Despite some good news in this week’s budget the cost of motoring never seems to get any cheaper. With this is mind, Diesel Car picks out its top three budget busting cars.
1. Nissan Leaf
Even though the proposed increase on fuel duty has been frozen, it still costs a pretty penny to fill your tank with diesel. So imagine never having to stop at a filling station ever again. With the Leaf, that could happen and the Government will knock 25 percent – upto £5000 off the price. Combine that with an economical electricity tariff and you could be on your way to a serious saving.
2. Renault Clio 1.5 dCi ECO
The newest version of Renault’s supermini not only looks great it can help you save money, too. It emits 83g/km of Co2 meaning it qualifies for zero road tax. On top of that the little Renault is capable of almost 90 miles per gallon. A car that costs nothing to tax and sips fuel by the thimble full? It’ll do for us…
3. Peugeot 508 Saloon HYbrid 4
Combining Peugeot’s versatile and stylish 508 with a remarkable hybrid system makes the 508 incredibly frugal yet powerful. Its combination of HDi diesel engine and electric motor means it boasts 200bhp in a package that emits just 95g/km of Co2 so, like the Renault, it qualifies for free road tax. The 508 delivers all the traditional Peugeot but at a cost that’s much, much easier to justify.