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Drive Europe for as Little as $27 a Day

Drive Europe for as Little as $27 a Day

Citroën is beating the car rental companies at their own game with its highly successful DriveEurope programme now available in New Zealand and offering a brand new car in Europe on the road and all-inclusive from as little as $27 a day.

But a remarkably low price is just part one of the benefits from Citroën DriveEurope.

Unlike rental companies, Citroën DriveEurope guarantees that every customer gets a completely brand new car that is exactly the model and version requested and it can ordered with options such as child seats, roof rails and snow chains. Rental companies usually do not like their cars to be taken too far away from the country of hire, but a Citroën DriveEurope car may be taken right across Europe and as far afield as Iceland, Iran, Israel, the Ukraine, Moldova and Morocco, all fully insured and with 24 hour roadside assistance.

The range of vehicles offered also fulfils every requirement.

At one end there is the Citroën C3 and for those people wanting an open top experience of Europe, the C3 Pluriel. The award-winning C4 is available in hatch and Coupe forms, while people movers coming no less than five sizes, with the Berlingo Multispace, the Xsara Picasso, the C8, the Jumper and Jumpy offering up to nine seats and vast areas of luggage space.

Topping the range is the Citroën C5, winner of the AA New Zealand Safest Car Award, in sedan and wagon versions. Diesel and petrol versions are available across the range, with many models available with an automatic gearbox as an option. All vehicles are fitted with power steering, central locking, Air Conditioning, ABS brakes, Engine immobilizer, driver and passenger airbags, radio/CD player and power windows.

DriveEurope is being launched in New Zealand not just with the full backing of Citroën, but also Ateco Automotive, New Zealand and Australia’s largest independent car importer.

Ateco has been running DriveEurope in Australia for five years and they now provide more Citroën cars in Europe through DriveEurope than any other country, a fact that is reflected in the highly competitive prices being offered by DriveEurope in New Zealand.

“There is no better way to see Europe than with the freedom of your own car,” says Miles Williams, Ateco’s General Manager for Citroën and DriveEurope. “With our programme that unique freedom is even greater, with the value for money pricing, the ability to tailor exactly the car to your requirements and, of course, the freedom to roam right across not just Europe but to also visit places such as Morocco, Iceland and Israel with the security of 24 hour roadside assistance and support.”

“These advantages have proven highly addictive to Australian travelers and now we are offering them to New Zealanders traveling to Europe, who are renowned for their love of touring Europe, so I am sure DriveEurope will prove just as popular,” he says.

Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd, owned by New Zealand businessman Neville Crichton, is the largest independent importer of cars in Australia and New Zealand. Under Ateco’s management, Citroën sales in Australia have increased every year during the past nine years and Citroën now offers more models than ever before in its 84 year history in Australia. The DriveEurope programme is run by a dedicated team of specialists and this means that New Zealanders using DriveEurope can make all the arrangements here before they leave. On arrival in Europe, the only thing to do is sign papers, pick up the keys and drive off in a brand new Citroën.

Details of the DriveEurope programme are available from all quality travel agents, on the Internet at, by telephone on 0800 550 008 or by fax on 0800 408 902.


Editor’s Notes:
Full list of Countries in which DriveEurope cars may be used:
 Albania  Andorra  Austria  Balearic Islands  Belarus
 Belgium  Bosnia-Herzegovina  Bulgaria  Croatia  Cyprus
 Czech Republic  Denmark  Estonia  Finland  France
 Germany  Gibraltar  Greece  Hungary  Iceland
 Iran, Republic of  Ireland  Israel  Italy  Latvia
 Lithuania  Luxemburg  Liechtenstein  Macedonia  Malta
 Moldova  Monaco  Morocco  Netherlands  Norway
 Poland  Portugal  Romania  San Marino  Serbia and Montenegro
 Slovakia  Slovenia  Spain  Sweden  Switzerland
 Tunisia  Turkey  Ukraine  United Kingdom

The DriveEurope Range
Model/Version SatNav
Colour or monochrome Manual or automatic Diesel or petrol
C3 1.4L HDI M D
C3 1.6L HDI M D
C3 1.6L Pluriel M P
C4 Coupe
C4 VTR 1.4L Coupe M P
C4 VTS 2.0L HDI Coupe C M D
C4 Hatch
C4 1.6L Hatch M P
C4 2.0L Exclusive Hatch C A P
C4 1.6L HDI Hatch M D
C4 2.0L HDI Exclusive Hatch C M D
Picasso 1.6L M P
Picasso 2.0L Exclusive B/W A P
Picasso 1.6L HDI M D
Picasso 1.6L HDI Exclusive B/W M D
C5 Sedan
C5 2.0L Sedan M P
C5 2.0L Sedan A P
C5 3.0L V6 Exclusive Sedan C A P
C5 2.0L HDI Sedan M D
C5 2.0L Sedan C A P
C5 2.0L HDI Exclusive Sedan C M D
C5 2.0L HDI Exclusive Sedan C A D
C5 Wagon
C5 2.0L HDI Wagon M D
C5 2.0L HDI Exclusive Wagon C A D
Berlingo Multispace 1.6L M D
C8 Minivan
C8 2.2L Minivan M D
C8 2.2L Exclusive Minivan C M D
C8 2.2L Exclusive Minivan C M D
C8 2.2L Exclusive Minivan C M D
C8 2.0L Exclusive Minivan C A D
Jumpy & Jumper
Jumpy Combi 2.0L - 8 seater M D
Jumper Combi 2.8L - 9 seater

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