New Citroen DS5 falls into free road tax band

New Citroen DS5 Falls Into Free Road Tax Band

This means emissions-based road tax for the large premium family hatch will be zero in the UK, matching that of the hybrid option also available in the range.

Since its release in April, the DS5 has been received incredibly well as its offering of a 99g/km Hybrid4 diesel engine has put it on the map as one of the first diesel hybrids.

Its family qualities have also caught the eye of car buyers as it offers both low running costs and a spaciously versatile interior.

Citroen is now boosting the appeal of its hybrid range as it makes its 107g/km Hybrid4 powertrain, available on the DStyle and DSport trims, more economical by lowering its emissions to 99g/km. This now means that the 99g/km Hybrid4 is available across the entire DS5 range.

These emission reductions are due to smaller 17-inch alloy wheels, which are added at no extra cost to the original trim level price.

With emissions falling to 99g/km for the DStyle and DSport trims, Benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax drops a bracket to 10 per cent instead of 12, making the DS5 more affordable to company car buyers.

Its sub 100g/km figure also means the DS5 is both road tax and London congestion charge exempt.

As well as lower emissions, the DS5 range is also gaining two new Sport Signature packs which are available with its DStyle (HDi 160) and DSport models. These packs cost £650 and add lowered suspension, 19-icnh alloy wheels and black door mirrors.

A Dark Sport Signature pack is now available as standard on DSport THP 200 models.

Citroen DS5 prices start from £22,400. Citroen vehicles are available from Perry's Citroen dealerships.