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Hertz Australia sells Hybrid Toyota Prius Sedans

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As part of its programme of retiring rental cars after 12 months of service, Hertz Australia is now disposing of the first of its popular Toyota Prius sedans through its nine Hertz Car Sales outlets four in Melbourne, three in Sydney and one each in Brisbane and Adelaide.

The Prius - one of the first hybrid vehicles to enter the Australian market - can travel up to 100 kilometres on just 4.4 litres of petrol, and as far as 1,000 kilometres on one tank of fuel.

The car emits up to 55% less carbon monoxide than conventionally powered vehicles of similar size, and is one of the quietest vehicles currently available, with its Continuously Variable Transmission system eliminating the need for gear changes.

As fuel prices continue to rise, and the community embraces environmentally-friendly products, hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, said Wayne Burgoyne, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hertz Australia. .....as a result we expect to have approximately 500 in rental service by the middle of this year.

Hertz Australia is now offering the first of its Toyota Prius sedans for sale through Hertz Car Sales.

In addition to a competitive price tag of between A$24,000 and A$27,000, the ex-rental Toyota Prius sedans have been maintained meticulously, and are offered for sale with low kilometres, the balance of the manufacturers new car warranty and at least six months registration, Burgoyne added.

As well as low fuel consumption, rental customers have been impressed that the Prius matches the comfort, performance and safety standards of other similar-sized vehicles, including seating for up to five passengers, dual front SRS airbags, air conditioning, power-operated windows and mirrors, six-speaker CD /radio and cruise control.

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