20 DECEMBER 2010

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Article from BTNews 20 DECEMBER 2010

Diesel cars for hire

Avis has issued figures showing that 40% of the fleet is now diesel powered, a doubling of the numbers over the last five years.  Typical is the Jaguar XF from the Avis Prestige Cars brand.  The vast majority of UK sold vehicles by the now Indian owned company have a 3.0litre turbo diesel unit.

British UK marketing and communications manager for Avis is Darren Peacock.  “Thanks to their greater fuel efficiency it is no surprise that we have seen a significant increase in the demand for diesel cars over the last few years.  As a result we have doubled the amount of diesel cars on our fleet during the last five years and we look to increase this by 15% in 2011”.

Avis currently has a fleet of around 26,000 cars in the UK spread out a over 100 locations.  Also part of the AvisBudget Group is Budget which has a more limited vehicle choice.  These range from the Ford Punto 1.2 to the Mercedes E Class and VW Sharen.  Avis itself offers the at the top of the range Aston Martin and Bentley products. www.avis.co.uk

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