Czech car maker Skoda has taken the wraps off the CitiJet concept at Wörthersee
Created by 16 apprentices from the company, the CitiJet is an “expressively designed city-cabriolet” that features a blue and white exterior with a dual exhaust system and 16-inch alloy wheels. The concept has also been equipped with a handmade rear spoiler, a distinctive roll bar and downward sloping side windows.
“ŠKODA has had a history in motorsport spanning almost 113 years,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “Our success is the result of the technical expertise and the passion of the company and our engineers. The GTI event – as a major event for all tuning and motorsport fans – is a fantastic place to demonstrate this devotion with sporty and particularly emotional models.”
The interior carries over from the Citigo Sport but features blue LED lighting. Also, there’s a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, along with leather-covered gear knob and handbrake handle. The dashboard has received a white and red finish while for entertainment the CitiJet boasts a 300-watt audio system together with a music-reactive LED lightning.
“Our apprentices have put their hearts and souls into this vehicle. Every little detail, no matter how small, was discussed, agreed upon and put into practice by the team. It was a real team effort. The outcome: a unique and emotional car, of which everybody involved should be very proud of,” says Head of ŠKODA Auto Design Jozef Kaba
Under the hood of this concept is a 1.0-liter MPI engine that produces 75 HP (55 kW) and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) of torque. Skoda hasn’t revealed the performance figures, but the standard Citigo runs from 0-100 km/h in 13.9 seconds and has a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph).