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Europcar Takes Exclusive Delivery of Tiguan

In an exclusive agreement with Volkswagen, Europcar UK Group is the only UK car rental organisation to offer the Volkswagen Tiguan as part of its fleet in 2008.  100 Volkswagen Tiguan 2 litre TDI S models are now available for rent from Europcar’s Heathrow and Gatwick locations.

Awareness of the vehicle’s availability is being supported by an e-marketing campaign which drives searches in Google for ‘Tiguan’ to the Europcar booking site.   Here, customers can book the Tiguan as a specific vehicle rather than a car group.  Alternatively customers can book the car through Europcar’s central reservation line.

Michael McInerney, Fleet Operations Director said “This is all part of our commitment to work closely with car manufacturers to bring our customers the latest models and widest choice of vehicles to meet their needs.  We are delighted Volkswagen has selected Europcar to showcase the new Tiguan.   A compact 4×4, the Tiguan is suitable for both urban and rural driving making it a very flexible and attractive rental option.  We are placing the vehicles in two of our busiest locations serving inbound business and leisure customers.” 

The Tiguan is also set to join Europcar’s fleet in France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland.

Bookings can be made at: 0845 758 5375 or www.europcar.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors

Owned by the French private equity firm Eurazeo, Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. Since March 2007 with the acquisition of Vanguard EMEA (National & Alamo brands), its network comprises over 5,300 rental outlets in 160 countries. Europcar serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding franchise operations, in 2007 Europcar signed more than 10 million rental contracts, with 7,700 employees and a fleet exceeding 215,000 vehicles. For more information: www.europcar.com

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