Skoda CitiJet concept revealed, debuts at Worthersee
Skoda CitiJet concept
Created by Skoda’s apprentices
Czech automaker Skoda has revealed online the CitiJet concept, prior to a public debut set for next weekend at Wörthersee.
After a couple of teasers, Skoda is just about ready to present a cabrio conversion for the Citigo which was created over the course of six months by sixteen of the firm’s apprentices with guidance from Skoda’s head designer Jozef Kaban. They all agreed the roof and rear seats have to be removed in order to create a “dynamic and expressively designed city-convertible.”
The body received blue metallic paint with white accents, 16-inch blue alloys and a hand-built rear spoiler at the back where we also find two exhaust pipes. Under the hood is a tiny 1.0 MPI delivering 75 PS (55 kW) sourced from the regular Volkswagen up!-based Citigo.
Moving inside there’s a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, along with leather-covered gear knob and handbrake handle. The dashboard has received a white and red finish while for entertainment the CitiJet boasts a 300-watt audio system together with a music-reactive LED lightning.
Skoda is not the only automaker within the Volkswagen Group heading to Wörthersee with a car featuring a chopped off roof as Seat will be doing the same thing with its Ibiza-based Cupster concept.