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REX Rent a CAR Cuba Mercedes ML SUV 4×4

Rex Car Rental Cuba

Rex Car Rental Cuba has just released the new Mercedes ML SUV 4×4 just in time for the December 2014 Cuba Car Rental bookings!

Now available in Cuba, including Havana, Varadero, Santiago de Cuba and Holguin, the Mercedes ML looks more aggressive than past models, but without departing too far from the outward image too much. Inside, it’s soft and sedan-like, with lovely curves and sculpted lines making up the instrument panels, center stack and the seven-inch display for music and other controls. Sadly the Mercedes ML available in Cuba does not feature GPS Satellite navigation.

Seating in the M-Class is about on par with that in other luxury SUVs its size and we took the car on a test from Havana to Varadero with 5 large adults and all said they found the car comfortable with plenty of space. Cushions are well contoured, and the front seats especially are like we expect from Mercedes, with all-day support built in. Rear seatbacks are also now adjustable for rake, and there’s more than 36 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats. We arrived at Jose Marti Airport and picked the Mercedes ML up from the REX Office in Havana airport so we were able to check the luggage capacity. We fitted 4 large suitcases in the back along with hand luggage, so essentially this is similar to a Minivan in size bith without the extra 2 seats.

Although it does flaunt its off-road side in appearance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class drives like a luxury sedan most of the time, with a smooth, refined character behind the wheel.

Our 300km round trip from Havana Jose Marti Airport to Varadero and back was a pleasant experience for all 5 passengers. The car is quiet, even on Cuban roads and eats up the customary potholes and road deficiencies found outside major cities in Cuba.

Overall the new Mercedes ML from Rex Car Rental Cuba is an ideal choice.

Note: As of writing this article, the REX Car Rental Cuba website had not been updated to include the Mercedes ML, however, when you book the Hyundai Santa Fe Automatic, you will receive this stunning Mercedes ML.


REX Car Rental Cuba

Car Rental Companies in Cuba

Havanautos Hyundai Santa Fe



With the 2014 winter bookings in full swing, Transtur and Via Gaviota have moved to a harmonized booking Platform and generic (identical) reservation websites. Online bookings at the official websites shown below are still possible, however, travel agencies and secondary agents no longer have availability of rental cars in Cuba for December 2014 and January 2015.

Essentially the websites confirm the fact that all the brands are the same company and only differences in the type of vehicle provided differentiates the services and vehicle supplied.


Havanautos now only provides cars with automatic transmissions. Therefore, the old fleet of vehicles with manual (stick shift) transmissions has been given to CubaCAR. Therefore, if you are booking a non-luxury automatic vehicle in Cuba, it will now come from Havanautos.

cubacar transtur

CubaCAR now only provides cars with manual (stick shift) transmissions. Therefore, the old fleet of vehicles with automatic transmissions has been given to Havanautos. Therefore, if you are booking a non-luxury manual (stick shift) vehicle in Cuba, it will now come from CubaCAR.

Via Car Rental Gaviota

Via Gaviota provides both manual and automatic cars with slight different categories to the aforementioned and continues to be operated independent of Transtur

REX Car Rental Cuba

REX Car Rental continues to be the luxury division of Transtur. REX Car Rental Cuba provides luxury and bespoke vehicles such as the Audi A6 and A4 plus BMWs Series 5. REX also provided the excellent Hyundai Santa Fe Vehicle.

Booking at any of the links above will bring you to the new booking websites which are identical both in vehicle offerings and prices, only the names and brands differ.

Transtur Car Rental in Cuba launches new website


Transtur Cuba

Transtur Cuba


Transtur Cuba has decided to launch a new website in order to better inform its Cuba Car Rental customers of rental offices and pick up/drop off points in Cuba. With over 75 different offices Transtur is Cuba´s largest car rental company. As we all know, Transtur Cuba operates the brands Havanautos, CubaCAR & REX Car Rental and this new website focuses both on these three brands along with detailed information about the company.

