The Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 is a well-equipped car which said to offer performance, economy, comfort as well as driving pleasure. Through this blog post, we will learn about the road tax price that applies to the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2. For added knowledge about road tax rates and calculations, we will also explore how road tax is calculated and the factors that determine changes in rates.

What Is The Road Tax Price For A Vauxhall Corsa 1.2?

Road Tax prices for the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 series of cars can be classified according to the below table depending on the car model and edition:

Vehicle model and editionFirst year rate of road taxStandard rate of road tax
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SE 75PS£190 £165
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Turbo SE 100 PS£190£165
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Turbo SE 100 PS Auto£230£165
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Griffin  75PS£190£165
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Griffin Turbo 100PS£190£165

These rates are based on the purchase price of each car model and their CO2 emissions. This means that as the price of the vehicle model and the rate of its CO2 emissions increase, so will the rate of car tax.

You will notice that the first-year rate of road tax is higher as compared to the preceding rates from the second year onwards. The reason is that CO2 emissions are accounted for in the first year for road tax calculations and only the vehicle’s price is considered from the second year onwards.

If your vehicle has a list price above £40,000, you will have to pay an additional £335 annually for a period of years, starting from the second year of the vehicle’s registration. If your vehicle is a zero-emission one, you will not have to pay this amount.

How Much Car Tax Do I Have To Pay?

In the case of private vehicles, the car tax due upon them depends on (a) their engine type which determines the type of fuel the vehicle consumes and (b) the co2 emissions (these are calculated separately for the first year of registration and then for subsequent years). Your first tax payment for the next 12 months after registering your vehicle can be classified as per the below table:

CO2 Emissions (g/km)Diesel Cars (TC49)Petrol Cars (TC48)(GBP)All Other Diesel Cars(GBP)Alternative Fuel Cars (TC59)(GBP)
0000
1-5010250
51-752511515
76-90115140105
91-100140160130
101-110160180150
111-130180220170
131-150220555210
151-170555895545
171-1908951,345885
191-2251,3451,9101,335
226-2551,9102.2451,900
Over 2552,2452.2452,235

From the second year onwards, your car tax payments will be classified as follows:

Fuel typeSingle 12 month paymentSingle 12 month payment by Direct DebitTotal of 12 monthly payments by Direct DebitSingle 6 month paymentSingle 6 month payment by Direct Debit
Petrol or Diesel£155£155£162.75£85.25£81.38
Electric£0N/AN/AN/AN/A
Alternative£145£145£152.25£79.75£76.13

Alternative fuel vehicles include hybrids, bioethanol and liquid petroleum gas.

How Are Vehicle Tax Rates Calculated?

Rates of vehicle tax in the UK are calculated on the basis of a few factors including the engine size and CO2 emissions of the car.

However, the UK road tax system is divided into two separate rates. The first rate applies during the first year of a car on the road when its CO2 emissions are also accounted for while calculating the tax rate. It may range from £0 for zero-emission cars to £2,245 for cars that emit 255g/km or more.

From the second year onwards, the CO2 emissions will not account for road tax, rather the original cost of the car will be considered for calculations.

Cars that are valued at or above £40,000 will be taxed a further £335 annual supplement that runs for five years. After this time-lapse, they will be taxed at the current tax rate applicable during the tax term.

What Tax Class Is My Car?

Depending on their construction and the purpose for which vehicles are used, tax classes are classified as per the below list by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA):

  • Private/Light Goods
  • Petrol Car
  • Diesel Car
  • Alternative Fuel Car
  • Light Goods Vehicle
  • Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicle
  • Euro 5 Light Goods Vehicle
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle
  • Private/Heavy Goods Vehicle
  • Special Types
  • Haulage Vehicles
  • Buse
  • Motorcycle
  • Small Island Vehicles
  • Rescue Vehicle
  • Special Concessionary
  • Emergency Vehicle
  • Exempt Vehicle

Conclusion:

The details shared in this article clearly indicate that the purchase price of a car, as well as the rate of its CO2 emissions, determine its road tax price. In the case of the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2, the road tax price ranges from £165 to £190; while it may go up to £230 for specific models of the car.

FAQs: What Is The Road Tax Price For A Vauxhall Corsa 1.2?

How much is car tax for a 2015 Corsa?

The annual car tax rate for a 2015 Corsa is £135 as the CO2 emissions are estimated at 122 grams/km; placing the vehicle in Band D.

Are Corsa 1.2 reliable?

The Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 is considered to be above average in terms of reliability. Additionally, it is a well-equipped car offering performance, economy, comfort as well as driving pleasure.

What older cars are cheap to tax?

Older cars that are cheap to tax include the following:

  • BMW 3 Series
  • Citroen C4 Cactus
  • Fiat Panda
  • Lexus IS
  • Mercedes C-Class
  • Toyota Prius
  • Vauxhall Astra
  • Volkswagen Up

Do Corsas have problems?

There has been a regular complaint regarding Corsas manufactured between 2009 and 2010 that the handbrake tends to pop out of its support bracket. Other than this, it is considered to be a reliable and well-performing vehicle.

Can u pay road tax monthly?

While vehicle owners are generally required to pay road tax every 6 months or on an annual basis, they can choose to pay it via monthly instalments as well.

References:

VAUXHALL Corsa Car Tax – Road Tax Prices 2022 – Next Green Car

Vauxhall Corsa car road tax prices – cheapest to most expensive

Notes about tax classes

Change your vehicle’s tax class – GOV.UK

Car tax bands explained | MoneyHelper

Rates of vehicle tax

Vehicle tax rates – GOV.UK

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John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.