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We will deliver the car to you at your accommodation, with all paperwork completed in advance to enable a contactless pick-up (subject to availability).

NELSON

Thank-you RaD Car Hire - every step of the process was easy, from your fast reply by email when I contacted you through your website, to the friendly service and the ultra-thrifty but utterly reliable car. Love the can-do attitude. You are definitely my car-hire company of choice.

I wish to acknowledge the assistance given during our rental, compliments of the staff regarding the standard of your vehicles and the attitude of yourself and your staff were very positive. Nothing was too much trouble.

Hi, I just wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful service this last few days.

You made the process really easy from booking to return, so thank you very much.

We will certainly be using your services again in future!

Kind regards

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Our Range of Rental Cars

RaD Car Hire Nelson

RaD Car Hire Nelson can accommodate your every rental vehicle requirement.

If you are looking for a small or large rental car for exploring Nelson and surrounding areas, we can cater to your needs. We specialsie in Honda vehicles and have a large range of new spacious but small and cute Jazz, the Jazz RS, the amazing HRV and the worlds best selling large SUV, the CRV.

Our new fleet of 8 seat luxury MPV's are all either Kia Carnivals or Hyundai Imax vehicles along with a fleet of new 12 seat Minibuses with a luggage cages in the rear. RaD Car Hire Nelson can also cater for cyclists as well, with specialised Bike Racks and 4WD Vehicles with tow bars.

If you wish to carry goods or move house you can choose from our new fleet of Cargo Vans and we even have small rental trucks which you can drive on a car licence, useful if you wish to move house. If you are not sure what would suit you best from our new rental vehicle fleet, then do not hesitate to contact us and one of our friendly knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help you.

We look forward to booking a vehicle for your adventure in Nelson and Marlborough and beyond.


PC0: Premium Class 0 - Medium Hatchback

PC0: Premium Class 0 - Medium Hatchback
Honda Jazz 2019 Model

PC0: Premium Class Medium Hatchback                                                          JazzWhite

2019/2020 Honda Jazz

Description:

The latest Jazz, comfortable, economical, easy to drive and fun. Will take 5 people in comfort with all your suitcases, no problem.

The Details:

It has a quick and quiet 1300cc engine, Automatic gearbox, Cruise Control. Multiple Air Bags. Daylight driving lamps and all the modern inclusions you would expect. These cars are fitted with the Isofix Baby Seat fitting system.

This Vehicle Class does not have a Tow Bar and cannot carry Bicycles

Media

Premium Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Option Standard, Some have Spotify Direct Control. Bluetooth Handsfree, Phone & Audio Streaming Connectivity. Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Fast Charge USB input (iPod & MP3 / WMA), Reversing Camera, Adjustable Physical volume control, home and voice Multi information display with instant fuel usage, range and average consumption

Depending on the people being carried this car can fit between four and five suitcases

PASSENGERS

5

Medium Suitcase

5

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC1: Premium Class 1 - Medium Hatchback

PC1: Premium Class 1 - Medium Hatchback
Hyundai i20 GLS

PC1:  Premium Class Small Hatchback                                                               i20Red2

2017 Hyundai i20 GLS

Description:

The 2017 model of the popular i20 with all the safety and modern specifications including 6 Air Bags. Town and medium distance driving for four people in comfort though it will take five.

This Vehicle Class does not have a Tow Bar and cannot carry Bicycles

The Details:

2017 1400cc 5 Door Hatch with Driving lights,

Media.

Bluetooth Mobile Phone connectivity Dual Climate Control, Aircon Bluetooth, Mobile Phone Connectivity as standard. 

 

PASSENGERS

5

Medium Suitcase

5

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC2: Premium Class 2 - Medium Hatchback

PC2: Premium Class 2 - Medium Hatchback
Honda Jazz RS

PC2 - Premium Class Medium Hatchback

2019 Honda Jazz RS

Description:

The latest and sportiest Jazz, comfortable, economical, easy to drive and fun. Will transport 5 people in comfort. 

