Production begins for 2020 Skoda CITIGOe iV

Production begins for 2020 Skoda CITIGOe iV

All-electric city car will arrive on the UK market imminently.

Production has begun of Skoda’s first all-electric car — the CITIGOe iV.

Built at the Volkswagen Group plant in Slovakia, the eco-friendly hatchback will arrive on UK roads imminently.

Order books the CITIGOe iV opened earlier this week, with prices starting at £20,455 before the Government plug-in car grant (PICG) — which drops that figure to £16,995.

It’s powered by a 61kW electric motor that draws energy from a 36.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is said to deliver 170 miles between charges. 0-60mph takes 12.3 seconds, while an 81mph top speed is also said to be possible.

Entry-level SE models benefit from air conditioning, a three-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel, DAB radio and remote central locking.

Upgrading to SE L brings 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, heated front seats, rear parking sensors plus body coloured door mirrors and handles. It’s also equipped with CCS charging capability that allows for rapid charging through 40kW stations. Pricing for this starts at £22,815 before the PICG.

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Both cars can communicate with the Skoda Connect app, allowing owners to control a number of features remotely via their smartphones.

Order books for the now-in-production Skoda CITIGOe iV will open on December 10, with first deliveries scheduled for early 2020.

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