Whatever job you do, a stylish company car will help you stand out. You might think that you need to go big to get noticed, but there are plenty of great small and stylish company car options. Here are five compact cars that balance practicality and tax efficiency with good looks.
Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav R110 80kW Auto
Cute styling, zero emissions and a city-friendly design… what more could you want from an electric supermini? Perfect for small business owners who want to zip through traffic, the Zoe features a new 80kW electric motor that brings improved power and acceleration. Running low on juice? The infotainment system will help you find nearest charging point. It’s one of the cheaper EVs, but don’t forget to factor in the cost of monthly battery hire.
Ford Fiesta Active B&O Play
The Fiesta Active will appeal to people who still want a small car, but love SUV styling. Features include rough road suspension and three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Slippery. Company car buyers will be attracted to the mid-range B&O Play trim level with 360-degree speakers and Android Auto/Apple Car Play connectivity. While the 1.0-litre petrol engine produces higher emissions than the diesel, it’s in a lower tax band, and could work out cheaper overall.
The Mini Hatch 5Dr 1.5D Cooper
Want performance and charisma? You can’t go wrong with a loveable Mini Hatch, which benefits from low running costs and competitive company car taxation rates. The five-door model balances iconic styling with a dose of extra legroom. It’s well-connected, with an in-car sim card that helps the car function as a mobile office. If you fancy driving one as a company car, the five-door 1.5 Cooper offers good residual value and sub-100g/km emissions.
Citroen C3 Aircross 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel
Citroen’s compact, quirky SUV takes its styling cues from the larger C4 Cactus. Distinctive and rugged, the mid-range Feel trim level includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, electrically-adjustable heated door mirrors, and a 7.0-inch display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. The 1.6-litre diesel makes a great little company car, balancing performance with tax efficiency.
BMW X2 sDrive18d SE Auto
The X2 is pitched at a younger, style-conscious audience. BMW classes it as a ‘Sports Activity Coupe’, meaning it combines SUV styling with the ride height of a hatchback. That means less body roll and sharper handling in the corners. The interior is stacked with tech, including BMW’s slick iDrive infotainment system. It’s tempting to upgrade to the range-topping M Sport X trim, but the sDrive 18d SE Auto with a 2.0-litre diesel engine is the greenest and most tax-efficient choice.