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.
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.
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%