Travellers can save up to 50% off UK car hire; up to 20% on European reservations and 30% off Prestige vehicle hire – if they book before the end of January 2012

    London, January 2012 – Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, has launched its New Year sale with a range of budget-busting offers.

    Travellers can get up to 50% off UK car hire booked in January and taken before the end of March 2012. There’s also great deals for European car hire with discounts of up to 20%. And the company is offering up to 30% off rates for its Prestige vehicle fleet – so driving anything from an Audi TT to a Porsche Boxster will be more affordable this Spring.

    All UK bookings for 2 days or more also benefit from Europcar’s unique freeDeliver service which provides the convenience of free delivery to the customer’s home within a 15 mile radius of the nearest Europcar location. And at the end of the booking, Europcar collects – no hassle, no charge.

    Hit the Sales in Style

    Shopping centres right across the UK will be bustling in January, offering great discounts on high street brands. Hiring a car will make it even easier for shoppers heading to outlets such as Bicester Village, the Galleria and Gunwharf Quays. Having easy access to a larger vehicle could also be handy to get all the bargains back home, plus by using a hire car shoppers will save on wear on tear on their own vehicle.

    Hire a 4×4 or Sports Car for a Country Retreat

    Sometimes piping hot fish and chips on the beach on a bright wintry day is the perfect antidote to the winter months. And Europcar’s great January rates on car hire, available on reservations taken before the end of March, mean it’s more affordable than ever to arrange a weekend getaway in Pembrokeshire or a drive down to Cornwall’s dramatic coastline.

    For a more sedate break, nothing beats locations like the Lake District or the New Forest for a country hotel, a roaring fire and a bracing walk. Plus Europcar’s great winter offer on its Prestige fleet, including high performance cars and 4x4s, means motorists can experience a little extra excitement or luxury for less.

    Weekend city breaks for less

    With the Europcar January Sale also including up to 20% off car hire across Europe, weekend breaks this Spring in some of Europe’s tourist hotspots could be more affordable too.

    “We think our January sale is the perfect excuse for booking a break from the winter blues” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group.

    “With up to 50% off UK car hire for reservations up to the end of March, and 30% off our Prestige vehicles, as well as 20% off European rental, that trip away could be much more affordable. And whether you prefer the buzz and nightlife of a city break or the peace and tranquillity of a rural idyll, we have a car to suit every traveller.