Despite this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show being over, the announcements are not! Skoda has announced its latest addition to the range; the Citigo, which is based on the Volkswagen up! and will be available from summer next year.
This little city car is expected to cost around £7,000; and taking into account the play on words in its name, would actually seem to do what it says on the tin. The Citigo will be launched initially as a three-door, with a five-door variable to come later in the year, and Skoda will offer either a 60 HP or 70 HP engine with the new car; both are three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engines.
An even more positive point when it comes to the Citigo is the option of the economical Green Tec version; with Green Tec the cars will only consume 4.2l/100km for the 60 HP version and 4.3l/100km for the 70 HP one. Even more substantial are the respective 97g/km and 99g/km emissions for the Citigo; meaning no tax to pay! You might want to take a look at our post outlining the reasons to cut CO2 emissions, as it seems to be more appropriate than ever.
Skoda Board Chairman Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland said, “The Citigo is one of the pillars of our growth strategy. It paves the way for our brand to enter a very promising segment”. Skoda has outlined its key target groups as young drivers and young families, looking for a low cost option. To give credit to Skoda it seems as though they have devised a good quality, and very viable, new model line (its seventh model line to date). It simply remains to be seen how the general public will react to it when it goes on sale.
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