Citroen Nemo Multispace Review

Citroen Nemo Multispace
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Citroen Nemo Review

Citroen Nemo Multispace Review | Part TwoCitroen Nemo Multispace Road Test

Earlier this year, Citroen introduced another of its well packaged van derivatives, the Citroen Nemo Multispace, which is what we have been driving this week.

Earlier this year, Citroen introduced another of its well packaged van derivatives, the Citroen Nemo Multispace, which is what we have been driving this week. And I wish I had a pound for everyone who said, "It's a fish, isn't it?"

It goes to show the power of Disney Pixar productions and the Citroen Nemo is just as potent in illustrating just how well Citroen make the transition from van to mini MPV. The Citroen Nemo is the smaller sibling to the Citroen Berlingo, but isn't short on space; in fact that and practicality are the main selling points.

It has to be said that the Citroen Nemo is not one of the prettiest cars on the road. The front features chunky two-tone bumpers that protrude from the bonnet. The black areas include the front grille and extend upwards to the headlight clusters, giving the car a purposeful if lumpy look.

In profile, the slab-like sides are broken up by black rubbing strips, black door handle housings and the running rail for the sliding doors. The large front doors make it easy to get in and out and the sliding rear doors are a boon for people with young children and babies. In that regard, there are ISOFIX mountings on the outer rear seats with top tethers.

The Citroen Nemo's flat rear door is full length and heavy. It looks as if it splits just below the large Citroen roundel but doesn't, unfortunately. Nevertheless, the large door provides a canopy when open and reveals a low load platform and some 360-litres of space. The rear seat-backs have an asymmetric split and fold function, which increases the capacity to 890-litres. For extra large objects, the seats can be removed altogether, swelling the capacity to a van-like 2,500-litres.

There are no trim choices, so every Citroen Nemo comes with textured rubber floor mats for easy cleaning and good supportive seats. There is, however, a short optional extras list comprising air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, a Road Pack (roof bars and front fog lights) and metallic or pearlescent paint. There are six body colours from which to choose however, all but the Tizano Red are either metallic or pearlescent.

Citroen Nemo Multispace Review | Part TwoCitroen Nemo Multispace Road Test
Citroen Nemo Road Test Data
Model ReviewedCitroen Nemo Multispace 1.4 HDi
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourTuscan Blue Pearlescent
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph18.2 seconds
Top Speed 94 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban49.6 mpg
Extra Urban74.3 mpg
Combined62.8 mpg
  
Insurance Group2
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 10/09/09)£10,995

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