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Citigo-based CitiJet concept penned by Skoda's design apprentices features a sporty exterior and a 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine

Skoda's convertible CitiJet concept will make its world debut at the Volkswagen Wörthersee tuning festival next week.

The sporty two-seater has been created by apprentices at Skoda's design school. Based on the Citigo, the model is finished with blue metallic paint and 16-inch alloy wheels, while a rear spoiler and dual exhaust exits also feature.

Power comes from a 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine, the same unit that already appears in the Citigo. In its standard guise, the car is capable of reaching 62mph in 13.9 seconds and has a top speed of 106mph.

Inside, the CitiJet's cabin is based on the Citigo Sport and includes part-leather trim with red and white accents for the dashboard, as well as bespoke floor mats. Other features include an upgraded stereo and an LED lighting system which responds to music.

Skoda's team of 16 apprentices have been working on the concept since November last year and have been given free reign over the design. Skoda board member Bohdan Wojnar said the CitiJet "is an emotional vehicle study that is sure to catch the attention of the visitors at Wörthersee".

The Wörthersee festival is traditionally used as a platform for the unveiling of numerous concept cars from within the VW Group, with this year's event taking place from 28 to 31 May. Highlights from last year's show included Skoda's Rapid Sport concept, as well as VW's Golf Design Vision GTI.


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Skoda's city car gets more standard equipment and remains decent to drive, but the Citigo still lacks the sophistication of the VW Up or the dynamism of the Hyundai i10

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jtwarwick 24 May 2014

Concept car silly season

This one reminds me of what the Fire Brigade do to a car to get trapped occupants out following a collision.
Motormouths 23 May 2014

I hate to resort to Skoda

I hate to resort to Skoda jokes, but it's a skip with wheels.
catnip 13 May 2014

Is this an image of the

Is this an image of the actual concept? As others have said, just chopping the roof off a Citigo and changing bits of trim would not really have taken much time and effort. And its strange that they've used a 5 door version when it says it only has two seats...
LP in Brighton 13 May 2014

5 doors?

It could just be that a 5-door version with the rear doors welded shut has more structural integrity than a 3-door (with its larger doors) would have. That's the only reason I can think of - and I think this shows the magnitude of the problem.