Today, in the fast moving world small passenger car is everyone’s need and desire as it is easy to drive through small, narrow and heavy rushed areas. And the automobile giant Skoda has decided to jump right into the category of small cars segment with their all new ‘Skoda Citigo’. The latest car is very much crucial and important for Skoda as they are arriving into a new sector and must get each and every thing corrects to safe its position in the small car market.
Skoda’s Chairperson said, “The Skoda Citigo is one of the strong pillar of our growth strategy. This new car offers all of Skoda’s value and services in a small package and fits perfectly with our ambition.” It is a ‘Simple Clever’ car. Despite its compact and small size, it offers ample interior room. It is agile while economical.
With the Citigo, Skoda aims a new customer segment that demands for small and compact cars with low fuel consumption, at a favorable price and with reasonable service costs. The main aim of Skoda is to present a spacious city car with a generous wheelbase of 2.42 meters can seat four persons comfortably. The car comes with a choice of two 3 cylinder 1.0 liter petrol engines with 60 PS and 75 PS of power output. To get the good fuel efficiency, the engines and gearboxes of Citigo have been optimized.
Features Of Skoda Citigo
Cabin Space in Skoda Citigo Mini
The cabin of Skoda Citigo is modified in such a way to provide it a unique character. As already stated, Citigo desires to be most clever than the rest. Skoda fitted with extra hooks, nets, storage space, bottle holder and other required gadgets. These hardly increase the price but certainly do make it more pleasant to drive. iPhone cradle that fits in the dashboard makes it wonderful. A small clamp on the windscreen of the car makes it easy to hold a ticket and the photos of your love ones.
Also it is very economically, the Skoda offers the mileage of approx 22.44 kmpl over highways while in the streets it gives 18.51kmpl because Citigo isn’t designed for stop/start system.
Performance of Skoda Citigo
The Skoda launched Citigo with a three cylinder of 1.0 liter with 60 PS or 75 PS. In both the cases, Citigo has been tuned for the better fuel economy with performance. In city roads, it is eager, swift and furious.
While on the highways, the engine of Skoda Citigo Mini has been optimized to perform, where just a little press to accelerator, races the car swiftly.
Handling of Skoda Citigo
The size, shape and length of Skoda Citigo Mini, makes it easy to handle. The radius of turning is very small; means it can turn around easily everywhere even in the small streets. On the pits and holes car does not jump only because of Skoda’s new shock absorb technology (SAT).
Other Specs of Skoda Citigo
For the very first time, Skoda has launched portable navigation system with a touch screen of 5-inch. The Skoda worked and researched together with Navigon to offer a navigation system.
The system will also introduce with Bluetooth phone connectivity and a high tech stereo system.
Price of Skoda Citigo
The Skoda Citigo, will go on sale on 1 June, 2012 in Britain. The initial price rate set for the car is from £7,980 for five door model and £7,630 for three door. Skoda Citigo will be available in the Indian car market later in 2012 and will be priced at Rs 5,00,000.
The Citigo is Skoda’s entry level hatchback product priced lower than Fabia, competing against the Nissan Pixo and Suzuki Alto. The Citigo can seat four passengers easily as its interior is designed in such a way to provide to good boot space. Skoda offers the Citigo with the choice of three door and five door version. Skoda Citigo has integrated Head-Thorax side airbags for the front passengers in the event of crash. It also comes with Bosch’s new Long-range Radar Sensor to prevent head on collisions below 30km/h.
Skoda Citigo is a good choice for the young blood and for those who want an economical car with an excellent exterior and interior.