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The Top Gear car review:Skoda Citigo

Overall verdict
Skoda offers it in a very pretty green. There’s your reason to not buy a Mii.


A more smart-price interpretation of the brilliant Volkswagen Up


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.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.0 MPI Monte Carlo 3dr
14.4s 101g/km 64.2 60 £10,885
The cheapest
1.0 MPI Black Edition 3dr
14.4s 105g/km 62.8 60 £9,935
The greenest
1.0 MPI Monte Carlo 3dr
14.4s 101g/km 64.2 60 £10,885
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