Fleet cars are incredibly useful for business owners, as they can be an incentive for employees while also being cheap to run and own.
Here are 10 of our favourite models for 2019…
BMW 3 Series
This is, and always will be, a company car icon. With the new 3 Series on its way in 2019, it’s almost a no-brainer to consider it. Fitted with the latest tech from BMW, the 3 continues to be a great choice as an incentive for company members. The 330e will easily be the best for BIK rating, while also offering the best running costs.
Mini’s largest model has the stylish retro looks of the Hatch but also offers a lot of space in the back thanks to its 450-litre boot. Also, as a crossover, it is one of the trendiest vehicles around, with the segment going from strength to strength. Available as a hybrid in the form of the Cooper S E PHEV, the Benefit In Kind rating is extremely low compared to the rest of the range, so could be an excellent choice.
As the cheapest SUV around, it’s easy to see why the Duster is a good choice. Offering affordable running costs in terms of monthly rentals as well as efficient engines, the Dacia is a smart option as it comes with plenty of space, it’s durable and can be fitted with good levels of equipment too. The four-wheel drive diesel options offer the best BIK ratings.
Available as both a saloon and an estate, the Mazda6 is one of the most competent large cars around – while also being fitted with quality features throughout the range. Mazda prides itself on making cars that are great to drive and the 6 is no different, while the BIK rating for all variants hover around 30 per cent – much like many other models on this list.
Citroen C3 Aircross
The funky crossover has some of the best BIK ratings around for the first year of ownership, ranging from 22 to 27 per cent, while also being cheap to run thanks to a group of efficient petrol and diesel engines. As a crossover, people like the functionality and looks of the chunky, SUV-like cars, so Citroen’s smallest offering is likely to prove itself as a comfortable and interesting option.
The saloon is a company car favourite, so as one of the cheapest around the Vauxhall Insignia will perform very well here. With good BIK ratings and affordable monthly costs, the Insignia is also one of the most dependable saloons. Available with quality equipment and extras, drivers will be able to get comfortable in the saloon, which offers a good driving feel and stylish looks, too.
As one of the most stylish hatchbacks around, the Honda Civic has plenty going for it. Offering fun and safe driving, the Civic also comes with lots of space and practical features – making it one of the best choices in the hatchback segment. BIK ratings are also set in the mid-to-low 20s, so that helps with running costs – making it an attractive proposition for business owners.
Seen by many as one of the most popular hybrid model in the world, the Toyota Prius has been a leader in economic and ecological motoring for some time – and the latest version has recently been updated to keep it looking futuristic and ahead of the curve. With low BIK ratings starting in the high teens, the Prius should rank highly in fleet car consideration.
Especially when you consider the GTE version, the Passat is very good in terms of BIK and running costs. The sleek German saloon is a great cruiser with either petrol or diesel engines on-board, while also coming with decent levels of equipment. With a relaxed driving style as well, it’s almost the perfect company car.
The newest iteration of the Focus is arguably the most stylish yet, and with it comes the latest safety and technology features that Ford has to offer. Offered as an estate as well as the ever-popular hatchback, BIK ratings are low, while running costs are also very manageable. If that wasn’t enough, it’s one of the best hatchbacks to drive – making it a good reward for employees.