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10 Cheap Diesel City Cars Exempt From Car Tax

A new year often means a new car for many people in Britain, and people are buying brand new cars more often now according to statistics released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders!

And because motoring-related costs seem to be increasing on an annual basis (like car tax, for example), many folks are looking to buy cars which are cheap to buy, cheap to insure, and cheap to maintain.

According to Cooper Mini, a Mini Dealer Cobham, one such type of car is the supermini class of car, these are typically small hatchbacks which offer awesome fuel economy combined with a practical use of space – and above all, they are great for parking in places like London, where parking spaces are at a premium (in all senses of the word)!

So, if you are in the market for a brand new supermini, then you should check out these 10 diesel cars which also won’t cost you a penny in car tax thanks to their super-efficient engines which produce low CO2 emissions!

1. Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi (manual)

Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi

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  • Model: Ambiance;
  • On the road price : £8,595;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 74 mpg;
  • Performance: 90 brake horsepower.

2. Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi (manual)

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi

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  • Model: Classic;
  • On the road price : £11,895;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 74 mpg;
  • Performance: 74 brake horsepower.

3. Chevrolet Aveo 1.3 VCDi (manual)

Chevrolet Aveo 1.3 VCDi

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  • Model: LT;
  • On the road price : £12,795;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 74 mpg;
  • Performance: 74 brake horsepower.

4. Peugeot 208 1.4 HDi (manual)

Peugeot 208 1.4 HDi

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  • Model: Access+;
  • On the road price : £12,895;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 98 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 74 mpg;
  • Performance: 70 brake horsepower.

5. Citroen C3 1.4 HDi (manual)

Citroen C3 1.4 HDi

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  • Model: VT;
  • On the road price : £12,990;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 74 mpg;
  • Performance: 70 brake horsepower.

6. Fiat Punto 1.3 16v Multijet (manual)

Fiat Punto 1.3 16v Multijet

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  • Model: Easy;
  • On the road price : £13,450;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 90 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 81 mpg;
  • Performance: 85 brake horsepower.

7. Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Duratorq (manual)

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Duratorq

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  • Model: Style;
  • On the road price : £13,695;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 98 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 76 mpg;
  • Performance: 74 brake horsepower.

8. Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDi CR (manual)

Skoda Fabia 1.2 TDi CR

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  • Model: Greenline II;
  • On the road price : £13,875;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 88 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 85 mpg;
  • Performance: 74 brake horsepower.

9. Nissan Note 1.5 dCi (manual)

Nissan Note 1.5 dCi

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  • Model: Visia;
  • On the road price : £13,900;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 92 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 79 mpg;
  • Performance: 89 brake horsepower.

10. Mini Hatch 1.6 (manual)

Mini Hatch 1.6

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  • Model: Cooper D;
  • On the road price : £16,180;
  • CO2 (carbon) emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Combined fuel economy: 74 mpg;
  • Performance: 112 brake horsepower.


Rugal has spent most of his life in, around and under cars, from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist.


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