The Hertz Corporation reports that it has become the first U.S. car rental company to purchase vehicles from Porsche and will be the first major car rental company in the U.S. to rent Porsche sports cars.
Through its relationship with Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) and Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. (PMNA), Hertz is enabling consumers in select markets to rent a limited number of Panamera sport sedans as part of the Hertz Prestige Collection, a line of high-end cars.
"Hertz revolutionized the industry when we introduced make and model reservable cars through our Prestige Collection and we're now excited to be the first major rental car company in the U.S. to rent Porsche sports cars," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz chairman and CEO.
"With the introduction of Porsche vehicles to the U.S. car rental industry, we're once again setting the bar in offering top-performing luxury cars and we're confident the Porsche Panamera will provide a unique driving experience for customers who are passionate about high-end performance vehicles."
Hertz was recently voted Top-Rated for Vehicles in the Zagat 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey; the Porsche Panamera sports sedan provides another exclusive rental option for consumers, Hertz says.
The Porsche Panamera is a sports sedan with a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $75,850. Beginning this month, Hertz customers in select California, Florida and Nevada markets can experience the car at rates starting at $250/weekend day.