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17 Skoda Citigo1.0 MPI SE 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemFuel gauge
Rev counterService interval indicator
Smart phone holderSpeed sensitive power steering

Entertainment

6 speakersAux-in socket
Radio/MP3 playerSD card slot
USB socket 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surroundDaytime running lights
Electric front windowsHeated rear window
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console60/40 split folding rear seat
Boot lightDelay courtesy light function
Directional air vents for side windowsDriver and passenger front seat pockets
Driver seat height adjustDriver's sunvisor with ticket holder
Front head restraintsGlovebox
Height adjustable rear head restraintsHeight adjustable steering wheel
Isofix Preparation 2 Rear child seatsLuggage compartment cover
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensionersABS
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
Driver/front passenger side airbagsESP
Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzerTwo 3 point rear seatbelts
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitor

Security

Electronic engine immobiliserLocking fuel filler cap
Remote control central locking+folding key
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)101Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.009Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10:5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)51.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power60
Coin DescriptionMPICoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 071EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years10
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %46NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.4Engine Power - BHP60
Engine Power - KW44Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT70
Engine Torque - MKG10Engine Torque - NM95
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed100

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front175/65 R14
Tyre Size Rear175/65 R14Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAPUSWheel Type14" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1478Length3563
Wheelbase2420Width1645
Width (including mirrors)1910 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1290
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)959Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)251
Max. Loading Weight436Max. Roof Load50
Minimum Kerbweight854No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Citigo

The Citigo is Skoda's take on the most modern citycar design in the market. Now it offers a smarter look, both inside and out. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's first stab at citycar motoring has proved to be an impressive one, this Citigo borrowing Volkswagen technology and blending it with the value we expect from this growing Czech brand. This improved version has smartened up its act and those in search of a beautifully conceived, affordable and impressively space and fuel-efficient urban runabout will need to consider it.

Background

It seems strange that a company like Skoda, which has forged a reputation for bringing us small, keenly priced cars, has almost no track record in the citycar sector. The Czechs have long had a history of bringing us superminis and family hatches but until the Spring of 2012, they'd never tried to sell us a properly compact urban runabout. With this car, the Citigo, all of that changed. It may have marked Skoda's entry into the class but it was soon obvious that this wasn't going to be a car content to merely dip its toe into the water. That was as expected. This was - and still is - a re-branded version of the much applauded Volkswagen up!, a car also marketed as a SEAT Mii. This Citigo though, has usually been able to trump its two stablemates with small but significant advantages when it comes to the all-important value proposition. Now its got a sleeker look and a much nicer cabin, it's even easier to wonder why you'd pay more for the Volkswagen alternative.

Driving Experience

So. What's it like, this small Skoda? Get behind the wheel and you've a solid, well appointed cabin that promises a solid, well appointed driving experience. Already, you sense, there's a depth of design here missing from this car's French, Korean and Japanese rivals. Most of these feature three cylinder 1.0-litre engines that are busily revvy at best and downright noisy at worst. A configuration shared here, but delivered with a bit more finesse. Fire the engine and a more refined thrum filters out from beneath the bonnet ahead. Not refined enough, it must be said, to quite let you forget the cylindrical imbalance under the bonnet. But then the characteristic offbeat rasp isn't unpleasant and rather suits this design's rather offbeat charisma. You'll certainly be hearing plenty of it if rapid progress is needed, for without a turbocharger to boost torque, this one needs to be revved quite a bit, peak power not arriving until 6,000rpm, only 600rpm shy of the red line. And if you're wondering quite how much power we're talking about, the answer is not a great deal in the mainstream 1.0-litre variants on offer, cars offering a choice of either 60 or 75PS outputs, with an identical 95Nm of torque either way. Most will be content with the base version, capable as it is of sixty in 14.4s on the way to 99mph, quite enough to keep up with the traffic. The performance gains offered by the 75PS variant seem relatively slight (0-60mph in 13.2s on the way to 107mph) but the unit is a little more refined.

