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Skoda Citigo Wins What Car? Green Award

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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – Sept 21, 2012: The Skoda Citigo has proved its environmental credentials are second to none by winning the What Car? Green Award in the supermini sector.

The magazine’s judges picked the Citigo SE 1.0-litre 60PS GreenTech five-door as best in class. Their deliberations included data on fuel economy and CO2 emissions, as well as levels of nitrous oxides and particulates in exhaust gases.

The What Car? team praised the Citigo’s fuel-saving technologies such as engine Stop/start and regenerative braking, suggesting these would make it even cheaper to run than other versions of the already-frugal Citigo. The category-winning model has an official fuel economy of 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of only 96g/km.

But the Green Awards aren’t just about high mileage and low emissions. The judges also evaluated whole-life costs, driveability and reliability.

Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor-in-Chief, commented: “The Škoda Citigo offers consumers a great way to reduce their motoring emissions and costs. Put simply, it’s a brilliant little car that offers superb ride and refinement as well as a surprisingly roomy and classy interior.”

Sponsored by EDF Energy and now in their fifth year, the complete Green Award results are published in the November 2012 issue of What Car? (on sale 20 September).

The critically acclaimed Citigo is the smallest car Škoda has built in its 117 history and is packed with ‘Simply Clever’ features. Redefining what customers should expect from urban transport, the four-seater has the largest boot in its class. Depending on model, fuel economy ranges from 62.8mpg to 68.9mpg, with CO2 emissions from 105g/km to 96g/km. Power outputs of 60PS and 75PS are available from its 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and prices start from £7,630.