Hertz Puts ‘Fun’ Into Car Rental by Featuring a Wide Selection of Reservable Sporty Vehicles

– Hertz Now Offers New Sports Car, Convertible and SUV Options, All Featuring SIRIUS(R) Satellite Radio —

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Further enhancing its position as the leader at U.S. airports in the leisure car rental market, Hertz has launched the Hertz Fun Collection, featuring vehicles tailor-made for travelers seeking exciting driving experiences. Based upon customer feedback and research on the types of vehicles today’s travelers enjoy driving, the Hertz Fun Collection features convertibles including the Ford Mustang, Mazda Miata, Toyota Solara, PT Cruiser and Chrysler Sebring; coupes/roadsters including Ford Mustang (hard-top), PT Cruiser, Chevy HHR and Nissan 350Z; and SUVs such as the Ford Escape XLT Sport, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Murano and Hummer H3. Adding more entertainment to the driving experience, all Hertz Fun Collection vehicles feature SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) . As with vehicles in the Hertz Prestige Collection and Hertz’ Brand and Model Reservability Program, every brand and model in the Hertz Fun Collection is specifically reserved and guaranteed.

“As the leading leisure car rental company at airports, we’re giving our customers more choices and more control to enhance their overall travel experience,” said Frank Camacho, Hertz Staff Vice President, Marketing. “Customers told us that the car they drove on a vacation could be a memorable part of the overall experience, but other than the Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles, whether they got a truly interesting car or SUV was a matter of hit or miss. So, we’re expanding the customers’ ability to choose and reserve the specific car that fits their vacation desires. With these exciting new vehicles, we’re reinforcing Hertz’s commitment to offer customers the broadest selection of driving choices coupled with the highest level of service.”

With the addition of the Fun Collection vehicles, Hertz now offers 35 models that can be specifically reserved, ranging from mid-size to luxury cars, convertibles to SUVs and is the only nationwide car rental company able to guarantee the delivery of a specific make and model vehicle at the time of reservation.

Customers can reserve Fun Collection vehicles beginning December 1, 2005, for rental beginning January 5, 2006. More than 8,000 Fun Collection vehicles will be available at airport locations in sun and ski destinations across North America with the Fun Collection premiering in the following locations:

Orlando Los Angeles Las Vegas
Miami San Diego
Ft. Lauderdale Orange County
Tampa Burbank
West Palm Beach San Francisco
Ft. Myers Oakland
San Jose

Honolulu (Oahu A/P) Phoenix Denver

The Fun Collection launch comes on the heels of Hertz’ expansion of its highly successful Prestige Collection. Now in its fifth year, the exclusive Prestige Collection program combines the ability to select from the finest luxury and performance vehicles including Audi A6, Cadillac Escalade, Hummer H2, Infiniti QX56, Jaguar S type, Land Rover L3, Volvo S80 and many others, with an enhanced set of customer services. In addition to these fine vehicles, Hertz’s #1 Club and #1 Club Gold members can specifically reserve the Mazda6, Ford Taurus, Toyota Camry, and Ford Explorer whenever they rent for weekend or weekly leisure purposes.


SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk shows, news, entertainment, traffic, weather and sports in digital quality sound. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by- play games of the NFL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio partner of the NFL.

For Hertz Fun Collection reservations or to see which vehicles are available at participating Hertz locations visit http://www.hertz.com/ . The Hertz Fun Collection may also be reserved through travel agents or by calling the Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131.

Hertz operates from 8,100 locations in approximately 150 countries worldwide.

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