Presentation of the new Skoda Citigo, The revised version of the city car

The revised city car

Narrow streets, scarce Parking, and a number of one-way streets – a Horror for a large SUV, but the natural habitat for lively small car. In the narrow streets of the "Golden city" of Prague, we drove the revised Skoda Citigo to the test. Along the walls of Gothic and Baroque times, the Citigo scored particularly highly due to its maneuverability.

The Seat Mii, the VW Up and the Skoda Citigo are based on the same production kit. Even after the Revision of Skoda continues to focus on the Three-cylinder technology. A choice of two gasoline engines (44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 HP) and a natural gas version with 50 kW / 68 HP. As the entry model, the practical city runabouts to tie, especially new, young customers to the Czech car brand. As the sales figures attest, this concept, especially in Germany.

According to the model of its VW brother, the Up, the Skoda Citigo offers now also the Option of the "Color Concept" with contrasting paint finishes. Depending on the selected paint ("Candy white", "Tornado red", "Spring green Metallic", "Tungsten silver Metallic" and "Deep black pearl effect"), customers can order the roof, the alloy wheels and mirror caps in black or white. Thanks to the new docking station, the driver can use his phone now as a navigation module, on-Board computer and music source. On the Move & Fun-App for Smartphones with iOS and Android operating systems, the driver integrates his Smartphone in the car. In the holder is placed and via Bluetooth connected, it can retrieve contacts and playlists using the controls of the vehicle.

Also from the exterior, Skoda has worked on its smallest model. Sharper contours in the hood and grille shape, the sheet metal dress of the revised Skoda Citigo. New bumpers let him 3.4 inches to a length of 3.60 metres. Also Skoda has modernized the rectangular fog lights that illuminate now optional curves. Almost equal to the shape of the Skoda Citigo and the space remained. Despite the small length of 3.60 meters, the city car offers much more space than expected at first glance. The double cargo floor allows the driver now, with two hand-new storage space handles.

Since the 2012-built small car rolled out with a new Top-class equipment variant from the Band: "Style", which replaces the Version "Elegance". In the already well-known Monte Carlo versions of worry darkened rear lights and a red center console for the car's sporty appearance. With the "Simply Clever" solutions: integrated Skoda for the first time, from more expensive models of well-known AIDS for everyday life. The trash bin for the door storage and the umbrella under the passenger seat are examples of the practical small servant of the everyday life.

The starting price of the city runabout is unchanged 9770 euros for the three-door model. For the five-door model 10 250 Euro to continue to fall. This is typical of the brand good price-performance ratio fits perfectly with the targeted young buyers. New connectivity solutions, the behavior of agile and the options for customization can also be made for the smallest model of Skoda. In the narrow one-way streets of the more than 1.2 million inhabitants, the capital of the Czech Republic has convinced the Skoda Citigo us. (ampnet/oa)

Technical data Skoda Citigo 1.0 MPI (44kW)

Length x width x height (m): 3,56 x 1.65 x 1.48 Wheelbase (m): 2,42 Engine: 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, 999 CC, with a Multipoint manifold injection Power: 44 kW / 60 HP at 5000 – 6000 U/min Max. Torque: 95 Nm at 3000 – 4300 U/min Maximum speed: 162 km/h Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 14,4 sec. ECE average fuel consumption: 4.4 litres Efficiency Class: C CO2 emissions: 101 g/km Empty weight / payload: min. 929 kg / max. 436 kg Trunk Volume: 251-959 Liter Turning circle: 9.80 m Wheels / tires: 5J x 14 with tires / 165/70 R 14 Coefficient of drag: 0.33 to Base Price: 9770 Euros