Avis India forays into Indian cities to tap car rental market

05 April, New Delhi

In an effort to tap the growing car rentals market which is expected to touch a business of Rs 80,000 crore by 2019, country’s leading mobility solutions provider Avis India has introduced a series of product enhancements to its Self Drive fleet in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Noida.

The company operates with more than 5,200 locations in over 168 countries.Sunil Gupta, Managing Director and CEO, Avis India said, “The customer’s response to this recent revamp has been beyond our expectations. We see this as a high growth area and are committed in investing in Self Drive in India. Self Drive market has started to take a shape in India over the last couple of years. There are a few reasons for the growing popularity of self drive in India like changing travel trends, improvement in infrastructure, Technology and Financial benefits.”

The company doesn’t charge any cost for delivering and picking up cars from the customers.According to the Ken Research, India’s self-driven car rental market is expected to reach Rs 1,440 crore by 2020. The total Indian car rental market which includes all forms of rentals is expected to touch Rs 80,000 crore by 2019.

The new fleet includes car models from leading car manufacturers such as Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Maruti, Mahindra and Renault. The fleet has now 15 car models, namely, i10 Grand, Figo, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, Amaze, Etios, Ecosport, Ciaz, Duster, City, Creta, Scorpio, Innova & XUV 500.

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