Booking through our site guarantees you a rental car in a specific vehicle category. However, it does not guarantee a certain vehicle model or a brand.
HAPPYCAR has no insight into the local car fleet. Hence, we cannot guarantee a specific model or color. The vehicle pictures on our site are examples of the selected car categories.
Most car rental companies assign a four-digit code to each rental car, the so-called ACRISS code. What this code reveals about the vehicle, you can find out here:
How to recognise the vehicle category?
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Each position in the four-digit vehicle code represents a definable characteristic of the vehicle. The ACRISS code determines which vehicle you receive on site. Suppliers with larger fleets, will typically have more different car models available in the same category.
How to understand the Acriss Code?
Each code consists of four letters representing the different characteristics of a vehicle. The order of the four letters corresponds to the following structure:
Category | Type | Transmission | Fuel/air conditioning
The first letter refers to the general car category based on price and ease of use (e.g. luxury vs. economy). The second letter indicates the vehicle type, the third letter the transmission and drive, such as automatic, manual or 4WD. The fourth letter provides information on special features of a vehicle, such as in-/ or excluded air conditioning and fuel type.
The ACRISS code is as follows: FVMR
F - Fullsize middleclass
V - Passenger van
M - Manual Unspecified Drive
R - unspecified fuel, with airconditioning
Possible car models for each car category
Examples of possible car brands and models
Mini: Citroen C1, VW Up, Renault Twingo, Opel Adam, Smart Fortwo
Economy: VW Polo, Opel Corsa, Fiat Panda, Citroen C3, Smart Forfour, Toyota Yaris, Peugeot 208, Ford Fiesta
Compact: Mini Cooper, VW Golf, Audi A1, Citroen C4, Peugeot 308, Renault Clio, Skoda Fabia, Opel Astra
Intermediate: BMW 1-Series, Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Ford Mondeo, Renault Megane, Mini Countryman
SUV: BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Luxury: Audi A6, BMW 525/530, BMW 4-Series Convertible, Mercedes-Benz GLC
When you want to rent a car, you probably have a preference for the type of car. Depending on your trip, you might even have an exact model in mind. Keep in mind that when you book a rental car in a certain category, you might not get the car model you selected. Above you will find an overview of the possible car models that belong to each car category.
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