The popular Toyota Prius C available for car rental in Los Angeles through MPG Rental
Traveling by air to Los Angeles (LAX) and desiring the option for a fuel efficient car rental just got easier with yesterdays announcement by MPG Rental that the Toyota Prius C is now available for rental. MPG Rental specializes in offering hybrid car rentals at LAX, and has a fleet of fuel efficient and hybrid cars for rent, including the Chevy Volt.
Are you one who carefully selected the most fuel efficient hybrid car to drive at home? Why, then, should your car rental choices while traveling be limited to non-hybrid cars? While many car rental agencies are starting to offer fuel efficient car rental choices in some locations, it is often difficult to find one. MPG Car rental presents itself as the "premier Los Angeles car rental location for customers looking to rent environmentally friendly cars" with its fleet of turbo-charged-diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars from Volkswagon, Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Chevrolet.
Adding the Toyota Prius C to MPG Rentals fleet means the company now offers a compact car choice. The other cars in MPG Rental's fleet are mid-size or larger cars, meaning the company could not offer rentals in the lower rate bracket of compact cars. The Toyota Prius C, as a compact hybrid car, now lets the company offer this choice.
Additionally, the company hopes to tap into the excitement around the Toyota Prius C by bringing that car into the company's car rental fleet. MPG Rental expects demand for the Toyota Prius C to be so high to make it hard to keep the car available for rent, because of customers eager to get behind the wheel of one of these very popular cars.
MPG Rental's office in Venice, CA, is three miles from LAX and the company offers a pickup service at that airport.
The company also positions itself as offering curious prospective buyers the opportunity to rent a hybrid car for what amounts to a long-term test drive. The deal is that one can rent a car from MPG Rental for up to 4 days, and if you end up buying the same model from a dealership affiliated with MPG Rental the car rental fee will be refunded. This way you can give the car an extended trial period, if you end up not buying you're only out the rental fee, but if you do buy the rental is free.
Other cars in the MPG Rental fleet includes both the Gen 2 and Gen 3 Toyota Prius, the Prius V, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus CT200, RX400 and RX450h hybrids, the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, the Chevy Volt, and the Honda Insight. The only non-hybrid offered by MPG Rental is the Volkswagon Jetta TDI, and its turbo-charged diesel drive train offers excellent fuel efficiency and lower emissions footprint. The company sees the Chevy Volt as a toe-hold into offering electric car rentals in the future.
The Toyota Prius C is the newest member of the Prius family, and was originally unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show named the Aqua. The car went on sale a month ago and has been selling like hotcakes.
Whether you're hybrid-curious and living in Los Angeles, or whether you're traveling to LAX and desire a fuel efficient car rental, MPG Rental seems to have you covered.