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The following matrices contain lists of all values to enter for the VehPrefs and SpecialEquipPrefs elements in Car APIs.

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Vehicle Codes

The VehPrefs element, VehPref attributes, and VehType child elements, are used to request specific types of vehicles when shopping for a car rental.

A complete vehicle code is 4 letters, with each letter signifying Category, Type, Trans/Drive, and Aircon/Fuel in that order. The following matrix lists what each of these values mean:

Category
Type
Trans/Drive
Aircon/Fuel
M – Mini B – 2-3 Door M – Manual Unspecified Drive R – Unspecified Fuel/Power With Air (North American use)
N – Mini Elite C – 2/4 Door N – Manual 4WD N – Unspecified Fuel/Power Without Air (North American use)
E – Economy D – 4-5 Door C – Manual AWD D – Diesel Air
H – Economy Elite W – Wagon/Estate A – Auto Unspecified Drive Q – Diesel No Air
C – Compact V – Passenger Van B – Auto 4WD H – Hybrid Air
D – Compact Elite L – Limousine D – Auto AWD I – Hybrid No Air
I – Intermediate S – Sport E – Electric Air
J – Intermediate Elite T – Convertible C – Electric No Air
S – Standard F – SUV L – LPG/Compressed Gas Air
R – Standard Elite J – Open Air All Terrain S – LPG/Compressed Gas No Air
F – Fullsize X – Special A – Hydrogen Air
G – Fullsize Elite P – Pick up Regular Cab B – Hydrogen No Air
P – Premium Q – Pick up Extended Cab M – Multi Fuel/Power Air
U – Premium Elite Z – Special Offer Car F – Multi Fuel/Power No Air
L – Luxury E – Coupe V – Petrol Air (European use)
W – Luxury Elite M – Monospace (European use) Z – Petrol No Air (European use)
O – Oversize H – Motor Home U – Ethanol Air
X – Special Y – 2 Wheel Vehicle X – Ethanol No Air
N – Roadster

Apart from the matrix, there are special codes to request specific vehicles:

Passenger Van Coding

IV – 6+ Seats * MV to be phased out and GDS's to map to IV *

JV – Elite 6+ Seats

 

SV – 8+ Seats

 

RV – Elite 8+ Seats

 

FV – 10+ Seats

 

GV – Elite 10+ Seats

 

PV – 15+ Seats

 

UV – Elite 15+ Seats

 

LV – Luxury no seat req.

 

WV – Luxury Elite no seat req.

 

SUV Coding

EF – 2 - 4 Seats

 

HF – Elite 2 - 4 Seats

 

CF – 4 - 5 Seats

 

DF – Elite 4-5 Seats

 

IF – 5+ Seats

 

JF – Elite 5+ Seats

 

SF – 5 - 6 Seats

 

RF – Elite 5-6 Seats

 

FF – 6+ Seats

 

GF – Elite 6+ Seats

 

PF – 7 + Seats

 

UF – Elite 7+ Seats

 

LF – Luxury no seat req.

 

WF – Luxury Elite no seat req.

SUV Type

  • J (All Terrain) – Open air all terrain
  • E (Coupe) – 2-door 2-seater
  • N (Roadster) – Sporty, open air, 2-door 2-seater
  • M (Monospace) – 4-5 Seater with Extra Interior Dimensions
  • O (Special Offer Car) – New product introduction vehicle offered for a limited time (ideally 6 months or less) – Must be specifically requested
  • R (Recreational Vehicle) – Candidate for phase out / currently used for SUV's
  • H (Motor Home) – Defer to phase II
  • G (Crossover) – Hybrid (e.g. station wagon/SUV mix - Chrysler Pacifica, truck/SUV mix - Chevy Avalanche)

SUV Transmission/Drive

  • M/A (Unspecified Drive) – 2WD, 4WD, AWD
  • N/B (4WD) – Must be engaged or disengaged by driver (may also include AWD)
  • C/D (AWD) – 4WD is always engaged

SUV Fuel/Aircon

  • R/N (Unspecified Fuel/Power) – Any type of fuel/power
  • H/I (Hybrid) – Gasoline and electric powered
  • (Multi Fuel) – Multiple (two or more) fuel/power sources other than what is defined in hybrid

Pseudo Vehicle Code Combinations 

Vehicle codes can be combined in several ways to request even more specific vehicles:

