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2012 Skoda Citigo Drive Review

Skoda Review

Car Tested : Skoda Elegance 75 HP GreenTech

Price: S (Rs. 6,48,550/-), SE £8690 7,38,650/-), Elegance £9630 8,18,550/-)

We thank Bickerton Sheffield for providing us the Skoda for test drive. The car was with us for than three hours. thanks to Richard Dale.

with the Seat Mii, the Citigo marks the expansion of Up! city car platform to other in the VW Group in re-badged form. The car was in CZech Republic in October There is a three-door version and a five-door version. The basic S of the Skoda Citigo has power and daytime running lights.

We impressed by the features of the SE which electric front windows, looks, ESP, remote locking and air-conditioning. Elegance gets alloy wheels, front seats and Skoda’s infotainment device: an on-board sat-nav, Bluetooth and a multimedia combined in a removable device.

Exteriors The Citigo is a smart city car and the Skoda family grill looks astonishing on the Its looks a bit boxy but still the is impressive. Blackened headlamps sportiness in Citigo s front Vertical tail lights the rear of the Skoda Citigo . As the car is on the VW’s Up! city car platform, the are pretty similar to UP! which is on test in Pune, India. exterior styling is more than the Volkswagen Up.

Externally, the is smart and presentable and most a compact car. The build is impressive (read typical cars), with solid-feeling used throughout and some finishing touches like a clip to hold parking or pictures. Some of the plastics are a hard and scratchy but, the price, it s no major concern.

Get inside the Skoda Citigo and the sheer amount of room on in the front. It’s a comfortable and there’s even room for adults and a small amount of (with boot space of or 951-litres with the rear folded down). The Skoda dashboard is simple yet clever and is inspired from Skoda’s models.

The quality of the plastic is impressive and we that Skoda will the same quality in India as when they launch car in India. Essential cubby were present however was only one cup holder available in the door pocket are good to newspapers or magazines. Driver and seats provided are comfortable and impressive under thigh so long drives won’t be any in the Skoda Citigo . The car is comfortable for adults and once you have the 5 th on-board then the rear will become uncomfortable.

The culprit for this is the gear

The rear seat legroom is to talk about, however, it is for short travel if you have passengers on the rear seat. are some evidences of cost in the Citigo, like no plastic on doors, no full carpet in only two AC vents (we hope we will get four of them in However, the material which is is of top notch quality. Equipment are good too. Even the ‘S’ model comes with a CD power steering, an auxiliary for MP3 players, a height-adjustable steering airbags and daytime running

The Elegance model, however, is like a larger and more car. It gets air-con, wheels, electric windows, central locking, stability electric heated door heated front seats, a steering wheel, front fog and Skoda’s clever removable device with integrated and trip computer functions.

Small, cheap and cheerful, the offers low running costs three variants as described each with a 1.0-litre MPI engine. The 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder MPI is available in 60 BHP and 75 BHP options. MPI engine some heavy revving it comes to hills and motorways. the more eager 75 BHP engine better at motorway speeds.

Five people on-board and the AC ON and you will feel that you some more power you are driving on the hills and the highways. The engine can struggle at higher The three-cylinder engine is little when it gets cranked up to speed, and a bit of road and wind creeps into the cabin as

At low city speeds, the Citigo is quiet.

Ride and Handling We impressed by the Skoda Citigo’s and handling. The car was behaving like a grown hatchback around the However, there is a bit body which can be ignored in this s car. We will rate it at 8 out of 10 in and handling. It handles better the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Spark.


The steering feedback was The suspension was bit smooth and completely for city drives. The Citigo on the hurdles of the urban environment riding potholes and speed in a remarkably composed manner.

Turning radius is also a to be noted which helps maneuverability, while the precise and steering makes parking as well. There is enough in the steering to make the car feel out of the town and the Citigo will you confidence to throw it around the Braking was good as well.

and Security The Skoda Citigo is as 5-star by the Euro NCAP test, earning praise in all Standard kit includes four ESP and ABS. While a city system is available as an option, applies the brakes automatically if it an infraction.

This feature if your speed is more 30 km/h. The car which we drove not have City Braking and we didn’t get chance to test feature.

Conclusion Skoda’s feels grown-up to drive, is and well built. It is cheaper the Volkswagen Up! and the standard equipment is than the Up. The smaller engine can at higher speeds, however, engine is good for taking you Point A to Point B in the city.

If Skoda manufactures this car in with 100% localization, it will be an instant hit. Citigo is way better than the Spark and few other cars in segment when it comes to handling, features and mainly the quality (typical European sound is present while the doors).

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