Peugeot drivers will welcome last week’s Budget owing to the number of the manufacturer’s cars that will benefit from cuts in road tax, it has announced.
Gordon Brown announced a reduction of 30 per cent in vehicle excise duty for vehicles with emissions of under 120g/km from October 1st 2007. According to Peugeot, 16 per cent of its UK sales in 2006 were cars with emissions below this level.
Among the Peugeot models to fall in group B are the 107, 206 and 207 HDi 1.4-litre diesel models, as well as the 207 1.6-litre HDi 90 model.
Cars such as these will pay £35 in tax under the new regulations â€“ a 30 per cent reduction on the previous cost.
Another group of Peugeot drivers to welcome the Budget will be those who own HDi diesel-powered vehicles, following the announcement of an increase in investment in biofuels.
All of the automaker’s HDi diesel engines can operate on a mixture of up to 30 per cent biodiesel without any modifications.
"With the recognition by the government of the need to increase the use of biodiesel, Peugeot HDi owners will be in the perfect position to benefit from future developments and in doing so reduce further the costs of their everyday motoring, whilst helping protect the environment," the manufacturer claimed.