This is the car for you if… you want one of the best-value small electric cars you can buy.
Need a compact car that’s fun to drive and which you can park easily? Look no further than the Skoda CITIGOe.
Skoda’s first fully electric vehicle is one of the best-value small electric cars on the road. It’s neat size and generous boot space make it ideal for town and city living. But its impressive range of 162 miles – more than others in its category – means you can easily venture further afield too.
The features that make the CITIGO such a perky drive have been given a boost in the all-electric version. Instant torque gives surprisingly nippy acceleration when you put your foot down. And the CITIGOe nimbly whizzes from zero to 60mph in 12.5 seconds.
The all-electric CITIGOe also looks very similar to its petrol equivalent. But there are some subtle updates in the electric model. Like the expensive-looking radiator grille at the front, which now comes in the same colour as the car body. And the tweaked design of the front bumper. Giving the CITIGOe a pleasingly clean and streamlined appearance.
Inside, the CITIGOe has been revamped with a new instrument panel and ambient lighting running along the dashboard. Plenty of creature comforts come as standard: from electric front windows to climate control with air conditioning. Add on heated front seats to up the comfort factor (this comes as standard on the Premium model). Other optional extras include privacy glass, cruise control and rear parking sensors.
There’s a 6.5-inch digital display – as well as a smartphone docking station. Use the Move&Fun app to turn your mobile into an extra display on the dashboard. So you can access additional data on your car, listen to music and get directions to your destination.
The fuss-free black and chrome interior makes the five-door CITIGOe feel surprisingly spacious inside too. There’s ample seating for four passengers and a very roomy boot, with capacity for 250 litres. Fold down the rear seats to increase this to 923 litres if you need extra space. Plus, there are all the familiar touches – like handy hooks for your shopping – that show the attention to detail Skoda puts into designing its cars.
The CITIGOe comes with a 37kWh battery, which gives the vehicle an impressive WLTP driving range of 162 miles. And there are three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Eco+. So you can alter the way you drive to eke out more miles from your battery.
Charging is straightforward and relatively quick at 5 hours 30 minutes on a standard 7kW wall box charger. Or add on the Combined Charging System as extra, to get rapid charging of up to 80% in one hour (this comes as standard in the Premium model).
Despite its budget price tag, there are lots of high-quality extras in the CITIGOe, which make this fun little car such good value for money. Like the new mobile services accessed through the Move&Fun app. So you can set up the battery to charge or turn on the air conditioning remotely. And the Lane Assist safety technology that comes as standard.
Our three favourite CITIGOe features:
- The generous boot space: Despite its compact size, you don’t have to worry about squeezing a buggy or suitcase into the CITIGOe’s boot
- The WLTP range: The CITIGOe can take you further than some of its bigger rivals, making this car small but mighty
- The nippy driving experience: Above all, the CITIGOe is lots of fun to drive. Whether you’re zipping in and out of traffic, or enjoying the open road.
You’ll like the Skoda CITIGOe if you… want a stylish compact electric car that offers great value for money.