Nothing Fishy About Citroën's Nemo Concept
Citroën will roll out a concept people carrier version of the company's soon to be released new compact van at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy (7-16 December). Taking its name and its styling cues from the popular Disney animation "Finding Nemo", the Citroën Nemo Concetto sports the distinctive orange, black and white clownfish color scheme with the theme continuing into the vehicle's interior.
The Concept is based on the soon to be released compact economy van developed jointly by Fiat and PSA Peugeot Citroën and Tofas. Built by Tofas, the new vans are pitched as a totally new addition to the small panel van segment. At just 3.86 meters (12.7 feet) long, the vehicles boast a loading space length of 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) and a load volume of 2.5 m3 with a stowable passenger seat enabling this to be increased to 2.8 m3. Large side-hinged rear doors and sliding side doors maximize accessibility with parking sensors and a separate cab locking system standard. The diesel-equipped versions have an emissions rating of 119g of CO2/km.
Marketed as the Fiat Fiorino, the Citroën Nemo and the Peugeot Bipper the new vehicles will be gradually introduced as from the end of 2007. There's no word yet on whether the Concetto version will reach the market.