Vehicle rental leader Budget Car and Van Rental UK has underlined its commitment to making van rental simple and cost-effective by investing in a fleet of 100 fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Citans.
Supplied by Dealer S & B Commercials, all are 109 CDI models and powered by smooth and efficient 90 hp engines that deliver outstanding fuel economy of up to 61.4 mpg (combined cycle), as well as low CO2 emissions of 123-130 g/km.
As Long-bodied variants they also offer impressive cargo volumes of 3.1m³, together with a practical interior concept for easy loading, and intelligent load-securing rings for tensioning straps on the load compartment floor to protect the cargo.
Budget Car and Van Rental UK has over 50 years’ experience of providing rental services to value-conscious customers. It is emphasising its “National network - local relationships” offering, with the Citans now available from over 80 locations nationwide on flexible, cost-effective terms, including short- to long-term hires, and numerous options to bespoke the specification so they are fit for purpose.
The Citan is the smallest van ever to wear a three-pointed star and highly manoeuvrable in the urban environment. Alan Olivier-Smith, Head of Commercial Vehicles at Avis Budget Group, stressed the importance of the Mercedes-Benz image. “Budget is about providing our customers with exceptional value, without compromising style, comfort or safety. The Citan and the Mercedes-Benz brand offer exactly that.”
Mr Olivier-Smith continued: “The S & B Commercials team have been fantastic throughout the whole process. They have made it very easy and efficient for us.”
Commenting on the popularity of Budget Van Rental, he added: “We have seen a very broad appeal for our van rental service, from small business owners requiring a temporary addition to their existing fleet, to private consumers looking for a convenient and cost-effective option for moving home.
“The Mercedes-Benz Citans will cater to all of our customers’ needs, and be a very welcome addition to our range of commercial vehicles available across our UK network.”