Wallets rejoice. Motorists who buy a new Citroën Nemo will soon get a years worth of free fuel.
Wallets rejoice. Motorists who buy a new Citroën Nemo will soon get a years worth of free fuel. This 'equivalent' value offer is based on 10,000 miles annual usage. So, within twenty- eight days of purchasing the vehicle, its hard working owner receives either a fuel card or pre- loaded credit card. Can I have one too please? This cash saving offer goes live on September 1st 2011 and runs for the entire month. It will apply to every Nemo trim, plus every other Citroën van.The ever-popular Citroën Nemo is the Swiss Army Knife of light commercial vehicles. Here come the reasons why. Firstly, at only 3.86 metres long it is small enough to nip around town easily. Quite a contrast to some larger vans that feel less manoeuvrable than a battleship in a pond. These pint-sized dimensions make parking the Nemo virtually effortless, which is handy for those occasions when your customer's driveway is smaller than a precision screwdriver. Never fear though, despite its modest size the Citroën Nemo can still carry 2.5m3 worth of equipment - so long as this weighs no more than 660kg. For extra versatility, the passenger seat folds flat under the floor enabling the van to carry lengthy loads up to 2.5 metres. Great for piles of pipes - bad for your mate who then has to sit on the roof. Access to the load area is easy thanks to the Nemo's low sill, sliding side panel, and its 180 degree opening rear doors. The Citroën Nemo is available with a choice of two engines. The pick of the bunch is the 1.3-litre diesel unit. This 75hp version, in five-speed automatic guise, returns an impressive combined average of 67.3mpg. In manual form it still manages a highly respectable 65.7mpg. The alternative engine is a 1.4-litre petrol unit. This has the same power as its sibling but only averages 44.1mpg. The diesel has considerably more torque too, so it is the superior machine. Prices for the Citroen Nemo start at £9,265 plus VAT. This is for the entry-level petrol version which is only available with manual transmission. Alternatively, hard working load-luggers who fancy the top-of-the-range model will have to pay £12,065 plus VAT. It can take quite a few jobs to pay for this variant - but it has extras such as: air-conditioning, electric mirrors, and an adjustable steering wheel. The free fuel for a year offer is the cheery on the cake. Happy days.