The Details:

It has a quick and quiet 1500cc engine with an Automatic gearbox with paddle shift, Cruise Control. Multiple Air Bags. Daylight driving lamps and all the modern inclusions you would expect. Proximity Key with push button start. These cars are fitted with the Isofix Baby Seat fitting system

Media.

6.8’ Touch Screen with Premium Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Option Standard. Bluetooth Handsfree, Phone & Audio Streaming Connectivity. Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Fast Charge USB input (iPod & MP3 / WMA), Reversing Camera, Adjustable Physical volume control, home and voice Multi information display with instant fuel usage, range and average consumption

 

Depending on the people being carried this car can fit between four and five suitcases

 

 

PASSENGERS

5

Medium Suitcase

5

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC3: Premium Class 3 - Compact SUV

PC3:  Premium Class 3 - Compact SUV
Premium Class 3 - Honda HRV-S SUV

PC3 Premium Compact SUV                                                                                                             

2020 /2021 Honda HRV

Description

The latest version of this popular Compact SUV with all the safety features you expect from a modern and easy to drive car. Lots of legroom and with the magic seats lots of ways to maximise what you are carrying. This vehicle also has large deceptive size luggage area.

This Vehicle Class does not have a Tow Bar and cannot carry Bicycles

The Details:

6 Speed Automatic Transmission with 6 Air Bags, Front, Side & Full Length Curtain Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MA-EPS) Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Electronic Brake Hold Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Tyre Deflation Warning System (DWS) Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) Hill Start Assist (HSA) Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) City Brake Active System (CTBA) - (Autonomous Emergency Braking)

Infotainment

7” Touch Screen System Built in Navigation App AM/FM Radio Bluetooth Phone & Audio Connectivity USB & HDMI ports 3 Angle Reversing Camera with Static Parking Aid 6 Speaker Audio System.

nb: the 2021 model doesn't have Sat Nav, it has been replaced by Apple Car Play & Android Auto

 

 

 

PASSENGERS

5

Large Suitcase

5

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC3A - Honda Type R Sports

PC3A - Honda Type R Sports
2021 Honda Type R Sports Sedan

PC3A Premium Sports Sedan                                                                                                             

2021 Honda Civic Type ‘R’

The Stuff you Need to Know.

The Civic Type R is an award-winning, record-breaking performance vehicle.

The purposeful exterior of the Type R is matched only by its dramatic cockpit, a place designed to make your heartbeat faster, even before you press the engine start button. Its motorsport inspired interior has everything you need just where you need it, with clear and easy to read gauges, alloy gear shift knob.

The combination of the 2.0L DOHC VTEC engine, 6 speed manual transmission, and three driving modes, means the Type R can take you anywhere, from urban streets to the open road.

The Civic Type R is packed with details such as the front air curtain and rear diffuser which enhance the car’s performance, whilst the clever roof mounted vortex generators guide air over the back of the car for a more efficient airflow. At the same time as being passionate about performance we are committed to keeping you safe, which is why a great deal of clever engineering is at work in the Type R. As you would expect from a member of the Civic family, the Type R comes with a host of safety technologies including the latest Honda SENSING suite that includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

It may have a motorsport feel but it is not lacking in equipment or comfort. From your race-inspired seat, you are surrounded by premium soft touch materials, climate control, cruise control, electronic parking brake and a 7" touchscreen Advanced Display Audio and information system. This is linked to Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto, which seamlessly integrates your iPhone or Android phone to the display, allowing you to make calls, listen to music and send and receive messages.
Exclusive to the new Type R is the LogR performance datalogger. A new system combining the onboard computer and built-in sensors with a companion smartphone app to help drivers monitor and improve their driving.

PASSENGERS

5

Large Suitcase

4

TRANSMISSION

Manual

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CC4: Classic Class 4 - 4WD

CC4: Classic Class 4 - 4WD
Classic Class 4 - SsangYong Rexton or Similar

 

CC4 - Classic Class 4WD

SsangYong Rexton (2015 & 2016 Models)

 

Description:

5 Door 2.7cc Turbo Diesel 4WD with Automatic Transmission with Traction Control

The Details:

Leather Seats (Electric & Heated), Air Con, CD Player, Tow Bar (3200kgs) and we can supply Bike Racks to fit.

