Published on 25 Jan 2013 by Dan Read
The Volkswagen Up! based Skoda Citigo is already good for 69 mpg and a CO2 range of between 96 and 105g/km depending on the spec, but if those figures aren’t eco-friendly enough for you, maybe the methane-fuelled Skoda Citigo is the car you’ve been waiting for.
Skoda’s city car is equipped with three fuel tanks. Two are for methane and the third holds 10 litres of petrol. Together they’ll allow a range of 372 miles from the three-cylinder 1.0 litre 68 hp engine. Technologies like start/stop, regenerative braking and low rolling resistance tyres help to maximise the fuel economy gains produced by the new fuel type.
Both 5 door and 3 door versions will be built and all three current trim levels will be offered. We’re not sure how much of the car’s generous 251 litres of boot space has been taken up by the extra fuel tanks or whether any compromises have been made inside the cabin to provide space for them, but no matter which fuel powers the Citigo, owners will get a small car that’s achieved a five star Euro NCAP safety rating, partly because of its Head-Thorax side airbags, and one that’s won awards, including the Auto Express Car of the Year 2012.
We’ve heard nothing official about the price, but it’s expected to be around €12,000, which is £10,000 at the current exchange rate. If so, it would be on par with the range topping five door Skoda Citigo Hatchback 1.0 75 Greentech Elegance.