Welcome to the Citroën EuroPass NZ web-site.
(Note: The official name of the Citroën and DS Automobiles Temporary Transit (TT) scheme in France is Citroën Euro Pass.)

The PSA Group, Europe’s second largest car manufacturer, have provided tax-free car leasing in Europe for almost 50 years. The Citroën and DS brands combined supply more than 7,000 vehicles each year to the ‘TT’ (Temporary Transit) scheme, where a non-European resident (tourist to Europe) gets to drive a brand new vehicle registered in their name with special registration plates fitted. When the vehicle is returned it is then sold into the second hand car market in Europe.

Our staff in New Zealand have more than 20 years combined experience selling Europe and tax-free car leasing, ensuring the best advice and service.

Sime Darby Automobiles NZ Ltd is also the importer of Citroën, and the premium DS brand, so we have a vested interest in providing you with the best experience possible.

In the past, leasing was often the best option if you wanted a car from 21 days to 175 days, but we now also have prices for leases less than 21 days! Refer Prices for more information.

Your Citroën Euro Pass includes:

  • A brand new left-hand drive Citroën or DS vehicle

  • New car factory warranty

  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance (including fire, theft and third party) with NO excess

  • Insurance also includes cover for fuel inversion (wrong fuel), glass and punctures! (Rental cars often exclude these items.)

  • Unlimited mileage

  • Free collection and return within France

  • Great value delivery/return fees if you wish to collect/return outside France

  • All paperwork and payment completed before you depart New Zealand

  • A minimum driver age of 18 years, with a full drivers licence (Note: International Drivers Permit highly recommended and/or compulsory in some European countries)

  • No maximum driver age (as long as you have a full drivers licence)

  • No extra driver fees (conditions apply – refer Booking Conditions)

  • 24/7 Assistance call centre in case of accident, fire, theft, vandalism or breakdown

  • Comprehensive documentation including tips and advice for driving in Europe

  • Emergency triangle and one reflectorised jacket (to comply with French law)

Your insurance document will be provided on collection of your vehicle. In the meantime, click here for a summary of the insurance cover you will receive.

So not only is Citroën Euro Pass one of the most inclusive programs around, with an incredible number of countries that you can drive into (including Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and more), it is also often better value than a rental car – particularly when you need a car for 3 weeks or more and especially if you want to do a one-way from one country to another!

And don’t forget, if you are not familiar with the Citroën or DS range of vehicles, pop into one of our showrooms around the country to be sure you choose the vehicle that best meets your passenger and luggage needs.


The Citroën Euro Pass scheme is only available to non-European residents holidaying in Europe for less than 185 days in a 12 month period. Information and prices on this web-site are available to New Zealand residents or passport holders only.


Citroën EuroPass NZ is a division of Sime Darby Automobiles NZ Limited, located in Auckland.