Press Release


Parsippany, NJ Mar 11, 2008 - Avis Rent A Car System, LLC today announced the addition of the storied Chevrolet Corvette convertible to its U.S. fleet. The newest member of the Avis 'Cool Car Collection,' a series of popular high-end vehicles that can be specifically reserved by make and model, the Chevrolet Corvette convertible is now available with guaranteed reservations at select Avis locations in Arizona, California, Florida and Las Vegas.

The 2008 Chevrolet Corvette convertible features a 430-horsepower 6.2-liter LS3 V8 aluminum-block engine and electronic keyless ignition with pushbutton start. Other standard features include cruise control, power door locks and windows, auto-dimming mirrors, an auxiliary audio input jack and active handling system.

"Many Avis renters say that, given the opportunity, they would choose to rent an Avis Cool Car as a special treat for themselves," said Becky Alseth, senior vice president of marketing for Avis Budget Group, Inc., parent company of Avis. "The fabled Corvette is a dream car for many people. Adding it to our Cool Car Collection gives our customers a chance to enjoy the ultimate experience of getting behind the wheel of this one-of-a-kind ride. It's just another way that 'We Try Harder' to help make Avis your 'other car'."

The Corvette joins a diverse fleet of Avis vehicles, including more than 100 different makes and models offered in an expanded variety of car classes. Avis recently introduced the subcompact Toyota Prius gas/electric hybrid, the full-size Nissan Altima hybrid and the small SUV Ford Escape hybrid to its Cool Car Collection. Other popular vehicles in the Collection include the Cadillac CTS, Hummer H3, Lincoln MKX, and Chrysler Crossfire.

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Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at more than 2,100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, ranking as the number one car rental company in the 2007 Brand Keys« Customer Loyalty Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit