The first ŠKODA CITIGOe iV has rolled off the production line at the Volkswagen plant in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava. The five-door city car is the brand’s first battery-powered car. Its real-life range allows drivers to cover up to 260 km (162 miles).
The lithium-ion battery has a net capacity of 32.2 kWh and feeds a 61kW (83PS) electric motor. With torque of 212 N·m, the front-wheel-drive CITIGOe iV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.3 seconds, the short burst from 60 to 100 km/h takes just 7.3 seconds, and it has a recorded top speed of 130 km/h.
Being a small, zero-emission vehicle featuring an above-average amount of space for occupants and their luggage, the CITIGOe iV is suited for inner-city journeys. Despite its compact external dimensions with a length of 3,597 mm and a height of 1,645 mm, there is plenty of room in the interior for four people. By folding down the rear seats, the capacity of the boot can be increased from 250 l to 923 l.
ŠKODA offers the CITIGOe iV exclusively as a 5-door and in the SE or SE L trim.