Škoda has revealed a new city car dubbed the Citigo which will make its debut in the Czech Republic by the end of 2011, following the launch in the UK and other European countries by mid-2012.

The Citigo is the automaker’s sixth production model and despite its overall length of just 3.56 meters, Skoda says the Citigo offers comfortable seating for four. The Citigo boasts 251 litres of cargo space with its rear seats in place, and that can be extended to 951 litres when the seats are folded down.

The interior design includes numerous storage compartments, cup holders and multimedia systems, as well as storage pockets on the sides of the front seats.

The Citigo will also feature a portable navigation system that is fitted to the dashboard and can be removed easily and used on the go. The system provides not just navigation, but also hands-free calling with built-in Bluetooth and on board infotainment.

Safety systems include a Head-Thorax side air bag to protect the heads of both the driver and the front seat passenger. In addition, there’s also ‘City Safe Drive’, a new brake assistance system based on a laser sensor that is activated automatically at speeds below 30 km/h when there is danger of a collision.

The Citigo will come with two different three-cylinder 1.0L petrol engine variants, one producing 60bhp and another producing 75bhp, both mated to a five-speed transmission. The engines offer superior fuel economy, with consumption ratings of 4.5L/100km and 4.7L/100km.


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