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Old 10th October 2011, 09:32   #31
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+1 Rajesh
I also liked the simple design
here today's ET confirms the news of the launch.
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Doesn't it look like Renault Modus from the rear?

Are car manufacturers running out of designs?

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More important for many of us - How is the A$$? Enough horror stories on that front.
True that; they should first set their house in order. That itself is one reason why they have "not cracked the bigvolume compact car segment in India".

PS : Good placement of the reverse sensors.
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The VW group has realized that it needs small small cars to survive in the ever demanding markets globally. Period.
The UP & the Citigo are the exact answers to that. Both cars should sell good nos. in the market. Volkswagen AG's mantra is simple, customer cant afford a Audi, sell the VW, if not the Skoda & still not then the Seat. Honestly that's a damn good way of ensuring that the customer ends up buying one or the other model of their car.


They were aiming for the "World's #1 Car Manufacturer" position by piggy-backing on Suzuki. Now that the deal is almost busted, they need to introduce products in all price ranges left/right & center to ensure they have some car for every customer who walks into their dealerships. Even if it mean cannibalization within their own products (a la Maruti Suzuki).


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Doesn't it look like Renault Modus from the rear? Are car manufacturers running out of designs?

True that; they should first set their house in order. That itself is one reason why they have "not cracked the bigvolume compact car segment in India".

Yep, the front looks like Estilo and the rear is more like Modus.

If VW group is serious about competition, they need to beef up their service atleast to match Maruti/Toyota/Honda standards in India.
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The first production rollout at Skoda's Bratislava (Slovakia) plant -

Skoda Citigo: VW UP based small car may be headed to India-skoda_citigo_production.jpg

Skoda might be launching the Citigo in Europe next month, and it will come to India only after the VW Up! is launched.
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Citigo Update-

“The Citigo is a central component of our growth strategy. With this automobile, we are starting our model offensive in Europe. It opens up the important small car market for Škoda and perfectly applies our values in the shape of a city car. Citigo is compact yet spacious, economical yet agile, attractive and equipped with many innovative ideas. This car is ‘city clever’,” Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland, Chairman of the Board of Skoda, said.

Will Citigo Get Skoda The Volumes? | MotorBeam - Indian Car Bike News & Reviews

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It's plain but I dont find it boring.If they come with a small diesel engine, I wouldn't mind buying it if its priced well.
I honestly feel there is enough scope for a nice little puny diesel car in the 3-4L price bracket.
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First official video -




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First ever review of the Citigo, by Autocar UK -

Skoda Citigo - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk
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"On the Car And Bike Show Facebook fan page, the program show’s host Siddharth Vinayak Patankar wrote today that the Skoda Citigo, many of us loved and hoped to buy (in green), isn’t making it to India.
Here’s the update in SVP’s words -
Skoda clarifies on Citigo. Ain’t coming anytime soon folks. Won’t even be shown at Auto Expo says Skoda India boss.CnB shares a healthy relationship with Skoda and this is as good as an official announcement. It is believed that SVP posted the message from a Skoda event where he met members of the Skoda India management."

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"On the Car And Bike Show Facebook fan page, the program show’s host Siddharth Vinayak Patankar wrote today that the Skoda Citigo, many of us loved and hoped to buy (in green), isn’t making it to India.
Here’s the update in SVP’s words -
Skoda clarifies on Citigo. Ain’t coming anytime soon folks. Won’t even be shown at Auto Expo says Skoda India boss.CnB shares a healthy relationship with Skoda and this is as good as an official announcement. It is believed that SVP posted the message from a Skoda event where he met members of the Skoda India management."

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I'm not surprised.

This car is primarily meant for developing markets. And VW had India on its mind when the Up! was conceived. I don't think they would want Skoda stepping in and gate-crashing their party, now would they? The Citigo and the Up! will not be sold together in India. The Up! will be given prime importance. Period.
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Saw this today. 5 Star NCAP rating.

Skoda Citigo scores 5 stars at Euro NCAP| Zigwheels.com
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Five Star or not the Citigo needs to be 4 door to sell in India. The rear seat space needs to be more spaceous or it will go the way of the poor selling Astar.
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First official pic of the 5-door version of the Citigo.

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Skoda 5 door Citigo's, press release.

WORLD DEBUT FOR FIVE-DOOR ŠKODA CITIGO

- Exhibition debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
- Model line extended into new market segments
- ŠKODA model offensive is defining element in manufacturer's Growth
Strategy.

"ŠKODA will present the new Citigo subcompact to the public as a five-door version for the first time at the Geneva Auto Salon in early 2012. Media representatives will be offered a preview of the new ŠKODA including test drives in February 2012. The five-door version will be successively launched in European markets together with the three-door version from mid-May 2012."

Skoda up!grades with five-door Citigo
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First ever promotional footage of the 5-door version of the Citigo.


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