Design and Build

So what's different with this revised model? Well, the front section has been subtly revised, so there's a new bonnet, a redesigned radiator grille, modified bumpers and updated fog lights, all aiming to create a fresher, younger look. The front headlights are fitted with LED daytime running lights and the fog lights come with an optional cornering function, which lights up the area the vehicle is turning into on junctions with poor visibility. Plusher 'SE' models get tinted tail lights too. The changes have increased this diminutive little car's body length by 34mm but it's still not much longer than a Fiat 500, yet offers far more room inside, space in fact for the four fully-sized adults who could never comfortably fit in the apparently space-efficient Italian car. How has this been done? By shortening the front and rear overhangs as much as the designers dared, something only possible at the front by mounting the radiator alongside rather than in front of the very compact engine. Talking of the interior, well it too has been upgraded with a smarter instrument cluster and redesigned seats. There are also a range of new radio and media connectivity options. Otherwise, things are much as before, with the tardis-like interior just as big as that of Skoda's far pricier and apparently much bigger Fabia supermini. Something you especially appreciate on the back seat. Both three and five-door models offer the same amount of rear passenger space and reach a standard that's impressive in this segment. It all means that there's comfortable room for two adults provided the journey isn't too long and there'd be space for three children if three belts were provided here. Unfortunately, there are only two, which is a little annoying. No complaints about luggage space though. Though there's a high sill over which you've to lump your stuff, once you get it in, there's a 251-litre capacity that's nearly twice what you get in a Peugeot 108, a Citroen C1, a Toyota Aygo or a MINI.

Market and Model

Pricing starts from just over £8,000 but most Citigo variants in the UK tend to be sold somewhere in the £9,000 to £11,000 bracket common to this kind of car. There's a choice of either three or five-door bodyshapes and five different trim levels - 'S', 'SE', 'SE L', 'Monte Carlo' and 'Colour Edition'. Avoid entry-level trim and with the base 60PS engine, you'll be offered the option of spending another £360 to get the more frugal 'GreenTech' version of that 1.0-litre petrol unit (the 'GreenTech' tweaks are standard on the 75PS variant). Even if you haven't a family, we'd want to look at paying an extra £350 to go from the three to the five-door bodystyle. Less crucial is the premium of around £400 necessary to progress from the 60 to the 75PS engine. But urban owners may want to look at paying just over £500 more for the ASG automatic transmission. Across the range, new-generation 'Blues' and 'Swing' radio packages offer more connectivity options - ranging from an aux-in socket to an SD card slot and a USB socket. A colour display, six speakers and a Bluetooth connection are added to the 'Swing' set-up. Using this, the system can be connected to the driver's smartphone, which is stored in a special smartphone holder on the dashboard. The apps running on the iOS and Android smartphone operating systems provide navigation, a driving data display, hands-free phone calls as well as playing music and the radio.

Cost of Ownership

This Skoda simply has to be super-affordable to run. It is. Thanks in part to a low kerb weight of only around 850kg, even the least efficient entry-level 60PS models will return a combined fuel economy figure of 64.2mpg, with emissions pegged at 101g/km. Figures you can improve to 65.7mpg and 100g/km by opting for the efficient ASG automatic gearbox, at just 30kgs in weight, one of the lightest auto gearboxes ever made. Those looking for better economy still in their 1.0-litre 60PS Citigo will be drawn inexorably to the 'GreenTech' model which features low rolling resistance tyres, a battery regeneration system and a stop start system that cuts the engine when you don't need it in traffic or at the lights. As a result, it can return an impressive 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and emit just 96g/km of carbon dioxide. Go for the slightly pokier 75PS variant and there's hardly any penalty at the pumps. Skoda includes its efficiency package (with start/stop and everything else) as standard with this engine, so the returns achieved - 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km - are quite impressive for a car of this kind. Whether you opt for your Citigo with 60 or 75PS, the benefits of the efficiency package are important given that they take this car below the 100g/km barrier, delivering all kinds of tax benefits.

Summary

Some citycars sell on cute and cuddly virtues. This isn't one of them. Here instead, the urban runabout has grown up, become mature, got itself properly sorted. If that puts off the twentysomethings who'd prefer something more fashionable, then Skoda won't mind. There are plenty of others in search of an urban runabout with big car virtues and small car pricing, spacious, efficient and beautifully built. This, according to Skoda, is 'engineering excellence with a human touch' - a design someone's clearly thought very carefully about. For the Czech brand, it'll also help that their marketeers have thought equally hard about pricing. That sees this Citigo's value proposition looking strong alongside its SEAT and Volkswagen design stablemates. True, there are feistier citycars you could consider: maybe more charismatic ones too. But none that better deliver on the promise of two words that sum this Citigo up. Simply clever.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
90%

Hire purchase

Monthly payment£174.94
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Fixed interest rate3.6%
Cash price£9195
Credit amount£8895
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£10,797.40
Representative APR6.9%
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Video walkaround Skoda Citigo 1.0 MPI SE 5dr

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