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Old 28th September 2011, 05:06   #1
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Default Skoda Citigo: VW UP based small car may be headed to India

Skoda's new small car based on the UP! unveiled. The Citigo.
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"This is the all-new Skoda Citigo, and if you're thinking that it looks rather familiar, that's because its Volkswagen-badged kin recently debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. That's right, the long-rumored Skoda version of Volkswagen's new Up! city car has finally arrived.

Buyers will have a choice of two 1.0-liter three-cylinder engines – one with 59 horsepower, the other with a 74 hp and a blistering 106 mph top speed – both mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Powerful they are not, but these three-bangers should prove to be extremely efficient, with Skoda quoting fuel economy numbers of 62.8 and 60.1 miles per gallon, respectively (on the European cycle). "

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Plain boring! Absolutely characterless! Although Octavia/Fabia were based on Golf/Polo, they had their own identity. One that's clearly missing in Lauretta/Rapid compared to the Vento, and now this. Wonder why VW and Skoda are wasting their time!
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Base on the Volkswagen UP!....So this would be the Skoda "DOWN!"?

So bland!
and sort of reminds me of the getz, albeit a de-spiced getz.
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Given Skodas reputation for A.S.S. and spares, I would not be surprised if the ORVMs would cost a tola of gold!

What Skoda needs to know is that the customer not only wants good cars (which they indeed make), but also affordable spares and impeccable A.S.S.
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Plain boring! Absolutely characterless! Although Octavia/Fabia were based on Golf/Polo, they had their own identity. One that's clearly missing in Lauretta/Rapid compared to the Vento, and now this. Wonder why VW and Skoda are wasting their time!
To get into the bottom end of the market selling aspirational value of the VAG group. No harm trying.
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. The smiley sums it. Too plain and too boring. Guess both the brands need to go back to the desgin table and get some brainstorming done to comeup with something fresh & exciting. Wake up Skoda and stop competing with siblings.

Anyways I guess this should be not heading to Indian shores in the near future.
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Wow, could'nt they make it any better than this? This is plain boring.

Although, I doubt it would be the exact car in picture that would make it to Indian shores. There might be some mods done (for the better).

Was there any two door car to come to Indian shores? Cant remember of any.
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If Skoda is eying 3-4L market and want to compete with 'tall boys', then IMO Citigo is right choice. IMO this looks much better then A-Star, Estilo, WagonR and to some extend i10, Beat and Brio!!

C'mon Skoda bring it UP!!
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So bland!
and sort of reminds me of the getz, albeit a de-spiced getz.
to me it looks like Maruti Estilo!! even the colour is too similar
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I actually liked it, carries the new family look upfront.

The SASS support will be the issue.

This is a 2 door varient the 4 door one may look more balanced for our sensibilties.

Will not be a run away success but definately worth a try by them.

While we may compare it with the estillo and other tall boys in looks, this will definately be much better built then those and will not be a fly wt champion. That said reliability is another question and it is a very important question in that segment.
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170 kmph and that kind of mileage?? Why are we arguing about the looks when it seems to be a pocket rocket that sips fuel??
Who's got which number wrong, here?
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It looks like a mix of Getz, Ritz and Estilo woth Skoda grill. You can make it a looker by modding it!
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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.
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Well, it has clean lines and straight-forward design cues, which makes it a winner in my book.

This is not too different from the Up! I suppose. I wonder how Skoda intends to position this, especially with VW looking to introduce the Up! a few years from now. It should be targeted at the Brio, i10 and the likes.
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