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Skoda's city car unveiled

Skoda has revealed details of its forthcoming city car, based on Volkswagen's Up.

The VW Group value brand will bring the Citigo to market in the UK in early summer 2012.

Like VW's Up, Citigo will be available in three- and five-door versions, with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine developing 60bhp  or 75bhp.

It will mark Skoda's entry into the A-segment. Until now, Roomster and Fabia have been its smallest cars.

“The Citigo is one of the pillars of our growth strategy. It paves the way for tremendous opportunities in a new segment,” said Skoda board chairman Professor Winfried Vahland.

“The Citigo is literally a ‘Simply Clever’ car. Despite its small size, it offers ample interior space; it is agile while frugal. Put simply: it’s an attractive choice offering many clever ideas. The car offers all of Skoda's values in a compact package and fits perfectly with our aims.”

“The demand for small cars with low fuel consumption, at a favourable price and with reasonable operating costs, is growing,” continued Vahland. “Skoda's new small vehicle is a reaction to this trend. We are entering new ground and the Citigo will attract prospects mainly in our European markets.”



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