Avis’ London Rental Fleet Receives the Prius c (Yaris Hybrid over there)

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG]One of the most efficient cars without a plug can be rented through Avis out of Heathrow.

    [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/523/Prius_c_News.JPG[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 17, 2015

    2015 Toyota Prius c – $20,544 to stat incl. mats, D&H and provides owners with a 53/46 mpg city/highway rating. Here in the states that is.

    Avis will be purchasing as many as 100 Yaris Hybrids for its London regional fleet and adding a red nose to each new vehicle to help raise funds for Comic Relief.

    Avis considers Yaris Hybrid to be an ideal proposition for driving in and around the capital. Along with being compact, nimble and easy to drive, the full hybrid B-segment, can be driven through downtown London without paying a congestion charge thanks to its ultra-efficient hybrid drivetrain.

    It’s a win for customers since the cost to refuel before turning it in is as low as or lower than any other car you could possibly rent from the Avis fleet.

    The first Yaris Hybrids in Avis’ fleet will initially be available at Heathrow and Stansted airports and central London. Soon after the initial roll out, they will be added to the fleets at other south east locations, from Gatwick in the south to Luton Airport in the north.

    While the c/Yaris Hybrid may not be one of the most desirable rentals here in the U.S. given its diminutive size, in Europe, it fits perfectly. Makes me want to travel to Europe and rent one for myself! Or maybe get into a 2015 here in the U.S. for a week to see what’s new. ;)

    Avis Yaris Hybrids ready to rent in the U.K.


    Want to set a Hybrid efficiency world record? This is the car to do it in.

    CleanMPG First Drive Review of the 2012 Toyota Prius c
  2. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I would love to rent one in the US. I stopped by a dealership to look at them when they first came out. Toyota has done much right with the Prius C, but I was dismayed at the lack of storage in the back. The rear seat doesn't fold all the way down because of the big NiMH battery under it which really hurts storage utility.

    The seating position felt good to me, though, and an extended day trip would let me see what kind of gas mileage I could expect and how it does on the roads.
  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Last car we rented was a Grand Marquis, lol. Yaris hybrid would be a nice switch.

    One thing, is this the new norm for "bumpers"? Bet they're designing something just like that for the next Prius. :(
  4. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, what's the story with the red noses?

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