By Stewart Smith on 2017-02-11 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Revamp for Skoda
A NEW look Skoda Citigo will be making its debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show.
The new Citigo comes with upgrades to the exterior design including bonnet, radiator grille and fog lights with optional cornering function, plus redesigned 15-inch alloy wheels.
The headlights are fitted with LED daytime running lights and the optional cornering function lights up the area the vehicle is turning into on junctions, switching on the left or right fog light when turning at speeds of up to 25 mph.
With the upgrade the interior of the Citigo has been refined and is more functional.
The instrument cluster with speedo, rev counter and fuel gauge comes in a new design while the seats now come with integrated headrests to provide better lateral support.
The radio and mobile phone functions can now be operated from an optional multifunction leather steering wheel and a high-resolution Maxi-DOT display as well as light and rain sensors are also optional.
Two three-cylinder petrol engines will be available. The entry-level engine is a 1.0-litre MPI petrol with 60bhp. From a standing start, it accelerates the Citigo to 62 mph in 14.4 seconds, reaches a top speed of 100 mph and averages 68.9mpg on the combined cycle.
A higher powered 75bhp version gives 0 to 62mph in 13.5 seconds, a top speed of 107 mph and is rated at 68.9mpg.
Skoda says the fuel figures apply to modelsl with a five-speed manual gearbox and with a start-stop system and brake energy recovery.
The revised Citigo will be available in S, SE and SE L trim levels.
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