United Trans has opted for Al-Futtaim Hertz UAE’s range of Toyota Hiace vehicles for its Dubai Bus on Demand service.
The fully-owned subsidiary of the Al Serkal group will now deploy the 13 new generation Toyota Hiace buses within selected zones in Dubai.
The 2020 Toyota Hiace design focuses on greater comfort and safety and comes with advanced safety features, powerful engines, exceptional ride comfort and a eye-catching semi-bonnet design that enhances reliability and toughness.
It was manufactured with a choice of two body types including normal that has a standard roof and, long which includes a high roof design, thereby catering to different needs of customers including both cargo and commuters.
Al-Futtaim Automotive said in a statement that its collaboration with Hertz and the deal were in line with “its efforts to maintain its heritage of transporting people and goods with the highest safety and security standards and peace of mind.”
United Trans added that it strives to create local partnerships with international companies to achieve long-term presence and growth, thereby maximising regional private sector involvement in a sustainable manner dedicated to serving the regional transport industry.
“We are excited by this collaboration with Al-Futtaim Automotive,” said Raed Abu Hijleh, managing director, United Tran. “The Toyota Hiace fleet has been designed to include optimum safety and security features which is our prime requirement when selecting vehicles for transportation services in the UAE.
“We are confident that by adding this fleet to our roster of vehicles we are able to cater to our customers in a more seamless comfortable, safe and secure manner.”
Marius Anton, national operations manager at Hertz UAE, added: “We are immensely proud to be a part of this collaboration which is a valuable contribution to the growth of both us and our partners. We are committed to further enhancing our relationship with local companies and authorities to support the mission of providing unified logistics and transportation services in the UAE.
“We will continue to extend our fullest support for such initiatives in the future and are also looking forward to partnering with other government agencies. Our aim is to help deliver safe, effective and sustainable solutions, leveraging our strong automotive expertise and history that has helped us to become a best-in-class automotive solutions partner.”
Hertz UAE and Al-Futtaim Toyota are both part of Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, one of five divisions within the Al-Futtaim Group which provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations each and every day.