One of the leading companies heading from the Czech Republic, sharing a much more anticipated legacy as old as 124+ years. In 2000, Skoda Auto became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen group, and is serving as a daughter company under it’s parent subsidiaries.
It was in the year 2015, and the new Skoda chairman stated that the Volkswagen group is working on a new modular electric platform because in the future, there is no alternative to electric technologies. The company claims to start the production of electric cars by 2020.
Additionally, the company added to announce the upcoming Five electric models across different sections by 2025. This brand has also proved to be an active participant and engaged in motorsports since 1901, and proclaimed many title records in various events across the globe.
Now talking about the new Skoda Citigo, the car is designed in order to fulfill the needs of urban roads providing an excellent value for money, as well as more spacious interiors than it’s competitors.
The new model comes only in a petrol variant, which is still not up to the mark while considering the upcoming future of electric vehicles. The car houses a similar look to that of Volkswagen’s UP and Seat Mii, as well as the interior, is comparable to VW’s UP but is not quite funky and stylish.
The main factor which adds on to the cost of the car is it’s robust and very high-quality materials. The model can be used as a family car by fitting two sets of Iso-fix child seats in the back. The car provides a good to drive experience around the town and is a practical option for small cars keeping in mind that the model is cheaper than similar models.
The Skoda Citigo is rumored to be powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine capable of producing 60 to 75Ps of maximum power and is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, featuring a boot space of 251 liters and is expandable to nearly about 951 liters. This upcoming Hatchback is targeted to compete against Honda Brio, Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Swift, etc. The launch date and price is still a mystery to be unveiled.