In October 2011, the production of a new small city hatchback Skoda Citigo, whose premiere in the CIS countries shouldtake place at the end of this year. The car will be available in a three- and five-door version of the body. In addition, a year later Czechs plan to release this model with an automatic transmission, and also provide it with a number of additional functions.
It is worth noting that the car Skoda Citigo is the very first compact of this manufacturer, assembled on the platform Volkswagen Up. The new car got an engine with a volume of only one liter, and the power of a three-cylinder engine reaches 75 horsepower. Nevertheless, this engine contributes to a very low fuel consumption - just over four liters per one hundred kilometers, which for urban conditions is just perfect. To note also follows a small fuel tank, whose volume is only 35 liters, as well as the presence in the car of the fuel economy system Start / Stop. The maximum speed of the new sitikar is 171 km / h, and up to a hundred it accelerates in about 14 seconds. The motor fully complies with the Euro 5 toxicity standards.
In order to rid the chassis of the car fromexcess weight, the designers decided to abandon the stabilizers on the front wheels. Their function in this model is carried out by a special stretcher made of a profile whose walls have a thickness of less than 2 millimeters. In addition, the front brakes were designed to reduce the overall weight of the machine. The rear got from the car Polo, which is very similar to the Skoda Citigo in design. It is also necessary to note the presence electromechanical power steering. Another function that got the helm -self-centering, which significantly increases the level of control over the car. Thanks to the thoughtful suspension support of the gearbox, it was possible to position the battery as low as possible.
Skoda Citigo has very small: its length is 3.6 meters, width - 1.6 meters, and height - 1.5 meters. The weight of the car is only 929 kilograms. This model is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In addition, the hatchback is equipped with a special assistant braking City Safe Drive, which automatically turns on at speedover 30 km / h. The principle of its operation is based on a laser sensor that tracks the distance to the nearest car going in front. Many drivers find this function very useful while driving in urban megacities, where a lot of cars sometimes accumulate.
Trunk the Skoda Citigo has a volume of only 251 liters and resembles a rather narrow deep hold. However, it can be increased to 951 liters by folding the backs of the rear seats.
The machine is equipped with front and side airbags, which reliably protect not only the trunk, but alsoand the head of those who sit on the front seats. The level of pedestrian safety is also significantly increased due to the increase in the deformed space under the hood of the car. As for fixing children's chairs, it uses a special system Isofix.
Finally it is worth to say that Europe car Skoda Citigo is focused on young buyers, who appreciate first of all ease of driving, andnot the volume of the trunk. You can also identify the second category of users - these are people of retirement age who are interested in light, low-cost cars. In the CIS, the buyers of this model are likely to be exclusively women, which is not surprising for small-town sitikars.