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Saturday, May 05, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Skoda Citigo launched in Netherland, India still awaits VW to complete its assessment

Small car Skoda Citigo by the Czech car maker has reportedly been launched in Netherlands at a starting price of 7990 Euros. Notably, the city car Citigo is also expected in India and is a rebadged version of Volkswagen Up small car by its parent company. In India, the German car maker is aggressively carrying out survey to assess the feasibility of launching the UP and Citigo in India. Expected to be priced around Rs 5 lakh, the Skoda Citigo car will be the entry level car and will be placed below Skoda Fabia.

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The Skoda Citigo Easy that has 1 L MPI engine with 60 hp is the entry level trim while Citigo Elegance 1 L MPI GreenTech is the highest priced model that has75 hp engine under its hood and is priced around 10,240 Euros. Despite being a small car, the Citigo has been made to have a lot of features that are found in the most plush of the sedans. Leather wrapped seats, steering, and a lot of chrome work, high quality plastics inside, power windows besides heated seats, alloys, music system and a lot of other features making it a more than a small car.

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Notably, Skoda Citigo is a reworked version of Volkswagen Up that started production in 2011. Apart from the Citigo, the SEAT Mii is also based on the UP!. Like the Up!, Citigo is also expected to be available in three door and five door options. In India, the Citigo being at an expected price of Rs 5 lakh will be competing with Maruti Swift, Chevrolet Beat and Ford Figo besides others. If Skoda is able to price is pretty below the Rs 5 lakh band, then the car will be able to compete with the entry level small cars and will have the recipe for being a premium segment hatchback at less price.

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