Small van, big grip: Citroën Nemo now available with Grip Control

Citroën Nemo

The Citroën Nemo is now available with a Grip Control pack

Modern traction control systems mean that old-school mechanical diff locks and four-wheel drive systems are only really necessary on serious off road vehicles.

Drivers looking for a little more grip on slippery surfaces and soft-road conditions, such as unsurfaced tracks, can choose to have a little extra electronic wizardry injected into their vehicles, instead.

The principle is simple: regular traction control systems work by cutting power and/or braking individual wheels when they sense that one or more wheels has lost traction — is skidding or spinning.

By extending this principle, traction control can be used to simulate the effect of a mechanical differential lock (a device that forces both wheels on an axle to rotate at the same speed). That’s the principle behind Grip Control, a system that’s available as an option on a number of Peugeot and Citroën vehicles.

Citroën announced today that a Grip Control option pack will now be available on its Nemo van.

The Citroën Nemo Grip Control pack will cost £630 +VAT and will include:

 

  • Intelligent Traction Control
  • Raised suspension
  • 185/65 R15 tyres
  • Under engine protection tray
  • Front & rear mud flaps
  • Door sill protection & deeper side rubbing strips
  • Washable cab floor covering

The resulting van should be suitable for light off-road use — and if fitted with winter or all-season tyres, should be awesome in snow and ice conditions.

 

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