November 07, 2016
The Citroen Nemo has now been around for nearly ten years, having launched way back in 2007. It’s the entry-level van in the Citroen van range, propping up the Citroen Berlingo, new Citroen Dispatch and Citroen Relay.
It’s no secret that this compact van shares a body with the virtually-identical Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Fiorino, although the trim levels will ultimately determine which is the right van for you. Each spec will be different depending on what each manufacturer decide to include, so be sure to check these out before buying!
Offering a single body style and engine choice, there aren’t a lot of options with the Nemo. Having said that, if you are considering buying one then you’ll be doing so for its compact size which is perfect for busy city centres.
Its 80PS diesel engine is Euro 6 compliant, which means it is now cheaper to run than ever, thanks to lower emissions (and therefore lower tax) and improved fuel economy.
The definitive version of the Nemo continues to be the Enterprise model. Choose this trim level and you can expect all the luxury features usually specified as options, including air conditioning, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
As standard on all models is a ladder-style bulkhead behind the front seats. Rear doors open to 180 degrees, while load volume sits at 2.5 cubic metres, which is excellent for such a small van. The Nemo can lug around over 600kg of cargo and delivers over 60mpg, according to official figures.
Even though the Nemo shares its body with two other vans it’s actually based on a car – the Fiat Punto – which means that it also drives like one. Having said that, it’s not quite as refined a ride as car-derived vans like the Ford Fiestavan and Vauxhall Corsa.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a compact van that’s perfectly suited to multi-drop work or busy urban areas then the Citroen Nemo is an excellent choice.