SKODA will present the new Citigo
subcompact to the public as a five-door version for the first time at
the Geneva Auto Salon in early 2012. Media representatives will be
offered a preview of the new ŠKODA including test drives in February
2012. The five-door version will be successively launched in European
markets together with the three-door version from mid-May 2012.
The Citigo represents ŠKODA’s entry
into the fast growing subcompact segment. The new model was successfully
introduced in ŠKODA’s home market, the Czech Republic, in late 2011.
From this year, the Citigo is to conquer new customer groups for ŠKODA,
thus contributing to the brand’s growth strategy. ŠKODA 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.
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 ŠKODA model ever to sport the brand’s new logo.
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/100 km, CO2 emissions
in the new ŠKODA model amount to just 96 g CO2/km.
The smallest member of the ŠKODA family
has recently become Best City Car in the largest Czech poll, the Car of
the Year 2012.