The Citroen Nemo Multispac is part of a family car range that prioritizes practicality and space, but with this model featuring the smallest size among them. The design is based on the Nemo van, a vehicle that features a spacious boot and extra seats. The body itself has a boxy look but is tall in its shape. Room is enabled not only in more than enough seats but also in its generous headroom and easy access via sliding side doors. Plus the Citroen is a cheap vehicle to run and maintain, making it a suitable vehicle for anyone under a strict budget. Read on to know how else this vehicle will perform on the road and in comparison with its competitors.
The Nemo Multispace only comes with two engines: a 1.4-litre petrol at 75bhp and a 1.4 HDi. The petrol unit is the entry-level engine but even as such, it has enough power for town roadways. The 42mpg of fuel economy doesn’t hurt either. While the 1.4 HDi has less power at 70bhp, it still delivers pulling power and is able to arrive at 62mph in 18.7 seconds. In-gear pull is also adequate and its speed going much faster when doing daily driving. Fuel economy is at 62mpg and its CO2 emissions at 119g/km, making the HDi engine a practical pick for anyone after cheap tax. The diesel version comes with an automatic gearbox and employs a SensoDrive system that doesn’t compromise the emissions or fuel economy. Instead it focuses on improving your acceleration times. A five-speed manual comes as the standard gearbox, but tends to feel spongy as you shift gear.
The vehicle is well suited for town and city driving, so you won’t have any problems with steering and going into a tight turning circle. The Nemo Multispace’s manoevrability is best when going through three-point turns and parking spaces. There’s also the handy all around visibility. You can also include rear parking sensors and bigger side mirrors as an additional enhancement to your driving.
The interior space is decent despite the Nemo Multispace’s compact size. The high roof provides extra head room, and rear seats are comfortable on long journeys.
Unfortunately the car doesn’t perform as well along the open road. At higher speeds, the light steering tends to become vague and little feel is felt in corners. Body roll is also evident, but the Nemo still feels like a light weight against strong cross wind competitors.
Despite its high roofline, the compact limitations of the Nemo shows in its tight leg room. Leg space gets even shorter when the front seats are slid until the back, which would be the case for a six-foot tall passenger. Another inconvenience would be air conditioning not coming as standard. Thankfully comfort is stilla ssued with the insulation of road, wind, and engine noise, even when going at 70 mph. The ride could use some improvement in terms of absorbing the shock from road imperfections. Plus the vehicle is also unable to settle, compromising the Nemo Multispace’s overall comfort.
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