Five of the best executive sports saloons
Looking to add a little sport to your next executive car? There are plenty of great options.
Company cars sometimes have the reputation of being efficient but not that fun to drive. It doesn’t have to be that way. With ACVM, you can lease models from any manufacturer in the UK and through the latest schemes you can pick the car that’s right for you. Here’s our pick of some of the finest cars that combine efficiency, power and sporty good looks.
Audi A5 Sportback
With all the style of the coupé, the practicality of a five-door car, and the reliability of an Audi, the A5 Sportback is the complete package. These good looks don’t mean it’s compromised on safety, gaining the full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. The interior is covered with soft-touch materials and the infotainment system keeps the dashboard free from the clutter of buttons. There are cubbies throughout the cabin to provide handy storage space as well as generous door bins and a decent 480-litre boot. If you need to do a lot of motorway driving, the 2.0-litre diesel 190bhp engine offers both fuel efficiency and a responsive drive.
Jaguar XF Saloon
The XF Saloon retains that classic Jaguar silhouette, drives like a dream and is light and efficient thanks to its aluminium construction. The cabin features a range of quality materials, leather seats, a fully adjustably driver’s seat and loads of room in the back for three passengers to enjoy the ride in comfort. The infotainment system has all you’ll need to keep you going on a long drive with sat-nav, Bluetooth and DAB radio as standard. With a 540-litre boot, the XF has more than enough space to carry all of life’s baggage but split-folding rear seats give you even more capacity should you need it. There’s a wide range of diesel and petrol engines available offering the choice of sporty performance or practicality depending on your needs.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé
The standard 4 Series is a stylish car but its two doors mean that it’s somewhat lacking in practicality. The Gran Coupé keeps the exquisite exterior and adds two more doors and with a 480-litre boot, you’ll have all the room you need for a long journey. It also keeps the poise and drive of a sports car with sharp handling and a composed ride. If you want even more precise handing, you have the option of an upgrade to the xDrive four-wheel drive system. BMW are offering a wide range of engines with the entry-level 420d offering a strong mix of power and efficiency.
Kia Stinger GT
Expect plenty of double takes if you drive the stunning Stinger GT as many won’t quite believe the Kia badge belongs on this car. It offers far more than style, with outstanding handling providing a fun and balanced drive. The interior feels premium with leather meeting high-quality plastics and brushed aluminium. The floating 8-inch infotainment screen features sat-nav, DAB and smartphone mirroring. A wide range of equipment comes as standard including parking sensors, speed camera warning, and automatic headlights and wipers. The 406-litre boot is easy to load and for more room you can drop the 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
With a gargantuan boot of 563 litres, expanding to 1,557 with the seats down, you’ll never be short of space with the Arteon. The Passat’s more glamorous older sibling has bold looks, a choice of four powerful petrol and diesel engines and a decent range of safety equipment, too. The cabin is bedecked with Nappa leather, perfectly complimenting the efficient, minimalist instrument panel and touchscreen infotainment panel. Some of the features on the entry-level Elegance trim include parking sensors, climate control, adaptive cruise control, sat-nav and LED headlights.