Μετά την 5-πορτη έκδοση του VW up! ήταν λογικό η Skoda να παρουσιάσει την 5-πορτη έκδοση του Citigo, ενώ θα ακολουθήσει τις επόμενες ημέρες και η 5-πορτη έκδοση του Seat Mii. Το 5-πορτο Skoda Citigo κοστίζει επιπλέον €315 και θα κάνει ντεμπούτο στην έκθεση της Γενεύης τον Μάρτιο και θα είναι διαθέσιμο στην Ευρωπαϊκή αγορά, μαζί με την τρίπορτη έκδοση, από τον Μάιο.
Μηχανικά δεν υπάρχουν αλλαγές σε σχέση με την τρίπορτη έκδοση και θα είναι διαθέσιμο σε τρίθυρες και πεντάθυρες εκδόσεις και μηχανικά φορά έναν τρικύλινδρο 1.000αρη κινητήρα απόδοσης 60 και 75 ίππων ενώ έχει μέση κατανάλωση 4.1 λίτρα/100 χλμ και 96 γρ/χλμ CO2.
Υπάρχει διαθέσιμη και η Green Tec έκδοση και στους δύο κινητήρες η οποία έχει μέση κατανάλωση 4.2 λίτρα/100 χλμ και 4.3 λίτρα/100 χλμ με εκπομπές CO2 97 γρ/χλμ και 99 γρ/χλμ αντίστοιχα. Και αυτό διαθέτει το σύστημα αυτόματου φρεναρίσματος City Safe Drive το οποίο ενεργοποιεί αυτόματα το σύστημα πέδησης σε ταχύτητες έως 30 χλμ/ώρα σε περίπτωση που ανιχνεύσει πρόσκρουσης ενώ διαθέτει 4 αερόσακους.
Επιπλέον η Skoda ανακοίνωσε σήμερα ότι κατασκεύασε το 14.000.000στο αυτοκίνητο της από το 1905. Το 14.000.000στο αυτοκίνητο κατασκευάστηκε στο εργοστάσιο της Mladá Boleslav στην Τσεχία και ήταν ένα Superb 2.0 TDI στην ειδική έκδοση Laurin & Klement. Είναι βαμμένο στο καφέ μεταλλικό “magnetic brown” χρώμα και θα παραδοθεί σε έναν Γερμανό πελάτης της Skoda. Η Skoda ευελπιστεί μέχρι το 2018 να αυξήσει τις πωλήσεις της σε τουλάχιστον 1.5 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα με το 2011 να πούλησε 879.200 αυτοκίνητα, κάνοντας ιστορικό ρεκόρ. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
World debut for five-door ŠKODA Citigo
- Exhibition debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
- Hands-on preview for journalists in February 2012
- Model line extended into new market segments
- ŠKODA model offensive is defining element in manufacturer’s Growth Strategy
Mladá Boleslav, January 30th, 2012 – ŠKODA will present the new Citigo subcompact to the public as a five-door version for the first time at the Geneva Auto Salon in early 2012. Media representatives will be offered a preview of the new ŠKODA including test drives in February 2012. The five-door version will be successively launched in European markets together with the three-door version from mid-May 2012.
The Citigo represents ŠKODA’s entry into the fast growing subcompact segment. The new model was successfully introduced in its home market, the Czech Republic, in late 2011. From this year, the Citigo is to conquer wholly new customer groups for ŠKODA, thus contributing to the brand’s Growth Strategy. ŠKODA aims to increase its worldwide deliveries to a minimum of 1.5 million units a year by 2018. In 2011, the company achieved yet another sales record in its 117-year corporate history, selling 879,200 units.
The Citigo ranks among the most compact and at the same time among the roomiest representatives of its segment. In keeping with the brand’s ‘Simply Clever’ claim, the car impresses with a number of ingenious features such as a photo and document holder, a bag hook on the glove compartment, a range of net holders and the new Citigo’s many storage options.
The Citigo’s designers placed great emphasis on safety, winning the car the top score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test together with the Volkswagen up! and SEAT Mii. And another premiere: the new city car is also the first ŠKODA model ever to sport the brand’s new logo.
