Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group posted a rise in third-quarter profit, partly driven by higher vehicle rental revenue.

The company posted a quarterly net income of $66.6 million, or $2.13 a share, compared with $49.2 million, or $1.62 a share, a year ago.

Revenue rose to $451.7 million from $443.5 million. Vehicle rental revenue for the quarter was up 2.4 percent.

(Reporting by Fareha Khan in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)