- Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup chooses Hertz to support its role as exclusive mobility partner
LONDON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Motor Company has chosen The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, to become its exclusive mobility partner. The partnership comes after Nissan was named the new official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and related events.
As part of this partnership, Hertz will provide logistical support to help Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the tournament, transport executives and officials to and from match stadiums and facilitate related pick-ups.
The agreement means Hertz will supply Nissan with use of the all new Nissan Qashqai 5-seater and the New Nissan X-Trail 5-seater and 7-seater. With approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations across 145 countries, dedicated local points of contact and a specific booking hub, Hertz is ideally placed to offer Nissan a service of unparalleled speed and convenience.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: "Hertz's reputation as a mobility solutions provider has been built on streamlined packages for major sporting events such as The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships for 20 years and the Rugby World Cup in 2013. We are naturally delighted to support a winning Nissan team. We look forward to an action-packed season of football over which we will support Nissan in providing a comprehensive mobility package."
The partnership with Nissan kicked off in Cardiff on August 12th with the UEFA Super Cup, for which over 70 vehicles were needed. Hertz also supported Nissan in the coordination of executive and VIP transport to the official UEFA Champions League group stage draw on August 28th.
Nissan will be using 4 Hertz vehicles per UEFA Champions League group game, while the final in Berlin on June 6, and other related events will require between 20-160 vehicles. Nissan and Hertz have estimated that a league-topping 400 vehicles will be used throughout the 2014-2015 season alone.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in about 145 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 brand, operating from approximately 10,090 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe.
Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the company's Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services. More information about the company can be found at www.abouthertz.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/
About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.
Hertz Press Contacts
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Katherine Zachary, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe
Sara Jenkins, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation