7.6.2012 Citygo becomes most efficient Skoda ever
Skoda have announced that their first ever city car, the all-new Citygo, is now on sale with a price tag from just £7,630.
With a general shift to smaller cars having been recognised in recent years, Skoda has developed the Citygo with the aim of their models reaching a new type of customer.
The Citygo is aimed at younger drivers, families who need a second car and older motorists with an active lifestyle. Citigo has a spacious and bright cabin which can accommodate four adults comfortably even on longer journeys. It also has the largest boot in its class and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
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 start-stop and brake energy recuperation. A 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 68.9 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 96 g/km.
With a high fuel economy figure, Citygo owners will benefit from lower fuel costs compared to larger cars that may be on offer. The CO2 figure being below 100 g/km means that it qualifies for VED road tax exemption but is also exempt from London's Congestion Charge. Especially if living in London, these savings can add up, making the Citygo amongst the lower costing cars to own.
Skoda's high specification trim levels – S, SE and Elegance – are on offer, and can be personalised with factory and dealer-fit options. One highlight is the Personal Infotainment Device (PID), a dashboard-mounted touch-screen technology providing Bluetooth, sat-nav, and trip data.
Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for Skoda UK, 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."
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.
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