- Easy to manoeuvre
- Rear sliding side doors
- Cheap to run
- HDi available with an Automatic
Citroen is known for its wide range of family cars that focus on practicality and space. With several models that are primarily designed to suit a diverse audience; the Citroen Nemo Multispace is one such example.
The Nemo Multispace is an MPV with a design derived from a Citroen van with the same name. Despite its origins, the Nemo is one of the smallest in its class of vehicle.
It offers a fair amount of interior space, which is made to seem bigger thanks to its generous head height, even in the back. Legroom can be a little tight though, especially when the front seats are back.
The Nemo Multispace provides a large boot, that’s even bigger when the seats are folded down or removed.
Given it’s a smaller size, there’s no surprise that the Nemo has a maximum load of 360 litres. That’s more than the C4 but significantly less than the Berlingo. Still with the added parcel shelf, door pockets and lidded glovebox there’s plenty of places to store smaller items.
The rear seats are comfortable. However, the car itself can be a bit of a squeeze compared to others in the same class. The head and legroom are lacking given its boxy van-derived design.
With a height-adjustable seat and steering wheel, it’s easy for the driver to find a comfortable driving position.
The interior feels durable, and all controls are simple to use switches and dials that are clearly labelled. One disturbing aspect of the vehicles is that air-conditioning is an optional extra.
The Nemo uses sliding doors which is a significant benefit for quickly entering or leaving the car. Especially withing tight parking spaces.
When tested in 2010, the Nemo was given a three-star NCAP rating. Though during this period tests we’re significantly stricter.
Safety features included in the Nemo Multispace consists of:
- Driver airbags
- Front passenger airbags
- Seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters
- energy-absorbing side impact protection
- ISOFIX child seat mounting points
The Nemo Multispace comes in either a petrol or diesel variation, both of which are very economical and offer a long service interval.
Choosing the diesel version is our recommendation to anyone looking for a green-friendly car. Its economic average of 62mpg and low production of 112g/km CO2 makes it ideal. Not to mention the lower C02 emissions makes road tax cheap.
Reaching 62mph at a leisurely 16.3s the diesel Nemo isn’t winning any races soon, but the fuel efficiency more than makes up for that in our minds.
The petrol model will net a 1.4-litre engine that gives a modest 42mpg and produces around 155g/km of CO2 emissions.
Its got slightly less power than the diesel at 70bhp; but, you will notice the extra pulling power that comes from petrol engines. Despite that, it takes a whole 2 seconds more to reach 62mph being timed at 18.3s.
Typically the Nemo Multispace comes with a 5-speed gearbox. However, the diesel model is also available as an automatic.
The light and easy steering make the Nemo perfect for city and town driving.
With great visibility and large mirrors parking and manoeuvring is made easy; more so with the optional rear parking sensors. The rear pillars are a little bigger than you’d expect on a car this size. However, it doesn’t affect visibility too much.
Noise isn’t an issue with wind and road sounds being blocked out quite well. The engine is also relatively quiet as well, even while cruising at 70mpg.
The Nemo uses tried and tested technology and parts so; you’re not likely to run into problems. Equally, the same build is used in its sister car the Fiat Qubo which uses the same design, parts and manufacturer.
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