March 15, 2007
Avis and Budget to offer XM Satellite Radio in rental vehicles
Parsippany, New Jersey – Avis Budget Group Inc., the parent company of Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car, has announced it will be the first provider of XM Canada satellite radio in rental vehicles across Canada. The satellite radios will be included free of charge with rentals of full-size and higher General Motors vehicles, subject to availability.
“We are extremely excited to be offering XM Canada programming in Canada,” says William Boxberger, vice-president and general manager of Avis Budget Group Canada. “We expect our customers renting from both Avis and Budget to really enjoy the unique content of XM Canada, including the most broadcasts of NHL games and Major League Baseball. This is a great new entertainment option and we are proud to be the first in the industry to offer it.”
The rental agencies are currently adding 2007 GM full-size, premium, vans and SUVs equipped with pre-installed XM satellite radios to their fleet. By late spring, a significant portion of the GM fleet will have the XM Canada service package. Reservations can be made through Avis.ca or Budget.ca.