Avis to Offer XM Satellite Radio

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis Rent A Car System announced it will offer XM Satellite Radio, featuring 100 coast-to-coast channels of music and talk, to its customers nationwide beginning in the first quarter of 2003. Service will be available at an introductory cost of $2.99 per day.

Avis is adding up to 50,000 select General Motors vehicles with factory-installed XM radios to its fleet. Avis customers may request the XM-equipped vehicles in advance or when they arrive at Avis locations throughout the country.

"This partnership with XM Satellite Radio builds on Avis' proud tradition of introducing technology to improve our customer's rental experience," said Scott Deaver, executive vice president of marketing for Avis. "XM allows us to offer our customers an enormous variety of music -- from rock to reggae, to country to classical -- as well as extensive sports and news coverage."

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

Why GM’s Telematics Announcement is a Really Big Deal

Enabling a telematics connection at the factory — and not through an aftermarket hardware installation — is a game changer for fleets.

Four Thoughts From the 2016 Conference Calls

Sifting through the notes of Avis Budget Group’s and Hertz Global Holdings’ recent fourth quarter conference calls give us some trend lines to watch out for in 2017. (Of course, this gives us an incomplete snapshot, as Enterprise Holdings is privately held.)

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>