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Hertz welcomes Ford Focus ST-H hatchbacks with unique Hertz exterior to its Fun Collection in The Netherlands


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2014 Ford Focus ST-H

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LONDON--Nov. 25, 2013: The Hertz Corporation , 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.

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 Hertz. Terms and conditions apply, which can be obtained from the website.