Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

MODEL: Skoda Cit­igo SE 1.0 3-door

TYPE: Four-seat hatch­back city car

ENGINE: Petrol; 999 cc; 3-cyl; 60 PS; torque 70 lb ft; 5-speed man­ual

PACE: 99 mph; 0-62 in 14.4 secs a va­ri­ety of ex­tra-cost add-on pack­ages tagged sport, safety, style, com­fort and so on. Of the three trim lev­els, ba­sic S in­cludes side airbags, heigh­tad­justable steer­ing wheel, CD player with aux in­put and 14-inch steel wheels. It may be worth a step up to SE, as on our test car, to add what have be­come com­mon­place com­forts such as elec­tric front win­dows, seat height ad­just, re­mote cen­tral lock­ing, man­ual air con and split-fold 60:40 rear seat­backs and

MPG: On test 63.1; of­fi­cial com­bined 62.8 mpg; tank 35 litres

CO2: 105 g/km; tax band B; nil VED first year then £20 IN­SUR­ANCE : Group 1 PRICE: £8,530; as tested with op­tions £9,185 cos­metic items like day­time run­ning lights and body­coloured door mir­rors and han­dles. As well as safety in the form of ESP elec­tronic sta­bil­ity, the Cit­igo has a top five-star crash pro­tec­tion rat­ing.

Fit­ted to our sam­ple as a use­ful £275 op­tion was Skoda’s so-called Por­ta­ble In­fo­tain­ment De­vice (PID) – a de­tach­able pod atop the dash with five-inch touch-screen, neatly com­bin­ing sat­nav, me­dia player, Blue­tooth phone con­nec­tion and trip data.

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