Discount supermarket Lidl has begun selling heavily discounted cars via its website.
The German supermarket chain, best known for selling cheap groceries, is selling two models at around 25 per cent less than list price, thanks to a deal stuck with car distributor ATG-Automobile.
Customers on Lidl’s German website can purchase four variants of the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, starting from €10,570 (£9700) for the entry-level 1.0-litre 58bhp model, rising to €13,320 (£12,300) for the 1.3 CDTI model.
Two different models of the Volkswagen Cross Polo, a miniature soft-roader, are also on sale, starting form €13,645 (£12,500). Both are offered with a full range of manufacturer extras.
German car sales have been boosted in recent weeks by the new government stimulus package, rising by 21 per cent in February. Buyers are given up to €2500 (£2300) when replacing their old cars for a newer, more efficient model.
Not everyone is convinced that the German public will take to buying their cars from the supermarket.