Skoda Citigo-e iV (2020–)
Electric Skoda Citigo-e iV announced
Based on the standard Citigo city car, the Citigo-e iV is closely related to the Volkswagen e-Up, with an 83PS electric motor and batteries situated under the floor. These can be charged to 80 per cent in one hour using a 40kW fast charger.
Using a 7.2kW wall box at home, it'll reach 80 per cent of its capacity in a little more than four hours, while a 2.3kW home charger takes around 12 and a half hours.
With maximum torque of 210Nm available as soon as the driver presses on the accelerator, the Citigo-e iV reaches 62mph in 12.5 seconds. Top speed is 81mph.
The five-door electric car will be based exclusively on Ambition and Style trim levels, with only minor tweaks to separate it from the standard Citigo range. These include a restyled radiator grille and front bumper, while fog lights and LED daytime running lights are standard.
The Citigo-e iV Ambition comes with 14‑inch steel wheels, while the Style features two-tone 16-inch alloys.
It can be specced in four standard colours - Candy White, Tornado Red, Sunflower Yellow and Kiwi Green. Metallic finishes in Deep Pearlescent Black, Crystal Blue and Tungsten Silver will be available as optional extras.
The interior has also been refreshed for the Citigo-e iV, while standard equipment includes a smartphone docking station on the dashboard, electric front windows and a Lane Assist feature. A new mobile online service lets drivers check on the battery or air conditioning remotely.
An optional comfort package adds heated front seats, four additional speakers and parking sensors at the rear. A winter package is also available, with heat-insulating glass for the windscreen and a rain and light sensors. Further options include an adjustable boot floor, cruise control and tinted glass for the rear and rear side windows.
Prices for the Skoda Citigo-e iV are yet to be announced, but it's expected to be significantly cheaper than the Volkswagen e-Up and Renault Zoe.
Skoda Citigo-e iV priced from £16,955
Skoda has announced that its Citigo-e iV electric car will start from £20,455 when it goes on sale in December, dropping to £16,955 after the Government's plug-in car grant.
Based on the petrol Citigo, the Citigo-e iV has been re-engineered to incorporate a compact battery pack and 61kW electric motor, giving it a WLTP electric range of up to 170 miles on a charge.
Buyers will be able to choose from two trim levels: SE and SE L. Both models will have the same battery and electric motor, while the Citigo-e iV has the same luggage capacity as the standard car. That means 250 litres can be stored in the boot, increasing to 923 litres with them dropped flat.
Mounted in the chassis floor and measuring 1.1 x 1.7m, the Citigo-e iV’s battery is a 60‑Ah lithium‑ion pack with a capacity of 36.8kWh. It consists of a total of 168 cells and delivers a range of between 140 and 170 miles on the WLTP cycle. Both models can be charged using a domestic or workplace wall box.
With a 7.2kW AC wall box, the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in 4 hours 15 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using a lower-powered 3.6kW home‑charging station. The SE L model can be charged faster using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable connected to a 40kW DC fast charger. When recharging via CCS, the Citigo-e iV’s battery can be recharged to 80 per cent in 60 minutes. The Citigo-e iV can also be recharged using a standard household plug socket if a wallbox is not available.
Citigo-e iV’s electric motor produces an instantaneous 210Nm of torque, taking it to 62mph in 12.5 seconds, while top speed is 81mph.
The Citigo-e iV line-up starts with the SE model, which is priced at £20,455 before the Government's £3500 plug-in car grant. SE models are equipped with climate control air conditioning, three spoke leather steering wheel and handbrake lever, plus Swing DAB radio and remote central locking.
The higher-specification SE L model is priced from £22,815 and adds 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, comfort pack (heated front seats and rear parking sensors) and body coloured door mirrors and handles. The SE L model also comes with CCS charging capability that allows for rapid charging via 40kW charging stations.
Both models can be linked to the Skoda Connect app, which allows owners to check and control selected features of the car remotely. This means owners can check the charge status of the battery at all times.
The Citigo-e iV will be open for order on 10 December 2019 with first deliveries expected early next year.