Jetta, Passat and Polo Sedan to be available for lease in new agreement
Dubai, 16 March, 2013: Al Nabooda Automobiles, the sole distributor of Volkswagen vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has signed a landmark agreement with the UAE’s largest car rental company, Thrifty UAE, to supply a range of quality German engineered vehicles for the company’s expanding car rental fleet.
The deal sees an initial 300 Volkswagen cars joining the Thrifty UAE fleet, which will be available for both short-term rentals and long-term leasing in the UAE. More vehicles are due to be added during the second half of this year.
The Jetta and Passat are now immediately available for leasing at a special price of AED1,999 and AED2,499 per month respectively on a one- year basis, while the Polo Sedan will be added in the coming months.
“Having introduced the full range of Volkswagen sedan models to the UAE over the last two years, we now have the opportunity to enter the fleet market which requires cars of excellent quality, reliability, and style, suitable for a wide range of drivers,” said Thierry Seys, Volkswagen General Manager at Al Nabooda Automobiles. “Tourists and residents alike look for vehicles which are affordable yet they demand high safety and engineering standards.
“This partnership agreement is significant for Al Nabooda Automobiles as it will bring the best sedan vehicles to drivers in the UAE who appreciate the high performance quality of a brand such as Volkswagen.”
Mr Rahul Singh, General Manager of Thrifty, said, “Thrifty is the largest car rental company in the UAE, but until now, our fleet did not feature a large global brand such as Volkswagen.
“Our customer research indicated a specific interest in leasing and short term rentals of quality engineered cars from Europe and Volkswagen fits that bill perfectly.