Citroën Nemo Multispace MPVAnother people carrier joins the Citroën line-up

24 April 2009

The Nemo Multispace MPV offers plenty of interior space for a budget price.

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Citroën Nemo Multispace MPV

Citroën's new Nemo Multispace MPV is a rebadged version of the Fiat Qubo

If the Nemo Multispace looks familiar that’s because it is essentially the same as the Fiat Qubo, introduced earlier this year. Which means it’s an based on a van – just like the bigger Citroën Berlingo Multispace.

This doesn’t mean the Nemo offers an agricultural driving experience, as the van in question is actually based on a shortened Fiat Grande Punto car platform. However, the Nemo is intended as a more ‘cheap and cheerful’ offering than Citroën’s other small MPV, the C3 Picasso.

This means plenty of functional practicality, but not very much style. So, while the Nemo Multispace’s jutting two-tone front bumper might be an acquired taste, you do get the convenience of twin sliding doors at the back for improved access in tight car parks.

There is also a vast amount of storage space inside – from a boot that starts out at 360 litres and expands up to 2,500 litres with the seats removed, to the 12 separate stowage compartments at the front of the cabin. The interior floor, meanwhile, is finished in easy-to-clean PVC rubber.

119g/km CO2 emissions

The Nemo Multispace comes with a choice of 1.4-litre petrol or 1.4-litre HDi turbodiesel engines. The diesel commands a £1,000 price premium but is capable of a claimed 62.8mpg, while the petrol only manages 42.2mpg. Similarly, the diesel emits 119g/km of CO2, the petrol 165g/km. To help decide which makes sense for you, try our petrol versus diesel calculator.

Citroën Nemo Multispace MPV 2

Nemo offers an impressive 2500 litres of luggage space with the rear seats removed

There is just one trim level available, featuring four airbags, heated electric mirrors, driver’s seat lumber adjustment, MP3-capable CD player and a torch that doubles as the boot light. Bluetooth connectivity and air conditioning are optional at £180 and £500 respectively.

Yours for less than £8,000

Prices for the Citroën Nemo Multispace start at £9,995. This substantially undercuts the C3 Picasso, which starts at £11,495 – albeit with newer, more powerful engines. The Fiat Qubo is priced from £9,750 (including Bluetooth and a USB connector, but not electric mirrors).

However, Citroën is currently running its own £2,000 ‘, so if you have a pre-2000 car to part-exchange you could take home a Nemo Multispace for as little as £7,995.


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