Silvercar is my favorite car rental experience. I’ve detailed why in this post but basically it is a car rental experience that just makes sense:
- Luxury vehicles (until now exclusively the Audi A4 sedan)
- Satellite radio and navigation is included in the rate
- Completely digital experience handled through the Silvercar mobile app
- Common-sense return process (they will fill your tank up at market rates and a $5 fee)
Most recently they were in the news after being acquired by Audi, who thankfully appears to be letting Silvercar continue to do their thing and improve their processes.
Yesterday Silvercar announced a new addition to their premium family: the Audi Q5
The Audi Q5
Silvercar just announced the addition of the Audi Q5 sport utility vehicle to their service line (and yes, it will be silver). Beginning with certain markets, the Q5 rollout should be completed by July. You’ll be able to choose which vehicle you want to reserve on the app, just like normal. It’s a bigger vehicle but not anything massive so it’s still fun to drive while giving you more room for your luggage.
The Q5 will be available starting in the following markets:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Salt Lake City
Silvercar expects the rollout to other markets to be complete by July, but obviously check with your local branch as your plans develop.
Full press release from Silvercar is below:
Silvercar Adds “Bigger” to Its Better Premium Mobility Promise:
Audi Q5 Enters the Fleet in January (…and yes, it will be silver)
- Silvercar expands to a two-model offering with addition of the award-winning Audi Q5 SUV
- Silver Audi Q5 vehicles available at select airport locations starting in January, with additional roll outs through July
- The company continues its U.S. expansion with five new airport locations slated to launch over the next six months, including San Diego and Tampa
AUSTIN, TX (January 8, 2018) – Silvercar kicks off the new year with a new car and big expansion plans. Today, the company known for offering exclusively silver Audi A4 sedans, introduces SUVs to its fleet. The all-new, award-winning Audi Q5 hits the Silvercar app at select locations in January giving families, adventure-seekers, and business travelers a new way to explore. Audi Q5 SUVs can be reserved at nine Silvercar locations, with additional markets rolling out through July. Audi A4 sedans will continue to be available at all 18 locations nationwide. Now, with twofully-loaded Audi vehicles and a seamless mobile-first booking experience, Silvercar continues to deliver on its promise of premium mobility solutions and hassle-free access to personal transportation when consumers travel.
“Silvercar established its brand around delivering a hassle-free, mobile-first experience and premium fleet of silver Audi A4 sedans. We’ve started 2018 in a big way by introducing our first-ever SUV, the popular Audi Q5,” said Silvercar COO, Chris Donus. “Now, renters not only get an Audi every time, but can choose between two best-selling Audi models. Whether you’re going on a family vacation to Orlando, Florida, or heading out to the mountains for a ski weekend in Denver, we’ve got you covered.”
Since being acquired by Audi in 2017, the company has opened several new airport locations, including Salt Lake City, Orlando and Seattle, with plans to launch five additional airport locations over the next six months, including San Diego and Tampa.
The best-selling Audi Q5 offers excellent driving dynamics with elevated design and advanced technology, and provides customers with great versatility. The SUV boasts cutting-edge features like quattro® all-wheel drive, Audi virtual cockpit with Google Earth™, Audi smartphone interface, and Audi drive select, which allows drivers to choose from five different modes to tailor their Audi Q5 to suit their driving style. The sleek vehicle is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and received Best Auto Tech award from KBB.
Audi Q5 vehicles are now available at the following nine locations:
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Miami, FL
- Denver, CO
- Los Angeles, CA
- Phoenix, AZ
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Orlando, FL
- Salt Lake City, UT
Silvercar offers customers access to new 2017 and 2018 fully-loaded Audi A4 and Q5 vehicles with onboard Wi-Fi, navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio—always included at no additional cost. All Silvercar customers will continue to benefit from no fuel upcharges, no mileage restrictions, no additional fees for toll charges, and no fees for car seat rentals. Prices start at $49 per day for the Audi A4 and $69 per day for the Audi Q5. Want to keep it longer? For a limited time Silvercar offers 40 percent off rentals of five days or more using the code “WEEKLY”.
Silvercar is a next-generation premium mobility company whose fleet consists entirely of Audi A4s and Q5s. With its sleek mobile app, Silvercar offers a hassle-free, premium shared mobility experience. No lines or counters. No paperwork. No hassles. Just the best in customer service and premium products every time. Silvercar continually earns the highest customer satisfaction and loyalty scores in the industry and with 18 locations at airports and in select urban cores, Silvercar is the largest premium mobility company in North America. The company was acquired by Audi in 2017. For more information, visit www.silvercar.com