Avis Budget Group Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios.
The new offering gives customers access to commercial-free music, sports talk and live events, comedy, news, and exclusive talk and entertainment. The in-dash access to SiriusXM replaces the portable plug and play satellite radio previously offered to Avis and Budget renters, says the company.
Customers can now listen to SiriusXM in more than 60% of the company's fleet available at Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental locations across the United States.
"SiriusXM continues to be a popular ancillary service with Avis and Budget customers," said Tom Gartland, president, North America, Avis Budget Group. "Giving our customers access to factory-installed satellite radio not only adds convenience, it is also operationally more efficient. We no longer have to keep track of free-standing units because now we can simply activate the service in the vehicle for customers who add it to their rental."
SiriusXM is available at major airports and select off-airport locations, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Pricing includes $6.99 for the first rental day and $3.99 for each additional rental day, $19.99 per week (rentals of five to seven days) and a maximum of $29.95 per rental, says Avis.