News: Turo Expand their UK Network


I’ve covered Turo many times on {Tech} for Travel, as they have a great app that offers a genuine benefit to travellers, and a great alternative to the usual rental car offerings.

If you’ve not heard of Turo they are the worlds biggest peer-to-peer car sharing network.  Operating in thousands of cities, globally, they enable car owners to lease their vehicles to travellers.  The real beauty is the choice of cars; from functional, to sporty and on to Dream cars, they have them all!

Now travellers too, and residents in, the UK have access to even more cars!

Turo Expand their UK Network

Turo have announced they have moved away from their ‘lite’ offering in the UK which was based mostly on smaller car rental firms using the platform to a full peer-to-peer experience!

Now any UK car owner, who meets the Turo requirements, can lease their vehicle on the App for travellers to use.

The change has already happened and a quick search for any given dates in London offers a huge variety of vehicles.

Turo London car choices.
Turo in the UK now has a car for every taste or budget Image Turo

But the real benefit will be found outside of London, where previously you would not have found a Turo car; there is now a good selection.  Fancy a trip off the beaten track through the Highlands of Scotland?

Setting my search for Edinburgh Airport on the same dates now gives me plenty to choose from including a wide range of 4×4 cars.

4x4 Turo Selection
Off Roading in Scotland with Turo Image Turo

The press release reads:

” Today, we’re delighted to announce Turo now offers full peer-to-peer service across the United Kingdom. Following our peer-to-peer launch in Canada in 2016, the UK marks our fourth country with the full peer-to-peer marketplace, another huge step towards achieving our vision of ensuring that wherever you are, you can find the perfect vehicle for your next adventure from a trusted Turo host.

We’re excited to build on the wonderful success we’ve had in the UK since our Commercial Host program launched there in 2016. With over 50,000 people in the UK already signed up for Turo, our peer-to-peer marketplace will better serve our fast-growing global community by bringing an even more diverse pool of vehicles to both Brits and visitors.

We’ve been working very hard to expand our services in the UK to meet demand — the UK is our most-searched-for destination outside North America, and British guests in the US and Canada represent our largest portion of international travelers. And now with this service expansion, we are thrilled to welcome all British car owners and travelers to join our car sharing community.

Turo is very proud to be leaders in car sharing in the United Kingdom, a place that has historically been at the forefront of the evolution of transportation and holds an important place in the automotive world. From its technological innovations to its legendary brands, Britain has always been a pioneer in pushing the possibilities of the automobile, and we expect British travelers will resonate with the enhanced guest experience and greater freedom Turo provides over traditional car rental.” ~ Turo Press Release.

To mark the move to a full service in the UK, Turo is running a promotion for £20 off your next Turo rental!  Just use code TUROUK before 11:59 pm GMT on 1 October 2019.

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UK Launch Video

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