Powering the Citigo is a three-cylinder petrol engine with one litre of displacement in two versions with 44 kW/60 hp or 55 kW/75 hp. In its most efficient Green tec variant, the new Citigo achieves a mileage of 4.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions in the new ŠKODA model amount to just 96 g CO2/km.
At its home market the smallest member of ŠKODA family has recently become the Best City Car in the largest Czech automobile poll, the Car of the Year 2012.
ŠKODA celebrates: 14 million vehicles produced
- Jubilee car a Superb of the ‘Laurin & Klement’ special edition
- Impressive growth course of the ŠKODA brand
- Production and sales to grow significantly until 2018
- Model offensive and further capacity expansion in international markets under way
Mladá Boleslav/Kvasiny, January 30, 2012 – ŠKODA has produced its 14-millionth car: The jubilee vehicle – a Superb 2.0 TDI of the ‘Laurin & Klement’ special edition – rolled off the assembly line at the Czech plant at Kvasiny today. The vehicle painted in the color ‘magnetic brown metallic’ is designated for delivery to a German customer. The production jubilee is another milestone for the sustained growth of the automobile manufacturer. Until 2018, ŠKODA wants to increase its worldwide sales to at least 1.5 million units per year. With a total of 879,200 units in 2011, the company sold more cars then ever in its 117-year history.
“This jubilee is an impressive expression of our growth strategy,” says ŠKODA chairman of the board, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “We are expanding at a high speed. Almost two thirds of the 14 million cars built by the company were produced and sold in the past 20 years, four million of which were produced in the past 5 years alone.” The current milestone illustrates the very dynamic development of the brand and, at the same time, points toward the great significance of its affiliation with the Volkswagen Group in the year 1991. “We thank the entire ŠKODA team, which has made this development possible and which can rightly be proud of its achievement,” emphasizes Vahland.
In the coming years, the Czech manufacturer wants to continue to expand within the framework of its comprehensive growth strategy. “14 million produced cars are an incentive for us to raise the speed of growth once more” stresses Michael Oeljeklaus, the ŠKODA board member for Production and Logistics. Until the year 2018, annual ŠKODA sales are to increase to at least 1.5 million units. To accomplish this goal, ŠKODA began the largest model offensive of its history last year. With the small car Citigo and the compact sedan Rapid sold in India, the sixth and seventh model series already celebrated their sales premieres at the end of 2011. In the coming years, ŠKODA wants to introduce an average of one new model in the market every six months.
For this purpose, the manufacturer is increasing capacities in its three Czech, as well as in the international plants. In the main factory at Mladá Boleslav, the production capacity for the Octavia and new ŠKODA car is increased from 800 to 1,200 vehicles per day. At the plant in the Northern Bohemian town of Vrchlabí, ŠKODA focuses on the manufacture of the direct shift gearbox DQ 200 for the entire Volkswagen Group. At the plant in Kvasiny, production capacities for the compact SUV Yeti were enhanced. A doubling of the capacity to a total of 100,000 Yeti vehicles per year was realized for the Kvasiny site in 2011.
At the same time, ŠKODA continues the consistent internationalization of the brand, particularly focusing on strong growth in the emerging markets of China, Russia and India. Starting at the end of 2012, the compact SUV Yeti will be produced in China in cooperation with Shanghai Volkswagen. Moreover, the brand will commence production of a new compact sedan in China at the beginning of 2013. In Russia, a second production site following the one in Kaluga has been in operation since 2011; it builds the Yeti that is sold in the Russian market. This joint project with Volkswagen and the Russian GAZ Group is located in Nizhniy Novgorod. In India, capacities are growing as well. Thus, the new compact sedan Rapid has been built in Pune since 2011.
Milestones of the car manufacture at ŠKODA AUTO:
- January 30, 2012: 14 million automobiles since 1905
- December 2011: 1.5 million vehicles of the Octavia II type
- October 12, 2011: 10-millionth automobile produced at the plant in Mladá Boleslav
- September 2, 2011: 4-millionth MQ200 gearbox built at the plant in Mladá Boleslav
- April 8, 2009: 12 million automobiles since 1905
- July 13, 2006: 10 million automobiles since 1905 (5 million of which were manufactured since the entry of VW in the year 1991)
- 1991: 5 million automobiles since 1905