Find the right one – tips for you who should choose a company car
Published: May 2, 2022, 1:21 p.m.A spacious, four-wheel drive SUV with a state-of-the-art driver environment and advanced design. In addition, with good towing weight and long electric range. Many people have a long wish list when choosing a new company car. This is how you can think to avoid compromise.Here is the new Kia Sportage – see all the pictures Choosing a company car can seem like venturing into a jungle. But there are a number of tips that make the choice easier, safer and more economical. One is to choose a car brand with a proven commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It benefits both the environment and the economy, because low CO2 emissions result in lower costs – not least in the form of low benefit value.
A new alternative in the Swedish company car market is the new Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid which is now being launched. The fifth generation of the brand’s mid-size SUV has a system power of 265 horsepower and four-wheel drive as standard. The new driveline provides low CO2 emissions in combination with an electric range of up to 70 kilometers (WLTP). Batteries are 13.8 kilowatt hours (kWh) and the car can tow trailers up to a maximum of 1,350 kg. The CO2 emissions in mixed driving are low 25 grams per kilometer (according to WLTP) and it is delivered with one with a six-speed automatic transmission.
High residual value – low CO2 emissions
Kia has the lowest average for CO2 emissions of the best-selling car brands in Sweden: 35 grams per kilometer compared with 75 grams for the total market. Already today, 82 percent of all new Kia sold in Sweden are rechargeable (compared to 54 percent for the entire market), and the company’s goal is to be 100 percent already by 2024. Kia is both safe and future-proof, which in turn gives a high residual value. This gives the new Kia Sportage a very good overall economy, similar to the company’s other models. In addition, Kia’s 7-year new car warranty, which also includes the EV batteries, provides even more security. The GT Line version of the Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid includes an adaptive chassis that makes the driving characteristics slightly better. The shock absorbers and the steering response are adjusted according to the driving position.
Safety and comfort
Another and equally important safety is the car’s driving characteristics and other safety. The new Kia Sportage has one of the market’s most comprehensive packages with both active safety systems and functions that support and help the driver. Headlights with active technology, so-called digital LED “Matrix” headlights, make night driving both safer and more relaxing. The Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid has a driver’s seat with dual curved 12.3-inch screens. One houses the instrumentation in the driver’s eye-catcher and the other is used for infotainment systems and other functions. Several of the car’s functions, including data for navigation and infotainment, can be updated “over the air”. In addition, the customer is offered, when buying (or leasing) a new rechargeable car from Kia, climate-positive electricity thanks to a collaboration with Boo Energi. In plain text, electricity is offered for three years (1,400 km per year), you get SEK 100 / month in a discount on the electricity invoice for 3 years, value SEK 3,600, calculated at up to 1,400 km / year.Bigger and more practical – new Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with KIA and not an article by Dagens industri