Skoda unveils 5 door Citigo hatchback

31/01/2012 - 07:22 | ,  ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Five door skoda CitigoNow that Volkswagen has showcased the 5 door variant of the UP!, it was about time Skoda gave us a glimpse of their 5-door Citigo. Not that you should be surprised or anything because IAB viewers are already seen the renderings of the 5 door Citigo.

We liked the 3 door version of the Skoda Citigo and the 5 door version is no different.

As expected, nothing much has change apart from the two new doors. The Citigo five-door sits on the same 2,420mm wheelbase as the three-door. No changes have been made to the interior space or the rear storage space which stands at 251 litres. The POWER! comes from a the new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with 60 or 75 hp.

Following their public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, both the three-door and five-door versions will land in European showrooms in May.

Back home, Skoda has constantly denied the launch of the Citigo in India. However, if parent VW bring the Up! to India, Skoda India will follow suit as that will provide both companies with economies of scale and Skoda a valuable chance to lock horns with Hyundai and Maruti in their high-volumes segment.

[Source: Worldcarfans.com]

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