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Avis announce new 2013 models for fleet


Compare car hire with Car Hire AssistantAvis Car Rental have reported that the new 2013 model-year vehicles have started moving into Avis locations across the United States. “From compact vehicles to luxury sedans, SUVs and convertibles — we’ve got you covered,” said Tom Gartland, president, North America, Avis Budget Group. “Our 2013 fleet features a wide range of vehicles from a variety of manufacturers to fit every occasion, from business to leisure.”

The Avis 2013 retinue includes top Chrysler, Kia, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles in addition to makes and models from other vehicle manufacturers, including:

BMW — BMW’s first roadster with a retractable hardtop, the Z4, and BMW’s 740i sedan join “Avis Cool Cars,” a collection of fun-to-drive vehicles. Available in January, the Z4 features rear-wheel drive and a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. The 740i sedan has a 315-horsepower 3.0-litre TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine, and joins the BMW 3-Series and 5-Series cars already in the fleet.

Cadillac — The most acclaimed luxury SUV, the Cadillac Escalade, is now available in the Avis fleet. The vehicle seats up to eight passengers and features a 403-horsepower, 6.2-litre V8 engine that “moves from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds.” The Escalade also boasts a rear-view camera, tri-zone climate control and a roof-mounted luggage rack. The all-new Cadillac XTS arrives this month. The luxurious front-wheel drive sedan features a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 304-horsepower and an eight-speaker Bose® sound system.

Chevrolet — The internationally acclaimed Chevy Spark makes its début in the United States and in the Avis 2013 fleet. The five-door, four-seat sub-compact car is rated 38 miles per gallon (highway) and is perfect for navigating around large cities. Beginning this month, the redesigned Chevy Malibu will also be available for rent. The LS model features a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed automatic transmission and an estimated 34 miles per gallon (highway).

Ford — Joining Avis Cool Cars are two hybrid vehicles that each boasts 47 miles per gallon (city and highway). These include the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Ford C-MAX, the all-new five-passenger multi-activity hybrid.

Infiniti — With three rows of seating, the Infiniti JX35 crossover vehicle comfortably seats seven passengers. The JX35 also boasts two panoramic moonroofs, a 3.5-liter V6 engine, a power rear liftgate and tri-zone automatic temperature control. The JX35 will be available in January.

Volvo — The front-wheel drive Volvo XC60 crossover comfortably seats five passengers. In addition, the rear seat backrests fold down and provide more than 67 cubic feet of cargo space. The XC60 rolls in this December.

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Avis car rental no.1 in Australia car hire customer satisfaction


Visit Car Hire Assistant for a Quote!Australian drivers have rated Avis Car Rental a cut above the rest, according to a new car hire customer satisfaction survey by Canstar Blue. Now in its second year, the independent study examined responses from nearly 600 customers who rented a vehicle in Australia in the last 12 months. Avis earned a five-star rating in six of the seven categories, including overall satisfaction, service, vehicle availability, booking process, cost and fee transparency and accessory availability, making it the top-ranked car rental company in the study.

“Avis has been telling the market that they ‘try harder’ for years and prides itself on providing a stress free, enjoyable car rental experience,” said Vanessa Brennan, chief executive officer of Canstar Blue. “The results show this work has paid off according to their customers.”

Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 200 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. Avis utilizes numerous feedback systems, including online customer surveys, to enhance the customer rental experience. Customer surveys are aggregated and delivered to field location managers in real-time to enable immediate response to customer suggestions.

“While Avis is the number one car rental company in Australia our goal isn’t to be the biggest, but rather the best car rental company in the eyes of our customers,” said Patric Siniscalchi, president, Latin America/Asia Pacific for Avis Budget Group. “We’re honored to receive the Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Award.”

“Canstar Blue’s ratings give Australians confidence when making purchasing decisions,” said George Proos, managing director, Avis Australia. “We appreciate the recognition and thank those who voted for us. We look forward to continuing to provide customers in Australia with an outstanding rental experience.”

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