The very best company cars are suave, stylish, economical and certain to get you noticed. Cost-effective and reliable, they manage to make your business look great, without costing the earth and leaving you out of pocket.
Take a look through our list to find our top picks. Straddling multiple classes and sectors, they’re united by one common attribute – they’re guaranteed to be good for business.
Audi A4 Ultra
Ever popular amongst the company car faction, the Audi A4 models good looks, sterling build quality and an engine so sweet that it purrs with delight. With a 14 per cent improvement on economy and 67.3mpg, the new A4 is also cheap and cost-effective to run, ensuring that your business can invest its funds where they matter most. Like all good Audis, it offers a performance to match its impressive specification, going from 0-62mph in a little over eight seconds.
Second-hand models, available from enterprises like Exchange and Mart, retail from around £1,000.
Ever popular as a company car, the C-Class models sleek executive looks, clean lines and an aerodynamically curved front to make men drool. Newer examples feature much improved efficiency ratings too, recording 70.6mpg thanks to their recently streamlined design and lighter build. With a drag coefficient of just 0.24, the C Class is sleek, chic and economical – everything you could want in a car destined to make you money.
One of the most exciting features of the Nissan Qashqai is its economy rating, which is almost in a league with those of traditional family hatches. However, this is all it has in common with the group. Versatile and popular, it looks good and feels great. Offering a 0-62mph sprint in just 10.5 seconds, it’s quick, handles beautifully and looks as though it was born to do business. As an added extra, it will also give you a whopping 74.3mpg.
Peugeot 308 SW
Newly crowned the European Car of the Year, the stunning 308 has a lot to offer your business, from good lucks and charm to a thrilling driving experience. Despite the usual temptation to write off estates as the hatchback’s poorer relation, this one looks set to wow. With a large, practical boot, offering a class-leading 660-litre luggage bay, it’s as useful as it is beautiful. The driving performance it offers is phenomenal, easily rivaling that of its hatchback cousin, and the extended overhangs create a sleekness, refinement and class that far exceeds that of its brethren. Add in a powerful and efficient engine, exquisite build quality and extensive variety, and there’s little to dislike about this brilliant motor.
The only question remaining is which car you’ll choose.