Value-Conscious Travelers Can 'Go Budget' in Model-Year 2013 Vehicles

Value-Conscious Travelers Can 'Go Budget' in Model-Year 2013 Vehicles

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The new year is underway
and model-year 2013 vehicles are now available at Budget Car Rental locations
throughout the United States and Canada. Budget has taken deliveries of new
cars and SUVs from a variety of manufacturers, including Ford, Nissan,
Volkswagen, Chrysler, Hyundai and General Motors. Budget invites drivers to
roll with the changes and reserve a car now.

"We take pride in providing customers with quality vehicles that meet their
ever-changing needs," said Tom Gartland, president, North America, Avis Budget
Group. "Our model-year 2013 fleet provides a wide variety of vehicles, giving
our customers the chance to try something new. With great cars and great
rates, there's never been a better time to 'Go Budget.'"

Budget's model-year 2013 vehicles offer travelers style, comfort and a way to
save at the gas pump. Vehicles include the classic, two-door Volkswagen
Beetle, which sports 17-inch alloy wheels and is rated at 31 miles per gallon
(highway) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the redesigned Ford
Fusion, which is rated at 34 miles per gallon (highway); the Dodge Dart,
Chrysler Group's "first vehicle based on parent company Fiat's architecture,"
with a fuel efficiency rating of 36 miles per gallon (highway); and the Nissan
Altima rated at 38 miles per gallon (highway).

Other noteworthy vehicles in the Budget fleet include the 2013 Toyota Avalon,
the automaker's "first car designed and engineered in North America"; the
third-generation Hyundai Santa Fe with two-row, five-passenger seating; and
the redesigned Ford Escape, with seating for five and more cargo space than
the previous model year.

The Jeep Wrangler, Ford F-150 SuperCrew pickup truck and Ford Econoline E-350
12-passenger van are also available for rent. Vehicle availability will vary
by location. For more information, customers should visit www.budget.com.

Despite the influx of new vehicles, Budget continues to help travelers stretch
their budget. Those looking for the best deals should consider Budget's Pay
Now rates, available at budget.com. Customers can lock in a discounted rate by
choosing to pay for their rental in advance, as opposed to paying at the
rental counter. Travelers can also subscribe to "Hot Deals," Budget's monthly
e-newsletter, and receive money-saving offers via email available only to
subscribers.

Those looking to purchase a quality, well-maintained used vehicle can also
take advantage of Budget's Ultimate Test Drive Program available in Arizona,
California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas. "As we add new vehicles into
our fleet, we make older models available for consumers to purchase via our
Ultimate Test Drive program," said Mr. Gartland. "A wide variety of model-year
2012 vehicles are currently available for purchase, and many of our model-year
2013 vehicles will be available later this year. We encourage those looking
for a wide selection of late-model cars at competitive prices to visit
budget.com."

About Budget

Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with more
than 3,000 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader
in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also
operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States,
through a network of more than 2,100 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the
world. For further information, visit www.budget.com.

CONTACT: Alice Pereira
         (973) 496-6113
         alice.pereira@avisbudget.com

Budget Car Rental
 
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