Skoda Citigo e iV interior
Plenty of other small electric cars look nicer inside and come with more kit, but they cost more than the Skoda Citigo E and can’t match its dinky dimensions
The Skoda Citigo e comes with an almost identical interior to the standard Skoda Citigo. Its simple dashboard design groups all the buttons and controls together right in the middle where they’re easy to reach and the dials in front of the steering wheel are simple, pared-back and easy to read.
Unfortunately, despite costing quite a bit more than the standard Citigo, the Skoda Citigo e doesn’t get any posh materials inside. The dashboard, centre console and door trims all feel very hard and scratchy and there are plenty of exposed body-coloured metal trims on each of the doors.
Most of the Skoda Citigo e’s buttons feel solid enough, though, and you can get some textured grey and silver trims stretching across the dashboard beside the heating controls.
You can also get the seats fitted with some two-tone fabric instead of the standard grey trim, with some pretty lurid bright-green contrasting stitching. This can clash with the exposed metal on the doors – depending on which paint colour you pick – but it does at least add a splash of colour to the Skoda Citigo e’s interior.
The Skoda Citigo e’s interior isn’t exactly packed with kit, but it’s all pretty easy to use and feels solid enough to outlast everything a small family can throw at it
The Skoda Citigo e doesn’t come with an infotainment system, as such. Instead, you get a cradle on the dashboard into which you can slot your smartphone.
This might feel a bit old-fashioned compared to the slick integrated touchscreens you get in more expensive electric cars such as the Renault Zoe, but if you have a modern smartphone it works very well.
You can use music-streaming apps such as Spotify and navigation apps including Waze and Google Maps directly through your phone, and the standard Bluetooth connection means you needn’t faff around with plugging in a USB cable to connect through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
There is a USB plug behind the phone cradle on the dashboard so you can keep your phone charged on long journeys, but the only power socket elsewhere in the car is a 12V plug down on the centre console.