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Skoda Citigo 1.0 MPI 75PS GreenTech

THE URBANATOR (some text hidden)

By Jonathan Crouch

The Skoda Citigo is a slick, chirpy take on the city car theme that's been lightly improved in recent times. And it makes sense in 1.0 MPI 75PS GreenTech form. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Reviewword count: 73

Skoda's first foray into the city car sector has proved to be a cracker. The Citigo is an urban tot spun off the same platform and built in the same factory as the Volkswagen up! and the SEAT Mii but it offers the best value of the lot, even in this pokier but still eco-friendly 1.0 75PS GreenTech guise. And it's been lightly revised in the guise we're going to look at here.

Backgroundword count: 160

Opting for more power in your citycar usually means compromising on running costs. And if you're wanting a vehicle of this kind, that's something you'll probably be unwilling to do. So what are we to make of this car, the Citigo 1.0 75PS GreenTech? Thanks to a far-reaching package of eco-tweaks, it's actually able to better the fuel and CO2 returns of the feebler entry-level 60PS Citigo, yet provide power that'll see you far better placed when your car is loaded up to the gills or trying to accelerate down a motorway slip road. Makes sense, especially when this particular variant is available at a price which would only buy you this engine in its dirtier, thirstier form, were you to opt for this model's clone, the SEAT Mii. The other car based on this platform, Volkswagen's little up!, would actually cost you £1,000 more with this exact same engine. Seems like this Citigo has plenty going for it then.

Driving Experienceword count: 165

All three cars spun off this chassis, up!, Mii and Citigo, have one thing in common; an almost uncannily good ride. In order to make a vehicle ride well, it usually helps if it has a long wheelbase. The Citigo doesn't. Its 2.42m wheelbase is admittedly good going for a city car, but it's what the engineers have done with suspension design and componentry that really makes the little Skoda soak up road imperfections like a family hatch. The 75PS version of this car offers exactly the same 95NM torque figure as its 60PS stablemate but is a little faster, as you'd think it should be. Rest to sixty occupies 13.2s on the way to 107mph. So if you're choosing a Citigo for anything other than pure urban duties, this more powerful engine is definitely the one to go for. Good steering, high levels of grip and strong brakes mean that the little Skoda offers more than the usual city car fare for keener drivers.

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Statistics (subset of data only)

Min

Max

Combined mpg:

68.9

CO2 (g/km):

95

Extra urban mpg:

78.5

Insurance group:

1

Price:

9140

10070

Urban mpg:

56.5

Weight (kg):

854

865

Scoring (subset of scores)

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