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cuisine
09-27-2011, 07:14 PM
http://www.auto.cz/skoda-mini-citigo-z-bratislavy-61986
http://www.skoda-auto.com/COM/about/info/news/news/Pages/2011_106_citigo.aspx

http://img.auto.cz/news/img/galleries/2011-39/skci20_4e81e5d3d4448.jpg

Tidal
09-27-2011, 08:03 PM
Nice. Not a complete clone of the up! with the new side panel, good looking wheels, the interior looks nice too. But from a rear view it kinda looks crosseyed. The up! is better resolved.

Still, pretty good job. Now let's see the Seat.

mick78
09-27-2011, 08:05 PM
Somehow as it doesn't try as hard as the up! It ends.up slightly cooler IMO

cuisine
09-27-2011, 08:23 PM
http://www.netcarshow.com/skoda/2013-citigo/

mick78
09-27-2011, 10:22 PM
Even more pics here:

http://www.autoweek.nl/autonieuws/17661/skoda-citigo-up-uit-oosten

http://media.autoweek.nl/m/m1eyvifbar6e.jpg
http://media.autoweek.nl/m/m1eyvifbva6b.jpg
http://media.autoweek.nl/m/m1eyvifbco6d.jpg

I can't help but although it is less (try hard) funky, it looks classier than the VW version. Also I think the two tone interior without alll those chomre bling parts is a bit nicer....

erzhik
09-27-2011, 11:03 PM
so basically VW Up with a funny badge.

2o6
09-27-2011, 11:35 PM
This is GM level badge engineering.

Tidal
09-28-2011, 12:07 AM
This is GM level badge engineering.

Oh please... you do understand that this is the least profitable segment of all, right? Almost every player in this segment does the same thing. And it's not like the 2 are indistinguishible. They're clearly related, but they're also clearly not the same car.

2o6
09-28-2011, 12:11 AM
They slapped on new headlights and taillights and called it a day. Nothing was changed. Pieces from the Up! likely fit right on the Skoda.

The Toyota PSA city cars look substantially different (well maybe not the pug and Citroen). The Panda, Ka and 500 look different.

Tidal
09-28-2011, 12:43 AM
They slapped on new headlights and taillights and called it a day. Nothing was changed. Pieces from the Up! likely fit right on the Skoda.

The Toyota PSA city cars look substantially different (well maybe not the pug and Citroen). The Panda, Ka and 500 look different.

The Pug and the Citroen have different bumpers, hoods, front and rear lights, as do the Nissan Pixo and the Suzuki Alto, and the Suzuki Splash and Opel Agila.

This has those differences, plus different side panels and a different trunk.

boston
09-28-2011, 12:59 AM
They slapped on new headlights and taillights and called it a day. Nothing was changed. Pieces from the Up! likely fit right on the Skoda.

The Toyota PSA city cars look substantially different (well maybe not the pug and Citroen). The Panda, Ka and 500 look different.

Unless you keep costs down, you'll end up with a car that is so over priced it wont sell.

What VW is doing is correctly adapting its platforms to different market price segments. IMHO they have been very successful with VW/Skoda. Seat has a strong following in its native Spain but not everything works well.

SV
09-28-2011, 05:15 AM
Bland where the Up is funky, and disappointingly similar to the VW otherwise.

mick78
09-28-2011, 07:11 AM
Unless you keep costs down, you'll end up with a car that is so over priced it wont sell.

What VW is doing is correctly adapting its platforms to different market price segments. IMHO they have been very successful with VW/Skoda. Seat has a strong following in its native Spain but not everything works well.

Exactly. In this segment, everything else wouldn't work. It's all about prices. IMO it does manage to have a different aura than the VW, thanks to the changes outside and the lack of bling on the inside. The mentioned PSA twins (and even the TOyotaa, though having different sheet metal) as well as the Suzuki rebadges all look pretty much the same.

One could argue that VW was lame with the Seat Alhambra, which is in a more profitabel sgement yet chages are far less, but in this segment this is an okay try. I wonder though if the Seat will have different metal as well, or if it will be really just an up woth a different badge (like the alhambra)

mHawk
09-28-2011, 02:26 PM
I know it's bascially the same car as the Up!, but I actually prefer the Citigo. I'm not the biggest fan of the name of the Volkswagen version the Up! it's bad (I am just thinking of all the bad puns that they will use), but Citigo is quite clever. The slight changes makes this car a winner.

