Skoda has turned the Citigo from a city car into a sports car for the annual Worthersee tuning event at the end of May. Shown here for the first time, the new concept is called the CitiJet and was dreamt up by 16 Skoda apprentices, working together with Skoda’s main design department.
The trainees, all of which are completing a three or four year course at the Skoda Vocational School of Mechanical Engineering, were given free reign to come up with their ultimate interpretation of the brand. The result is an open-top two seater with a speedster-style, chopped-down glass house and lots of sporty add-ons throughout.
A metallic blue and white paint job, 16-inch alloys and a hand-made spoiler all help the concept to stand out, while new twin tailpipes are just for show – under the bonnet is a standard 74bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. The interior gets red-leather trim and an upgraded 300W stereo with a blue LED system that pulses in time to your music.
Unfortunately there are no plans to put the car into production, but it bodes well for the future of the company. “It is fantastic to see how committed and passionate our trainees have been in working on this project,” says Skoda Board Member for HR, Bohdan Wojnar. “The Skoda CitiJet is an emotional vehicle study that is sure to catch the attention of the visitors at Worthersee.”