2012 Skoda Citigo news, pictures, and information
ŠKODA enters the city car segment with its sixth production model- The ŠKODA Citigo will be launched in the Czech market in late 2011
- Launched in the ÚK and rest of Europe from summer 2012
- First-class safety features, attractive design and economical petrol engines
ŠKODA is continuing its growth offensive by introducing its sixth production model. Citigo is the name of ŠKODA's exciting new city car. The brand's new model will make its debut in its domestic market, the Czech Republic, before the end of this year, wîth the ÚK and other European countries following at the beginning of summer 2012. Offering impressive amounts of space and four seats, the Citigo will be launched in three-door and five-door versions.
'The Citigo is one of the pillars of our growth strategy. It paves the way for tremendous opportunities in a new §egmènt,' said ŠKODA Board Chairman Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. 'The Citigo is literally a 'Simply Clever' car. Despite its small size, it offers ample interior space; it is agile while frugal. Put simply: it's an attractive choice offering many clever ideas. The car offers all of ŠKODA's values in a compact package and fits perfectly wîth our aims.'
With the Citigo, ŠKODA is entering a new sector. 'The demand for small cars wîth low fuel consumption, at a favourable price and wîth reasonable operating costs, is growing,' continues Prof. Vahland. 'ŠKODA's new small vehicle is a reaction to this trend. We are entering new ground and the Citigo will attract prospects mainly in our European markets.'
The designers have given the car a distinct look that defines this as a new ŠKODA. The finned grille set in a chrome-plated frame and precisely shaped headlamps give the car a typical ŠKODA look. The Citigo will measure just 3.56 metres long, 1.65 metres wide and 1.48 metres high.
The ŠKODA Citigo is an ideal car in and out of the city. It offers a surprisingly generous interior space, something not usually found in a city car but typical of all ŠKODA models. This has been created wîth the clear and transparent arrangement of all elements. The car's long wheel base – 2.42 metres – provides enough comfort for four passengers even on long trips. The boot volume is a sizeable 251 litres, which can be extended to 951 litres by folding down the rear seats.
The Citigo's interior not only offers practical space but also a high level of quality and precision in its design. Front headrests integrated into the seats, as well as a number of other smart solutions, make the Citigo a 'simply clever vehicle'. The interior design includes numerous storage compartments, cup holders and multimedia systems, as well as storage pockets on the sides of the front seats. In addition, a special bag hook integrated in to the glovebox handle, and a photograph holder on the central console, are two clever interior elements.
The vehicle boasts a number of solutions to help improve overall comfort. In the three-door version, the 'Easy Entry' system allows easy access to the rear seats. The front passenger's seat can be moved and folded forward to ensure easy access to the rear seats. For the first time in a ŠKODA vehicle, a portable navigation system is available. The device is fitted to the dashboard and can be removed easily and used on the go. Being an integral part of the vehicle's onboard electronics, the system provides not just navigation, but also hands-free calling wîth built-in Bluetooth and onboard infotainment. Úsing a 5-inch touch screen, the driver can view important information about the car (onboard computer, optical signals from the parking sensors, etc).
The Citigo places great emphasis on safety. For the first time in a ŠKODA vehicle, the designers have used a Head-Thorax side airbag to protect the heads of both the driver and the front seat passenger. Along wîth a number of other items, this system is part of a safety package usually found on much larger cars. In addition, active safety is enhanced by the 'City Safe Drive', a new brake assistance system based on a laser sensor that is activated automatically at speeds below 30 km/h when there is danger of a collision. Depending on the speed and the traffic situation, this automatic braking solution may completely prevent a collision or at least reduce its severity. The risk of bumping into the car ahead is thus reduced significantly in city traffic. The Citigo is one of only two cars in the city car §egmènt to offer the emergency braking functionality.
Two new, three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engines will be available after the Citigo's launch (44kW/60PS and 55kW/75PS). The engines and the transmission have been designed to provide optimum economy in cities and their surroundings. Reaching the operating temperature even on short distances, the engines are highly economical. Two highly economical green engines will offer impressively low fuel consumption figures of 67.3mpg and 65.7mpg respectively; wîth emissions of just 97g and 99g CO2/km respectively. The fuel consumption and emission levels for the standard engines are also low – 62.8mpg and 105g CO2/km wîth the 60PS engine and 60.1mpg and 108g CO2/km wîth the 75PS unit.Source - Skoda
WORLD DEBUT FOR FIVE-DOOR ŠKODA CITIGO• Exhibition debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
• Model line extended into new market §egmènts
• ŠKODA model offensive is defining element in manufacturer's Growth Strategy
Mladá Boleslav, January 30th, 2012 – ŠKODA will present the new Citigo subcompact to the public as a five-door version for the first time at the Geneva Auto Salon in early 2012. Media representatives will be offered a preview of the new ŠKODA including test drives in February 2012. The five-door version will be successively launched in European markets together wîth the three-door version from mid-May 2012.
The Citigo represents ŠKODA's entry into the fast growing subcompact §egmènt. The new model was successfully introduced in ŠKODA's home market, the Czech Republic, in late 2011. From this year, the Citigo is to conquer new customer groups for ŠKODA, thus contributing to the brand's growth strategy. ŠKODA aims to increase its worldwide deliveries to a minimum of 1.5 million units a year by 2018. In 2011, the company achieved yet another sales record in its 117-year corporate history, selling 879,200 units.
The Citigo ranks among the most compact and, at the same time, among the roomiest of its §egmènt. In keeping wîth the brand's ‘Simply Clever' claim, the car impresses wîth a number of ingenious features such as a photo and document holder, a bag hook on the glove compartment and a range of net holders.
The Citigo's designers placed great emphasis on safety, winning the car the top score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. And another premiere: the new city car is also the first ŠKODA model ever to sport the brand's new logo.
Powering the Citigo is a three-cylinder petrol engine wîth one litre of displacement in two versions wîth 44 kW/60 hp or 55 kW/75 hp. In its most efficient Green tec variant, the new Citigo achieves a mileage of 4.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions in the new ŠKODA model amount to just 96 g CO2/km.
The smallest member of the ŠKODA family has recently become Best City Car in the largest Czech poll, the Car of the Year 2012Source - Skoda
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