ŠKODA will present the new Citigo subcompact to the public as a five-door version for the first time at the Geneva Auto Salon in early 2012. The five-door version will be successively launched in European markets together with the three-door version from mid-May 2012.
The Citigo will surely make it to the Indian market. The Citigo is based on the Volkswagen Up platform and will see a market launch after 6-10 months once the VW Up makes its debut in the Indian market.
The Citigo represents ŠKODA’s entry into the fast growing subcompact segment. The new model was successfully introduced in ŠKODA’s home market, the Czech Republic, in late 2011.
In keeping with the brand’s ‘Simply Clever’ claim, the car impresses with a number of ingenious features such as a photo and document holder, a bag hook on the glove compartment and a range of net holders.
Powering the Citigo is a three-cylinder petrol engine with one litre of displacement in two versions with 44 kW/60 hp or 55 kW/75 hp.
From this year, the Citigo is to conquer new customer groups for ŠKODA, thus contributing to the brand’s growth strategy. ŠKODA aims to increase its worldwide deliveries to a minimum of 1.5 million units a year by 2018. In 2011, the company achieved yet another sales record in its 117-year corporate history, selling 879,200 units.