NextCar announces plans to open a new location in Tampa, Fla., after receiving notice on Nov. 4 that the Hillsborough Aviation Authority intends to award a concession to AllCar Leasing Inc., the corporate entity for the NextCar chain of rental locations currently operating 16 locations in Maryland.
The location will operate out of the Tampa International Airport Consolidated Rental facility, and it will mark the first corporate owned and operated NextCar location outside the state of Maryland. The Tampa corporate store will join franchise and affiliates operating Florida NextCar locations in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, and Miami.
“We’re going full speed ahead to Tampa, and we plan to open as soon as the end of December or early January,” said NextCar President Mike DeLorenzo. “Our parent company Fitzgerald Auto Group has operated new and used car dealerships not far from the airport in Clearwater, FL since 1985. We are very pleased to have their support as we prepare to launch our operation in Tampa. We will be modeling this after our successful location operating at the BWI Consolidated Rental Car Facility, where our focus on customer service has been rewarded with a store that has grown every year since we opened in 2015, and has grown dramatically as we’ve been coming through the COVID pandemic.”
NextCar of Tampa will serve a dual purpose as a training and support hub for the NP Franchise Group network of franchise locations. NP Franchise Group is the franchisor of NextCar and Priceless Car Rental, which operates a network of franchised location in the U.S. and Mexico.
Founded in 2003 and franchising since 2015, NextCar has a North American fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, with U.S. locations in California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Puerto Rico, and international affiliates in Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, and Mexico.