The 208 has a small steering wheel and an unusual dashboard structure.
Ride and Handling
The Citigo has its wheels well out to the corners for a very stable, ‘planted’ stance on the road. It is relatively tall for its compact body dimensions, but it is quite clingy on the corners and has a ride quality that is surprisingly supple and civilized considering its short wheelbase and budget price. You wouldn’t normally expect this calibre of ride and handling from a little city car, which says much for the engineering standards that have gone into its design.
Ease of Use
The Citigo is a small car, just 3.56 metres long and 1.64 metres wide, with a 2.4 metre wheelbase, but it still manages to cram in very reasonable interior space for four adults. The car’s interior width is 1.35 metres, and it has ‘EasyEntry’ front seats to facilitate entry to the back for rear seat passengers. There is always some compromise in terms of access with a three-door car, but the design of this one’s seats means that it is quite reasonable. A five-door version of the Citigo is also available.
Packing reasonably roomy seating for four people into a car this size means that there is not much space left for luggage, and the Citigo’s boot is only a meagre 251 litres, but you do have the option of folding down the rear seats to increase the carrying capacity to 951 litres when the car is used as a two-seater.