Prestige Car Hire

Car hire is a popular way to get mobile for short periods of time. Typically lasting between a few hours and seven days, car hire is often used when on holiday but it is popular with people that only require the infrequent use of a car, or for people looking for something out of the ordinary. And while car hire is often associated with budget and low specification makes and models, there is a growing demand for more prestigious models to be hired.

Prestige car hire, also known as prestige car rental, is primarily for motorists looking for a first class, short term car experience, perhaps for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary, perhaps as a weekend treat, or for travelling business executives. Not only is there an increasing demand for prestige car hire but there is a growing supply of car hire companies catering to meet this demand.

Any premium car model might be available from a prestige car hire company, but typically brands such as Jaguar, Range Rover, Aston Martin, Porsche, and Maserati are available to hire. A variety of bodystyles and types of car will be available with SUV/4x4 and executive saloons proving particularly popular.

The rental of a prestige car operates in much the same way as hiring a standard model, the car hire company will charge an hourly or daily rental amount, which will also usually include adequate car insurance cover. However, be careful to check with your car hire provider if there is a mileage limit on your rental agreement. Prestige models also might have an age restriction placed on them, again check before booking.

Many providers also offer an enhanced service to their prestige clients offering bespoke services, luxury meet and greet options, and pre-programmed sat nav systems. For the ultimate in prestige some car hire companies will also provide a full chauffeur experience.

Prestige car hire companies often operate near international airports such as Manchester, Heathrow, and Gatwick, to cater for executive business use, as well as in major UK cities, such as Glasgow, London, and Birmingham.

If you’re looking for prestige car hire, then check out these providers:

Avis Prestige

One of the biggest names in car hire services, Avis also cater for the prestige market. Avis Prestige is currently available in Central London, Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh, although they can provide the service in other locations given sufficient notice.

Prestige from Europcar

Another of car hire’s big guns, Europcar provides prestigious makes and models all of which are usually less than 3 months old. Prestige from Europcar currently operates in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, and Newcastle.

Thrifty Prestige

Car hire operator Thrifty offer an extensive range of executive vehicles for hire, available at all their locations.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Provides a national service of executive models for hire, known as Executive Premium in their quote system. This includes models such as the premium Mercedes-Benz S Class.