Top Gear's big budget car track test
Stig hammers the Sandero, Citigo and i10 on a rallycross course. Will any survive?
Posted: 11 Jun 2014
Skodas are mostly impressive, but I can't see the point of the Citigo. It's a great little package, with (cliché alert) lots of cheeky charm, but then so is the VW Up. It shades that car on running costs, has some highly welcome safety features, but really there's not much in it between the two. There's also not enough of the differentiation that bigger Skodas deliver. A brand fail? Possibly.
We shouldn't hold the Hyundai's inability to do handbrake turns against it. In the context of the TG Nan Prix, that and its distaste for committed track activity is a downer. But even the cheapest i10 gets six airbags as standard, looks and feels pricier than it is and behaves with a sense of composure and refinement that sets new standards in a market segment that was still serving up pretty thin gruel until recently.