1 November 2017

Skoda refreshes Citigo and Rapid models

Skoda Ireland has put its refreshed Citigo and Rapid models on sale at starting prices of €10,995 and €18,995 respectively, writes Trish Whelan.

Visually both cars offer a new look up front with redesigned grille and lights, as well as fresh badging.

In the Citigo, a cradle option for smartphones allows the device to be used with the  Move&Fun app and the car's onboard computer, providing key driving statistics at the flick of a finger. The car is available in 3- and 5-door versions, with two 1.0 petrol engine options and an automatic variant.

The Rapid is available in both hatchback and 'spaceback' versions, and features a new 95hp version of the 1.0 TSI petrol engine which the maker says rivals diesel in fuel consumption. A new touchscreen sound system is among the interior detail changes.

There are also new colours in both models.