The all-new Skoda Citigo-e iV has been revealed with production of the fully-electric city car set to commence in the second half of 2019.
The Citigo-e iV is Skoda’s first all-electric model in the brand’s 124‑year history.
Available solely as a five-door, four-seat hatch, the Citigo-e iV is powered by an electric motor that produces 61kW of power and 210Nm of torque.
According to the WLTP cycle, when fully-charged the 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack has a driving range of 265 kilometres.
In terms of performance, the Citigo-e iV takes 12.5 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill on its way to a top speed of 130km/h.
The battery can be recharged to 80 per cent in one hour using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable connected to a 40kW DC fast charger.
Using a 7.2kW AC wall box, the battery reaches 80 per cent capacity in 4 hours 8 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using a 2.3kW home‑charging station.
Dimensionally, Skoda’s first EV comes in at 3597mm long, 1645mm wide and 1481mm high with a 2422mm wheelbase.
To distinguish the EV from the standard versions of the Citigo, it gets a body coloured radiator grille and a redesigned front bumper, while the interior gets a new instrument panel.
In Europe, the car will be offered in two trim levels – Ambition and Style. The former gets electric front windows, climate control, remote central locking, a smartphone docking station on the dashboard and 14-inch steel wheels.
The Style variant adds 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting on the dashboard, electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gearstick and handbrake lever.
There is no word yet on whether or not the Citigo-e iV will make it to Australian showrooms, though we think it's very unlikely.
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