Skoda’s new Citigo small car to make its mark
Skoda has today launched a brand new entrant to the Irish small car market. Retailing from just €9,995 the Citigo is now available, a sister model to the recently launched Volkswagen up!
It is available in three and five-door alternatives with two petrol engine options including 1.0 litre 60bhp and 75 bhp power units with fuel economy from 4.5l/100km. VRT and road tax fall into Band A thanks to emissions of just 105g/km.
With ESP and side head thorax airbags fitted as standard, Skoda says that the new Citigo is one of the safest cars in its class achieving a five-star rating from the EuroNCAP.
Marking its entry into the small car market, Skoda Ireland has created an attractive finance option for Citigo called PCP Solutions. This package provides customers with an attractive 1.99 per cent APR over three years which also includes three years servicing, warranty, and roadside assist from €99 per month.
Manual transmissions are the norm in this segment however Skoda is confident they can grow sales with their new automatic transmission. For an additional €750 customers can avail of their new ASG five-speed automatic transmission that also has the benefit of sequential gear changing.
Satellite navigation is also rare in this segment; however all Citigo models come equipped with a mobile sat-nav docking station as standard to which Skoda’s optional mobile navigation system (€349) can connect. This system also provides Bluetooth, hands free, and mp3 playback functionality for increased safety and comfort.
Raymond Leddy, head of marketing, Skoda Ireland told the Advertiser, “The Citigo has already won several motoring awards across Europe and is really going to shake up the small car market here in Ireland. From a financial perspective the Citigo ticks all the boxes.
Customers can avail of our PCP Solutions plan with an incredibly low APR combined with monthly repayments of €99 inclusive of servicing over three years. For further peace of mind we have three years warranty and roadside assist.”
Leddy expanded, “The Citigo will appeal to a wide range of motorists from the family looking for a viable second car to the more mature motorist seeking a small car with comfort and efficiency, to the first time buyer who is looking for new car technology at an affordable price. We are also forecasting demand with Ireland’s lowest priced automatic car - the Citigo 1.0 MPI 60 bhp ASG from just €10,745.”