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Crazy Skoda concept set to wow crowds

Fri, 23 May 2014

TAKE ONE Skoda Citigo, chop its roof off, install some neon lighting under the chassis and you get the Skoda apprentices’ dream car, apparently.

The CitiJet is the madcap brainchild of 16 budding Skoda designers, who were tasked with creating their ideal car out of an existing Skoda model.

Effectively, a Citigo Sport has been turned into an open-top city slicker, but don’t ask how the roof closes because there isn’t one. In place of the back seats are stylish roll-over hoops and a neat, arching spoiler behind the two red-striped seats.

Add a funky two-tone paint job, 16-inch wheels, two exhaust pipes and some Fast and Furious-style under-body lighting and the CitiJet is expected to draw big crowds at its debut as part of the annual Wörthersee festival.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, because on the inside there’s a 300-Watt sound system, a white and red two-tone dashboard and music-reactive LED lighting.

Skoda Board Member for human resources, Bohdan Wojnar, spoke at the car’s unveiling. “The Skoda CitiJet is a fantastic achievement from our students and shows the creativity and imagination of the new generation of Skoda employees,” he said.

Head of Skoda Auto Design, Jozef Kabaň added: “Our apprentices have put their hearts and souls into this vehicle. Every little detail, no matter how small, was discussed, agreed upon and put into practice by the team.

“It was a real team effort. The outcome: a unique and emotional car, of which everybody involved should be very proud.”

By Press Association reporter