Ford Transit Connect: Perfect for Small Businesses

Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect combines the space and versatility of a van and the efficiency of a huge car. This van is well suited to help small businesses with their transportation needs. Here are some of its features:

  • Size

The Ford Transit Connect is tailored to the city. Even though it has a good loading capacity, it is compact enough to get you through the smaller city roads and lanes. The low height of the van allows it to fit into any parking facility.

The curb weight of the Transit Connect is just 3470 lbs. which is much lighter in comparison with a full-size van. This makes it very economical, giving about 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the motorways.

  • Space

The 2-seater Transit Connect Cargo Van has a large cargo area with doors all around it. It has 129 cu. ft. of cargo space. The near- vertical sidewalls and flat load floor allow you to utilise all the space effectively. It is easier to load and to unload the front half of the cargo area through the sliding doors on both sides of the van.

  • Design and Technology

The Ford Transit Connect may come equipped with Ford Work Solutions.

The Ford Work SolutionsTM1 allows you to call, compute and use the Internet. The in-dash computing system includes a wireless keyboard with a touch pad. With the installation of Crew ChiefTM service3 by MicroliseTM and the Tool LinkTM system by DEWALT® the Ford Transit Connect is equipped to track vehicle performance, while monitoring potential maintenance issues in the vehicle. Moreover, the Ford Transit Connect may be upfitted with storage systems.  This makes it more versatile than other vans.

  • Safety

The Ford Transit Connect Van may be equipped with AdvanceTrac with RSC. It is the only electronic stability control system with a vehicle-roll motion sensor. It calculates the roll rate 100 times a second. They come with an anti-lock brake system and have traction and yaw controls.

Manage your business with ease, hire a Ford Transit Connect!

Ford Transit Connect is one of the transit vans available for hire at Choice Vehicle Rentals. Our van hire Eastbourne services could be the perfect option for you. Visit our website for more details.


Ford Transit Minibuses for Heavy Duty Purposes

ford minibus

A mini bus is the best choice when it comes to travelling and transferring residences. One of the best types of mini bus that car hire Sussex can recommend is the Ford Transit Minibus. Available in different dimensions with varying seating capacities, some of them are 9-seater, 12-seater and 15-seater, while others can accommodate up to 17 people. Companies or people who want to hire a Ford Transit Minibus can also choose from different engine configurations, transmission selections and add-ons.


The UK public can choose from two engine options: The 2.2L Duratorq TDCi I4 (diesel) and the 2.3L Duratec I4 (petrol). If you want the more fuel-efficient option, choose the former.


The Ford Transit Minibus is very functional, with the capacity to carry heavy loads. It can accommodate large groups of people and it can also withstand heavy commercial use. It is ideal for company trips, reunion getaways and business conventions.

Optional Additional Features

You may also add some features to your minibus. Here are some of them:

  • Power Steering – enables the driver to have full control and comfort, while driving with ease.
  • Heated Rear Windows – adds warmth and comfort to the passengers, especially in cold weather.
  • Passenger Assist Grab Bars – allows passengers to move easily around the minibus, even while the engine is on.
  • Side and Rear Step Lighting – allows easy navigation around the bus to prevent accidents, like slipping.
  • Non Slip Steps – also provides safety and comfort while moving around inside the minibus.
  • Passive Anti-Theft Devices – are installed to prevent theft cases and also to keep an eye on thieves or lawbreakers.

Ford Transit Minibuses are not just sleek and functional they are the ultimate choice for heavy-duty activities.

Contact Choice Vehicle Rentals UK to hire a Ford Transit Minibus, on 01273 819303.

A Guide to Car Rental Insurance

Car rental insurance

Car rental companies offer a variety of insurance policies. They have the standard car rental insurance option and excess insurance options. What is the difference between the two?

Standard Car Rental Insurance

The standard insurance policy provides protection for vehicular accident and for theft cases. The company will cover the expenses for repairing the damaged parts. The insurance gives protection against third party claims where the car will be driven; insurance against the cars loss through theft or damage by attempted theft; and, usually a collision damage waiver that partially insures the renter against accidental damage to the vehicle.

Excess Insurance

Whatever amount is beyond the covered costs of the standard policy will be considered as excess insurance. Car hire companies sometimes charge excess for the damage on the car, even if it is not your fault. As the renter, you will be required to pay a contribution to cover the damage. This kind of policy can be bought in a yearly package prior to renting. The excess amount can be reimbursed at the end of the year or at the end of the contract.

As a conclusion, both of these insurance policies are recommended and essential for people who hire vehicles. This will lessen your worries upon the turnover of the car and the time of payment. There are still other existing car rental insurance options out in the vehicle rental industry but these are the most practical.

If you have any further questions regarding car hire or car insurance policies, please contact Choice Vehicle rentals on 01273 819303. We have branches located in the South of England, together with car hire Crawley, Brighton, Gatwick, Sussex and Eastbourne.

MPVs at Choice Vehicle Rentals UK

Based on the 2013 survey conducted by the Office of National Statistics UK, the fastest growing household in the UK consists of two or more family members, which has increased by 39% since 2003. On the other hand, the survey also stated that 20% of the total households in the UK consist of four or more members. That said, MPVs or Multi-Purpose Vehicles, also known as compact cars with 5 to 7 seats, are a necessity for the growing household. As the leading car hire Sussex company in the UK, we understand the need for a car that will fit the needs of today’s growing family. Comfort, space and style are just a few of the advantages that an MPV can afford.

