CitroŽn has announces an important new
addition to its light commercial vehicle range - the new CitroŽn Nemo.
Set to make its public debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show (25 October),
CitroŽnís new, entry level compact van brings innovative solutions to a
wide range of business transport applications, and will go on sale in
the UK during the second quarter of 2008.
Robert Handyside, CitroŽnís commercial
vehicles operations manager, comments, ďThe new CitroŽn Nemo is set to
make a real splash in the ultra-competitive UK lcv sector. It neatly
complements our existing UK light commercial vehicle range, expanding it
to a five model line-up: C2 Enterprise, Nemo, Berlingo, Dispatch and
Relay. As such the Nemo will enable the company to provide a seamless
range of lcvs from 0.84cu.m through to a massive 17cu.m load carrying
capacity. No other manufacturer in the UK will be able to offer such a
The CitroŽn Nemo has been introduced to
fulfil a wide range of business transport needs. It is primarily
designed for use in urban environments where its compact size, ease of
manoeuvrability and low emissions (119g/km CO2 for the 1.4HDi
model) characteristics will be of major benefit.
To suit its urban role the new Nemo is
just 3.86m long but has a large internal load volume of 2.5cu.m and a
strong payload of 610kg. The Nemo is launched with a choice of a 75hp
1.4i petrol engine or CitroŽnís ultra-economical 70hp 1.4HDi diesel
engine (63mpg/4.5 l/100 km on the combined cycle).
A CitroŽn five-speed automated manual
transmission will also be optionally available for Nemo vans powered by
the 1.4HDi engine. This option combines the benefits of automatic
transmission with the fuel efficiency of a manual vehicle, making it
ideal for around-town use.
The new CitroŽn Nemo will offer an
impressive range of safety and security equipment, will have a very
competitive sales price and will provide the cost-saving benefits of
long service intervals, innovative design and robust construction.
Price and specification details of CitroŽn Nemo vans for the UK market
will be announced in 2008.