The Škoda Citigo, launched in 2011, is a testament to Škoda's evolution as an automaker. Developed as a city car, it is the Czech manufacturer's entry-level offering in their lineup. The Citigo shares its platform with the Volkswagen Up! and Seat Mii, and it was produced in both three-door and five-door hatchback variants.
The Citigo came equipped with either a 1.0-litre MPI three-cylinder petrol engine or an electric motor in the Citigo-e iV variant. The petrol engine was available in two versions - one producing 60 horsepower and another with 75 horsepower. Both versions of the engine were mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with an optional five-speed automatic available.
In the all-electric Citigo-e iV, launched in 2019, the vehicle came with an electric motor that delivers 83 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque, paired with a single-speed transmission.
The petrol-engined Citigo reaches 0-100 km/h in about 13.5 seconds (60HP) or 12.7 seconds (75HP), with a top speed of 170 km/h. The car's compact size and light weight make it nimble and ideal for city driving. Read more
The electric Citigo-e iV boasts a range of up to 265 km (165 miles) on a single charge under the WLTP cycle. Its 0-100 km/h time is approximately 12.5 seconds, and it has a top speed of 130 km/h, making it a competent city commuter.
The Škoda Citigo measures just 3.56 meters in length, making it perfect for navigating narrow city streets and finding parking. Despite its compact size, it offers room for four adults and a surprisingly spacious trunk for its class.
Inside, the Citigo features a simple yet functional dashboard. Higher-spec models come with a portable infotainment device offering navigation, hands-free calling, and onboard trip information.
The Škoda Citigo has been a commercial success, especially in Europe, thanks to its compact dimensions, fuel efficiency, and affordable pricing. It has helped Škoda establish its presence in the city car segment. The introduction of the electric Citigo-e iV, in particular, resonated well with buyers looking for an affordable entry into electric vehicle ownership.