The VW Up and its cousins, the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo, are cracking little cars that are, to all intents and purposes, identical. One area they differ is in the fact that only the Up and Mii are available in sportier Up GT and Mii Sport guises – until now. Skoda has finally unveiled its sportier take on the Citigo, cunningly titled the Citigo Sport.
The Citigo Sport is based on the current Citigo SE. It’ll use that car’s 60PS, 1.0-litre MPI engine and a five-speed manual transmission, so it won’t be any faster – at least not in a straight line. It might be a tad quicker around corners, however, thanks to a new sports suspension that lowers the ride height by 15mm.
The Citigo Sport comes with 15-inch black alloys, new front and rear spoilers as well as a rear diffuser, though again, these are merely cosmetic. That said, we’re pretty sure the fancy new racing stripe running down the roof and bonnet will take a couple of tenths of your daily commute time.
The Citigo Sport is available in Candy White with red stripes, Tornado Red with black stripes and Deep Black with red stripes.
Inside the Citigo Sport features a two-tone grey and black dashboard and grey instruments. It also packs black and red sports seats, a three-spoke leather steering wheel with red stitching, leather handbrake and gearstick gaiter with red stitching and matching floor mats.
The Citigo Sport will feature Skoda’s dash-mounted personal infotainment device (PID) as standard. This five-inch touchscreen serves as the sat-nav and provides Bluetooth hands-free calling, vehicle and trip information and a media player. The five-door Citigo Sport retails for £10,290 while the five-door model will set you back £10,640.
It’s available to buy now.