Top 11 Cars For Business Executives
The Best Cars For Business Executives
When choosing a new company vehicle, you need to know exactly what your business priorities are to maximise business efficiency, while minimising your running costs and capital outlay.
To make your decision easier, here are some of our more popular cars for business executives.
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These are the best executive cars for the CEO of a company who enjoys comfort and style.
1. Audi A4
This luxurious car is one of the quietest, making it the perfect transport when you've got your mind on the job rather than the drive. It boasts fairly low CO2 emissions, around 99g/km, ticking all the boxes for the executive looking for a relaxed, peaceful driving experience.
2. BMW 3 series
The BMW 3 series is the driver's choice, with nicely weighted steering and supple suspension, giving it superior handling through varying road conditions.
You can fit even four tall adults comfortably into the 2017 version, making this the perfect car when you need to take your meetings on the road.
3. Mercedes-Benz C class
The C-class was the best executive car under $100k in 2014 and 2015. Choose from sedan or wagon if you need it to double as a family car, or select the coupe or convertible for pure enjoyment.
Low emissions and fuel efficient
New tax laws mean that drivers of electric cars for business executives can claim the same deductions for business use as they do now for cars with combustion engines (66c/km for up to 5,000km), saving you approximately to $2,200 each year.
4. Tesla Model S
Our top pick as the best executive car in the electric category, the Tesla Model S offers the very latest technology. It also promises with over-the-air updates unveiling brand new features as they are released.
With Auto Pilot and the ability to accelerate 0-100kmph in just 5.8s, what really makes this purely electric car practical is that it has a driving range quoted at 490 km. For a car that has a true wow factor, you don't need to look any further.
5. Renault Kangoo ZE
Successfully trialled with Australia Post over the last three years, the Kangoo ZE is now available for businesses to purchase in Australia. It now has a range of around 270km and low maintenance costs justifying the higher purchase price.
6. BMW i3
This classic German engineered executive car is powered by an electric motor, and built from recycled materials. A high tech, modern car inside, it has an electric range of around 200km. You can also opt for the REx, which has a 9L auxiliary petrol tank to give you an extra 100km.
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7. Volkswagen Amarok
With the refinement and class of an SUV, this full-time four-wheel drive is quiet and comfortable on the highway, yet totally competent off-road. A 2.0L twin-turbo diesel, adequate clearance and a super-low ratio first gear perform confidently in deep sand, greasy rutted tracks and rocky outcrops.
The eight-speed automatic offers outstanding efficiency, and the choice between a single cab or dual cab allows you to optimise your business needs without compromising your style.
8. Mazda BT-50
An ideal blend of work-horse, family car and adventure companion, the BT-50 is a 'do-it-all' vehicle. With the creature comforts of a family sedan, a powerful 3.2L five-cylinder turbo diesel with 147kW/470Nm, this attractive ute can take you anywhere, comfortably.
9. Ford Transit
When you really need a van for your business, the Ford Transit is an obvious choice. Using just 7.1L/100km, this efficient van gives you enough space for two pallets (330L) in the back, eight moveable tie down cargo points, and a tough vinyl cargo liner. Plus there's plenty of outer panel space for your company branding.
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10. Renault Kangoo Maxi Crew
If you're delivering flowers or baked goods around town, or providing any service that keeps you on the road, this kitsch van can't help but make people notice you.
Exuding a hipster image, while providing a large cargo space, you get both the practicality you need, and the attention that'll boost your business.
11. Fiat 500
With a funky style and trendy interior, this is the perfect statement car for a millennial with a modern outlook. It's super easy to park in the city, and if all you need to carry to do the job is your laptop, it's perfect to keep you connected throughout the day, and fun to drive to boot.
Finance for the best executive cars
Getting a business car loan is a straightforward process. Once you've got some car loan quotes, it can pay to speak to your accountant to ensure you're getting the most tax efficient car finance for your business. Then you're ready to proceed with a car loan, lease agreement, or chattel mortgage.
Make a great impression with your next set of wheels, find out what your best executive car loan options are to upgrade your ride now.