Citroen is presenting the Nemo Combi at the Brussels Motor Show from 15 January 2008. The Marque’s new entry-level leisure activity vehicle is scheduled for launch in spring 2008.
A compact, generous and convenient leisure activity vehicle that is at ease anywhere
Nemo Combi is an innovative vehicle, with modern, friendly and dynamic styling. Compact outside and spacious inside, it is functional, robust and economical, with a range of features designed to ensure the comfort of all five passengers.
For even greater versatility and a stronger focus on leisure, Nemo Combi is also available in an XTR version.
Compact exterior dimensions and optimised living space
The main features of Nemo Combi, a new arrival in the family of leisure activity vehicles, are:
- compact exterior dimensions. Just 3.96 m long and easy to handle, it is particularly at ease in the city, with a turning circle of less than 10 metres between kerbs;
- an ingenious design, fitting a wide range of features into a compact space, with:
- two generous seats at the front, enabling tall people to ride in comfort;
- three generous seats at the rear;
- a large boot with stowage of 356 litres under the parcel shelf, and 884 litres up to the back of the front seat when the rear bench is tumbled forward;
- a load volume of almost 2.5 m3 when the rear seat is removed;
- rear asymmetric swing doors.
A wide range of features for vehicle efficiency and passenger comfort
Nemo Combi was developed to satisfy its users, with features including:
- remarkably easy access, particularly to the rear, with one or two large sliding side doors;
- a modular design for versatility: the luggage shelf can be removed and stored behind the rear bench, which can be tumbled forward or removed;
- a full range of equipment in the areas of comfort, driving aids and safety;
- economy-in-use, with a limited maintenance plan and proven engines combining low fuel consumption and limited emissions (4.6 l/100 km and 123 g of CO2 per km for the HDi version), making it the reference in the leisure activity vehicle segment. Nemo Combi HDi carries the Airdream environmental signature.
Compact exterior dimensions
Nemo is 3.96 metres long, 1.72 metres wide and 1.72 metres tall (1.78 metres with the roof bars). This makes it just the right size for getting into car parks and nipping in and out of traffic. In addition, a tight turning circle enables it to carry out manoeuvres that would be impossible for many comparable vehicles.
Generous interior dimensions
Sized for easy urban driving, Nemo Combi also features generous interior space.
The passenger compartment is surprisingly large. Nemo Combi boasts space worthy of the next segment up, with elbow room of 1,420 mm at the front and 1,441 mm at the rear, headroom of 1,063 mm at the front and 1,049 mm at the rear, and a total cabin length of 1,680 mm.
The front and rear seats are both welcoming and comfortable. The rear bench, positioned 40 mm higher than the seats at the front, give passengers at the rear a clear view of the road. Boot capacity varies from 356 litres under the parcel shelf to 884 litres up to the back of the front seat when the rear bench is tumbled forward. These remarkable figures illustrate the excellent interior space of Nemo Combi. To take full advantage of the space available, the removable luggage shelf can be stored behind the back of the rear bench.
Removing the rear bench frees up a significant load volume of almost 2.5 m3.
A Combi XTR version for enhanced leisure capacities
Nemo will also attract young, dynamic customers looking for a practical and economical vehicle that is suitable for sporting and leisure activities. With its special equipment and styling, Nemo XTR further underlines the leisure capacities of Nemo Combi. This XTR version comprises a raised suspension system, 15-inch wheels with embellishers, a skid plate under the engine, and reinforced side protection (broad side mouldings, side guards, front bumper trim) and fog lamps on the bottom part of the bumper. Roof bars complete the list of equipment supplied with the XTR trim. Nemo Combi can thus carry a load of up to 100 kg on the roof, including cumbersome leisure equipment such as surfboards or bikes. Nemo XTR is thus equipped for leisure activities in the city and on the roughest terrain.
Modern and efficient powertrains
The HDi diesel engine with a capacity of 1,398 cm3 develops 50 kW EEC (68 bhp EEC or 70 bhp DIN) at a speed of 4,000 rpm, for maximum torque of 160 Nm at 1,750 rpm. This diesel engine, tried and tested on other models in the Citroën range, consumes just 4.6 l/100 km over a combined cycle for excellent economy-in-use. At the same time, Nemo Combi respects the environment with CO2 emissions of just 123 g/km, making it the benchmark in the leisure activity vehicle segment.
With this engine, Nemo Combi carries the Airdream eco-label, which is based on three criteria: production in an ISO 14001 certified plant, 95% recoverable at end-of-life and CO2 emissions of less than 130 g/km.
The petrol engine, shared with many other models in the range, has a capacity of 1,360 cm3 and develops 54 kW EEC (73.5 bhp EEC or 75 bhp DIN) at 5,200 rpm. Maximum torque is 118 Nm at the eminently reasonable speed of 2,600 rpm, for an excellent response at low engine speeds.
Average consumption over a combined cycle is 7.1 l/100km with CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.
Both engines are mated to 5-speed manual gearboxes whose ratios are tailored to the characteristics of each one.
A 5-speed clutchless manual gearbox will become available with the HDi 70 engine during 2008. In the same way as for other Citroën models available with this type of transmission (from the C1 city car to the Grand C4 Picasso MPV), Nemo Combi will bring its customers all the benefits of this system in terms of comfort, relaxed driving and economy-in-use. This transmission, which has no clutch pedal, features two operating modes: manual (the driver flicks the gear lever to change speeds) and automated.