Hertz Extends Adrenaline Collection To Australia With Toyota 86

Hertz customers can experience the exhilaration of high performance sports car driving in Australia

Aug 01, 2013, 08:00 ET from The Hertz Corporation

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, announced that its Adrenaline Collection, a line of high performance sports cars, will be extended to Australia with the award winning Toyota 86. Following the success of the Adrenaline Collection in the United States, Hertz is initially introducing 30 Toyota 86 vehicles to its airport and city locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. All Adrenaline Collection cars come with the Hertz Make and Model Guarantee ensuring customers drive away the exact car they booked.

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"We're thrilled to extend the Adrenaline Collection into Australia, particularly as it has been so well received in the United States," said Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International. "These brand-new, high performance sports cars offer our customers the opportunity to rent vehicles that turn heads wherever they go, and add a heightened level of exhilaration to every trip."

Chris Rusden, Vice President, Hertz Australia and New Zealand, added: "We're confident this collection will inject a new sense of excitement into our fleet. The 86 is the latest model in a long line of fantastic sports cars from Toyota and is the perfect vehicle to rev-up the introduction of Hertz's Adrenaline Collection in Australia."

The rear-powered Toyota 86 has been developed by and for people with a genuine passion for high performance cars. The Toyota 86 features intuitive handling that embodies the essence of driving enjoyment. With the world's first horizontally opposed D-4S engine, the 86 combines "boxer" engine technology with Toyota's cutting-edge D-4S direct injection technology to deliver exceptional output and torque.

In the U.S., the Adrenaline Collection includes heart-pumping, specialty performance versions of some of the most popular muscle cars on the road today. These include the Chevy Camaro SS, Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Premium and Dodge Challenger R/T.

The Adrenaline Collection joins Hertz Australia's fleet of specialty vehicles including the Prestige Collection, which features an exclusive range of luxury BMW vehicles; and the Fun Collection which features Britain's iconic and exciting Mini Minor and aims to highlight the joy of driving. The specialty collections add an extra dimension to Hertz's fleet of well-maintained vehicles encompassing economy, intermediate and full-size models, as well as SUVs and commercial vehicles.

Hertz customers can explore Australia's new Adrenaline Collection by visiting www.hertz.com. After selecting the Australian pick-up location and booking dates, the currently available Adrenaline Collection vehicles will be displayed.   

About Hertz The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com) operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries.

Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers.  Product and service innovations such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

About Hertz Australia In Australia, Hertz has approximately 220 locations including all major airports, cities and a large number of regional towns. The fleet includes well-maintained vehicles encompassing a wide range of cars including economy, intermediate and full-size models as well as Prestige, Fun and Adrenaline Collection vehicles. In addition, minivans, 4WDs, trucks, mining and commercial vehicles are available to hire. For more information, please visit: www.hertz.com.au

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SOURCE The Hertz Corporation