Production has begun on the all new Skoda Citigo small car in Skoda's production facility in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The Skoda Citigo was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and will be introduced in Skoda's home market of the Czech Republic at the end of 2011. A three door model will be available initially, followed by a five door model in early 2012. The Citigo will be available in the UK in summer 2012.
"The Citigo is a central component of our growth strategy,2 said the Chairman of the Board of Skoda, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. "With this automobile, we are starting our model offensive in Europe. It opens up the important small car market for Skoda and perfectly applies our values in the shape of a city car. Citigo is compact yet spacious, economical yet agile, attractive and equipped with many innovative ideas. This car is 'city clever'."
The Skoda Citigo measures 3.56 metres in length, 1.65 metres wide and with a 1.48 metre height, making it one of the most compact models in the segment.
Safety features include a head/thorax side airbag for the drive and front passenger included for the first time in Skoda. Other technologies include the new City Safe Drive active brake assistant.
The 1.0 litre engine three litre petrol engine for the Skoda Citigo is available in 60 and 75bhp outputs.
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