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Skoda to introduce Rapid, Citigo models in Turkey at Istanbul Auto Show

Škoda AUTO will be introducing the new compact saloon, the Škoda Rapid, and the ŠKODA Citigo subcompact, at the Istanbul International Auto Show on Nov. 1 – 11, 2012. This will be the first time that these models will be presented in Turkey. The launch of the two new models in Turkey will be launched in the market together with the presentation at the show.

ŠKODA has already performed strongly in Turkey as its sales increased by 30.4% year on year from January through September even as the overall market declined by 8.7% in the same period. ŠKODA’s market share had increased by 1.9% as of the end of September while it was at 1.3% a year ago. The ŠKODA Octavia is the most popular ŠKODA model in Turkey.

Škoda CEO Winfried Vahland said that in the upcoming years, Škoda aims to continue to grow globally. He said that Turkey is an “important growth market” and thus it could prove to be a major element in its 2018 growth strategy.

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Skoda enters city car segment with Citigo model

Skoda will try its luck in the city car segment with its new all-new Citigo vehicle, marking the first time that the company will offer a model in that target market. The sixth model in Skoda's lineup, the Citigo, will try to attract customers who prefer city cars with its value-for-money appeal. Skoda boasts that Citigo has a simple yet charismatic design and a made-for-city agility. 

The Citigo also marks a new era for Skoda, as the new city car is its first model to banner its revised ‘winged arrow' corporate badge. Skoda has the Citigo targeted at younger drivers and families who need a second car.

The company also has the Citigo targeted at older motorists with an active lifestyle. Citigo features a spacious cabin that can fit in four adults without any difficulties. The Citigo also boasts of having the largest boot in its class as well as a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

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Skoda Citigo Rally, Dj Car concepts announced for Wörthersee Tour 2012

Skoda Auto’s concept cars will take part in the largest tuning event that showcases vehicles of parent company Volkswagen Group. Skoda is prepping two concept cars for the event, the Skoda Citigo Rally and Skoda Citigo DJ Car. The May event will take in Lake Wörthersee, located in the Austrian village of Reifnitz, a traditional meeting place for tuning fans.

As the tuning event is considered one of the largest and most important of its kind, seven teams riding in Skoda vehicles will depart tomorrow from Prague and head to Reifnitz, Austria and unveil the company’s newest concept car at an exhibition area of more than 600 square meters. Tuning fans are sure to enjoy the 31st holding of the event, to be highlighted by a concert in the evening.

Skoda will bring in a special surprise for tuning fans during the concert. It is employing an international top DJ who will take control of the night’s music produced by almost 100,000 Watt strong sound equipment inside a Skoda DJ Car.

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Skoda reveals pricing details of all-new Citigo in 5-door, 3-door variants

Skoda has released pricing details of its newest Citigo, one of the most anticipated new-vehicle launches in the United Kingdom. This is the company's first entry in the fast-emerging city automobile segment. the automaker claims that this model delivers remarkable interior space, agile road manners and a new benchmark in technical superiority, all packaged in the Citigo's contemporary design, appealing to a variety of new car buyers.

Moreover, the vehicle has already received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. The Citigo is only 3,563 mm long, and is offered in either five-door or three-door body styles. It accommodates four people and has 251 liter of boot behind. When the back seats are folded down, the boot space increased to a class-leading 951 liters on the three-door model and 959 liters on the five-door variant. The Citigo features all the core values for which Skoda has become popular -- engineering excellence with a human touch.

It offers a variety of inventive storage solutions as well as a document and photo holder, a glove compartment with an attached bag hook and other clever features. Furthermore, it is the first ŠKODA model to feature the revised 'winged arrow' logo of the brand. The vehicle is run by a single three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol powerplant with either 60PS or 75PS.

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ŠKODA will introduce the latest Citigo subcompact to the public as a five-door variant for the first time this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Representatives from the media will have a preview of the new ŠKODA in February 2012. This includes engaging in test drives. The five-door variant will be launched in European markets one after another together with the three-door variant beginning in the middle of May this year.

 The Citigo is ŠKODA's entry into the fast-growing subcompact segment. In late 2011, the new model was successfully launched in the company's home market, the Czech Republic. From this year, the Citigo will tap new customer groups for ŠKODA, contributing to the growth strategy of the brand. The company is targeting an increase in its global deliveries to at least 1.5 million units annually by 2018.

Last year, the company sold 879,200 units, achieving another sales record in its 117-year corporate history. The Citigo is among the roomiest and among the most compact of its segment. In line with the brand's 'Simply Clever' claim, the vehicle showcases a range of clever features like a document and photo holder, a range of net holders and a bag hook on the glove compartment.

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As you may know already, Volkswagen unveiled the Up! minicar at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and made quite a buzz. But, what we didn’t know was that the German manufacturer was also working hard on a Skoda version of the Up!: this is the Skoda Citigo!

As its name says it, the new Skoda Citigo is company’s new city car and promises to hit the domestic market before the end of this year, while the UK and the rest of European countries will receive it by at the beginning of summer 2012.

Skoda is planning to offer the Citigo in three-door and five-door versions, which will be powered by two new, three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engines delivering 44kW/60PS and 55kW/75PS.

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As part of Skoda’s strategy to achieve its goal of doubling annual sales to 1.5 million units by 2018, it is launching the ‘City Car’, its version of the Volkswagen Up city car, later this year. Skoda will also offer a new small saloon that will be slotted in between the Fabia and Octavia and is targeted at developing markets.

Skoda’s chairman Winfried Krause confirmed these new models during its annual press conference. He said that the City Car was created to meet the strong demand for small cars with low fuel consumption and affordable running costs.

He added that the company is anticipating a “new sales potential in Europe.” The styling of these new models is influenced by Skoda’s VisionD design Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

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