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Skoda Citigo review – small on size, big on quality - Performance and 0-60mph

Not a true thriller, but a competent car in which some fun can be had.

Evo rating
Price
from £8,860
  • Well-screwed together, lightweight
  • Long gearing

Performance and 0-60mph 

One naturally aspirated engine is offered – the 1-litre three-cylinder motor – in two states of tune. In its lesser form it develops 59bhp and 70lb ft of torque; the more powerful application produces 74bhp while torque remains unchanged and is developed at the same 3000rpm. 

The lower powered unit will take the Citigo to a 100mph top speed; the 74bhp versions tops out at  107mph. 0-62mph sprint times range from 13.5 seconds to 16.7 seconds depending on the engine and gearbox combination; quickest is the 74bhp derivative, hooked up to a manual transmission, while the 59bhp engine mated to the ASG automatic (effectively a single clutch automated manual) is the slowest.

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To make the most of the three-pot’s modest means, in either guise, you really need to wring it out and chase the red line with the gears so widely-spaced. As a result any overtakes or quick manoeuvres require planning and wide-open throttle applications.

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