Business Car Awards 2016
The Business Car Awards 2016 have been announced, recognising the best company cars and associated companies. Here is just a small selection of the winners – for the complete list click here.
Manufacturer of the Year: BMW
BMW have been voted manufacturer of the year for the sixth time in a row, and when you take into account that they offer cost effective fleet favourites such as the 1 Series, 3 Series and 5 Series it’s hardly a surprise
What makes BMW stand out from rivals? Not just their economic petrol, diesel and now several plug-in hybrid models, but they also have a dedicated electric car in the shape of the (also Business Car Awards 2016 winner) i3 – which is highly desirable in its own right.
Business Car of the Year: Jaguar XE
There’s definitely substance behind the excitement generated when the Jaguar XE was launched: it looks amazing and it’s a delight to drive. If you’re looking for dynamic prowess, this is possibly the only car in the business saloon segment to offer credible competition to the BMW 3 Series.
City Car of the Year: Fiat 500
The Fiat 500 last won City Car of the Year four years ago, and is now back on top thanks to its significant spruce-up last year: now with subtly revised lights and a touchscreen infotainment system.
Of course, you wouldn’t normally associate city cars with the fleet market, but the 500 has made plenty of friends in areas such as the public sector and salary sacrifice schemes. It’s the city car with the biggest personality, desirability and style – as well as having impressively low running costs.
Luxury Car of the Year: Tesla Model S
With zero emissions, the Tesla Model S can be easily looked at as a piece of tech than as a car, but it’s said to drive beautifully and has incredible acceleration (0-60 in 2.8 seconds). It’s looking much more viable to have as Tesla’s supercharger network is peppering most of Europe, with more than 30 sites available in the UK. It offers up to 330 miles of all-electric range, and comes extremely well equipped on the inside – including a 17″ touch screen media system.
Green Model of the Year: BMW i3
One of our favourite cars too, the BMW i3 has won Green Model of the Year for the third year running. It boasts zero emissions (as a pure electric), it looks like something from the future, and has a great and engaging driving experience. Having a real-world range of 100 miles as a pure electric makes it a realistic everyday workhorse for many fleet drivers – and the range extender makes it even better.
Via Business Car
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