- World’s leading car sharing network announces first ever supply of Hyundai models to its car fleet
- 100 Hyundai i30 models are now available to Zipcar members from key locations throughout central London
- Zipcar has chosen the i30 hatchback for efficient engine range, 5 Year unlimited mileage warranty and generous standard equipment including Bluetooth
- Priced from £15,295 OTR, the stylish i30 is packed full of technology and was Hyundai’s second best-selling model in 2015
London, 11 February 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has introduced a significant volume of Hyundai i30 models to Zipcar’s central London fleet. The deal is the first between Zipcar and Hyundai in the UK.
Designed and built in Europe, the Hyundai i30 is one of the best selling models in the Hyundai range. Updated in 2015, the new i30 is a dynamic and refined hatchback boasting a bold and athletic style on the outside. Spacious on the inside, high levels of technology make it not only enjoyable to drive, but both economical and safe too.
Zipcar members can now reserve a Hyundai i30, to use by the hour or by the day, via the Zipcar website or smartphone app, and be driving in a matter of minutes. Simply unlock the car with either a Zipcard or the mobile app, then drive away. 100 i30 models will be available for Zipcar members at high profile locations across the capital.
Zipcar operates in eight countries and has over 950,000 members globally. As well as a presence in London, Zipcar offers cars for hire in other UK cities such as Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge.
The multi-talented i30 will join other more established *C-segment models on Zipcar’s fleet across London. With its efficient engine range, it will support Zipcar in its efforts to improve air quality and reduce pollution in the cities where it operates.
Mark Walker, Zipcar UK General Manager, said, “Hyundai’s offering was a natural choice for us. The i30 is well suited to Zipcar, because of its quality, easy handling and intuitive controls. Its quality is essential to both our members who are driving the cars and to us who manage them. Factor in Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, and I have no doubt the i30 will be a big hit with our members.”
Martin Wilson, Hyundai UK Fleet Director, said, “We are extremely proud to be working with Zipcar and we look forward to the i30 impressing Zipcar’s members over the coming months. With the cars located in so many key areas across London, this will give us an exceptional opportunity to engage with drivers who may not have considered a Hyundai before – and get their feedback too.”
* ‘Small family car’ - European Commission car classification
**The i30 scored 9/10 in customer car reviews on https://www.reevoo.com
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
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