Something exciting is happening at Skoda.
At home, the Czechs are loving Skoda's most recent offering to the fast growing subcompact market.
Aimed at the cost conscious, the 2013 Skoda Citigo 5-door is great value and looks set to make Skoda a model to be reckoned with in the subcompact market. With a 251 liter boot capacity - make that 33.8 cu ft when you fold down the back seat.
The new design for its 5-speed transmission saving weight and space in the vehicle's engine, the resulting benefits all go back to the driver and passengers.
One of the first features you notice when you drive the vehicle will be how quietly it runs. This is due to the pendulum style engine which has enabled the provision of firewall soundproofing.
With minimum engine noise you will want to consider the optional 'move and fun' system which includes a 5" color touch screen, navigation, hands free phone, media player and vehicle information system.
Optimal fuel efficiency in the city and urban environment is gained by the engine reaching its operating temperatures quickly - even during short trips. And if it is safety you are after, the 2013 Skoda Citigo 5-door rated five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test.
For the first time, Skoda is offering its Citigo with head and thorax airbags for the driver and front seat passenger. Interested in reducing the risk of inner city rear end crashes? Check out the new 'city safe drive' braking assistant which uses a laser sensor to detect an impending crash and comes into action if the driver doesn't.
Attention to detail must have been the designer's brief when it came to putting the Skoda Citigo 5-door together. From its 19 slat chrome framed flat grille, to its big windows which provide excellent visibility to match the easy road handling, this vehicle is packed with detail.
Check out the integrated head rests on the seats, the cup and media holders, the storage nets at the sides of the front seat's back rests, the photo-holder on the dash! Whether you are on the outside looking in, or on the inside looking out, the 2013 Skoda Citigo 5-door will impress.
|Vehicle Type: Compact||Base Price: Â£7,980.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 9.2 gallons (35 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 63 combined|
|Length: 140.3 in. (356.3 cm)||Wheel Base: 95.3 in. (242 cm)|
|Height: 58.1 in. (147.8 cm)||Width: 64.7 in. (164.5 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 1882 lbs (854 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Engine: 3 Cylinder DOHC||Displacement: 999 cc|
|Horsepower: 59 HP||Max RPM: 5000-6000 RPM|
|Torque: 70 lb-ft @ 3000-4300 rpm||Transmission: 5-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 14.4 seconds||Maximum Speed: 99 mph (159 km/h)|