When you are a business owner or a high-level executive the car you turn up to in a meeting can make or break a deal for you. If you pull up in something that looks like a candidate for the scrapage scheme then you may not be taken seriously but at the same time if you park up next your potential clients understated Mondeo and you are in a Bentley Continental then he or she may think you make too much money and probably done so by ripping off your previous clients. It is sad but this is a true fact.
So, we have compiled a list of 5 executive cars that we think give off the right image of a successful business person but not too flashy or loud when you put your foot down.
Audi A3 Saloon
The first one on our list is the gorgeous Audi A3 saloon, this car has been a little under the radar but is slowly becoming more and more popular and it is no surprise because it has the usual sleek look expected from an Audi saloon but is not as big as it big brother the A6, so can work for people who are looking for something that is professional but still quite compact.
The list of optional extra specification on these is as good as you would expect for the German manufacturer including the essentials like satellite navigation or if you want something a bit special you can opt for the amazing digital dash or if it is all about the look for you the Black Edition may be what ticks all the boxes
BMW 3 Series
For many years this has probably been seen as the go to car for executives looking for something that looks good, drives well and gives off the right impression. Honestly, the 3 series would still put a tick in all those boxes. The car has been tweaked over the years and seen some stiff competition come in from its new family member the 4 series but overall you cannot deny that this is not a bad choice when looking at your next executive saloon.
If you are looking for something economical and sensitive on your pocket then the 320d is probably still the pick of the bunch and as for specification the business media pack does exactly what it says on the tin.
One of the executive saloons with a little lower price tag but still full of style and spec is the VW Passat that can be a great option for anyone looking for a car to be comfortable in when making them long journeys on the busy motorways. Admittedly it has not been the most popular option over the years but we think that new look (especially on the R Line) is a great upgrade compared to the older versions of the Volkswagen, making it a possible contender for a high-level exec that wants value for money.
Let’s face it when it comes to an executive vehicle the Germans have a winning formula that is very hard to beat, however the one car that has been holding its own in this market is the Ford Mondeo and honestly it is still earning its position amongst the usual suspects.
If you opt for one of these and want the luxury you would expect in an executive saloon then go for the Titanium with X Pack and you will hardly notice the difference with the technology and comfort compared to a German brand… honestly
Mercedes-Benz C Class Saloon
Arguably the best looking one of the bunch and very few would say that was inaccurate. The latest edition to the C Class legacy has been part of the reason Mercedes seem to be winning the battle of the German brands. The coupe is stunning but if you want to go for practicality and something a little more understated we would say look no further than the C Class Saloon.
Even the lower level Sport model has a great look about it but most would opt for the AMG line that gives you a little bit more style without going overboard. The other good thing about the Mercedes is that a lot of the extras you have to pay for other brands come as standard so when you do the maths to get a like for like car the Merc goes from looking expensive to being pretty good value for money overall
What about opting for something other than a Saloon?
Range Rover Velar
Ok, so here is the bit of the blog where there is a contradiction and we pick a curve ball that could be seen as flashy and something more likely to be driven by a footballer or his wife. But SUV’s are becoming more and more popular in the UK so why not go for something a little bit different, maybe something that is good for an executive but also extremely practical when the executive has a well-earned weekend off and is taking the family on a trip to the country for a weekend? Something like this beauty.
The stunning Range Rover Velar is also not as much as it may look as it glides past you on the motorway, that is if you go for one of the lower spec. But let’s face it when have you ever seen a Land Rover with basic specifications?
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