Here is a list of our MPVs for your reference:

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa

A 5-seater car with 3 doors and the capacity to load up to five average sized pieces of luggage. The Corsa is the most affordable MPV car rental in our fleet, at only £26.00. This car is perfect for that family trip out of town.


Vauxhall Astra Estate

 Vauxhall Astra Estate

Ideal for driving out with the family, this car can accommodate 5 – 6 passengers. Also recommended for moving house, it has a wide compartment to fit bulky items and heavy luggage. For only £33.00, you can hire this car.


New Vauxhall Corsa A/C

 New Vauxhall Corsa

The latest Corsa, the SXi A/C has front fog lights which were not present in the earlier Corsa model. This feature enables the driver to see clearly, even if surrounded by thick fog. The Corsa SXi A/C can be hired for only £33.00 at Choice Vehicle Rentals. Moreover, this model can accommodate 5 – 6 passengers including the driver.


Ford Mondeo Zetec TDCI

 Ford Mondero

This 5-seater and 5-door Ford comes with 17” multispoke alloy wheels and a Park Assist feature for the front and the rear. This classy and elegant looking MPV is available for hire at only £40.00.


Ford Galaxy 7 Seat


Ford Galaxy 7-Seater

The Ford Galaxy is an MPV that can load 7 passengers, plus extra luggage. This model combines a first-class driving experience with the highest level of space, comfort and innovative features that can be enjoyed by the whole family. This car can be hired for only £65.00.



In addition, all of these MPVs come with Unlimited Mileage, Insurance, VAT and a Road Tax package. If you have any more questions, please call us on 01273 819303.

Hiring a Ford Galaxy at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Ford Galaxy at Choice Vehicle Rentals

Choice Vehicle Rentals has numerous fleets for car hire Sussex, Brighton, Gatwick and other parts of the UK. Offering different types of cars, vans and trucks, one of our cars available for rental is the Ford Galaxy.

The Enduring Quality of the Ford Galaxy

Ford is known to be a manufacturer of reliable cars. The Ford Galaxy is built to last. It can be pushed through the limits presented by the weather and road conditions.

Must-Have Features of a Ford Galaxy

Fuel and Boosting Efficacy. The Ford Galaxy has an excellent turbo diesel engine – from the newest 1.6 115PS Duratorq TDCi with an auto-start-stop system, contributing to a CO₂ figure of 139g/km, up to the 2.2 200PS Duratorq TDCi with 420 NM of torque. The new 1.6 Ecoboost SCTi, with the Auto-Start-Stop system, brings 160PS, provides an exceptional mixed fuel consumption of 39.2 mpg and low CO₂ emissions. The engine automatically cuts the power when the car is idling at a halt, to save on fuel consumption. The engine instantly restarts when you are ready to drive-off.

Comfortable Atmosphere – the interior of the car is inviting and offers an instant level of comfort. A solar reflect coating keeps the interior cool, while the internal blinds give shade and privacy when needed. The soft Windsor leather seats are very soothing and go far beyond comfort.

Advanced Protection System – with its advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS), the Ford Galaxy keeps you protected with an ultra-high strength steel safety cage, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), with electronic brake-force distribution. It also has an emergency brake warning, tyre pressuring monitoring  and lane departure warning systems.

Some other features include:

  • The LED Rear Lights with striking lighting technology.
  • The Ford Powershift has a manual mode that lets you change gears at the flick of a lever, without interrupting the flow of power.
  • It has an adjustable speed limiting device. The Ford’s cruise control changes to adjust the car’s top speed of 20mph and up.

Ford Mondeo Zetec: An Ideal Family Car

Ford Mondeo Zetec

The Ford Mondeo Zetec is one of the perfect family cars offered by Choice Vehicle Rentals. Its spacious interior makes it ideal. Here are some of the features and highlights of a Ford Mondeo Zetec.

It is packed with stylish and smart technology

Here are some of the smart technology features in the Ford Mondeo Zetec:

  • Ford Power Starter Button – It allows you to start the car without holding the key. The key fob maybe in your pocket or even in a bag and yet you can still start the car.
  • Blind Spot Information System – As a vehicle enters into your blind spot, a discreet warning light that is assembled into the driver’s and passenger’s power foldable mirrors will raise the alert.
  • Rear View Camera – This automatically displays the objects and the road situation behind your car on a navigation screen.

It is safe and reliable

The Ford Mondeo Zetec earned a 5-star adult occupant protection rating – the highest rating given by Euro NCAP. It also received a 4-star rating for child passengers. Some of its safety features include front, side and knee airbags for the driver and passengers. It includes a lane departure warning system, has an adjustable speed limiting device, front and rear disc brakes and a sturdy body.

It is fuel-efficient

One of the considerations to remember when choosing a family car is its fuel efficiency. The Ford Mondeo Zetec has a diesel engine that provides a more economical and quieter driving experience. It has an advanced, two-stage fuel injection process which makes sure that only the required amount of fuel is supplied to the engine.

Rent a Ford Mondeo Zetec

Choice Vehicle Rentals has branches throughout Southern England. The Ford Mondeo Zetec is one of our popular cars that is available for car hire Sussex, Brighton, Gatwick, Crawley, Brighton, Hove, Uckfield and Eastbourne. Call us and we’ll be happy to assist you with your Ford Mondeo Zetec rental or other quality car rentals.