Pseudo
Definition
ACAR Any standard vehicle (default)
ALLB 2-3 door
ALLC 2 or 4 door
ALLD 4-5 door
AELT Any Elite
ACPR Coupe/Roadster
ASPC Any specialty vehicle
ASPX Non-standard fleet
APUP Any pickup
AWGN Wagon
AREC Recreational vehicle
ASUV SUV
AVAN Passenger van
ASIX Any 6+ pax van or SUV
ASEV Any 7+ pax van or SUV
AEIG Any 8-pax+ van
AFWD Any 4WD/AWD
ATRV All terrain
ACGO Commercial truck
ALMO Limousine
ASPT Sport
ACNV Convertible
AOFR Special offer car
AMNO Monospace
AMTO Motor home
AMCY 2-wheel vehicle
ACRS Crossover
AMAN All manual transmission VTs
AUTO All automatic transmission VTs
AGAS All gosline powered vehicles
APET All petrol-powered VTs
ADSL All diesel-powered VTs
AGRN Any green VT (hybrid, electric, LPG, hydrogen, multi-fuel)
AHYB All hybrid VTs
AELC All electric-powered VTs
AHYD All hydrogen-powered VTs
AMFP All multi-fuel powered VTs
ACPG All LPG/compressed gas-powered VTs
AETH All ethanol-powered VTs 

Car Extra Codes

The SpecialEquipPrefs element and SpecialEquipPref EquipType attributes are used to request special equipment when shopping for a car rental. Equipment includes things like child seats, as well as specific services and surcharges.

Some suppliers do not support this field. Most will support up to 4 repeats of the Car Extra, with a few supporting a maximum value of up to 10.

Most suppliers will support common Car Extras, such as special equipment like CST (Child Seat), and also includes services like NAV (Navigation). Less common items, such as TOL (Toll Road Tags), PAI (Insurance Codes), and surcharges such as A18 (Driver Age 18 Surcharge), aren’t as widely supported. For more information on what is supported, refer to the designated supplier contact.

When making a request, these fields are edited against the car supplier car rental location policy. For Shop requests, only codes valid for that car supplier location are sent to that specific car supplier.

Note: Car suppliers can make their own custom codes. For example, some countries allow surcharges on overage drivers, so a car supplier may add the surcharge A75 (Renter Age 75) during shopping.

To make a request, enter the appropriate Car Extra code shown below:

Code
Description
A18 RENTER AGE 18 DATE OF RENTAL
A19 RENTER AGE 19 DATE OF RENTAL
A20 RENTER AGE 20 DATE OF RENTAL
A21 RENTER AGE 21 DATE OF RENTAL 
A22 RENTER AGE 22 DATE OF RENTAL
A23 RENTER AGE 23 DATE OF RENTAL
A24 RENTER AGE 24 DATE OF RENTAL
A25 RENTER AGE 25 DATE OF RENTAL
ADD ADDITIONAL DRIVER
BBS BABY STROLLER
BST CHILD SEAT/BOOSTER
BYC BICYCLE RACK
CBB CARGO BARRIER BACK
CBF CARGO BARRIER FRONT
CBS BOOSTER SEAT/UP TO AGE 12
CDW COLLISION DAMAGE WAIVER
CSB CHILD SEAT/UP TO AGE 3
CSI CHILD SEAT/INFANT
CSR SATELLITE RADIO
CST CHILD SEAT/TODDLER
DVD REAR SEAT DVD PLAYER
FLH FLAG HOLDER
HCL HAND CONTROL/LEFT 
HCR HAND CONTROL/RIGHT 
HEL MOTORCYCLE HELMET
JAC SECURITY DEVICES
JRC JERRY CAN
LDW LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER
LRC LUGGAGE ROOF CASE
LTR LUGGAGE TRAILER
LUG LUGGAGE RACK
NAV NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM
NVS NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM/BUILT IN
PAI PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE
PHN MOBILE PHONE
RPS ROAD/CONGESTION PAYMENT SCHEME
SBE SEAT BELT EXTENSION
SBR SNOW BOARD RACKS
SKB SKI BOX
SKI SKI RACK ONLY
SKR SKI RACK OR BOX
SKV SKI EQUIPPED VEHICLE
SNO SNOW CHAINS
SNP SNOW PACKS
SNT SNOW TIRES
SPN SPINNER KNOB
SRK SURF RACK
STC SCOOTER TOP CASE
STR SNOW/WINTER TIRES
TOL TOLL PAYMENT TAG/PASS
TYR SPARE TIRE
WAR WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS RAMP
WHC WHEEL CHAIR
WIF WIFI ACCESS

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