HERTZ INTRODUCES THREE NEW PORSCHE SPORTS CARS INTO ITS U.S. FLEET
— Company Sponsors the 2013 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama and the 2013 JDX Racing Team —
PARK RIDGE, NJ, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announces it has expanded its line of sports cars available for rent to include the Porsche 911, Boxster, and Cayenne, which join the already-available Porsche Panamera. With the expansion, consumers in select markets are now able to rent a variety of Porsche vehicles that transform an ordinary trip into an extraordinary journey.
“The response among Hertz customers to the Porsche vehicles in our fleet has been overwhelming, clearly demonstrating our customers’ passion to get behind the wheel of these cars,” commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. “The race-proven technology and intelligent performance Porsche brings to everyday driving offer a truly unique driving experience to Hertz customers.”
Hertz was recently voted Top-Rated for Vehicles in the Zagat 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey; the expanded line of Porsche products provides more options for consumers looking for an unforgettable travel experience. With suggested retail prices beginning from approximately $50,000 to $85,000, the 911, Boxster, and Cayenne offer a sports car driving character and everyday practicality without compromise. Beginning this month, Hertz customers in select California, Florida, and Nevada markets can experience these remarkable vehicles with rates starting at $250/weekend day. Terms and conditions apply, visit www.Hertz.com or call for details.
In addition to the new Porsche offerings, Hertz has once again been named a series partner of the 2013 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama and a sponsor of the 2013 JDX Racing Team. As part of the sponsorship, Hertz will remain integrated into the GT3 Cup Challenge, with Hertz branding displayed prominently on all vehicles, while the 2013 JDX Racing Porsche GTC car will compete throughout 2013 in the American LeMans Series.
“JDX had a strong 2012 season, winning their first ALMS race at Mid-Ohio, and we’re excited JDX will campaign the #11 JDX/Hertz Porsche GTC for the complete 2013 season. With a new line up of avid passionate drivers, we’re confident their skills and expertise will continue to impress throughout the year,” Frissora added.
Operating one of the youngest and most diverse fleets in the industry, Hertz is committed to offering its customers the most technologically innovative products and services available to keep customers “Traveling at the Speed of Hertz.” This includes Hertz Carfirmations and Carfirmation Upgrade which provide mobile confirmation of one’s rental car and the ability to upgrade straight from a customer’s mobile device; Gold Choice, which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area; and e-Return, with the fastest car rental drop-off that includes an email receipt within hours. These are all complimentary services for members of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, which is currently free to join. In addition, Hertz continues to expand the presence of its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks that let customers rent a car, with or without a reservation, through a live, face-to-face video kiosk.
For more information, visit www.Hertz.com or follow Hertz on Facebook or Twitter.
About The Hertz Corporation
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine’s readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company’s Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.