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Vauxhall line-up now fully RDE2-compliant

Vauxhall’s entire model range is now fully RDE2-compliant, exempting vehicles from the 4% BiK diesel surcharge and bringing savings for drivers as well as operators.

Vauxhall’s diesels are now exempt from the 4% BiK surcharge while the introduction of the 2020/21 company car tax ratings means the new Corsa-e now attracts 0% BiK

The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test forms a part of new diesel vehicle type-approval process, with the second phase mandatory from January 2021.

RDE compliance not only means vehicles avoid the 4% Benefit-in-Kind diesel surcharge – benefiting drivers but also operators through reduced Class 1A National Insurance Contributions – but they also qualify for lower Vehicle Excise Duty.

It follows the news earlier this year that Citroën and DS BlueHDi diesels are also now RDE2-compliant, with many of Peugeot’s diesels also meeting the standards nearly a year ahead of deadline.

Vauxhall’s RDE compliance was originally led by the facelifted Astra, but the full range of diesels are now compliant, from the Corsa to the Insignia and Grandland X.

Vauxhall is also highlighting how its latest electric and plug-in vehicles can bring significant savings for drivers and operators as the new emissions brackets come into force today (6 April 2020). It means the all-new, all-electric Corsa-e attracts 0% company car tax under the latest ratings; electric vehicles were previously taxed at 16% BiK.

Meanwhile, the all-new Grandland X Hybrid qualifies for 10% BiK from 6 April 2020 onwards, compared to 16% under the previous guidelines. This helps the Grandland X Hybrid achieve best-in-class BiK payments of £54 and £108 for 20% and 40% taxpayers.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.