Budget Car Rental
Value-Conscious Travelers Can 'Go Budget' in Model-Year 2013 Vehicles
PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2013-02-05 16:00 CET (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
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...