ST. LOUIS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans will be on the move this Independence Day weekend, based on early rental reservation data from all three Enterprise Holdings' brands – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car. The combined brands are seeing an 11 percent year-over-year spike in advance reservations at the airport, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car's neighborhood locations are reporting double-digit growth in reservations, as well.
With average monthly rentals up since the start of the season in May, the company is introducing more than 250,000 new vehicles into its fleet to ensure that Enterprise, National and Alamo customers can rent the latest-model, lowest-mileage vehicles available. These added cars will, for the first time ever, push the size of the company's rental fleet in the U.S. to more than 1 million vehicles – twice as many as any other car rental company in the United States.
The new vehicles range from such luxury brands as BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Lincoln to redesigned Jeep and Cadillac SUVs, fuel-efficient Hyundai and Mini Cooper models, and Ford and Chevy convertibles. In addition, a variety of pickup trucks and cargo vans will join the fleet to help customers in need of extra hauling capacity this season.
On average, the vehicles in the Enterprise Holdings fleet have been driven less than 16,000 miles.
"We were already offering our customers the latest-model, lowest-mileage selection of vehicles available," said Chrissy Taylor Broughton, senior vice president of North American operations for Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company. "This influx of 250,000 new cars makes our fleet even bigger and better. We're ready to keep our customers riding in style this summer travel season."
With more than 6,000 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise Holdings' extensive neighborhood and airport network is uniquely positioned to provide customers with unmatched access to rental vehicles and a renowned customer service experience.
In fact, National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car took the three highest-ranked car rental brand spots in the J.D. Power 2013 North American Rental Car Satisfaction StudySM, which surveyed leisure and business travelers who rented vehicles at North American airports. J.D. Power also recognized Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental as two of its 2014 Customer Champions, basing the distinction on customer feedback, opinions and perceptions.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for $16.4 billion in revenue, employed 78,000 and operated 1.4 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2013. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of neighborhood and airport locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise Fleet Management provides full-service fleet management to companies and organizations with medium-sized fleets. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales and Enterprise Commercial Trucks. Operating through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees.
SOURCE Enterprise Holdings