Skoda launches Citigo Monte Carlo

Skoda launches Citigo Monte Carlo

The new Skoda Citigo has been given the Monte Carlo treatment seen on its big brother the Fabia.

While the starting point for the Citigo Monte Carlo is the mid-range SE trim, several features set it apart including bigger 15-inch alloy wheels and spoilers to the front and rear.

The racing feel continues inside the cabin with a "sports" steering wheel complemented by red and black upholstery and Skoda's Portable Infotainment Device with its satnav, trip and vehicle information, media player and Bluetooth connectivity coming as standard.

A 60-horsepower three-cylinder unit is the only engine option along with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The car's bigger wheels and the absence of an engine stop-start system edge the Citigo Monte Carlo above the 100g/km emissions threshold, which places it in road tax band B and a current charge of £20 a year.

Skoda fans can opt for a three-door version priced from £10,590 or a five-door version starting from £10,940.

Copyright Press Association 2014