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.
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: 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.