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Thrifty opts for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz South West is to supply 45 vehicles to Thrifty Car & Van Rental. The cars – 30 CLS Coupes and 15 GL-Class SUVs – will be used by Thrifty Prestige in major cities and airports.

They are the first Mercedes-Benz to be introduced onto Thrifty’s 15,000-strong car fleet for several years.

“We have a number of alternative prestige vehicle suppliers but decided to give Mercedes-Benz a go in recognition of the faultless service provided by Mercedes-Benz South West and the real desire that they showed to make the deal happen,” said Roger Hancock, Managing Director of Thrifty.

As Mark Archibald, Mercedes-Benz South West’s corporate sales manager, said the close proximity of the businesses was another key factor in clinching the order. “From a logistical point of view, the partnership is perfect as our Exeter showroom is just around the corner from Thrifty’s HQ and is at the hub of a network of sites that also includes Taunton, Plymouth and Truro.

“We were therefore well placed to respond to Thrifty’s requirements – supplying the first vehicle the morning after the paperwork was completed.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Thrifty managing director, Roger Hancock (left) with Mercedes-Benz South West corporate sales manager, Mark Archibald

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