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Citroen Nemo road test report
Citroen Nemo: compact but spacious van

Citroen Nemo HDi 75 test

Review: Mark Bursa

Citroen Nemo 1.4HDi 75 LX Diesel

What is it?

New-style city van, with ultra-low emissions and excellent fuel economy. The Citroen Nemo is the third van to be built as a joint venture between Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat. So it’s almost identical to the Fiat Fiorino and Pegueot Bipper. But with a more sensible name than the Peugeot!

What’s hot?

Citroen Nemo front seat folds down to provide useful worktop
Fold down front seat: useful for paperwork

 

  • Based on the platform of the Fiat Grande Punto…
  • …so its overall footprint is hatchback-sized
  • Van body is deceptively big but overall length less than a Ford Fiesta
  • Payload of 610kg, loadfloor length of 1.52m and volume of 2.5cu m…
  • …more than usable for delivery work
  • A 1000mm x 1200mm ISO pallet to be carried
  • Operators may find a Nemo could replace a larger van for everyday use
  • Fiat Grande Punto platform means excellent handling
  • Turning circle is less than 10m
  • Cab is car-like and comfortable, with excellent headroom
  • Nice details include a fold-down front passenger seat
  • This ups load volume to 2.8cm m
  • And a flip-up clipboard on the top of the dashboard
  • Good range of factory options: optional sliding doors on both sides
  • CO2 emissions are a tax-friendly 119g/km on the 70hp 1.4 HDi diesel
  • Running a Nemo will enhance your company’s ‘green’ credentials
  • Optional SensoDrive clutchless manual for city driving

What’s not?

Wide-opening rear doors on Citroen Nemo
Easy access: wide-opening rear doors

 

  • Side door apertures are smaller than they look
  • Bulkhead and rear wheel arches intrude into the space…
  • …so the only way to load bulky items is through the back door
  • Remember, it’s badge-engineered
  • Peugeot’s Bipper and Fiat’s Fiorino are the same van – so shop around

What you need to Know

Citroen Nemo has fold down front passenger seat to expand load area
Front seat: folds into floor for greater load length

 

P11D Value: £9,515
Monthly Rental: * £267
What will it be worth: ** £
GVW: 1,700kg
Payload: 610kg
Loadspace Volume: 2.5cu m
Basic Loadspace Dimensions: 1,520mm long x 1,050 wide x 1,180 high
Engine: 1.4-litre HDi Diesel
CO2 Emissions: 119g/km
Power/torque: 70hp/160Nm @ 1,750rpm
Economy:

 

Business Van Manager Road Test Rating

Car-derived vans used to comprise a box body welded to the front of a popular hatchback – but that’s sooo 20th century. The Citroen Nemo puts a clever, small panel van body on to a hatchback platform to combine car-like driveability with van practicality. Factor in a clean (sub-120g CO2), economical diesel engine and cheeky good looks and you’ve got a winning combination.

Also Consider

Fiat Fiorino Cargo SX 1.3 Multijet Diesel 75

Peugeot Bipper 1.4HDi S Diesel

Ford Fiesta Sportvan 1.6TDCi 90PS

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