5 Popular Lease Cars That Are Tax Free

By Autograph Contracts - 2015-06-13

If a vehicle emits less than 100g/km of CO2 emissions then its owner is exempt from paying road tax. As a result of these guidelines, which are outlined in further detail on the Money Advice Service website, an increasing number of British motorists now purchase or lease these 'tax-free' vehicles. Consequently, if you have been considering leasing a car and have been looking for a cost-effective, high performance vehicle then listed below are five of the most popular lease cars currently on the market that are completely tax free: 


1 - MINI One D / MINI Cooper D Who said that tax-free lease cars have to be dull? By investing in either of the turbocharged three cylinder engine editions of the MINI One D or MINI Cooper D models you can equip yourself with a road tax-exempt lease car with acceleration capabilities of 0 to 62mph in 11 seconds and 7.8 seconds respectively; according to automotive magazine Evo. As such, by choosing a MINI you can lease a car that retains all of the precise handling and exhilarating driving capabilities of a hot hatchback! 

2 - Hyundai i10 The Blue Drive model of the Hyundai i10 hatchback emits merely 98g/km of CO2 emissions thereby ensuring that its owners will be exempt from paying road tax. What's more, you will also save money every time you refuel because the Blue Drive model boasts an average fuel economy of 65.7mpg. As Hyundai explain on their company website, the i10 is able to achieve such an efficient fuel economy due to its Intelligent Stop & Go technology which functions by; "switching the engine off when coming to a halt and starting it again when depressing the clutch, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption". 

3 - Nissan QashQai If you lease the 1.5 litre dCi diesel engine edition of the Nissan QashQai then you will benefit from a luxurious lease car that is completely road tax-free! This powerful SUV emits a modest 99g/km of CO2 emissions and averages an affordable fuel economy of 74.3mpg. Furthermore, the Nissan QashQai also boasts a wealth of decadent interior and exterior design features including electric heated door mirrors, front fog lamps, remote central locking with super-locking capabilities and even reverse parking aids; all of which facilitate a safe, spacious and thoroughly enjoyable driving experience for all. 

 4 - BMW 1 Series If you are looking for a luxurious yet tax-free lease car then the BMW 1 Series will be the ideal choice for you. As documented by Auto Express, if you opt for the 116d Efficient Dynamics model you will be equipped with an average fuel economy of 83.1mpg and a modest 89g/km of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, its rear-wheel drive construction, precision handling capabilities, and interior info-tainment features make the BMW 1 Series one of the most agile, comfortable and technologically proficient tax-free cars that you can lease. 

5 - Skoda Octavia Estate If you lease the 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine Green Line III model of the Skoda Octavia Estate then you will benefit from its road tax-exempt credentials of 85g/km of CO2 emissions. With an average combined cycle fuel economy of 80.7 mpg as reported by Auto Car, the ability to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 10.6 seconds and a spacious cabin with up to 1,580 litres of boot space, the Skoda Octavia Estate is one of the most versatile, cost-effective and comfortable tax-free lease cars in which you can invest.