Hertz Rent a Car Launches New Family Selection in Europe; Meriva From Opel and Vauxhall Features as Lead Car

By Hertz, PRNE
Monday, September 19, 2011

UXBRIDGE, England, September 20, 2011 -

In Celebration, Hertz Offers Exciting Promotion to Win a New Meriva

  • With Photo

Hertz, world’s leading general use car rental brand, has launched the Hertz Family Selection at all major airports and downtown locations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The range features the multi-purpose Meriva from Opel and sister brand Vauxhall as the hero car, with guaranteed availability once booked. The Family Selection also offers a wide choice of spacious and comfortable cars suitable for all family needs. Customers can book by phone, or online by choosing Family Selection at the Hire Car Type drop-down menu on www.hertz.co.uk.

Designed with families in mind, the Meriva offers an innovative and practical FlexDoors® system for easier car entry; adjustable seating; and versatile, multi-level storage. The Meriva features Hertz’s unique make and model reservation guarantee, meaning customers can be assured that when they book the Meriva, it will be the model they drive away with. The Opel Meriva is available in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and the Vauxhall Meriva in the UK.

Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: “The Family Selection offers practical, spacious and comfortable vehicles, so that our customers feel that their holidays have begun from the moment they begin their car journey. We are delighted to feature the Meriva from our longstanding partner Opel as the lead car for the Family Selection.”

Hertz has worked with Opel since its early days in Europe in the 1950s. Today, cars from Opel feature widely in the European fleets of Hertz Rent a Car and its car sharing business Hertz on Demand.

“Opel and our sister brand Vauxhall are delighted to serve as the partner to launch the hero car of the new Hertz Family Selection,” said Ian Hucker, Director of European Fleet for Opel. “We are confident that Hertz customers will be very impressed with the Meriva once they experience its flexible interior and innovative FlexDoors® concept designed to make the journey easier.”

To celebrate the launch of the Meriva in the Family Selection, Hertz is offering members of the public the chance to win their very own Meriva in a free prize draw. All people need to do is go online to www.hertzoffers.com/VauxhallMeriva/gb and answer just one question: “What can you not leave home without on your family holiday?” The closing date is 10th October 2011 and the lucky winner will be notified by 31st October 2011. Terms and conditions apply.*

Hertz has also added a number of other family-friendly vehicles to its new Family Selection to join the Meriva as follows:


Opel Meriva (make and model reservable)
Citroen C8 or similar
Peugeot 5008 or similar
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Astra Sport Tourer or similar
Peugeot 3008 or similar

Opel Meriva (make and model reservable)
Opel Zafira or similar
Opel Insignia SW or similar
VW Passat or similar
Ford Galaxy or similar


Opel Meriva (make and model reservable)
Ford Focus C-Max or similar
Ford Mondeo Wagon or similar
Chrysler Grand Voyager or similar
Ford Galaxy or similar


Opel Meriva (make and model reservable)
Opel Insignia CDTI or similar
BMW 318 or similar
Renault Scenic or similar
Kia Karnival
Chevrolet Orlando or similr


Vauxhall Meriva (make and model reservable)
Vauxhall Insignia Tourer or similar
Ford Mondeo Wagon or similar
Ford S-Max Auto or similar
Ford Galaxy TDCI or similar
Vauxhall Zafira or similar

The Opel Meriva and Vauxhall Meriva exclusively carry the Hertz Make Model Guarantee in the Family Selection. Should another selected vehicle from the Family Selection not be available at the time of collection, Hertz will make every effort to provide an alternative, suitable vehicle.

* Overall Terms and Conditions are listed below. Country specific terms and conditions are listed on the Hertz websites for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

  • The prize consists of one new Meriva from Opel or Vauxhall, depending where the prize winner resides. The prize winner would receive the Opel Meriva if residing in continental Europe, or the Vauxhall Meriva if residing in the UK.
  • The promoter reserves the right to replace the prize with products of a similar type and value.
  • Any additional costs, such as insurance, are not the responsibility of Hertz.
  • Prize draw open to European residents only.
  • One entrant will be randomly selected as the winner.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 years or over and hold a valid driving licence.
  • The closing date is 10th October 2011 and the winner will be notified by 31st October 2011.
  • To enter the prize draw, simply enter your details as requested. Maximum one entry per person.
  • Anyone who enters the prize draw will be deemed to have understood these Terms and Conditions and will be bound by them.
  • Employees of Hertz and any associated group companies, prize sponsor and/or agencies associated with this competition and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Any such entries will be invalid.
  • Should the winner of the prize draw in anyway fail to claim or reject the prize, another entrant will be randomly selected as new winner.
  • No purchase is necessary

Your privacy

  • By entering the prize draw, you agree to the use of your submitted details for administration and publicity relating to this prize draw.
  • The data you have provided will be stored initially by Hertz Europe Limited for the purposes of this prize draw only after which, if you gave your consent, the data will be securely transferred to Opel (for residents continental Europe) or Vauxhall (residents in the UK). The data will not be used by Hertz for any other purpose
  • If your data is transferred to Opel or Vauxhall, with your consent it will be shared with either Opel’s or Vauxhall’s subsidiaries and dealerships and used to inform you about new Vauxhall products and services. Your data will be treated in accordance with local law. If you subsequently wish to view, update, rectify or delete the data you have consented to provide to Opel or Vauxhall, please contact your local Opel or Vauxhall subsidiary.  
  • The name of the winners will be available by writing to the Hertz #1 Club Membership Department at the promoter’s address below, enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • Promoter is Hertz Europe Limited, Hertz House, 11 Vine Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1QE, United Kingdom. Promotion subject to English Law.

About Hertz

Hertz is the world’s largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,500 corporate locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 92nd 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, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. For more information please see www.hertz.com.

About Opel

Opel sells vehicles in over 40 countries. The company operates 10 vehicle, powertrain and component plants and 3 development centers in 6 countries, and employs around 40,000 people. Many additional jobs are provided by over 6,600 dealer/service sites. In 2010, for the third consecutive year Opel sold over 1.1 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Europe, achieving a market share of 6.2 percent.

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