Citroen Nemo named 2014 Best Light Van

The Citroen Nemo has won the Best Light Van accolade at the 2014 Van Fleet World Honours.

At present, the Citroen Nemo is one of Britain’s most economical vans, offering the highest payload and greatest load space volume in the compact city van sector. Alternatives to the Nemo include the Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Fiorino.

As a reward for its class-leading qualities, the Nemo has been honoured by Van Fleet World during this year’s Honours ceremony.

The editor of International Van Fleet World, John Kendall, commented: “High payload and low running costs give the Nemo enduring appeal. If you need a light van, the versatile Nemo is hard to beat.”

Meanwhile, the editor of Van Fleet World, Dan Gilkes, said: “While there have been a number of car-derived launches in the last year, none matches the versatility and load carrying capabilities of the Citroen Nemo.”

Citroen’s Head of Commercial Vehicles and Business Sector Operations, Jeremy Smith, expressed his delight at the Nemo’s latest award win. He commented: “Citroen is pleased that the Nemo’s load carrying versatility and efficiency has been recognised with the Van Fleet World Honours Best Light Van award.

“This latest Citroen LCV (light commercial vehicle) award reflects the company’s continuing efforts to provide its business customers with the most cost effective and practical transport solutions.”

Citroen Nemo engine range

At the core of the Citroen Nemo’s line-up is the efficient 1.3-litre HDi diesel engine with 74bhp. Within the range there’s the HDi manual 660 ‘LX’ specification which boasts CO2 emissions of 119g/km and a figure of 62.8mpg for the combined fuel economy.

Also in the Nemo range is the HDI Stop & Start EGS 660 ‘LX’ model with a clever automated manual transmission delivering even better efficiency. It returns 68.9mpg combined and a CO2 emissions output of just 109g/km.

The Citroen Nemo can carry up to a 660kg payload and its impressively large load compartment measures at 2,500 litres capacity.

This load size can be increased to 2,800 litres thanks to the Extenso folding/sliding passenger seat fitted as standard. Not only does this increase load capacity by 300 litres, it also lengthens the Nemo’s load deck by 970mm, therefore making the total length 2493mm.

Citroen’s Nemo sits below all other vans in the French manufacturer’s current commercial vehicle line-up. This includes the Berlingo, Dispatch and Relay, the latter of which is launching a new-generation model later this year. Pricing for the Citroen Nemo currently starts at just £8,675.