On his first A-class model 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo Czechs did not have high hopes for nothing, because according to analysts until 2018 th year, sales in this segment have doubled, so the compact car is actually the first step in the company’s new strategic program.
This program, designed for six years, set a goal to overcome the threshold of 1.5 million vehicles sold per year.
Design 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo painted the famous Walter da Silva, together with Josef Kaban.
Despite the difficult technical task, which was based on the layout of the machine with the greatest apart at the edges of the body and wheels yaschikopodobnoy simplest form, the designers managed to give a hatchback not only “family” features, but also a stylish exterior.
In addition, the drag coefficient, although a rectangular shape machine is only 0.33.
By the way, the Citigo is the first model of 2018-2019 Skoda, which has received a new logo.
On twisty roads it becomes clear that the compact hatchback does not make compromise in terms of obedience and control, it is a real “adult” car.
The same can be said about the quality of the materials in the cabin.
But more impressive, the availability of an adequate supply of space for rear passengers, even when sitting in the front driver and passenger tall.
When the width of the body at 165 centimeters and a length of 356 centimeters, 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo is one of the most compact vehicles in the segment, and thus one of the most spacious hatchback in its class.
And its 250-liter luggage compartment in general is a leader among classmates.
In addition, the luggage compartment door is opened to a height of 185 centimeters, in order to avoid injuries of the head, even tall people.
Already, buyers model in Europe can also order system City Safe Drive, which the Czech engineers are very proud of.
Using radar, it scans the area in front of the hatchback, and can completely stop the car at speeds up to 30 kilometers per hour-ti in the event of a threat of accidents.
After all, according to research on such speeds, most collisions occur in slow traffic.
The system will not only help preserve the health of pedestrians, but also to reduce repair costs in the event of an accident.
This is unique for this segment of the equipment installed in only three related models – 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo, Volkswagen Up and Seat Mii.
Among the interesting details of the cabin is worth noting ashtray, reworked by phone holder, the monitor of the navigation system, which also performs the role of the on-board computer screen, the presence of nets for small items in the luggage compartment and pockets on the side of seat backs.
The rear doors received the glass, which does not open downwards, and shifts to a centimeter in ventilation mode.
This will save money compared to the full-fledged windows.
The hatchback 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo is equipped with a choice of one of two new 3-cylinder engine and manual gearbox 5 A range.
Both units have the same working volume of 1 liter, but varying degrees of boost.
Weaker produces 60 horsepower and a more powerful – 75 forces.
The test sample 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo has been installed the second version of the motor, and it is recognized that in terms of the dynamics there is no sense of inferiority.
Its maximum 95 Newton-meters of torque the engine produces 75 -strong at 3 -x thousands rpm, which is fairly easy to reach.
This thrust is enough to confidently disperse machine weight 929 kg.
On acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour takes 13 seconds, and top speed reaches 171 kilometers per hour th.
But the important thing is that 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo sin no more “appetite” and is met by four and a half liters of 95 th of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
This means that the 35-liter tank can last for about 835 kilometers.
The front wheels of the car are based on the Czech stand “McPherson”, and behind him beam with trailing arms.
This gives a fairly assembled nature of the reactions, though somewhat harsh on the potholes.
However, this feature is also characteristic of the “senior” models of the brand, which, however, like active drivers.
For those who want even more drive to drive, the Czechs offer sports suspension as an option.
An interesting situation arose in the EuroNCAP crash tests.
In truth, experts independent European agency broke the “evronkapovskih” several obstacles Volkswagen Up instances, absolutely identical to the Czech car.
However, a careful comparison of two identical models helped give 5 stars and the new 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo.
During a frontal collision with an obstacle hatchback salon almost lost form, so mannequins in general are not affected.
Compliments deserve the protection of the most vulnerable areas – the knees and thighs of the driver and front passenger.
In addition, these results were deemed likely for passengers of any height.
Good protection of the family and city cars has shown a side collision, as well as the impact in the stern.
In the latter case, an important role was played by the stylish seats with integrated headrests.
Protection of child passengers in general has been recognized as an ideal.
These conclusions came experts with powerful mountings for child seats, which have not budged in a collision, and functions off the side airbags to those in the collision did not cause harm to the child.
Note that 4 airbags are included in the basic package model.
It is interesting that for operation in the city of 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo engine received the cooling system, which allows it to quickly warm up.
Even in the case of short journeys the engine quickly reaches its operating temperature, which is important to engine life.
More recently, Europeans have received version of 2018-2019 Skoda Citigo, running on natural gas.
In the market competition to make the Czech hatchback models such as the Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai i10 and Peugeot 107 Let’s remind that the car is available in two versions -. 5 -door and 3 -door.
The minimum value of the car in the European market varies from 7 200 euros in the Czech Republic up to 9590 euros in Italy.