77.51MPG – CITROËN NEMO EXCELS IN THE 2012 ALD AUTOMOTIVE SHELL FUEL SAVE MPG MARATHON
Returning 77.51mpg, a Citroën Nemo van has again demonstrated its exceptional fuel efficiency – and for the fourth year has taken the title of the UK’s most economical van. In this year’s independent 2012 ALD Automotive Shell Fuel Save MPG Marathon, a Nemo HDi 75 manual 660 LX van beat all the other LCV competitors in this demanding 2-day event organised by Fleet World magazine.
The Citroën Nemo van was driven by LCV journalist John Kendall, with co-driver Dr. Paul Nieuwenhuis, over a 370 mile route through the Cotswolds, Bristol, South Wales and the South Midlands. Competitors had to maintain a 30mph average speed to avoid penalties, while ensuring that they successfully achieved optimum fuel economy. This event once again showed that the Citroën Nemo van is exceptionally fuel efficient on all types of roads and in all driving conditions.
Scott Michael, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Centre Programme, commented; “The 2012 ALD Automotive Shell Fuel Save MPG Marathon, an excellent, independent test of a vehicle’s fuel economy has again enabled the Citroën Nemo van to demonstrate its exceptional fuel efficiency in demanding conditions.”
Award-winning performance was also achieved by the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust’s Mark Armstrong-Read and Geoff Murray. They crewed their Citroën C1 VTR 1.0i 68 manual car to achieve an incredible 84.7mpg. Not only did this make it the most economical petrol engine car in this year’s event, but it also out performed its official combined cycle fuel consumption figure by no less than 28.92%.