CosworthKid
09-28-2011, 05:29 PM
Personally i find the small changes made to the back and front to make a surprisingly big difference in character. The back does remind me of Skoda cars of the past and looks very different in character as i said, almost like a retro throwback in contrast to the more modern feel of the UP!. The front also reminds me more of a first generation Yaris now

Rob
09-28-2011, 05:37 PM
I think I prefer this to the Up... somehow it manages to look chunkier and more toy-like. Pretty lazy name though.

CosworthKid
09-29-2011, 08:10 AM
I think it looks archaic compared to the funky UP!. Also this occurred to me, Volkswagen should have opted to sell the Skoda Citigo as a 5-door only which would have suited the brand's character more while the SEAT Mii should have been available as only a 3-door. This way VW would have some exclusivity of sorts having the UP! available in both 3 and 5-door versions while the Mii would possibly secure buyers who want something cheaper than the VW but something sportier looking (in every way) than the Citigo. I know the styling will still set apart the Skoda from the SEAT but still....just a thought

CosworthKid
09-29-2011, 04:47 PM
Sorry if this is old news but on the cover of the new AutoBild issue it states that the Skoda Citigo will be priced from just under the 9000 euro mark

cuisine
09-30-2011, 03:56 PM
2 new photos http://www.novinky.cz/auto/246035-nove-fotografie-skody-citigo.html

mick78
09-30-2011, 05:58 PM
Sorry if this is old news but on the cover of the new AutoBild issue it states that the Skoda Citigo will be priced from just under the 9000 euro mark

Yes, 1000 EUR or 10% less than the Up! For the same car. That IS a word in this segment (apart from me prefering the Skoda lookwise anyway...)

disap.ed
09-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Definitely liking it in this pic, I think overall it looks better than the up!

http://media.novinky.cz/940/289408-original1-azpjr.jpg

CosworthKid
09-30-2011, 07:47 PM
How can u say it looks better than the UP! going by that photo alone? I mean in my eyes the only thing that separates the UP! from the Citigo from that angle and from that distance is the body color

CosworthKid
09-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Yes, 1000 EUR or 10% less than the Up! For the same car. That IS a word in this segment (apart from me prefering the Skoda lookwise anyway...)

VW should have have the small touch screen interface / nav screen as a no-cost option on the UP!. At least that would make it look a bit more upscale in any trim

mick78
09-30-2011, 08:15 PM
VW should have have the small touch screen interface / nav screen as a no-cost option on the UP!. At least that would make it look a bit more upscale in any trim

Apparently, the screen will be around 460 EUR in GErmany, a bit more where taxes are higher. However, stuff like a trip computer or a sta nav have to be downloaded (bought?) from an App Store, I wonder if farmvillle and Mafia wars will be available as well :confused:. So I guess if you want cool graphics with functions, you will pay a second time....

As with the Alhabra (where price differende is ~2.500 EUR, you pay mostly for a VW badge, and I could imagine that some options are not available on the cheaper badged versions

2o6
09-30-2011, 09:22 PM
I used to think the design looked chic, but in that live photo, it looks incredibly bland.

disap.ed
09-30-2011, 09:49 PM
How can u say it looks better than the UP! going by that photo alone? I mean in my eyes the only thing that separates the UP! from the Citigo from that angle and from that distance is the body color

Rear window (C pillar) and trunk door are different, these are already 2/3 of the differences to the up!

But yes, body color is also nicer than the up!'s black, white and red.

CosworthKid
10-01-2011, 12:26 AM
Apparently, the screen will be around 460 EUR in GErmany, a bit more where taxes are higher.

That's bull, when u can get an iPad 2 or a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for around the same money with heaps more functionality why do such small and generally unimpressive touch screens need to be so expensive in cars?

