THE FACTS AND FIGURES
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.