The Skoda Citigo has been selected as winner of the WHATCAR? Green Award in the supermini division.
The magazine’s judges picked the Citigo SE 1.0-liter, 60PS 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.
WHATCAR’s 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 that other versions of the already-frugal Citigo.
Official fuel economy for the category-winning model is 68.9 imperial 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.
Chas Hallett, WHATCAR ? editor-in-chief, said “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.”
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? on sale Sept. 20.
The Citigo is the smallest car Skoda has built in its 117 years history. The four-seater has the largest trunk of its class. Depending on model, fuel economy ranges from 62.8 mpg to 68.9 mpg (imperial), with CO2 emissions between 105 g/km and 96 g/km.