31.1.2012 Skoda presents the new Citygo at Geneva
SKODA will present the new Citigo to the public as a five-door version for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in early 2012, offering another fuel efficient and low emission city car to European markets.
It is a model very closely based on the Volkswagen Up! and SEAT Mii, and will offer similar engines, with similar fuel consumption figures –c additional features, trim levels and pricing will vary slightly between them. The Citygo will be launched from mid-May 2012.
The Citigo represents SKODA's entry into the fast growing subcompact segment. The Citygo was successfully introduced in SKODA's home market, the Czech Republic, in 2011. From this year, the Citigo is to attract new customers to SKODA and contribute to the brand's growth strategy.
SKODA aims to increase its worldwide deliveries to a minimum of 1.5 million units a year by 2018. In 2011, the company achieved yet another sales record in its 117-year corporate history, selling 879,200 units.
Powering the Citigo is a three-cylinder petrol engine with one litre of displacement in two versions with 44 kW/60 hp or 55 kW/75 hp. In its most efficient Green Tec variant, the new Citigo achieves a mileage of 4.1 l/100km and CO2 emissions amount to just 96 g CO2/km.
The sub 100 gCO2/km figure instantly translates into financial savings – the Citygo will be exempt from London's Congestion Charge and exempt from VED road tax, both in the first year and all subsequent years.
The Citigo ranks among the most compact and, at the same time, among the roomiest of its segment. In keeping with the brand's 'Simply Clever' claim, the car impresses with a number of ingenious features such as a photo and document holder, a bag hook on the glove compartment and a range of net holders.
The Citigo's designers placed great emphasis on safety, winning the car the top score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. And another premiere: the new city car is also the first SKODA model ever to sport the brand's new logo.
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