Top ten best road-tax free diesel cars

This means that purchasers of a vehicle which falls under this tax band are not required to pay for Road Tax during their time of ownership.

Finding a new vehicle therefore with a CO2 emissions output below 100g/km carries a very strong incentive for many.

Here at Perrys we have previously covered the best road tax-free petrol cars available now. This time we give you a selection of the best cars which you can buy new in a road-tax free diesel specification.

For each model in this particular guide we’ve specifically chosen the cheapest diesel-powered specification that falls under Band A for Road Tax.

Each model included is available for purchase or arranging a test drive now at select Perrys Dealerships based nationwide. Prices included are based on the latest offers as of June 2013 and are subject to change.

Alfa Romeo Mito 1.3 JTDM-2 85 ‘Sprint’

Starting price – £14,735

CO2 emissions output – 95g/km

Not only is it a great looking supermini, the Alfa Romeo Mito offers a road-tax beating emissions output when specified with the 1.3-litre JTDM-2 diesel engine. This unit delivers 85bhp and it’s linked to a slick five-speed manual gearbox.

This exact engine is available specifically with the mid-range Sprint trim level. That means this model has a decent equipment list that includes air conditioning, alloy wheels and cruise control as standard.

You can find the Alfa Romeo Mito range now at Perrys Alfa Romeo Dealership in Amersham.

Chevrolet Aveo 1.3 VCDi 75 ‘LT’

Starting price – £12,410

CO2 emissions output – 99g/km

The latest Chevrolet Aveo is a sharp and aggressive looking supermini, but it also boasts some impressive credentials for low cost driving efficiency.

The pick of the engines for low cost running is the 75bhp 1.3-litre VCDi diesel, available on several trims including the mid-range LT model for the cheapest offer.

The Chevrolet Aveo is available now from Perrys Chevrolet Dealerships located in Dover and Rotherham.

Citroen DS3 1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream ‘DStyle’

Starting price – £15,280

CO2 emissions output – 95g/km

The superbly stylish Citroen DS3 hatchback is highly customisable not just in terms of colours and trim finishes.

There are several efficient diesel engines available with this car, particularly the 90bhp 1.6-litre e-HDi ‘Airdream’ unit, which comfortably places this car in Band A for Road Tax.

The Citroen DS3 can be found now at Perrys Citroen Dealerships based in Barnsley, Huddersfield and Milton Keynes.

Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi 90 ‘Ambiance’

Starting price – £8,395

CO2 emissions output – 99g/km

The recently launched Dacia Sandero offers tremendous value within its tremendously low-cost product range.

Towards the higher spectrum of the hatchback’s range you’ll find a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine for the both the mid-range Ambiance trim and the range-topping Laureate version.

In either trim level the diesel-powered Sandero cuts under the 100g/km barrier and also offers an official fuel economy of 74.3mpg.

The Dacia Sandero range is available now at Perrys Dacia Dealership in Aylesbury.

Fiat Punto 1.3 Multijet 85 ‘Easy’

Starting price – £13,400

CO2 emissions output – 90g/km

The experienced Fiat Punto hatchback is a dependable supermini which from the Easy trim upwards offers a highly efficient 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine.

This unit with the 85bhp outputs emits well below 100g/km in CO2 and it also returns a highly commendable fuel economy of 80.7mpg.

The Fiat Punto range is available now at Perrys Fiat Dealerships based in Amersham, Aylesbury and Portsmouth.

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi 75 ‘Style’ (3 door)

Starting price – £13,495

CO2 emissions output – 98g/km

Continuing to lead UK new car sales this year, the Ford Fiesta range continues to prove a real winner with customers thanks to its practicality and impressively efficient engine range.

In the diesel category the Fiesta offers a 75bhp 1.5-litre diesel. The cheapest model with this engine that falls under Band A for Road Tax is the three-door Style trim car.

You can find the Ford Fiesta hatchback now at Perrys Ford Dealerships located in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics ‘1’ (5 door)

Starting price – £11,895

CO2 emissions output – 85g/km

The Kia Rio supermini range is appealing thanks to its diesel engine range which offers some highly enviable performance figures in terms of efficiency.

Particularly enviable right now is the 1.1-litre CRDi EcoDynamics engine for the basic five-door ‘1’ specification. This version of the Rio not only emits less than 90g/km in CO2 but also boasts an official fuel economy figure of 88.3mpg

The Kia Rio range is available now at Perrys Kia Dealerships found in Burnley, Preston and Rotherham.

Peugeot 208 1.4 HDi 70 ‘Access+’ (3 door)

Starting price – £12,845

CO2 emissions output – 99g/km

The Peugeot 208 can be a fun car to drive and the hatchback offers a large range of engines to suit your needs, whether you prioritise high efficiency or pure performance.

In the high efficiency category the 208 offers the useful 1.4-litre HDi diesel engine, with an 68bhp output.

Even in its cheapest specification form the 208 1.4 HDi manual gearbox supermini delivers road tax-beating CO2 emissions and a fuel economy figure of 74.3mpg.

The Peugeot 208 can be found at Perrys Peugeot Dealerships based in Aylesbury, Blackburn, Bolton, Milton Keynes, Nelson and Portsmouth.

Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 Stop & Start ‘Expression+’

Starting price – £14,095

CO2 emissions output – 90g/km

The new Renault Clio is an agressive and modern looking five-door supermini which can wow motorists with its looks alone.

Another thing to impress customers even further is its engine selection which includes a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine which delivers a CO2 output below 100g/km regardless of trim level.

The latest Renault Clio is available now at Perrys Renault Dealership in Aylesbury.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFlex S/S ‘S’ (3 door)

Starting price – £14,340

CO2 emissions output – 88g/km

The Vauxhall Corsa range has been going strong in the UK market for decades now, and it will continue to do so as long as it continues providing highly efficient diesels within its range.

Currently the Corsa range includes a 1.3-litre CDTi diesel engine with several outputs. The 95bhp version of this diesel, combined with the start-stop engine technology (designated as S/S by Vauxhall), CO2 emissions plummet below even the 90g/km mark.

The Vauxhall Corsa range is sold at Perrys Vauxhall Dealerships found nationwide.