A huge luggage compartment.

 

 

PASSENGERS

5

Large Suitcase

5

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC4:Premium Class 4 - Large 2WD SUV

PC4:Premium Class 4 - Large 2WD SUV
Hyundai Tuscon SUV

PC4 - Premium Class 4 Large 2WD SUV

2019 / 2020 Hyundai Tucson

Description:

The 2019/20 updated and extremely popular Tucson, a very comfortable, good looking and an easy to drive 5 door SUV.

This Vehicle Class does not have a Tow Bar and cannot carry Bicycles

The Details:

2000cc 6 speed auto variable transmission, Automatic Headlamps, Electric multi-function steering control.
(TCS)Traction Control / (ESC)Electric Stability Control / (DBC)Downhill Brake Control / Hill Assist. 
Reversing Camera with Front and Rear Parking Sensors.

Media

8” Touch Screen with Mobile Phone Voice Assist, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Bluetooth / USB and auxiliary connectivity,

 

PASSENGERS

5

Large Suitcase

6

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC4A: Premium Class 4A - 4WD Double Cab Ute

PC4A:  Premium Class 4A - 4WD Double Cab Ute
Isuzu DMax 4WD Double Cab Ute

PC4A - Premium 4WD Double Cab Ute

Isuzu DMax 2018 Model

Description

The largest selling vehicles in NZ are Utes and these 4WD Isuzu DMax’ s is one of the major sellers. Fitted with a 3000cc Diesel Turbo Engine and a 6 Speed Manual Transmission with 4WD on the fly, they are tough good looking, very well appointed and comfortable,

Tow Bars:

By special request only. Please also note that these vehicles are tow bar rated at 3000kgs, you will be required to inform us of the trailer size and type you wish to tow.

The Details

6 Airbags Climate Control Air Con/Heating System Tuff Deck Liner with Tonneau Cover and Tow Bar.

Media.

7” Touchscreen with Reversing Camera, Bluetooth, Mobile Phone Connectivity

LIMITATIONS OF USE – PLEASE READ

 

  • Carriage of loose materials of any type is not permitted in the rear tray as these are fitted with plastic tray guards. Any damage will be charged whether the insurance excess reduction is taken or not.
  • Carriage of liquid in the rear tray in sealed containers is permitted but any spillage thereof is not covered under the insurance policy. A specialist cleaning fee may be charged.
  • Carriage of Bikes on Bike Racks on Tow bars fitted to these vehicles (Whether supplied or not) is entirely at your own risk, damage caused to personal bicycles or effects is not covered under the insurance policy neither is damage caused by carriage of bicycles to the rear of the tailgate of the vehicle if they are carried this way.
  • You must adhere to legal towing ability allowed for each vehicle, failure to do so will incur charges and may render you to legal redress.
  • These vehicles are subject to underneath checks on return and no insurance cover can be taken for damage to the underfloor of these vehicles.
  • Your insurance does not cover your vehicle to travel on roads not designated as highways, such as Rainbow Road, Molesworth Station Road, 99 Mile Beach, Skippers Canyon etc.
  • Your insurance cover does not cover you for vehicles that have been immersed in water as they are not fitted with breathers.

 

PASSENGERS

5

Large Suitcase

0

TRANSMISSION

Manual

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PC5: Premium Class 5 - 8 Seat MPV

PC5: Premium Class 5 - 8 Seat MPV
Premium Class 5 - Hyundai IMax or Kia Carnival

 

Hyundai Imax or Kia Carnival Diesel - 8 Seat MPV

2018 & 2019 Models

Imax Description: 

The Hyundai Imax drives and handles like a car. These 2.5 litre Diesels with Auto Transmission have Twin Side Sliding Doors and seat 8 people in Luxury. It has huge luggage capacity in the rear area. Front and rear Air Con/Heating System.

