"From Lidl to Louboutin" … The ŠKODA Citigo Monte Carlo has been busy taking all the plaudits from The Sun's Phil Lanning

The Citigo Monte Carlo’s agility goes hand in hand with ease of parking, making it the ultimate urban runabout

With the Monte Carlo's distinctive look, you will be sure to stand out on any street you decide to park on. Add a surprisingly large interior and an exceptionally low fuel consumption to the lot, and you get a small car thats big on appeal. It's the full package that clearly impressed The Sun's Motoring editor Phil Lanning this week...

It is available now, in Monte Carlo trim for only £166 deposit and £166.12/ month at representative 2.5% APR at Listers ŠKODA, Coventry.

"ŠKODA has gone from frumpy to hugely fashionable. Add a few decals and alloys, and suddenly the Citigo goes from Lidl to Louboutin in the style stakes.

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The Citigo's sporty interior

Based on the SE spec, the new variant is available as a 3 or 5 door.There are black design details featured on all versions of the Monte Carlo, helping the latest incarnation of the city car stand out from the rest of the range.

Included are alterations to the alloys in very cool black, front and rear spoilers, rear diffuser, grille and door mirrors.

Despite its hot-hatch personality, the engine is the same 59bhp 1litre three-cylinder as in the SE. With 0-62mph in over 14 seconds and a top speed of 99mph it certainly wouldn’t live with most cars that touch Tarmac in Monte Carlo.

Sporty styling … red upholstery

Sporty styling … red upholstery

But it’s far from dull. The five-speed manual gearbox is tight and precise, and so much fun to throw around, surprisingly nippy and the steering is nicely weighted.

It’s certainly dazzling inside, perked up by red seats, a sports steering wheel and Monte Carlo red/black upholstery make up the main visual changes to the interior, although ŠKODA’s PID infotainment system is also fitted as standard, featuring sat-nav, Bluetooth connectivity, a media player, and trip and vehicle information".

Phil Lannings Verdict: Whether all the extra livery warrants a price hike of £1,810 than the equivalent SE model depends on what your budget dictates. But, for me, it adds a bit more style to what is already the best car of the Up! and Mii triplets.

ŠKODA Citigo Monte Carlo

  • Price: £10,590
  • Power: 1litre, 59bhp petrol
  • 0-62mph: 14 seconds
  • Top speed: 99mph
  • Economy: 63mpg
  • CO2: 105g/km

ŠKODA Citigo Monte Carlo 1.0 3dr

42 months
Monthly Payments
41 × £164.80
Customer Deposit
ŠKODA Contribution^
Recommended On The Road Price
Acceptance Fee
Total Amount of Credit
Optional Final Payment
Total Amount Payable
Total Amount Payable By Customer
Option to Purchase Fee
Annual Mileage
Excess (per mile)
Rate of Interest p.a.
1.77% Fixed

Representative APR: 2.5%

Listers ŠKODA Coventry

Listers ŠKODA Coventry is now closed for today. It is next open tomorrow from 8:00am to 6:00pm on an appointment-only basis. Please contact us online or by phone for all enquiries (including vehicle sales and maintenance) or to make an appointment.

47 Coventry Road
West Midlands

Finance example is for a ŠKODA Solutions agreement for a new ŠKODA Citigo 1.0 Monte Carlo 3dr with a contract mileage of 10,000 miles per year and excess mileage charge of 4.4p per mile. Applies to vehicles ordered between 26-08-2014 and 30-10-2014 and registered by 28-11- 2014, (subject to availability). Retail customers only On the road cash price is based on manufacturer’s recommended retail price and includes 3 year ŠKODA Warranty, 12 months’ road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Optional final payment and option to purchase fee not payable if you opt to return the vehicle at the end of the agreement (vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable). Credit arrangement fee payable with first monthly payment and credit completion fee payable at the end of the agreement. Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. ŠKODA Solutions is a form of hire-purchase agreement provided by ŠKODA Finance, Brunswick Court, Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5LR. This offer is only available through ŠKODA Finance. Other finance offers are available but cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. We will only introduce you to a small number of carefully selected finance providers who may be able to help you finance your purchase. We may receive payment from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. This introduction does not amount to independent financial advice. Listers Group Limited, Othello House, Stratford-upon- Avon Business and Technology Park, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7GY is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.