111-1203035-Mazda 2 1.4 (diesel)-
D121-1309095-Kia Picanto 1.1 (petrol)-
E131-140110115115Renault Clio 1.2 Quickshift (petrol)-
F141-150120125125Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec Climate (petrol)*-
G151-160150155155BMW 3 Series 2.0 320D SE (diesel)*-
H161-170175180250Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate (petrol)*60%
I171-180205210300Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Life E4 (petrol)*100%
J181-200260270425Land Rover Freelander 2.2 TD4 GS (diesel)*100%
K201-225300310550Peugeot 407 saloon 2.0 Auto (petrol)100%
L226-255415430750Peugeot 807 2.0 Auto (petrol)100%
MOver 255440455950Land Rover Sport Auto 3.6 TDV8 (diesel)100%

*These cars were the UK's five most popular in 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders .

Examples of cars in other tax bands provided by the AA .
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