Cash savers rejoice. The new Kia Picanto could save you a small fortune.
Cash savers rejoice. The new Kia Picanto could save you a small fortune. But why? One of the most significant motoring costs can be road tax. For modern cars, this is calculated via a sliding scale based on carbon emissions. The more your car pollutes our long- suffering environment, the more money George Osborne takes from your bank account. The most polluting cars sit in tax band M, which costs £460 per-year. Over five years that equals £2,300 - which is the price of a reasonable second-hand car. In contrast, the least polluting cars sit in tax band A/£0. That is zero pounds - nothing to pay - thanks very much.There are eleven versions of the new Kia Picanto – and seven can be taxed for free. Even the least efficient can be taxed annually for only £95. Furthermore, several variants average a cash saving 67.3mpg, and return up to 78.5mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Even through town these fuel-sippers manage a respectable 52.3mpg. Trips to the petrol station must be rarer than a fair tax system. Even more pleasing is that the Picanto range costs from only £7,795. And no, it is not junk. The handling is composed, the ride is decent, and it has a fair specification. The unexpected 'tax rebate' is that this city car has a seven-year warranty. No expensive repair bills either, then. Perhaps everybody should try the Picanto.