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Coming soon: 2019 Skoda Citigo-e iV

Skoda has revealed its first all-electric model, the Citigo iV, with a range of up to 165 miles.

  • Skoda’s first all-electric production car
  • Range up to 165 miles
  • 0-62mph in 12.5 seconds, top speed 81mph
Skoda has revealed its first full electric vehicle (EV), the Citigo iV.
The Citigo iV has a range of up to 165 miles (WLTP) on a single charge, which should be enough to get owners around town and a good way further afield. The battery can be charged from 0-80% in an hour using a 40kW DC fast charger, or in just over four hours using a 7.2kW AC wall box. Plug it in at home, using a 2.3kW home-charging station, and it'll take 12 hours and 37 minutes. You can also use a standard household plug socket, but there’s no details of how long this method will take. But longer still. Once you've charged it with electricity, the Citigo iV will zip from standstill to 62mph in 12.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 81mph. The Combined Charging System (for fast charging) and the cable required for AC charging come as standard in the higher-end Style trim, but is only optional for the entry-level Ambition trim. That means you'll only be able to charge with the home-charging station or a standard household plug, unless you shell out extra. No news yet on how much that will cost.
The Citigo iV is only available as a five-door model and looks a bit different from the petrol-powered Citigo. The front bumper has been redesigned, and the grille is now body-coloured. Fog lights and LED daytime running lights are standard.
The Ambition model comes with 14-inch steel wheels, while the Style trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, which are available as an option on the Ambition. You can choose from four standard colours - Candy White, Tornado Red, Sunflower Yellow and Kiwi Green - or some metallic options, namely Deep Pearlescent Black, Crystal Blue and Tungsten Silver.
Inside, the Citigo iV has space for four people. A few bits of the interior have been revised, including the instrument panel. As standard, you get electric front windows, air conditioning, remote control locking, a radio, and a smartphone docking station on the dashboard. You can download an app on your phone and mount it on the dashboard to use it as a display for vehicle data, media playback and navigation. The app also allows you to monitor the battery and air conditioning, and access it remotely.
The higher Style trim level adds ambient lighting on the dashboard, electrically-adjustable and heated wing mirrors and some leather bits, including the steering wheel, gearstick and handbrake lever. An optional Comfort package brings heated front seats, heat-insulating glass for the windscreen, a rain and light sensor, four additional speakers and rear parking sensors. Other bits you can add to your Citigo iV include an adjustable false boot floor for extra storage options, cruise control, and tinted glass for the rear windows. The boot size is 250 litres, or 923 litres if you fold the rear seats down. This is the same size as the petrol-powered version and is one of the roomiest in the class. Production of the Citigo iV will start in the second half of 2019, and you’ll be able to get your hands on one a few months after that.