Volkswagen Up vs Skoda Citigo

Volkswagen Up

Skoda Citigo

Volkswagen is releasing a new small car: the Volkswagen up!. A city specialist for many of the world's countries. A vehicle with charisma and great potential. In Germany - the debut sphere - advance orders are already being taken for the new up! with prices starting at 9850, euros. The new Volkswagen will officially release in successive steps beginning in late December 2011.

Three equipment versions are provided for various budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level version, move up! the convenience-oriented model, and high up! is the top version. At sphere release there will also be two updated models based on the high up!: the up! black and up! white.

On a minimal footprint (3. 54 metres long), the Volkswagen up! provides maximum room for 4 people and highly efficient powertrain technologies. Making its debut in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder engines. The petrol engines have performance outputs of 44 Kw / 60 PS and 55 Kw / 75 PS, fulfil the Euro 5 emissions traditional and drive the front wheels. Combined fuel consumption values for the Bluemotion Technology version (with such features as a Stop/start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance): 4. 2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4. 3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both 1. 0-litre engines satisfy the 100 g/km CO2 emissions limit.

A natural gas motor with 50 Kw / 68 PS will follow with the same general technology as the petrol engines. This Volkswagen up! Ecofuel Bluemotion Technology will attain a groundbreaking low CO2 value of 79 g/km. At the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt, Volkswagen introduced a nearly production-ready concept of this extremely clean natural gas version - the eco-up!. There are also firm plans for an up! with an electric drive in 2013, and a study of the up! Blue-e-motion was shown at the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt as well. Just as new as the engines are the car's two new 5-speed gearboxes (one manual and one automatic version); they are among the lightest of their types in the world.
Skoda is continuing its growth offensive by introducing its seventh model line. Skoda Citigo is the name of Skoda's new small car. The brand's new model will make its debut in its domestic sphere, the Czech Republic, before the end of this year, with other European countries following at the beginning of summer 2012. With this 3. 56-metre-long car, the Czech-based vehicle manufacturer is extending its offering portfolio and entering the small car segment (A00). Product maximum utilisation of room and four seatings for passengers, the Skoda Citigo will be launched as a 3-door, with a 5-door version to come in 2012.

The Skoda Citigo is one of the cornerstones of our growth strategy. It paves the way for huge opportunities in a new segment, explained Skoda Board Chairman Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland. The Skoda Citigo is literally a 'simply Clever' vehicle. Despite its small size, it provides ample dashboard space; it is agile while frugal. Put simply: it's an appealing choice product many clever ideas. The vehicle provides all of Skoda's values in a compact suite and fits perfectly with our aims.

With the Skoda Citigo, Skoda is targeting a new buyer segment. The demand for small vehicles with low fuel consumption, at a favourable price tag and with reasonable operating costs, is growing, continues Prof. Vahland. Skoda's new small car is a reaction to this trend. We are entering new ground and the Skoda Citigo will attract prospects mainly in our European markets.

The layout of Skoda's new city vehicle contains many components typical of all its cars. The developers managed to give the vehicle a distinct exterior that declares at first glance: this is the new Skoda. The finned grille set in a chrome-plated frame and precisely shaped headlamps give the vehicle the typical Skoda exterior. The developers have done a futuristic job on the rest of the car's body - 3. 56 metres long, 1. 65 metres wide and 1. 48 metres high, the Skoda Citigo is one of the smallest cars in its segment.