Citroen is introducing the compact, practical, versatile, environmentally-sensitive and, above all, attractively priced Nemo Multispace.
Whether it’s the 60+ mpg, or sub £10,000 price tag; its 119g/km CO2 emissions or its 2,500 litre load space, the new Nemo Multispace is a surefooted response by Citroen to recent market evolutions – where customers are increasingly looking for good value for money and fuel consumption in environmentally friendly and practical vehicles.
It is set to complement its bigger brother, the Berlingo Multispace – the car that introduced value MPVs to the UK 11 years ago. Today the Nemo Multispace can offer buyers even better value for money if they part exchange their pre-2000 registered car with Citroen’s £2000 Scrappage Incentive, meaning customers could drive away their new Nemo for just £7,995.
Offered in one trim level, the MPV version of the award-winning LCV model appeals to drivers looking for a simple vehicle with functionality and space for the whole family. However, functional the New Nemo Multisapce may be, yet it doesn’t lack creature comforts with remote central locking, electric windows, power steering, split rear seats, 4 airbags, trip computer and even ‘guide me home’ lights fitted as standard.
The Nemo Multispace’s distinctive appearance expresses a fun and functional personality with the smooth lines of its short front and vertical rear end. The wide windscreen, good glass area and large door mirrors allow impressive visibility from the inside and give the Nemo Multispace its signature Citroen MPV character.
With its chunky two-tone front and rear bumpers, sculpted wheel arches and black side rubbing strips the car has an ‘active’ appearance. The clear-lens headlamps and large chevrons communicate robustness and purpose.
Twin sliding doors in the rear provide an easy, wide access point for passengers, even in restricted locations. The large tailgate, with the Citroen chevrons prominently positioned in the centre, provides convenient, low-threshold loading and easy access to the car’s contents.
A car designed for being at home in the urban environment, the Nemo Multispace’s compact size and tight – sub 10 metre – turning circle offers drivers agile city mobility whilst the car is capable of providing smooth, long distance running and good fuel economy on the open road.
Measuring just 3.96m long, 2.02m wide and 1.72m tall (1.78m with optional roof bars), the Nemo Multispace manages to pack a surprising amount of internal room into its compact exterior with nearly 1.7m of cabin length offering generous elbow and headroom in both the front and rear. The smart design of the seats offer both comfort and support, whilst the rear seats, mounted 40mm higher than the front ones, give passengers a clear view ahead.
For those in need of more space than the Nemo Multispace’s already impressive 360-litre boot volume, it can be increased to either 890-litres with rear seats folded or a massive 2500-litres with the rear seats completely removed. For added convenience the removable luggage shelf can be stored behind the back of the rear bench.
Offering users flexible functionality, there are numerous convenient stowage compartments positioned throughout the cabin with 12 locations at the front to meet a range of requirements. The rugged PVC cabin floor covering underlines the car’s practical personality.
The Nemo Multispace puts drivers in a confident, convenient and comfortable seating position. With a high-mounted gear lever, situated close to the steering wheel, along with ergonomically located controls and driving aids, users will feel firmly in control.
Visibility is excellent and drivers can easily find a comfortable setting thanks to a height and reach adjustable steering wheel, height and lumbar adjustable seat and armrest. Making driving easier and more enjoyable, variable power assisted steering is fitted as standard and for convenience on the move, there are also front electric windows, as well as electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Keeping occupants cool on warm days, the Nemo Multispace can also be fitted with air-conditioning.
The Nemo Multispace is fitted with smart equipment for entertainment on the move. There is a high-quality audio system with four loudspeakers and an RDS stereo radio with MP3-compatible CD player for hours of music playback. A handy 12V socket in the front also allows users to power electronic devices.
Convenience items such as a trip computer and guide me home headlights are standard whilst Bluetooth® connectivity is available, enabling safe and easy communication on the move. On/Off controls are positioned in the centre of the dashboard with a microphone built into the central overhead light. The Nemo Multispace is also available with rear parking sensors and an over-speed warning feature that emits a visual and audible signal when the driver exceeds the set speed.
A typically Citroen touch, the Multispace features a removable torch mounted in the boot which also doubles as the boot light. When removed from its mounting the smart gadget provides a useful portable light source and is recharged when placed back in its cradle.
The Nemo Multispace can be powered by either a 1.4i 75hp petrol unit or an efficient 1.4HDi 70hp diesel available with standard or Sensodrive transmission. Citroen’s automated manual Sensodrive gearbox provides the two pedal convenience of a conventional automatic transmission with the fuel economy and low CO2 emissions of a manual gearbox.
Ensuring inexpensive mileage for families on a budget, the ultra frugal HDi unit boasts an optimised fuel economy of 62.8mpg on the combined cycle with a range of around 620 miles on its 9.9-gallon tank. Thanks to the engine’s low CO2 emissions of just 119g/km, the HDi model comes with Citroen’s Airdream label, a special eco-signature only bestowed on the Company’s most environmentally conscious vehicles. The low CO2 emissions also mean drivers can benefit from low road fund licence.
Safe and secure, the Nemo Multispace is equipped with ABS, driver and passenger airbags as well as front lateral airbags as standard. The imposing, robust design of the bonnet and front bumpers also offers strength and rigidity whilst rear fog lights and a high-level third brake light ensure optimum visibility to other road users.
For the secure fitment of child seats there are two Isofix anchor points on the two outer rear seats and an automatic door locking feature is installed that activates when the vehicle is in motion. Remote central locking and an immobiliser are also fitted as standard.
The Nemo Multispace is on sale now with prices starting at just £9,995.00 for the 1.4i petrol model up to £11,795.00 with the 1.4HDi engine and Sensodrive transmission, all models are insurance group 2E, with 20,000 mile service intervals.
1.4i 8V 75hp: £9,995.00
1.4HDi 8V 70hp: £10,995.00
1.4HDi 8v 70hp SensoDrive: £11,795.00