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Company Cars of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

  • Frankfurt Motor Show sees many new cars launched
  • Read our pick of the top company cars unveiled
  • Some closer to production than others

Some extremely important cars have been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show as far as company car drivers are concerned.

In this article we bring you our pick of the fleet vehicles launched and explain just why they'll make excellent company cars.

So, without further ado:

Kia Optima facelift

The Optima has been given a face-lift, making it more popular than ever for company car drivers.

On top of a visual upgrade, there are interior tweaks to enhance both comfort and technological aspects inside the car.

There's also a Sports Pack which adds a touch of performance car to the outside of the Optima.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Professional drivers rejoice! The new S-Class is the firm's flagship car and for that reason the S-Class is absolutely rammed with the very latest technology.

At Frankfurt we saw a trio of versions - a plug-in hybrid with low emissions, an S63 AMG version with a frankly ridiculous set of performance figures and finally a two-door coupe version.

Peugeot 308

The 308 is a very important car for the French firm. Its rival to the Vauxhall Astra, Ford's Focus and Volkswagen's Golf is going to have to be very good.

It certainly looks the part, and it shares its 'look over' steering wheel with the smaller 208.

Expect efficient engines and supple yet engaging handling from the new hatchback, as well as a flagship hot hatch version.

Read our full Peugeot 308 review.

Hyundai i10

Hyundai's city car has been given a refresh for 2014. It's been redesigned from the ground up, and buyers will have no diesel option - just two small-displacement petrol engines will be used instead.

Expected to be priced around the same level as the VW Up it will be relatively cheap so company car tax is bound to be low.

Find out more by clicking here.

Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max

Although officially a concept car, we expect this to be extremely close to the production version of the new Ford S-Max.

Available as a four-, five- or seven-seater, the S-Max is seriously practical and clever too.

Of course, it sports that distinctive Aston Martin-esque family face too.

Read more in our S-Max preview.

Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

Effectively a jacked-up Insignia Estate, the Country tourer picks up where Audi's Allroad and Volvo's Cross Country models left off.

Meant to look rugged and capable of going anywhere, the Insignia has a higher ride height and plastic bumpers.

A choice of two fairly powerful diesel engines will be on offer when the car is launched, and CO2 emissions are expected to be low enough to prick up the ears of company car drivers.

Find out more in our Insignia Country Tourer preview.

Seat Leon ST

An estate version of the Leon is always going to be an attractive proposition.

Distinctive looks coupled with the underpinnings from the excellent VW Golf mean there isn't a huge amount not to like about the Leon, and in Estate guise it's seriously practical too.

Company car drivers will be happy to hear it'll also get some of the Golf's range of efficient engines, meaning low tax too.

Find out more about the Leon ST by clicking here.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Based on the A-Class, the GLA is a crossover between a hatchback and a four-wheel drive car. It's actually available in two-wheel drive too, if you're after the lowest possible running costs.

Expect it to share much of its engines and switchgear with the A-Class, which we'd say is no bad thing whatsoever.

Find out more about the GLA by clicking here.