First Car Rental upgrades fleet

July 2016 – First Car Rental has added three new vehicle models to its car hire fleet, giving customers an even greater choice when hiring a car.

The new models are:

Suzuki Splash – Group A

The Suzuki Splash is a compact city hatchback powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine developing 63kW at 6000rpm. It has excellent fuel economy, at 5.6 litres per 100km.

Safety and security features include dual front airbags, ABS brakes and key-operated central locking.

The vehicle comes standard with power-steering, a radio CD audio system and air-conditioning.

The Suzuki Splash joins the Chevrolet Spark Lite LS, Honda Brio Comfort and Datsun Go in Group A.

Ford B-Max Ambiente – Group R

The Ford B-Max is the brand’s all-new practical family vehicle, offering superb fuel economy, lots of space and great safety features. The vehicle is powered by Ford’s one-litre EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which Ford says, consumes 4.9 litres per 100km.

The vehicle comes with power steering; 5-speed manual transmission; Ford SYNC with Bluetooth and Voice Control; Ford Audio / CD / MP3 with 6 speakers, USB and Aux; 60/40 split rear seats in 7 different folding combinations; adjustable load floor in boot; and air conditioning.

The Ford B-Max joins the Ford Fiesta, VW Polo, Honda Jazz and Renault Clio Expression in Group R.

The Ford B-Max is the brand’s all-new practical family vehicle, offering superb fuel economy, lots of space and great safety features.

Ford Fusion – Group Z

With its intelligent technology and stylish design, the new Ford Fusion automatic sedan makes every journey feel special. The vehicle is a real looker with a sport coupe profile, low roof and, in Ford’s words, “sculpted to convey visual lightness”.

The Ford Fusion is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and comes standard with Ford’s SYNC 2 voice-control, Bluetooth connectivity through a 20cm touchscreen that operates phone, trip entertainment, and aircon.

Driving features include lane keeping, which helps the driver to maintain proper lane position; adaptive cruise control using forward-looking radar that “looks” down the road to discern slower traffic and react accordingly; and active park assist, which are sensors that help identify suitable parking slots, calculate the trajectory and steer the car home. Neat!

The Ford Fusion joins the Volvo S60 T4 and Volvo V40 in Group Z.

About First Car Rental

First Car Rental is a leading South African car rental company with a global presence.

The company has 51 car rental branches located across South Africa, including branches at all major South African airports, business and tourist destinations. We also have an operational presence in Malta, Mauritius, Tanzania and Turkey.

Internationally, First Car Rental offers car hire in over 100 countries and 4 500 locations, and in Europe is partnered with Sixt Rent a Car.

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Author: PR Officer

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