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Round-Up: First car club for Belfast; Tax-friendly XC60 line-up; 200 van deal for Mercedes

First car club launches in Belfast

Enterprise-Rent-A-Car launched first car club in BelfastEnterprise Car Club has launched what the company claimed is “a new way of getting behind the wheel” in Belfast with the introduction of the car sharing scheme at the company’s Boucher Road branch, close to Balmoral train station.

Customers can access a vehicle 24 hours a day through the mobile app, and can collect a vehicle using their smartphone when the branch is closed.

“This is an exciting innovation, and something that our customers have told us will make a huge difference to our service,” said Enterprise Rent-A-Car Northern Ireland general manager Diane Mulholland.


Tax-friendly addition to XC60 line-up

Volvo XC60 front wheel drive D4 with 129g/km Co2Volvo has added a new front-wheel drive D4 diesel model to its XC60 SUV line-up. The 190hp model emits 129g/km, making it the most efficient version in the line-up, and is available from £38,450.

“The XC60 has enjoyed strong demand since it was launched, and the new D4 FWD variant makes it all the more desirable,” said Steve Beattie, Head of Business Sales at Volvo Car UK. “People who want to cut their tax and fuel costs, and reduce their impact on the environment, without compromising on style, quality, practicality and comfort, will enjoy everything the XC60 D4 FWD has to offer.”


Mercedes 200-van deal for smart metering specialist

Mercedes-Benz secures 200 van deal for smart-metering specialist UW Home Services in Bolton - image 2Bolton-based smart metering systems specialist UW Home Services has signed a deal to take on 200 Mercedes-Benz Vitos for deployment across the country.

Funded through Mercedes-Benz Finance, the first 50 vehicles are already in service, with around 25 per months to be added through Midland Truck and Van, which beat dealers from two other brands to secure the deal.

“The Compact version of the Mercedes-Benz Vito is perfectly sized for our operation,” said UW’s head of supply chain Matt Barker. “It combines a driving experience which is more akin to a high-quality car than a van, with a reputation for bullet-proof reliability and safety.”