Budget Car Rental Rolls Out New Fleet for the Great Canadian Family Vacation

TORONTO, July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Across Canada, families are getting ready to pack up and hit the road to enjoy the summer attractions and family destinations for which the country is famous. And Budget Car Rental can help ensure that it will be a road trip to remember by offering new and improved vehicles perfect for any leisure travel occasion.

Highlights of the new Budget Canada fleet, many of which vehicles are available for rent now, include:

  • Range Rover Evoque, an award-winning four-door compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), with four-wheel drive, a 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers 240 horsepower via a nine-speed automatic transmission, with stylish leather seats and a fixed panoramic sunroof.
  • Audi A4, a sedan with timeless style, a 2.0-liter Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection (TFSI) engine with the "Quattro" all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
  • Dodge Challenger RT, with the famous Dodge 5.7-liter V8 HEMI® VVT engine and featuring a redesigned interior and the Uconnect® System, providing high-end entertainment that lets you connect your own music device to create your own road trip soundtrack.
  • Ford Mustang Ecoboost Premium Convertible, where comfort meets style and performance, with heated and cooled leather-trimmed front bucket seats and six-way power driver's seat and front-passenger seat; the Mustang is powered by Ford's 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine, with 310 horsepower via a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, with a 3.6-liter VVT V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission, a hard top, four doors, tubular side steps, bucket seats and the Uconnect entertainment system.

"Whether you're heading to the mountains, the lakes, the beaches or our great cities, wherever your vacation takes you in Canada, Budget has a vehicle that suits your budget, your family and your desire to enjoy the drive," said William Boxberger, vice president and general manager, Canada Operations, Avis Budget Group. "These are just a few of the great new cars in our fleet, and we expect to be adding more compelling and exciting new driving options in the weeks to come."

GPS devices, coverages, child safety seats and Roadside Assistance are available at Budget locations throughout Canada, to help ensure that travel is enjoyable for the whole family.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.budget.com.

About Budget

Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates one of the largest local and one-way truck rental businesses in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,550 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For further information, visit www.budget.com.

CONTACT: Alice Pereira 973.496.3916 PR@avisbudget.com

Source: Budget Car Rental