TheophilusChin
10-01-2011, 02:15 AM
<a href="http://www.theophiluschin.com/?p=3596"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/6192033216_0d845cce2c_o.jpg" alt="" width="250" /></a> <a href="http://www.theophiluschin.com/?p=3596"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6156/6192033308_f3805023cd_o.jpg" alt="" width="250" /></a>

It's confirmed there will be a 5-door Up/Citigo/Mii, so these renderings are done with reference to the Volkswagen Cross Up concept, up to the pop-out rear window.

mick78
11-02-2011, 08:34 AM
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<embed src="http://i.netcarshow.com/ncs_show.swf?c=Skoda&m=2013-Citigo" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="350" width="425"></object>

More official pics. I still think it's the best out of the 3. The Seat front end doesn't workwith the boxy body, and the VW tries too hard to be sexy with what is a basically dull shape. This is just fine, doesn't want to be more than it is. Like the Fiat Panda, which itself makes it already kind of cool...

cuisine
01-30-2012, 10:22 AM
http://media.novinky.cz/647/306478-top_foto1-pes9w.jpg
http://www.novinky.cz/auto/257571-skoda-ukazala-petidverovou-verzi-citigo.html

mick78
01-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Well, not really that much of a surprise. With the same rear side window now the difference to the Up is even smaller. Still I think i prefer the Skdoa design.

WIll the next shocking news now be a Seat Mii 5 door? What might now that thing look like?

CosworthKid
01-31-2012, 07:42 PM
I still dislike the front and the interior. Front to me is almost too close to the Mk1 Toyota Yaris for comfort (in my eyes at least) while the interior seems quite dull for such a small, supposedly funky car. So far the up! ranks way up in my list

This photo in particular and in this color: YUK!
http://media.novinky.cz/374/303745-original1-iw3a5.jpg

Looks like a left over from the early 90's to me. A stellar contrast to the "iPod in wheels" the VW up! Concept promised years ago. But at least the VW is still the most funky/modern imo

cuisine
02-13-2012, 02:16 PM
http://img.auto.cz/news/img/galleries/2012-07/skci40_4f38ff72b3f5e.jpg
more photos : http://www.auto.cz/skoda-citigo-foto-64932

CosworthKid
02-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Best color on it yet for me. Looks more classy and less cheap + like the wheels

Hellraiser
05-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Citijet

http://terranismo.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/citijet1.jpg

Skoda Citijet (http://terranismo.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/skoda-citijet/)

swizzle
05-23-2014, 01:10 AM
A VW Up and an Up Citijet would be a brilliant move for VW in the USA say with a 1.0TSI....

ajprice
02-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Facelift coming at Geneva show. Gets a new bonnet, bumper and lights at the front with LED DRLs. Apparently something at the back is new, there are tinted rear lights, and they have moved the badges, apart from that, I'm stumped. New alloys and new paint colours including a brighter green. New instruments, steering wheel controls and the VW Up radio inside with the phone holder instead of the Garmin satnav, 2 tone black and beige dash on higher models.

No TSI engine from the Up, still just the 60 and 75bhp 1.0. And looking at the pictures, it doesn't get the side indicators in the mirrors from the Up, and probably loses out on a few other things too.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/2017-skoda-citigo-facelift-pictures-revealed-ahead-geneva
https://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/170209-skoda-citigo-01_0.jpg?itok=xyY0mka_
https://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/170209-skoda-citigo-03_0.jpg?itok=uB2_T0aC
https://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/170209-skoda-citigo-02_0.jpg?itok=YzL9vnlE
https://images.cdn.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/170209-skoda-citigo-06_0.jpg?itok=TxBulzrP

ocn75
02-11-2017, 09:20 PM
Yeh, notwithstanding the bonnet and bumper changes, distinguishing between pre-facelifted model and post-facelifted model is a struggle.

swizzle
02-11-2017, 10:08 PM
I'd love an Up GTI.

CosworthKid
02-11-2017, 11:37 PM
I'd love an Up GTI.

I love my Up, really do. I hope the next gen will not lost its charm but will gain a GTi - name worthy engine.

swizzle
02-12-2017, 12:18 AM
I love my Up, really do. I hope the next gen will not lost its charm but will gain a GTi - name worthy engine.

Up + 1.4TSI = yum