Choosing a vehicle to rent can be a daunting task – especially if you feel you aren’t all that clued up on what all the fancy names mean. James Blond Ltd have a superb array of rental vehicles
to choose from and will definitely have a style to suit your requirements.
One of our most popular choices for our customers has been the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) SUV rental range
and due to the demand received for these we have now added a number of them to our fleet.
We have chosen the 2016 Ssangyong Korando, petrol automatic which has a higher specification level than the 2wd model. If you are going south or heading for the snow these have 18 inch wheels and heated leather seats. You’ll be surprised at what kind of a difference having a warm backside makes on a long, otherwise cold journey!
All-Wheel Drives have some similarities to a 4WD system but there's no question that AWD improves traction. If you are needing a vehicle for a trip to the mountains for skiing – this is a great safety feature to have. The reason an AWD has this ability is that it allows all four wheels to spin, which can be helpful if two of them are on a slick or slippery surface.
So why choose the Ssangyong Korando? Unlike some other AWD SUVs the Korando can cope with the demands of an equipment heavy road tip. It has large storage bins, reach and rake adjustment for the steering wheel and generous equipment levels. Korando’s offer decent leg and headroom for your rear passengers, and generous luggage space. Inside, it is huge and has most of its rivals beaten, with nearly 500 litres of luggage space with the seats up and 1,300 litres with them down.
Unusually for an SUV, you can fit three adults across the back bench. There’s plenty of leg and head room, and with no central lump in the floor the person in the middle won’t feel short-changed either.
All of the doors have storage bins, and the boot itself is a match for the best SUVs.
All Korandos come with front, side and window airbags, as well as a stability system that will help you to regain control of the car if it starts to skid, and a brake assist function that prevents you rolling backwards when performing a hill start.
No matter how big the interior of a vehicle is, if you are road tripping there is always extra items that you want or need to take with you. If this is you then we have roof rails for rent if required. These can easily expand the space you have if you rent a Ssangyong Korado
Keep in mind that our rates on these vehicles include unlimited mileage, GST and standard insurance, so you can take the vehicle almost anywhere in NZ without the stress of mileage charges. You are even welcome to take the vehicle to the South Island and enjoy the sights down there as long as you return the vehicle to Auckland. This helps set James Blond apart from other rental companies.
When hiring through us you have the peace of mind that your vehicle is fully covered by the factory warranty roadside assistance and this is available 24/7 right throughout NZ.
Our SUVs offer plenty of flexibility with seating capacity, power, and luggage room. Whether you are going on a weekend family trip or exploring the countryside we are sure you will find our AWD Premium SUV’s ideal for your needs.