The 15-inch alloys come in black or white, and for around £200 you can match the wing mirrors and roof. It’s also got tinted windows in the rear, as standard – you won’t miss it coming down the road.
On a car of this size the colour works quite well, and those looking for something a bit quirky and different will probably be all over it.
It’s in the name
Although the Colour Edition’s focus is all about standing out, it’s main feature is still the ease with which it moves around town.
With a compact wheelbase – even in 5-door form – it’ll slide through city centre traffic without any issue. Although the Citigo only comes with 60bhp or 75bhp, it feels like that’s all it needs in the city.
The Colour Edition has the former of those and does fine without the extra 15bhp. Between 0-30mph it’s as nippy as you’d want it to be, and coupled with its size gives you a fairly agile little motor.
It’s not all straightforward
While it’s decent in a straight line, there’s a bit more to city driving. With a turning circle less than nine meters the Citigo needs next to no space to throw itself into a U-turn, with parking made even easier.
The car’s backend is almost vertical, meaning there’s no overhang to consider when reversing into a bay. The Citigo is only just over three and a half meters long, so there probably won’t be many spaces you can’t put it in.
All this considered, the small Skoda could’ve been forgiven for being a bit cosy on the inside, but I had more than enough legroom and headroom – a huge bonus considering I’m a few inches north of six feet.
You’ll comfortably fit four adults in, something that’s more surprising considering the space doesn’t seem to have been sacrificed elsewhere.
Skoda have also managed to dot a number of storage areas about. You get the usual door trays and glove box, but also a phone holder on the dashboard and another below the radio controls that can be removed for a cup holder.
There’s even a dedicated slot below the front passenger seat for an umbrella – if you can afford to add in a brolly holder, you’re definitely not short of space.
It deserves praise
Skoda’s first budget city car is an impressive debut in its class. Although it’s the same as the VW Up and Seat Mii underneath, the Citigo’s managed to make the template its own.
Although the Up is filling out the higher end of the class – with the performance-spec Up GTI, for one – the Citigo is a canny little machine, and one that comes in an even more affordable package.
The Colour Edition would be a great first motor, or city run-around for those wanting something a bit more flash on a budget.
But if the bright paint job and contrasting alloys and roof aren’t your thing, you could save an extra couple of grand on the lower trims.
Find our video reviews on the Lookers YouTube channel, LookersWebTV, or get more on the Skoda Citigo, along with current offers, at www.lookers.co.uk/skoda/new-cars/citigo/
The Citigo is also available on the Lookers Skoda Motability Scheme.