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Afternoon round-up: Winchester car club, supermarket fuel price war, Skoda updates Citigo


Winchester launches car club with Enterprise

Enterprise Car Club WinchesterWinchester city council has launched a car club in partnership with Enterprise, allowing residents and visitors self-service access to vehicles. Under the scheme, cars can be booked from 15 minutes to days at a time, and low emissions vehicles are employed with the intention of improving local air quality. The rental company has similar schemes in Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

“The council is delighted to offer Enterprise free use of three parking spaces in city council car parks for Winchester’s new car club,” said councillor Jan Warwick, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment.

“The car club is one of the many actions in the city council’s new air quality action plan. Other actions include encouraging greater use of out of centre parking, the installation of electric vehicle charging points in city centre car parks and introducing ultra low emission vehicles for our own fleet.”

Fuel prices down at supermarkets

Major supermarkets have slashed fuel costs following a drop in the price of oil. Sainsbury’s announced a 2p per litre reduction earlier this week, while Morrisons and Tesco implemented similar cuts. Asda has also announced a 1p per litre reduction.

It is believed that this is the first time in over a decade that Sainsbury’s has been the first of the big supermarkets to move first in the pump price war.

Skoda updates Citigo

Skoda Citigo 2017Skoda has revealed a mildly revised version of its Citigo city car. The latest model has a new front end, comprising a redesigned bonnet, bumpers, fog lights and radiator grille. The mid-level SE trim and higher grade models get LED daytime running lights and dark-tinted rear lights, while fog lights with a cornering function and City Safe Drive with light and rain sensors as well as Light Assist with a coming home function are now optional.

The new models are available to order now and prices start at £8,635 for the Citigo S three-door 60hp.