ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Car Rental is featuring the all-new Maserati Ghibli S Q4 in its "Premier Selection" – a special section of the rental lot where customers can choose upscale vehicle nameplates. The Ghibli, Maserati's first-ever midsize four-door luxury sports sedan, is now available at 10 National airport locations in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Seattle.
"The selection of upscale vehicles offered through National's Premier Selection allows our customers an opportunity to choose from a wide array of luxurious driving experiences," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of brand marketing, National Car Rental. "Through our work with Maserati, one of the most premium vehicle manufacturers in the world, we are able to provide National customers with another high-end upgrade option for their next rental."
The high performance All Wheel Drive version Ghibli S Q4 is powered by a Ferrari-built twin-turbo V6 engine capable of over four hundred horsepower. The Ghibli S Q4 also features an 8-speed automatic transmission and large Brembo brakes to provide enhanced stopping power. Standard features include keyless entry, push button starting, Poltrona Frau leather, sunroof, navigation, eight-way power front seats with heating, dual zone automatic climate control and more. Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is the exclusive rental car company to offer the Ghibli at the ten National Premier Selection locations as well as at select Enterprise Exotic Car Collection locations.
"We designed the all-new Ghibli S Q4 to combine sports car verve with the elegance of a luxury sedan," says Peter Grady, president and CEO of Maserati North America, Inc. "As Maserati is now an offering among National's Premier Selection, even the most discerning travelers will have access to one of the most coveted sports sedans on the market."
Consistent with the National brand's commitment to providing speed, choice and control to time-sensitive frequent airport travelers, Premier Selection vehicles are clearly marked so customers can easily identify and upgrade their rental without ever visiting the rental counter. National launched the Premier Selection last year with input from road warriors, including members of its award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program.
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About National Car Rental
Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National – which launched the car rental industry's first comprehensive frequent-renter program – further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National's "Emerald Aisle," an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. National has been recognized as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, and Executive Travel magazine recognized the company for the second time as the top rental car service in the travel industry, honoring National with a 2013 "Leading Edge Award." For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com , www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental or follow @NationalPro on Twitter.
Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati range includes the all-new full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with All-Wheel-Drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 HP V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a six speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maserati.us for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-800- My-Maserati.*Built after November 2013.
SOURCE National Car Rental