September 20, 2012

Skoda Citigo wins What Car? Green Award

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 60 ps 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 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of only 96 g/km.

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

"The Skoda 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," said Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor-in-Chief.

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?


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