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Revamped Skoda Citigo set for Geneva debut

The Skoda Citigo is being facelifted with a series of upgrades – both inside and out.

The new Citigo is available in S, SE and SE L trim levels, while UK customers also get a Colour Edition which comes with contrasting roof and wing mirrors in white or black.

Up front, there’s a new bonnet, a redesigned radiator grille in typical Skoda design, modified bumpers and updated fog lights, while tinted tail lights are now also available for the SE trim line. 

The headlights are fitted with LED daytime running lights and the fog lights come with an optional cornering function, which lights up the area the vehicle is turning into on junctions with poor visibility. To this end, the cornering function automatically switches on the left or right fog light when turning at speeds of up to 25 mph.

New 15-inch alloy wheels in silver and anthracite for the SE L trim level and a new Kiwi Green paint finish complete the options for customers seeking a personalised exterior look.

The revisions increase the length of the Citigo by 34 mm to 3,597 mm, but the width and height of the five-door version remain unchanged at 1,645 mm and 1,478 mm respectively.

The Skoda city car’s practical, ‘Simply Clever’ features include an umbrella under the passenger seat, a variety of storage compartments, cup and smartphone holders, a bag hook on the glove compartment and practical boot nets.

Two three-cylinder petrol engines are available. The entry-level unit is the 1.0 MPI with 60 PS and 95 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. From a standing start, it accelerates the Skoda Citigo to 62 mph in 14.4 seconds, reaches a top speed of 100 mph and averages 68.9mpg on the combined cycle.

The more powerful 75 PS 1.0 MPI delivers maximum torque of 95 Nm at 3,000 rpm, enabling it to go from 0-62mph in 13.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 107 mph and averaging the same 68.9mpg on the combined cycle.

The new Skoda Citigo will make its premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show (7-19 March 2017).