Skoda introduces Citigo city car

Car manufacturer Skoda has unveiled a new city car which it has called the Citigo.

Volkswagen's Czech subsidiary will launch its sixth production model in its home market in late 2011.

The spacious four-seater, which will come in three and five-door versions, is a major part of the auto giant's ambitious growth plans.

Skoda board chairman Dr h c Winfried Vahland said: "The Citigo is one of the pillars of our growth strategy. It paves the way for tremendous opportunities in a new segment."

Dr Vahland added: "The Citigo is literally a 'Simply Clever' car. Despite its small size, it offers ample interior space; it is agile while frugal. Put simply: it's an attractive choice offering many clever ideas. The car offers all of Skoda's values in a compact package and fits perfectly with our aims."

Skoda is set to launch its new city car in the UK and other European countries in mid 2012.

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