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ŠKODA CITIGOe iV from £20,455

The ŠKODA CITIGOe iV, the brand’s first fully-electric production car, which will go on sale in the UK in December, has a WLTP range of up to 170 miles and prices starting from £20,455 – before the Government Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) discount of £3,500 is applied.

The new CITIGOe iV will be available in two trim grades: SE and SE L. Both models feature the same battery and electric motor and offer identical levels of performance. Despite the addition of the new battery and electric motor, the CITIGOe iV has the same levels of boot space as the standard model with 250 litres available with the rear seats in position and 923 litres with them folded flat.

Mounted in the chassis floor, the CITIGOe iV’s battery is a 60 Ah lithium ion pack with a capacity of 36.8 kWh which delivers a range of between 140 and 170 miles on the WLTP cycle.

With a 7.2kW AC wall box, the battery can be charged to 80 per cent in 4 hours 15 minutes, or 12 hours 37 minutes using a lower-powered 3.6kW home charging station. The SE L model can be charged faster using a CCS (Combined Charging System) charging cable connected to a 40kW DC fast charger. When recharging via CCS, the CITIGOe iV’s battery can be recharged to 80 per cent in just 60 minutes. The CITIGOeiV can also be recharged using a standard household plug socket if a wallbox is not available.

The CITIGOe iV’s electric motor produces an instantaneous 210Nm of torque, which provides a 0-62mph time of 12.5 seconds, while top speed is 81mph.

The CITIGOe iV line-up starts with the SE model, which is priced at £20,455 – this figure excludes the Government Plug-in Car Grant, which currently allows buyers to receive a £3,500 reduction on the list price of the vehicle. SE models are equipped with climate control air conditioning, three spoke leather steering wheel and handbrake lever, plus Swing DAB radio and remote central locking.

The higher-specification SE L model is priced from £22,815 – before the Government Plug-in Car Grant – and adds additional equipment, including 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, comfort pack (heated front seats and rear parking sensors) and body coloured door mirrors and handles. The SE L model also comes with CCS charging capability that allows for rapid charging via 40kW charging stations.

Both models can be linked to the ŠKODA Connect app, which allows owners to check and control selected features of the car remotely. This means owners can check the charge status of the battery at all times.

The CITIGOe iV will be open for order on 10 December 2019 with first deliveries expected early next year.