Skoda shows new city car

Skoda has shown images of its new Citigo, its version of the Volkswagen Up city car

Skoda has released images of the Citigo, a new city car closely related to the Volkswagen Up.

As you’d expect it’s set to offer pretty much the same deal as Volkswagen’s new baby, but with a healthy Skoda discount. Prices should start from around the £7000 mark when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

The Citigo is part of Skoda’s strategy of introducing a new model every six months for the next three years – and it will be followed shortly afterwards by the production version of the MissionL saloon concept that was shown at the recent Frankfurt motor show.

Not that the Citigo is going to offer much for anyone looking to combine its cutesy charm with meaningful performance. It’s being launched with a  1-litre three-cylinder petrol engine in two states of tune – 58bhp and 73bhp. Both (officially) return over 60mpg and sneak under the 100g/km CO2 threshold that brings free road tax. Quicker versions are likely to follow, though – including a ‘Skodaized’ version of VW’s Up GT, which might even get to wear ‘vRS’ branding.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/lamborghini/202829/tecnomar-launches-4000hp-v12-lamborghini-yacht
Lamborghini

Tecnomar launches 4000hp V12 Lamborghini yacht

The V12-powered yacht is Tecnomar’s most capable offering yet, and takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s most recent models
30 Jun 2020
Visit/news/21596/ares-panther-progettouno-reborn-de-tomaso-pantera-hits-the-road
News

Ares Panther ProgettoUno – reborn De Tomaso Pantera hits the road

5.2-litre V10 and pop-up headlights for Dany Bahar’s reimagined supercar
9 Jul 2020
Visit/lamborghini/202866/lamborghini-sian-roadster-revealed-with-808bhp-electrified-v12
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Sián Roadster revealed with 808bhp electrified V12

The supercapacitor-equipped Lamborghini Sián has ditched its roof with a new roadster variant
8 Jul 2020
Visit/mercedes/amg-gt/201615/2021-mercedes-amg-gt-black-series-revealed-in-new-video
Mercedes AMG GT

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed in new video

The long-awaited Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been shown for the first time in an official video
9 Jul 2020