After plastering the Monte Carlo name all over it’s rally winning Fabia, Skoda have transferred their upmarket special branding to the smaller CitiGo.
The changes area almost entirely visual, the most striking of which are the black decals along the bottom of the city car’s doors but also including a black grille, black mirrors, front and rear spoilers, a teeny diffuser and grey multi-spoke alloys.
Inside the CitiGo’s standard interior is swathed in black and red to match the outside and Skoda have thrown in their clever PID sat-nav and entertainment system into the trim, which is the mid range SE level.
Underneath the only subtle change from the standard SE is lowered suspension, which Skoda say gives a “more dynamic stance on the road”.
Power comes from the least powerful version of the CitiGo’s frugal 1.0litre three-pot, producing just 59 bhp and with the GreenTech option not available the Monte Carlo still pushes out 105g/km of CO2, meaning band B road tax will be required.
The Monte Carlo starts at £10,590 for the three-door version, rising to £10,940 for the extra pair, a £2,000 premium over the standard CitiGo SE.
Basically it’s a lot like the Sport we reviewed earlier this year, just re branded with some new style touches!