Skoda CitiJet Concept Premieres at Worthersee Festival

We’ve already seen the Audi S3 Clubsport and Seat Cupster design studies that will be shown at Volkswagen’s Wörthersee festival in Germany, but the newest concept from Skoda is no doubt the cutest of these three one-off models. Based on the Skoda Citigo that’s in turn a derivative of the Volkswagen Up! city car, the Skoda CitiJet concept is a tiny speedster created by 16 design apprentices specifically for this event.

This group of students started the project by chopping off the top of a standard three-door Skoda Citigo hatchback. They then added sloping side glass for a unique roadster effect, stuck in some big roll bars behind the front seats, and slapped on a big rear spoiler to complete the new bodystyle. The CitiJet also features a special blue and white two-tone color scheme that even carries onto the wheels, which are white on one side of the car and blue on the other.

The interior of the CitiJet concept is based on the standard Citigo Sport model’s interior, which has a three-spoke, leather-trimmed steering wheel and special seat covers and mats. White and red accents adorn the painted dashboard, and there are also LED lights that react to the music playing from the 300-watt sound system.

To complement the sporty looks of the CitiJet concept, it’s fitted with the more powerful of the Citigo’s two engines, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine making 75 hp. This engine also gains a new exhaust system in the CitiJet with two tailpipes at the rear.

Along with these Audi, Seat, and Skoda concepts, Volkswagen will also show a GTI-based concept as it does at Wörthersee every year. Previous creations include a W-12-powered GTI in 2007 and last year’s Volkswagen Design Vision GTI with 503 hp and wild styling. Stay tuned for more news from Germany as the festival starts up during the last weekend of May.

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