2018 Evgenis Nemean (All variants)
Here at this wonderful venue in the simply breathtaking city of Paris, Evgenis is proud to present their latest generation of the smallest car in their line-up, the Nemean. Once more, Evgenis is proud to present a product that stands by our ethos, “Premium, standard”, offering a more upmarket experience even to those who desire a smaller and more affordable product.
We are also doing a release of all versions at once, the standard model, the S variant offering a slightly spicier flavour, and the ES model, the true hot hatch that will really spice up your life!
The Nemean introduces a more updated design language for the brand, while retaining the same clean and modern traits Evgenis is known for. This time, the Nemean offers a more youthful yet more imposing look, with brand new design traits that will follow in upcoming models from the brand while still offering the continued focus on customisability.
The headlight and grille clusters before integrated into one design piece, this has now been updated so that the integration still remains, but a sharper and bolder style offers a more sporty stance. The grille now embraces the lower section of the headlight cluster while retaining the trait of having a the company badge taking centre place within. Depending on the variant, the grille surround will either be chrome (standard), gloss black (S) or carbon fibre effect (ES). The lower grille cluster has been completely remodeled, now giving a far sportier and serious look with large outer vents with integrated LED fog lights. The ES model has an even more aggressive lower grille section, completely different to other models with traditional style fog lights and a large lip at the bottom to improving driving characteristics.
At the rear of the vehicle, a new design for the light cluster integrates is apparent, similar to before, whereas a return to the Evgenis badge can be observed and a new positioning for the model name now found central instead of set aside. The lower section boasts integrated and functional exhaust outlets with rear reflectors and foglights.
The Nemean takes a massive focus on lighting, with all versions coming as standard with LED daytime running lights front and rear, with the option to upgrade to either our full-LED lighting or advanced full-LED lighting with startup and shutdown sequences, auto high-beam adjustment and ultra high beam modes. Both S and ES models come standard with full-LED lighting.
The interior continues the similar trends found on the exterior of clean and modern lines that run continuously around the vehicle.
As already mentioned, we have placed a large focus on customisability with the Nemean, allowing purchases to truly choose the right look for them. We will offer this car with a wide range of colour choices as well as different contrasting roof colours, a wide range of alloy wheels from 15 to 18 inches with a large number of design choices. And once more, even though this may be the most affordable car in the range, the Nemean is available on our Evgenis Custom Collection scheme.
The Nemean will be the first model available with five different fuelling choices once the full range is released. This means that petrol, diesel, gas, hybrid and full electric versions will be available, the initial release including petrol and diesel variants and further options in 2019. The petrol engine lineup consists of a 1.2-litre turbocharged inline 3 with either 90 bhp or 110 bhp, available on the standard versions of this car, a 1.6-litre turbocharged inline 4 with 150 bhp in the “S” variant, and a sportier 1.6-litre turbocharged inline 4 with 200 bhp that the “ES” model is equipped with. All petrol engines will be available in the European market, with American markets losing the 90 bhp model. The diesel engine will include our updated 1.5-litre diesel inline 4 offering 95 bhp, only available in Europe.
Efficiency remains extremely important, with all models capable of obtaining impressive real-world driving figures. With the arrival of alternative fuel variants, it will soon become even cheaper to run. Full economy figures to be revealed at a later date.
All engines will be available with a choice of transmissions, with either a six-speed manual or our popular eight-speed ZF automatic on offer, the ES instead being offered with a 7-speed dual clutch as an option. Both transmissions have been tuned to offer seamless and enjoyable driving, while not become cumbersome or a hindrance to performance nor economy.
At Evgenis, we continue to value offering advanced technology no matter what, even if it is the smallest and most affordable product. The Nemean will offer a similar scheme to the Valkyrie, equipping the most important technology as standard and then offering reasonably priced packages to add further technology.
Autonomous features are available as standard, with autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning being fitted all as standard. More advanced autonomous features are available in the “Advanced Autonomy Pack”, offering lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and blind spot assist plus rear cross traffic assist that will stop the car in the event of a potential collision when reversing out of a blind space.
All Nemeans will be available with rear parking sensors, but an “Advanced Parking Pack” adds a reversing camera and surround parking sensors, as well as autonomous parking to really take the sting out of parking. In America, the reversing camera is standard.
Additionally, all purchasers will be able to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the base model thanks to the standard 8” touchscreen infotainment system, which can be upgraded to include a digital cockpit to allow for customisable displays and truly impressive graphics.
In order to stick to our motto of offering “premium, standard”, the Nemean will come with an interior that will feel significantly more upmarket than similar models in the class to ensure a sense of durability as well as a premium feel. The interior will also be extensively customisable to suit the needs of each individual, including being open once more to the Evgenis Custom Collection to really add an edge to your car.
As to be expected with premium vehicles, interior materials are of a high standard, with all major surfaces being covered in plush, soft-touch materials, as well as there being a mixture of gloss, metal and carbon fibre effect depending on personal specification. A wide array of different inlays and interior colour schemes will be available, as well as different grades of interior luxury with the car coming as standard with premium cloth seats, upgradable to part-leather or even full leather.
The Nemean will come standard with 4G connectivity plus emergency callout, with the first being completely free for the first 3 years of ownership, although extensions packages can be purchased, and emergency callout being free for life.
The Nemean is going to be offered in the entire market Evgenis covers, meaning the Nemean needs to suit the driving needs of many different markets, while also appealing to both youthful and more mature clients, so we wanted a car that could drive exactly as you wanted it to. We continue to offer extremely high-end driving dynamics with this car, as well as sticking to the running theme of customisability.
As standard, the Nemean comes with an extensively tuned suspension setup for this segment that has an exceptional blend of comfort and sportiness, with the option to make it even more capable by adding the “Advanced Dynamics Pack”, which will allow for fully customisable driving dynamics ranging from engine response and suspension settings, meaning if you want this car to be engaging and responsive because you want to hoon down a B-road, then that is truly possible, whereas if you simply want to waft along in exceptional comfort on a long motorway cruise then you truly can. We wanted this car to feel like a sports car and/or a luxury car and we feel we really have achieved this.
S models and ES models considerably amp up the sportiness, with these adding the possibility of adaptive damping to make the car as soft or as sporty as your heart desires. Both of these models also add wider and sportier compound tyres, allowing for some unexpectedly wild cornering capabilities.