Skoda's first pure electric car, the Citigo-e iV, will cost £16,955 after government grants when it goes on sale in the UK next month.
Effectively Skoda's updated version of the Volkswagen e-Up, the new city car comes with headline figures of 81bhp and a range of up to 164 miles under the WLTP testing protocol.
Order books for the Citigo-e iV will open on 10 December, with the car offered in two trim levels. The machine is priced at £20,455 before the £3500 government grant is taken into account. The post-grant price of £16,955 is substantially cheaper than the £19,300 price of the closely related Seat e-Mii. Pricing for the e-Up has yet to be revealed, but is expected to start from around £23,000 pre-grant.
While we're promised that the two upcoming Skodas that will sit on the Volkswagen Group's forthcoming MEB pure electric architecture are more adventurous, the Citigo-e is much more traditional. The body-coloured radiator grille is the most obvious sign of the different power source from the regular car. All Citigo-es will have five doors, and there will be two trim levels – SE and SE L – in the UK.