Melbourne, Australia – 16 September 2015 – The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest airport general use car rental company, has expanded its Prestige Collection in Australia with four luxurious Audi models. The high-end Audi A3 Sportback, A4 Sedan, Q5 SUV and the Q7 SUV are now available to rent exclusively with Hertz at airport locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

“Audi is a leading brand in the premium automobile segment, with sporty, progressive and sophisticated vehicles. I am delighted to announce that Hertz is introducing four refined Audi models into the Prestige Collection in Australia,” said Damien Shaw, the Australian Country Manager for Hertz. “The stylish Audi vehicles will appeal to those with a taste for luxury and performance and anyone looking for something special to drive on a short or long-term basis.”

The Audi A3 Sportback is for the small-car renter looking for added style, prestige and slick performance. The compact-sized, five-door hatchback includes class-leading space allowing for a flexible arrangement of either passengers or possessions – the perfect rental option for a weekend getaway or a city break.

Ideal for small families, or those after a slightly larger rental option for longer trips, the spacious A4 sedan is the ideal combination of comfort and practicality.

The Audi Q5 SUV offers renters the ideal versatile mid-sized mode of transport with outstanding levels of safety and performance – a great option for larger groups and families. quattro permanent all-wheel drive makes this vehicle the perfect go-anywhere choice for the beach, the mountains or even the snow.

The Audi Q7 offers designer looks and unbeatable performance. As chic as it is spacious this is among the most luxurious family-friendly vehicles available on Australian roads. Also offering quattro all-wheel drive, the Q7 is as rugged as it is stylish.

Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Doyle, says the brand is extremely pleased with the new Hertz partnership as it will strengthen the awareness of both brands in Australia.

“Our new relationship with Hertz will certainly make a refreshing change to the rental car market as some of our most popular premium models are now available for rental. We are pleased to be able to provide our award-winning range of high-tech and safe vehicles to Hertz for use by their customers,” Mr Doyle said.

The Hertz Prestige Collection includes luxurious vehicles which will transform an ordinary business or leisure trip into an extraordinary journey. Sleek lines, sumptuous interiors and powerful engines will allow you to enjoy a sophisticated and stylish driving experience, whatever the occasion. Hertz’s other distinctive lines of specialist vehicles in Australia comprise the Adrenaline, Fun, Dream and Family Collections.

Hertz customers travelling to the selected locations where the Audi models are available can select these vehicles for their next rental by visiting hertz.com.au. After selecting the pick-up location and booking dates, the available Audi vehicles will be displayed.

About Hertz Australia (www.hertz.com.au)

Hertz operates its car rental brands in more than 10,300 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries 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 company with more than 1,600 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,300 airport locations internationally. In Australia, Hertz has approximately 220 locations including all major airports, cities and a large number of regional towns. The fleet includes a range of well-maintained vehicles encompassing economy, intermediate and full-size cars as well as the Prestige, Fun, Famiy and Adrenaline Collections. In addition, minivans, 4WDs, trucks, mining and commercial vehicles are available to hire. As a global leader in its field, Hertz offers a range of innovative products and services including Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, the specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation system in a range of languages, Mobile Wi-Fi and Premium Roadside Assistance.