Avis Invites Customers to Get Behind the Wheel of New 2014 Fleet
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Car Rental today
unveiled its model-year 2014 vehicle roster, which will soon be available at
Avis locations across the United States.
"We take great pride in operating a young fleet that is structured to meet the
various rental needs of travelers and those in need of temporary ground
transportation. In fact, it's part of our commitment to 'put the customer
first,'" said Tom Gartland, president, North America. "We're pleased to unveil
our 2014 fleet and look forward to serving renters at Avis local market
locations and airport destinations across the country."
The Avis 2014 lineup features new Chevrolet, Kia, Infiniti, Subaru and
Volkswagen vehicles as well as makes and models from other automobile
BMW –Avis once again features a wide range of BMW vehicles as part of the
"Avis Signature Series," a collection of fun-to-drive vehicles. The 2014 fleet
includes sedans such as the 328i, 528i and 740i, sports activity vehicles such
as the X3 and X5, and BMW's first roadster with a retractable hardtop, the Z4.
Cadillac – The most acclaimed luxury SUV, the Cadillac Escalade, was popular
among renters last year, so Avis has purchased more Escalades this year. The
2014 Escalade boasts a 403-horsepower V8 engine, heated and cooled front
seats, a heated steering wheel, rear-vision camera, tri-zone climate control,
a power sun roof and a roof-mounted luggage rack.
Also in the Avis 2014 fleet is the Cadillac XTS. The luxury sedan features a
3.6-liter 304-horsepower V6 engine, a heated steering wheel, heated front and
rear seats, an eight-speaker Bose^® sound system and rear-vision camera. The
previous model year vehicle was highly praised by technology and auto experts
Mazda – The redesigned CX-5 crossover vehicle has been added to the Avis
fleet. The CX-5 features a 2.5-liter 184-horsepower four-cylinder engine, and
flexible seating for five or up to 65.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Also in
the Avis fleet is the Mazda6 sedan that features a push-button ignition and
road-trip-friendly amenities such as seating for six, dual front cup holders,
front door bottle holders and rear center armrest with cup holders, an
auxiliary-audio input jack and a USB audio input jack.
Nissan – The all-new Nissan Versa-Note joins the Avis fleet. With seating for
five, the hatchback vehicle is fun and fuel-efficient (40 highway miles per
gallon). The Versa-Note also features split fold-down rear seats for those
needing extra cargo space.
Mitsubishi – Mitsubishi's all-new Mirage has been added to the Avis 2014
fleet. The five-door hatchback seats five and has a fuel-efficiency rating of
44 highway miles per gallon. Other highlights include automatic climate
control, One-Touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch, steering-wheel-mounted
audio and cruise controls and Bluetooth^® connectivity.
Toyota – The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for 2014. The all-new Corolla
features a new exterior, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, and a roomy
interior with split fold-down rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity,
steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and cruise control.
Availability of vehicles is limited and may vary by location. For more
information or to make a reservation, customers should visit www.avis.com.
A variety of vehicles from the Avis 2013 fleet are now available for consumer
purchase through the Company's no-haggle, no-hassle Ultimate Test Drive
program. Ultimate Test Drive is available in Arizona, California, Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey and Texas. For more
information, visit www.avis.com.
Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with
approximately 5,750 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long
history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top
brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For
more information, visit www.avis.com.
CONTACT: Alice Pereira
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