Avis Budget Group Applauds Volkswagen and Hyundai for Canadian Car of the Year Awards

TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group's Canadian operations today congratulated Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. and Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. for winning recognition for manufacturing some of Canada's best new vehicles. The car manufacturers were recently honored by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) with the Canadian Car of the Year "Best New" Awards. The Association named the 2015 Volkswagen Golf as the "Best New Small Car over $21,000," the 2015 Hyundai Sonata as the "Best New Family Car over $30,000" and the 2015 Hyundai Genesis as the "Best New Luxury Car over $50,000."

Avis Budget Group is proud to feature all three award-winning vehicles in its 2015 model-year fleet, available for rent at select Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental locations across Canada.

The winners were selected by a group of Canada's best-known automotive journalists who conducted a five-day test-drive of brand-new or significantly-changed vehicle models. The vehicles were driven on public roads under the same conditions to ensure fair and objective comparisons.

"Test Fest, as the test-drive event is commonly known, is one of the most rigorous vehicle evaluation programs in Canada," said Roman Zelyk, director of fleet operations, Canada, Avis Budget Group. "We applaud Volkswagen and Hyundai on their wins."

Avis Car Rental serves customers at nearly 200 Canadian locations, at airports large and small as well as metropolitan and local market facilities in all ten provinces. Budget Car Rental, with approximately 300 locations across Canada, at all major airports and in all major cities, is conveniently located to serve customers in all ten provinces.

About Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than 900,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 29,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More information is available at www.avisbudgetgroup.com.

CONTACT: Alice Pereira (973) 496-3916 PR@avisbudget.com

Source:Avis Budget Group, Inc.