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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

By Pawan Rana

Skoda Citigo launched in Birmingham, India still eagerly awaits the small car

The Czech car maker Skoda has launched its small car Skoda Citigo in Birmingham, UK at a starting price of £7,630 (Rs 6.64 lakh in Indian rupees). The small car Citigo is highly anticipated car in India from the Volkswagen subsidiary and India awaits it as a car that will revolutionize the segment. However, the launch price in UK indicates that it will be priced somewhat near to Rs 5-6 lakh in India and at this price it would be just another hatchback addition to the segment. The actual Citigo sales will commence next month in Birmingham.


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The small car market is indeed hot in every part of the world and Skoda Citigo is another city car. The Citigo there in Europe will be competing with Korean cars such as Hyundai i10 besides Fiat Panda, Volkswagen Up and similar others. Meanwhile Skoda is also all set to launch the Skoda Rapid hatchback in there. The Citigo and the upcoming Rapid hatchback are part of Skoda’s mission to achieve more than 80K annual sales in UK by 2015. However, the current slowdown in European economy has hampered car sales in there and it would not be a cake walk for the Czechs to achieve it. Sensing the slow pace of the economy, Skoda has set only 4000 car sales of the Citigo hatchback in the first year and to increase it further next year. Primarily, Skoda will be targeting small families as potential buyers of this car.

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Back in India, the Czech car Citigo is undergoing the feasibility surveys similar to the Volkswagen Up. Once the German giant is assured that there is sufficient prospect for the car, it will be launching the Up and the Citigo together. In UK, the Skoda Citigo has been launched in three variants - S, SE and Elegance and the five-door 75PS Elegance five-speed automatic is priced at £10,415.

Comments (2)


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I likes Skoda Citigo because resale price very good and comes with 2 DIN music systems and embedded audio/ stereo system supportive of CD/ Mp3 player placed right at the central panel. An attractive feature in Skoda Citigo is in-built Bluetooth and onboard infotainment system


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Skoda always come with quality interiors,nice looks and safety features.

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