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Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage change in vehicle excise duty for a Nissan Micra will be as a result of the changes to vehicle excise duty announced in Budget 2008. (200873)

Nissan produces, and has over the years produced, a number of different models of Micra. These have a range of carbon dioxide emissions outputs from 125g to 175g /km.

Using 2008-09 rates of VED and the current Micra as a baseline, the percentage change varies between -25 per cent. and +21 per cent. in 2009-10, and between -21 per cent. and +24 per cent. in 2010-11, reflecting the fact that there is a range of emissions choices with this model of car, as there are with many others.

If the current Micra model range remains unchanged, the percentage change for a newly licensed Micra under first year rates of VED in 2010-11 lies between -100 per cent. and +76 per cent. depending on the emissions choice.