/2012 Skoda Citigo Unveiled

2012 Skoda Citigo Unveiled

Skoda Citigo 1 at 2012 Skoda Citigo Unveiled

Citigo, as the name suggests, is Skoda’s new small city car, the sixth production model due to be launched in Europe in summer 2012.

Since it’s hard to make a small economy-class car interesting, Skoda didn’t bother and instead focused on making the Citigo more functional and better value. It will be launched in three-door and five-door versions, offering four big seats and decent interior space.

The Citigo will measure just 3.56 metres long, 1.65 metres wide and 1.48 metres high. It has a wheelbase of 2.4 meters and offers 251 litres of boot space, which can be extended to 951 litres by folding down the rear seats.

The car does have some nice touches, such as finned grille set in a chrome-plated frame, or the nicely designed 14-inch wheels. It also comes with a portable navigation system is available. Using a 5-inch touch screen, the driver can view important information about the car (onboard computer, optical signals from the parking sensors, etc).

Engine-wise, the Citigo will launch with a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine with two outputs 44kW/60PS and 55kW/75PS). Two highly economical green engines will offer impressively low fuel consumption figures of 67.3mpg and 65.7mpg respectively; with emissions of just 97g and 99g CO2/km respectively.

We quite like small basic cars, because while there’s nothing exciting about them, they are honest, no-fuss means of transportation!

Skoda Citigo 2 at 2012 Skoda Citigo Unveiled

Technical specifications

Engine 1.0 MPI/60PS 1.0 MPI/75PS
Cylinders 3 3
Displacement [cm3] 999 999
Max. engine performance/revs [kW at rpm] 44/5000–6000 55/6200
Max. torque/revs [Nm at rpm] 95/3000–4300 95/3000–4300
Transmission manual 5-speed manual 5-speed
Length/width/height [mm] 3563/1641/1478 3563/1641/1478
Wheel base [mm] 2420 2420
Track front/rear [mm] 1428/1424 1428/1424
Wheels 5J×14″ 5J×14″
Tyres 165/70 R14 165/70 R14
Storage capacity/with rear seat backrests folded down [l] 251/951 251/951
Width of front/rear seats [mm] 1417/1389 1417/1389
Headroom in front/rear seats [mm] 993/947 993/947
Drag coefficient cw 0,33 0,33
Kerb weight – incl. driver* [kg] 929 929
Payload – incl. driver* [kg] 436 436
Maximum speed [mph] 99 106
Acceleration 0–62mph [secs] 13.9 12.7
Consumption – combined (1999/100/EC) [mpg] 62.8 60.1
CO2 emissions [g/km] 105 108

* Figures apply to basic version, weight of driver 75 kg.

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