Skoda Citigo priced from £7,630Skoda city car cheaper than Seat Mii and VW Up

08 June 2012

The Skoda Citigo has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £7,630.

The Skoda undercuts both the Seat Mii and Volkswagen Up city cars, with which it shares its platform.

Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo costs less than the Seat Mii and VW Up

Three- and five-door models, three trim levels

The Citigo is available in three- and five-door guise with three different trim levels to choose from.

The entry-level S trim costs £7,630 and offers basic equipment levels – an MP3-compatible CD player and six airbags are the notable highlights.

Upgrading to SE spec costs £900 and adds air conditioning, remote central locking and electric windows, while the £9,470 range-topping Elegance model gets 14-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and satellite navigation as standard.

Only SE and Elegance spec models are equipped with stability control. Opting for a five-door model will cost an extra £350.

Skoda Citigo interior

Sat nav is standard in the range-topping Elegance model

Skoda Citigo: 1.0-litre engine

The Citigo is available with a 1.0-litre petrol engine in either 60 or 75bhp guise. Performance is adequate, with the more powerful 75bhp engine taking 13.2 seconds to complete 0-62mph.

Efficiency is strong with the less powerful car returning a claimed 62.8mpg combined with 105g/km CO2 emissions, meaning £20 car tax (VED). Specify Skoda’s GreenTech efficiency-focused 60bhp model and fuel economy jumps to a claimed 68.9mpg with 96g/km CO2, equating to zero car tax (VED).

The 75bhp unit comes as a GreenTech model and averages a claimed 67.3mpg. Its official 98g/km CO2 emissions means zero car tax (VED), too.

Cheaper than VW Up and Seat Mii

The Citigo undercuts its sister vehicles – the VW Up and Seat Mii – by £365 and £215 for the entry-level models respectively.

The Skoda offers a similar specification to both the Up and Mii in range-topping guise, but is £1,405 cheaper than the top-spec VW and £510 less than the most expensive Seat, which features satellite navigation as a £275 option.

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