2017 Skoda Citigo Review: Great All-Rounder

Introduction

The Skoda Citigo is held in high regard in the city car segment where there is little to differentiate the competition. Even among its near-identical siblings, the Seat Mii and Volkswagen Up, the Citigo strikes the right balance of value and style. This 2017 facelifted version is just that in the strictest sense, with only minor visual changes compared to when it was first launched in 2012, and no mechanical differences. Its infotainment system lets you integrate your smartphone as part of its display and there are many elements to Skoda’s repertoire of practical features throughout the cabin. Existing Citigo owners are unlikely to feel any urgent need to rush out and upgrade, but without any new engines or increases in performance, has Skoda done enough to entice new buyers when so little has been updated?

Body Style: Supermini Seats: 4                 MRP: £8,653 to £11,520  

 

Did you know? The Skoda Citigo’s automatic transmission, at 27kg, is one of the lightest gearboxes ever built.

 

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Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆ (7/10)

The Skoda Citigo might not have come in for any mechanical changes since its initial introduction in 2012, but it remains one of the best all-round city cars on sale. While it majors on functionality, it still has enough in the style stakes to give it mass appeal. It might not be quite as lavishly finished inside as some versions of the Volkswag...