Replenishment in the model range of new cars Skoda 2018-2019, the updated city car Skoda Citigo – photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the surviving scheduled restyling Skoda Citigo. Renewed after and in the image and likeness of the siblings’ brother Volkswagen up (presented in 2016 in Geneva), the Czech mini-hatch Citigo officially debuts at the Geneva International Motor Show in early March 2018.
Sales of the new Skoda Citigo with a trimmed appearance that has increased in length in comparison with the dorsal styling versions of the model with a body at 34 mm and a modernized interior will start in Europe in April-May of this year at a price of 7,700 euros (cost in the Czech Republic). Deliveries to Russia of the updated Skoda Citigo are not planned because of the lack of demand for a car of the European A-class.
I would like to note that Citigo has already been updated in the summer of 2016, but last year’s restyling was so insignificant that it was not awarded our attention. An unplanned update of the Czech baby is much more serious and interesting.
The Czech city car has acquired a more solid appearance and modern interior, while the car has increased in size. Addition, however, is observed only in the overall length of the body, increased by more than 3 centimeters, but the fact takes place.
- The external overall dimensions of the body of the Skoda Citigo 2018-2019 are 3597 mm in length, 1645 mm in width, 1478 mm in height, with a 2420 mm wheelbase and a ground clearance of 136 mm.
Skoda’s team of designers, led by Jozef Kaban, gave the renewed city car a new hood with a characteristic relief trimmed with a falshradiator grille, upgraded front and rear bumpers, new fog lights that could illuminate the turns and 15-inch alloy wheels with a new original design. As a bonus, the new color of the enamel for painting the body is Kiwi Green. Headlamps of head light with LED daytime running lights, darkened parking lights with LED filling are offered for the Ambition package.
By the way, the new Skoda Citigo is the last project of Skoda’s chief designer Josef Kaban. Taking part in the creation of the supercar Bugatti Veyron and working before the transition to the Czech company in the exterior of Audi (all within the Volkswagen Group ), the designer moved to BMW , and then, perhaps, will try to show his talent in Mercedes .
The interior has also become more modern and has acquired new details and equipment. In the cabin there is a new steering wheel, a modernized instrument panel, climate control with a stylish and convenient control unit replaced the air conditioner, a modernized entertainment system Blues and Swing with a color 5-inch touchscreen (aux-in, SD card, USB, Bluetooth, The ability to connect smartphones via iOS and Android operating systems), a speaker system with 6 speakers, an umbrella under the front passenger seat, and plenty of storage space for small items.
The Czech city car is equipped with an advanced electronic safety system City Safe Drive with automatic braking function (operates at city speeds of 5 to 30 km / h).
Perhaps, thanks to the increased overall length of the body, passengers in the rear seats will be more comfortable. The useful volume of the trunk, however, has not changed and ranges from 251 liters behind the backs of the second row to 951 liters, with the addition of the rear seats.
Specifications of Skoda Citigo 2018-2019. In a tiny engine compartment, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engines are installed, two running on gasoline and one fitted for operation on natural gas. In the company of motors 5 MKPP (model MQ100) or robotic gearbox with a single clutch disc (SQ100).
- The initial petrol 1.0 MPI (60 hp 95 Nm) in tandem with 5 MKPP accelerates the hatchback to 100 kmh for a long 14.4 seconds, the maximum speed is 162 kmh, fuel consumption will please, only 4.1 liters in a combined mode.
- The more powerful petrol 1.0 MPI (75 HP 95 Nm) paired with 5-speed mechanics provides acceleration from 0 to 100 kmh for 13.5 seconds, the maximum is 173 kmh, and the fuel consumption in mixed mode is also 4.1 liters.
- Methane-powered G-TEC CNG 1.0 engine delivers to the mountain (68 HP 95 Nm) paired with 5 manual gearboxes and accelerates the mini hatchback to the first hundred for 16.3 seconds, the maximum speed does not exceed 165 km / h, the natural gas consumption per 100 km Ways 4,5 m3.
The architecture of the suspension is traditional for auto subcompact class: front of the McPherson strut, behind the curling beam. The front brakes are disc, rear drum, the steering booster is electromechanical and is activated if necessary, saving about 0.2 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers.
It’s unfortunate only that the updated Skoda Citigo was left without a new three-cylinder turbocharged engine 1.0 TSI (90 hp 160 Nm), which is present under the hood of the new Volkswagen up. In a company with 5 MKPP, the engine fires a German city car to 100 km / h in just 10.0 seconds, allows acceleration to a maximum speed of 185 km / h, while being satisfied with 4.4 liters of gasoline.