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Hertz Injects "Hot Hatch" Fun In The Netherlands With Specially Crafted Ford Focus

LONDON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, has added Ford Focus ST-H models to its Fun Collection in the Netherlands, with the "hot hatches" now available to rent from Schiphol Airport.  The Ford Focus ST-H follows a long tradition of Ford creating limited edition models hallmarked with an "H" for Hertz.  Each Ford Focus ST-H hatchback sports a Panther Black color with distinctive gold stripes and alloy wheels finished in gold metallic. The look has been created exclusively for Hertz, echoing the exteriors of Ford's Shelby Mustang GT350H and Shelby GT-H which Hertz introduced for rent in 1966 and 1980 respectively.

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Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: "The sleek black exterior along with the special gold stripes and wheels of the spectacular Ford Focus ST-H are a tribute to the Shelby Mustang GT350H and the Shelby GT-H editions created for Hertz in the past. The Ford Focus ST-H expertly blends this tradition with the refined engineering of the modern performance hatchback. Its thrilling dynamics mark the Ford Focus ST-H as a perfect addition to the Fun Collection, where the emphasis is on the sheer joy of driving."

Like the standard Focus model, the Ford Focus ST-H is powered by a turbo charged direct-injection 2.0L EcoBoost engine that develops 252 horsepower with optimal fuel economy. The hatchback can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The car also comes equipped with Recaro® sports seats and the SYNC connectivity system for hands free entertainment and communications.

As part of the Fun Collection, the Ford Focus ST-H carries the Hertz Make and Model Guarantee, meaning that customers will drive away with the model that they booked. The Ford Focus ST-H is available for rent from 90 euros per day and can be booked from www.hertz.com. Terms and conditions apply, which can be obtained from the website.

About Hertz

The Hertz Corporation ( www.hertz.com) operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly 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 #1 Club Gold, 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.

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