Around half the cars sold in the UK every year are company cars – that’s some 1.3 million vehicles based on 2015 registrations.

Ideally, company cars should have efficient engines to make them cheap to run, but they should also be comfortable, refined, enjoyable to drive and packed with the latest infotainment and safety technology.

In our hotlist, we’ve also included annual Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax percentages alongside each car. The least polluting models earn a 5% BIK rate, while the highest polluters are taxed at 35%. Company car drivers’ tax calculations are based on a combination of CO2 emissions, the car’s official list price, the value of optional extras, what type of fuel it uses, plus how and when the car is paid for and used.