Citigo hits Mayo and makes its mark in small car market

SKODA Ireland has today launched a brand new entrant to the small car market. Retailing from just €9,995 the Citigo is available for test drive at Monaghan & Sons, Castlebar.

The Citigo is available in three and five-door alternatives with two petrol engine options, 1.0 litre 60bhp and 75bhp power units with fuel economy from 4.5l/100km. VRT and road tax falls into Band-A thanks to emissions of just 105g/km.

With ESP and side, Head, Thorax airbags fitted as standard the new Citigo is one of the safest cars in its class achieving a five star rating from the EuroNCAP.

Marking SKODA’s 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 it can grow sales with the new automatic transmission. For just €750 customers can avail of the 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 play back functionality for increased safety and comfort.

Commenting, David Monaghan, dealer principal, Monaghan & Sons, Castlebar, said, “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-year warranty and roadside assist.”

Monaghan concluded: “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 1.0MPI 60bhp ASG from just €10,745.”


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