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The Top Gear car review:Skoda Citigo
For:A more smart-price interpretation of the brilliant Volkswagen Up
Against:As per the Mii: will this sell because it's a cool Skoda or a cheap Up?
What is it?
Skoda’s range expansion continues. Thanks to Volkswagen kindly supplying the brilliant Up as donor car, the Czech firm is able to offer its first budget-price city car. Sitting below the ageing Fabia, the Citigo restores Skoda’s lower-range value proposition after years of pushing upmarket. This is a new market for Skoda as its previous entry-level cars, such as the old Felicia, have been bigger models. With the Citigo, it aims to become even more of a complete range of cars with something for everyone.
Sharing sub-Up honours with the Seat Mii, the Citigo is distanced from its German cousin with a fresh front end and a less whizzy metal tailgate instead of the Up’s smart glass lid. It’s all detail differences – likely to be of more interest is, honestly, the availability of Skoda’s cool vRS neon green metallic.