SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

October 04, 2005 12:22 ET

Hertz Expands 'Prestige Collection' With 9 New Models

Wider Selection of Luxury Vehicles Offered in All Major North American Markets

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 4, 2005 -- In a move to offer its customers an even broader selection of the best driving choices, Hertz has expanded its Hertz Prestige Collection with 9 new vehicle models from Audi, the A6 and A8L Quattro and S4 Cabriolet; the Cadillac STS; the Hummer H2; Infiniti, the QX56, the FX35 and the Q45; and the Land Rover LR3. As with all vehicles in the Hertz Prestige Collection, each can be specifically reserved and will be guaranteed to be available upon arrival.

"We continue to enhance the Hertz Prestige Collection, an exclusive program designed to exceed customers' expectations in terms of luxury and driving excitement," remarked Frank Camacho, Hertz Staff Vice President, Marketing and Sales. "This model lineup is more support for the fact that Hertz offers its customers the best selection and the highest quality vehicle rentals in the industry today."

New cars in the Hertz Prestige Collection include:

--  The five-seat Audi A6 and A8L Quattro and the four-seat Audi S4
    Cabriolet.  Each vehicle features driver/ passenger airbags, all wheel
    drive, antilock brakes, AM/FM/cassette/CD players, speed control and
    luggage capacity ranging from 10.2 to 15.9 cubic feet.  A tire inflation
    monitor, navigation system, and a sunroof are exclusive to the A8L model,
    while a power convertible top is available in the S4 model.
--  The five-seat Cadillac STS features daytime running lights,
    driver/passenger airbags and traction control as well as keyless entry and
    ignition features.
--  The five-seat, four-wheel drive Hummer H2 includes such special
    features as daytime running lights, roof crossbars, remote keyless entry,
    steering wheel controls, sunroof, traction control, AM/FM/CD 6-disc in-dash
    changer, and 23.6 cubic feet of luggage capacity.
--  The seven-seat Infiniti QX56, the five-seat Infiniti FX35 and Q45.
    Each vehicle features driver/ passenger airbags, sunroofs, remote keyless
    entry, steering wheel controls with audio and speed features, and
    AM/FM/cassette/CD 6-disc in-dash changers. In addition, the Infiniti QX56
    offers four-wheel drive, a luggage rack, privacy glass, remote keyless
    entry, running boards and luggage capacity of 61.2 cubic feet. The Infiniti
    FX35 features roof rails, all-wheel drive and luggage capacity of 27.4
    cubic feet and the Infiniti Q45 features a tilt wheel with memory,
    leather/heated/power front seats and luggage capacity of 13.6 cubic feet.
--  The seven-seat, four-wheel drive Land Rover LR3  that provides
    steering wheel controls, a sunroof, traction control, remote keyless entry,
    AM/FM/CD 6-disc in-dash changer and 9.9 cubic feet of  luggage capacity.
The added service components of the Hertz Prestige Collection program include reserving model-specific vehicles; complimentary NeverLost®, Hertz' on-board navigational system or a manufacturer installed GPS system in all Prestige vehicles; dedicated, on-site staffing to answer questions about the vehicles and assist customers; free pick-up and return from suburban hotels and resorts within a 15-mile radius of Hertz Prestige Collection locations; and a one-year fee-waived membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold®.

Originally introduced in 2001, and now in its fifth successful year, this exclusive program combines the ability to select from the finest luxury and performance vehicles, including Audi, Cadillac, Hummer, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo, with an enhanced set of customer services. The Hertz Prestige Collection is available in over 50 U.S. and Canadian cities, more than 25 European locations, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

For reservations or to see which vehicles are available at participating Hertz locations go to The Hertz Prestige Collection may also be reserved through travel agents or by call the toll-free Hertz Prestige Collection number at 1-800-654-2250.

Hertz operates from approximately 7,400 locations in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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