Grab moves in on drivers of Lion City Rentals' cars

Text message to renters says former Uber fleet partner now in exclusive deal with Grab

Former Uber drivers queueing on Monday to register with Grab at Midview City in Sin Ming, where Grab's driver centre is located.
Former Uber drivers queueing on Monday to register with Grab at Midview City in Sin Ming, where Grab's driver centre is located.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Ride-hailing app Grab has contacted drivers who rent cars from Lion City Rentals (LCR), urging them to switch over from Uber, whose South-east Asian business it acquired last week.

LCR, which has a 13,000-strong fleet, had an exclusive deal with Uber. On Tuesday, drivers of LCR vehicles received a text message claiming the rental company "is now GrabRentals' exclusive fleet partner". "This means you will now be eligible for exclusive Grab incentives," it added. "LCR weekly rental rebates will be continually paid out if applicable."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2018, with the headline 'Grab moves in on drivers of Lion City Rentals' cars'. Subscribe