HERTZ LAUNCHES NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE IN EUROPE OFFERING MID EAST CUSTOMERS A DREAM-RIDE EXPERIENCE
First Jaguar two-seater sports car in 50 years stars in the new Hertz Dream Collection in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands
Dubai, UAE, 5 August, 2013: Middle East travellers in Europe looking for that dream-drive getaway experience can now rent from Hertz the award winning Jaguar F-Type two-seater convertible in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands.
Available exclusively to rent through Hertz for the next six months, the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car ushers in the launch of Hertz Europe’s new Dream Collection – a premium selection of iconic and breathtaking cars backed by the Make and Model guarantee that ensures all customers, including those based in the Middle East, drive away the exact car they booked.
The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE is the first full-blooded Jaguar sports car to be launched for more than 50 years. The front-engined, rear wheel drive convertible has been meticulously conceived for high performance and responsive handling.
Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, commented: “We are very proud to welcome the Jaguar F-TYPE in Europe as the launch car of our new Dream Collection for Europe, a line of high end vehicles providing a premium car rental experience.
“This addition enhances our partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, a leading car manufacturer that has yet again reinvented the sport cars segment with its F-TYPE. Now our customers can live the dream of high performance motoring and pure driving enjoyment.”
Bernard Kuhnt, Regional Director, Jaguar Land Rover Europe said: "We are very pleased to present the all new F-TYPE through our strong partnership with Hertz. We are confident that Hertz customers will enjoy our thoroughbred sports car designed for ultimate performance and driver involvement.”
Taking inspiration from cockpits of fighter airplanes, the F-Type controls are ergonomically grouped by function, while further aeronautical inspiration can be found in the joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission.
The Jaguar F-TYPE will be available for hire from:
· Belgium - Brussels Airport
· France - Riviera locations: Nice Airport, Nice downtown, Monaco, Saint-Tropez, Cannes as well as in Paris downtown and airport locations Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly Airports
· Germany - Frankfurt and Munich Airports
· Italy - Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino, and Olbia Airports
· Netherlands - Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Rates for the Jaguar F-TYPE rentals start from 250 euros per day depending on the location, and all confirmed reservations are guaranteed. Middle East customers can make their reservations by contacting the local Hertz call center.
The minimum driving age for the Jaguar F-TYPE is 30 years old in France and Italy, 27 years in Germany, and 25 years in Belgium and The Netherlands. Customers need to show two credit cards to rent the F-TYPE in any of the countries.
Hertz plans to add other vehicles to the Dream Collection in the future.
About Hertz Middle East and Africa
Hertz has a strong presence in the Middle East and Africa region, with 11 Hertz franchisees in the Middle East and 23 in Africa, and a total of 66 locations in the Middle East and 161 outlets in Africa, offering a wide range of car rental and leasing services. Hertz locations across the region offer customers the most modern fleet of vehicles in the market, with a focus on quality, safety and reliability.
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 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 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 80 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, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company’s Prestige, Dream, Family, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
About Jaguar Land Rover
Built around two iconic British car brands with rich heritage and global appeal, Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest manufacturer of premium vehicles. With ambitious plans for growth and investment in product creation approaching £2.75 billion (pounds sterling) in the year to March 2014, Jaguar Land Rover is at the center of the UK’s automotive industry's drive to deliver technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development.