It will be available in both three and five-door configurations. Most of the body panels are identical to those on the Volkswagen, but the front end bring the usual Skoda grille and badges. Other differences concern the new alloy wheels, the headlights and the pattern in the taillamps.
No photos of the interior are available, but we’re guessing the metal skins on the door are still visible and the design is as light on your wallet as possible. Like the Up!, the Citigo will be offered with a portable navigation system featuring a 5-inch screen.
As for the engine range, that’s made up of two three-cylinder 1.0-liter engines delivering either 60 or 75 horsepower.
“The Citigo is one of the pillars of our growth strategy. It paves the way for tremendous opportunities in a new segment,” said Skoda Board Chairman, Winfried Vahland. “The Citigo is literally a ‘Simply Clever’ car. Despite its small size, it offers ample interior space; it is agile while frugal. Put simply: it’s an attractive choice offering many clever ideas. The car offers all of Skoda's values in a compact package and fits perfectly with our aims."
We think it’s a looker, and it should sell provided dealers can market it well enough. It might also be a bit cheaper than the Volkswagen, which will make it an even simpler buying decision for some people.