Most likely due to the current economic downturn, most business rentals are getting smaller. According to a new report by rent-a-car company Europcar of the latest rentals in 18 European countries, price is now a determining factor for businesses. Therefore, companies that used to rent relatively large sedans now stick to the "4-meter" category, including the Audi A3, Renault Mégane, and Volkswagen Golf. The reasons? A lower rental price, sure, but also better fuel economy. These cars are offered with small diesel engines that burn less fuel than larger cars. Downsizing this way becomes more important in France and Portugal, where the most rented cars for companies are even smaller cars, such as the Volkswagen Polo or the Fiat Grande Punto.
[Source: Europcar via Diariomotor]