The new Transtur Cuba Rent A Car website offers:


  • Direct contact with Transtur booking department to check bookings made
  • Printable maps of 75 Cuba Car Rental offices operated by Transtur
  • Booking availability from Transtur Cuba approved agents worldwide
  • Transtur Cuba Company history
  • Current car rental fleet in Cuba


Alberto Reyes from Transtur head offices spoke to us about the launch of this new website “we partnered with our major rental partners around the world to provide new information to Transtur Rent A Car customers visiting Cuba. A few of the complaints were about our clients not being able to find accurante details of where our offices are in each location. With this new website we have provided maps and some excellent facts plus questions and answers about renting a car through Transtur in Cuba”


“New Transtur Cuba website now offers maps of offices”


In our opinion the website resolves some of the issues foreign customers had when renting cars with Transtur Cuba, especially being able to take maps with them to easily drop off the car. As we all know, GPS systems are banned in Cuba therefore having maps, like the old days, is the norm in Cuba but, Transtur did not offer maps of every rental office across Cuba until now.


Furthermore, Transtur Cuba rent a car bookings are handled by each provincial booking website individually, meaning that when you book a car in Santiago de Cuba you are led to that exact booking center and not to Havana booking department anymore. Transtur operates specific websites for bookings in Havana, Varadero, Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey and Holguin. All bookings are handled through these websites and bookings made online using any major credit card.

With this new website Transtur Cuba Rent A Car in Cuba have brought their offers into the 21st century


Havanautos opens new UK hire car booking website

Havanautos UK Website


Havanautos has taken the step to offer its Cuban Car Hire Fleet in the UK, Cuba´s second largest tourism market in 2012. Havanautos will from now on offer its famous booking service to clients in the United Kingdom directly. Charges are in Euros o pounds sterling and conversion to local currency is instant at check out.


A spokesperson from Havanautos UK said “The UK market tends to travel to Cuba under all inclusive packages, mainly to Varadero, Playa Pesquero and Havana. However there are an increasing number of adventurous travelers who are renting Cars and visiting the country alone”


We are told that, the UK market favors manual cars in either economic or medium category vehicles but, some wealthier clients are choosing the Jeep categories as these vehicles are larger and better suited to Cuban roads.


“Havanautos accepts UK driving license holders”


Booking is rather simple on this new UK based website and similar to the other CubaCAR, REX and Havanautos websites we have grown accustomed to. Click here to visit the Havanautos UK website


With an increasing number of British visitors looking to hire a car in Cuba, this new website offers guaranteed bookings along with specific airport collection services for airlines such as Cubana, Virgin Airways, Thomson & British Airways to name but a few. UK driving license holders are also welcome on this service and no international license is required when booking or collecting the car. Havanautos also has English speaking staff to assist car hire clients when they arrive when bookings are made on the new website


Havanautos UK Car Hire

KIA Sportage SUV 4×4 added to Cuba rent a car fleet

Suv rental Cuba


suv rental Cuba


The KIA Sportage is a perfect jeep for Cuban roads and has recently joing the Suv rental Cuba list. This year it’s been added to join the already popular Hyundai Santa Fe available from REX Car Rental for suv rental Cuba.


The Kia Sportage is available from CubaCAR in the base LX version with power from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 176 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. There’s a all-wheel drive, and most consumers will end up with a six-speed automatic transmission though a manual is also available from CubaCAR but Rex offers the automatic for suv rental Cuba.


Even with its “base” name, standard equipment for the Sportage includes alloy wheels, a telescoping wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, the LX trim distinguishes itself with a sport-tuned suspension and unique exterior and interior styling treatments.


“Available now, suv rental Cuba Kia Sportage”


The Sportage’s interior features a pleasing mix of complex and organic shapes. The cabin is well-textured and adequately padded where passengers are generally at ease. Passengers and drivers benefit from well-contoured seats and excellent head- and legroom. The rear seat accommodates three average-size adults. The Sportage has impressive cargo space, too, offering a maximum of 26.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 54.6 cubes with the 60/40-split-folding seats down.


The wide stance and robust design of the Sportage add to its substantial capabilities as a crossover utility vehicle. Sometimes called SUV in Cuba or 4×4, whether it’s downtown Havana or up Sierra Maestra Mountains, Kia Sportage is a perfect rental car for Cuba. Impeccable, styling the Sportage backs up its go-anywhere attitude with real off-road capability which will probably unused in Cuba but, the high driving position will help see cyclists and livestock on Cuba´s potholed country roads and make suv rental Cuba safer.


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