The all-new Citigo marks the start of a new era in the Skoda’s 117-year history.
The brand’s debut in the fast-expanding city car segment, it’s also the first new model to wear Skoda’s revised ‘winged arrow’ corporate badge. It’s a fact that perfectly illustrates the Citigo’s huge significance for the company.
The newcomer is aimed at younger drivers, families who need a second car and older motorists with an active lifestyle.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine comes with a power output of either 60 or 75PS, plus the option of GreenTech fuel-saving technologies including stop/start and brake energy recuperation. A newly developed five-speed manual transmission is standard, though an automatic gearbox is available on selected models. It means the Citigo has official combined fuel economy as high as 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 96g/km.
Alasdair Stewart, brand director for Skoda UK, said the Citigo’s arrival was a hugely exciting opportunity for Skoda retailers. He commented: “To be expanding our product line-up right now, when the city car segment is going into overdrive, is fantastic. Customers are demanding smaller cars and we believe we have one of the best on the market. The Citigo is innovative, full of character, practical and very fuel-efficient. People are going to fall in love with it, as they have with our other models.”
Prices for the 14-car Citigo line-up begin at just £7,630 for the entry level three-door model, with five-door cars only another £350.