Geneva 2012: Skoda

  • Citigo city car unveiled in five-door form
  • 96g/km of CO2 emissions, 68.9mpg
  • Prices should start at about £7,500

The first unveiling of the Czech manufacturer's five-door Citigo should keep the punters happy. 

Parkers Pick - Citigo

  • What is it? The clue's in the title - this is a cutesy little city car that is pretty much the same as SEAT's Mii and the Volkswagen up! but this time it appears as a five-door. 
  • Vital stats and facts: It's powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with either 59bhp or 74bhp power outputs. In its most efficient Green tec variant it emits 96g/km of CO2 and returns 68.9mpg. It'll do about 100mph if you keep your foot in but it takes about 14 seconds to get to 62mph from a standstill. For more information on the new Skoda Citigo, click here for Car Magazine's story.
  • Why would you buy it? It's cute, cuddly, kind to the environment and your wallet will like you. It's cheaper than the up! and, let's be honest, why pay more for a VW badge? It also top-scored with five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
  • Why wouldn’t you? It's because you are a badge snob and you have decided to buy the up!
  • Prices and launch date: Entry level should be around £7,500, which will be cheaper than the up! and about the same price as the Mii. The five-door version will be launched together with the three-door version from mid-May 2012.

What else is on the stand?

You might not care but the new city car is also the first Skoda model ever to sport the brand’s new logo. Which is nice.

For more coverage from the Geneva Motor Show click here.