Hertz tests car subscription program from $999 monthly

6 Jun
Hertz My Car subscription serviceOne of the world's largest car-rental companies is taking advantage of its massive car inventory by dipping its toes into car subscriptions. Hertz announced Tuesday it will roll out its Hertz My Car program in two markets to start. The structure is similar to many pilot car subscription services automakers and other rental car firms have dabbled...

Enterprise Rent-A-Car gets into the car subscription game

26 Apr
Enterprise Rent-A-CarEnterprise Rent-A-Car will use its massive fleet of cars to square off against major automakers with a new car subscription service. The car rental company said Wednesday its service will launch on a trial basis in three states and will include access to nearly two dozen makes and models of cars, insurance, maintenance, registration, roadside...

Audi expands new-car subscription service options

18 Apr
2019 Audi A4Audi's trial new-car subscription service now offers shoppers a less-expensive tier called Core Collection, the automaker said Tuesday. The trial program is only offered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and now includes two tiers priced at $995 and $1,495 per month. Previously, Audi offered just one $1,495 program. CHECK OUT: BMW's new subscription...

Lexus unveils details for its subscription plan

9 Feb
2019 Lexus UXLexus on Tuesday jumped into the new-car subscription foray. Lexus calls its program the "Complete Lease" program, although it mirrors rivals' subscription programs in many ways. One difference, however, is that Complete Lease does not allow swapping into other cars throughout the subscription. CHECK OUT: 2019 Lexus UX first drive review...

Jeep kicks the tires on car-sharing and subscription services

22 Jan
2020 Jeep GladiatorJeep will play host to a three-month pilot for car sharing and a subscription service. The brand's North American-market head, Tim Kuniskis, told the Detroit News in a report last week that both pilots kick off by the end of January on a trial basis in Boston. Turo will power the car-sharing model and Jeep has actively searched to recruit owners...

A new chapter: Cadillac to revive Book car subscription program later this year

22 Jan
2020 Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit auto showCadillac shut down its Book car subscription service last year, but the program won't be dead too much longer. Cadillac Chief Marketing Officer Deborah Wahl told Automotive News that a revived and modified Book by Cadillac 2.0 will launch by the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. The service was controversial from the start in that the...

Care by Volvo subscription service reaches Canada with some changes

19 Oct
2019 Volvo S60Canadians will now have full access to something they’ve never had before. Well, other than recreational marijuana. As of Tuesday, Volvo’s subscription ownership service, Care by Volvo, will now be available to Canadians—with a couple caveats. The service allows Canadians use of a new Volvo vehicle for two years and up to 15,000...

Volvo could add used cars to its Netflix-style subscription plan

10 Oct
2020 Volvo V60 Cross CountryVolvo may make used cars available through its Care by Volvo monthly subscription plan, the head of the automaker's North American division said Tuesday. Anders Gustafsson, chief executive for Volvo in the U.S., told CNET that it could make cars in its certified pre-owned program available via subscription. Ultimately, that could mean two...

Audi dabbles in $1,395 monthly subscription program

18 Sep
2018 Audi Q5Audi earlier this month kicked off a trial subscription program in the Dallas area. For $1,395 monthly, subscribers can pick two times a month to swap between five of the automaker's sedans, crossover SUVs, and convertibles. The cars included in the plan, which the automakers calls Audi Select, are the Audi A4 sedan, A5 convertible, S5 coupe, and...

BMW slices subscription prices to take on Mercedes

2 Aug
2018 BMW 3-SeriesA BMW subscription just became more than $1,000 cheaper as the luxury automaker seeks to better compete with Mercedes-Benz. BMW on Wednesday announced price cuts to its subscription trial program as well as a new, entry-level tier. The Access by BMW program, which launched in Nashville, Tennessee, and Philadelphia, earlier this year now features...