New, flexible rental scheme to start in early December:"smart ready to rent": Mobility made to measure

Dec 9, 2016
  • Head of Global Mercedes-Benz Brand, Design & Special Media Communications

Stuttgart. Following "smart ready to park+" and "smart ready to drop", "smart ready to rent" is the next innovative service by the cult brand intended to make urban life easier and meet the mobility requirements of town-dwellers. With "smart ready to rent", the full smart model range, and next year also the new smart electric drive models, can be flexibly rented from dealers. The new rental scheme starts from early December in several German and French cities.

With the new rental scheme "smart ready to rent", smart offers tailor-made mobility for the urban environment. The scheme also closes the gap between the short-term rental scheme car2go and longer-term leasing. Flexibility is the key: This applies to both the rental period – from one day to three months – and the model range. This is because all the smart models are available with "smart ready to rent": smart fortwo, smart fortwo convertible, smart forfour, smart BRABUS and, from mid-2017, the new smart electric drive models.

So a smart fortwo can be booked for a visit to the open-air cinema in the summer, and a smart forfour for the weekend shopping trip. Unlike with conventional car rental schemes, a specific model rather than a general vehicle category is rented - which means that customers really can obtain the smart of their choice in as-new condition with high-quality appointments.

"smart ready to rent" starts in early December with exclusive smart dealers and smart partners in the German cities of Münster, Osnabrück, Essen, Bochum and Recklinghausen and in selected cities in France. The scheme will be gradually extended to further cities.

The administrative side is uncomplicated, as one might expect from smart: Vehicles can be reserved via an online booking platform or directly with the dealer. The vehicles are collected and returned directly at the dealership. Apart from liability insurance, the rental includes a fully comprehensive insurance scheme - details can be obtained from the dealer.

New, flexible rental scheme to start in early December: "smart ready to rent": Mobility made to measure