This Vehicle Class does not have a Tow Bar and cannot carry Bicycles

Carnival Description: 

Another large 8 seat MPV that drives and handles like a car. These are the height of luxury, with very quiet Diesels 2.5ltr engines, 6 speed Auto Transmission, Twin Electric Side Sliding Doors. Seating 8 people in Luxury. They are equipped with easy rear seat access and extremely good luggage capacity. Front and rear Air Con/Heating System.

This Vehicle Class does not have a Tow Bar and cannot carry Bicycles

Media

Android and Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, Mobile Phone connectivity.

 

PASSENGERS

8

Large Suitcase

8

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC6: Premium Class 6 - 12-Seat Mini Coach

PC6: Premium Class 6 - 12-Seat Mini Coach
Premium Class 6 - 12 Seat Toyota HiAce Minibus

PC6 - Premium Class 12-Seat Mini Coach                                                     

2018 - 2020 Toyota Hi-Ace 12 Seat Mini Coach

Description

2400cc Diesel Automatics, all fleet vehicles incorporate a luggage cage at the rear. Industry standard Seat Belts are fitted throughout. Rear Lift Tailgate and kerbside sliding door.

The Details:

Front and rear Aircon / Heating.  These vehicles do not have anchor points for Car Seats, but they do have seat belts fitted to every seat.

Tow Bars:

By special request only. Please also note that these vehicles are tow bar rated at 1800kgs, you will be required to inform us of the trailer size and type you wish to tow.

Media.

Bluetooth and Mobile Phone connectivity, some vehicles have Sat Nav built in.

PASSENGERS

12

Large Suitcase

12

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC7: Premium Class 7 - Cargo Van

PC7: Premium Class 7 - Cargo Van
Premium Class 7 - Hyundai iLoad Cargo Van

PC7 – Premium Class Cargo Van                                                           

2019 Hyundai iLoad Cargo Van

Description

2500cc Diesels with 5 Speed Auto Transmission, ABS with EBD, ESC, TCS with Driver and Passenger Airbags.

Three seats, Dual Side Sliding Doors, Lift Type Tailgate Door. Needle punch floor throughout with luggage area anchor points.

Media

8” Touch Screen with Mobile Phone Voice Assist, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Bluetooth / USB and auxiliary connectivity,

Interior dimensions on request

 

PASSENGERS

3

Large Suitcase

0

TRANSMISSION

Manual or Automatic

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PC7A: Premium Class 7A - Cargo Van Hi Roof

PC7A: Premium Class 7A - Cargo Van Hi Roof
Premium class 7A - Toyota HiAce Long Wheelbase Hi Roof Cargo Panel Van

PC7A - Premium Class Cargo Van (Panelled)

2020 Toyota HiAce (Latest Model Shape)

Description

2800cc Diesel with 6 Speed Auto Transmsion, ABS with EBD,ESC and TCS 

2 Seats, Multiple Airbags.

Dual Side Sliding Doors with Lift Type Tailgate at Rear

Interior Specifications: 9.3cubic metres of Cargo Space with Cargo Barrier

                                     3395mm Length

                                     1775mm Width.

                                     1610mm Height  

                                     Maximum Payload 1170kgs.

Multi Information Display

Featuring Current and Average Fuel Consumption, Range, Speedometer, Outside Temperature and Sat Nav.

 

 

PASSENGERS

2

Large Suitcase

1170

TRANSMISSION

Automatic

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PC8: Premium Class 8 - Truck

PC8: Premium Class 8 - Truck
Toyota Dyna 12 Cubic Meter Box BodyTruck

PC8 - Premium Truck 11 Cubic Metre Box Body

2010 Toyota Dyna Box Body, Manual Transmission, with seating for three persons

Description and the Details:

11.50 Cubic Metre, Fully Lockable, Tie Rails on each internal wall, Container Type Rear Doors, Sliding Side Door. GCM 6500kg, Payload 2125kg, Size 4910mm long, 1890mm wide, 2940mm high. 

 

PASSENGERS

3

Large Suitcase

0

TRANSMISSION

Manual

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