Skoda Citigo Rally Car conept unveiled at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Wörthersee (Photos)
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Skoda Citigo Rally Car conept unveiled at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Wörthersee (Photos)

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Skoda Citigo, the small car variant based on Volkswagen Up! will soon get a Rally variant to compete in motorsport, Skoda Auto revealed at the 31st Volkswagen GTI meeting at Worthersee. The exhibition area of 600 sq meters will see Skoda Citigo Rally and Skoda Citigo DJ Car as they make their premier appearance. Seven teams will be heading to Lake Worthersee, Austria for the main event.

This is the 31st such meeting ground for an event that has been held every year in May making auto companies bring in their special offerings to a multitude of audience. Skoda DJ Car is one such vehicle which is bound to draw its fans especially with the 100,000 watt strong equipment.

The car is specially designed by Skoda design team for the show in Worthersee. Its rear end widens behind the “B” pillars to create an open stage for a DJ. Skoda Citigo DJ Car will see some wild action with high wattage music as the car takes center stage at Worthersee.

Skoda Citigo Rally takes its design from Skoda rally cars. The vehicle has a massive front bumper and air vents and spoiler. Its rear end is seen with a centrally positioned exhaust pipe and down force wing extending its roofline. 18” rims and low profile tyres give the Rally better stability and traction.

ŠKODA Fans will be able to follow the entire series of events on ŠKODA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/skodaweb.

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Design Highlights of ŠKODA AUTO at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Wörthersee

  • ŠKODA Design shows rally concept car of the ŠKODA Citigo for the first time
  • World premiere of the ŠKODA Citigo DJ Car
  • Seven teams including celebrities, journalists and ŠKODA Motorsport rally drivers on the road together to the meeting of the VW customizing fans
  • The “ŠKODA Road trip” with the ŠKODA RS models and the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo leaves Prague heading toward Austria tomorrow
  • Fans of the brand can follow the trip via live reports at www.facebook.com/skodaweb

At the largest tuning event featuring vehicles of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA AUTO will show exciting concept cars. At an exhibition area of more than 600 m², the concept cars “ŠKODA Citigo Rally” and “ŠKODA Citigo DJ Car” will make their first appearance. In the evening, an international top DJ will perform on the center stage of the ŠKODA concert area. Tomorrow, seven teams will already set out from Prague with ŠKODA vehicles and head toward Lake Wörthersee in Austria.

The village of Reifnitz is a traditional meeting place for tuning fans. Every year in May, one may experience the pure excitement about automobiles, this year being the 31st time the meeting is held. This meeting is counted among the largest and most important events of its kind. As the third largest brand of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA presents new model highlights to fans as well. For the concert highlight in the evening, ŠKODA has created a special surprise. The music produced by the almost 100,000 Watt strong sound equipment will be mixed by a DJ in a “ŠKODA DJ Car”. This vehicle was especially designed by the ŠKODA design team for the car show at Wörthersee. A team of journalists and Czech celebrities in special ŠKODA models will drive from Prague to the foothills of the Austrian Alps – among them the two Škoda rally champions Jan Kopecký and Juho Hänninen.

“They say the driver’s seat has the best view of Wörthersee,” says Jan Kopecký, ŠKODA Motorsport factory driver. “That’s why I’m excited to be able to experience in person the legendary atmosphere at Wörthersee this year.”

The creations based on the new ŠKODA Citigo are sure to fascinate attendees at ŠKODA’s stand in Reifnitz. The design of the “ŠKODA Citigo Rally” takes its dynamics from ŠKODA rally cars. Its front end impresses with a massive bumper as well as a generous air intake and spoiler. The car’s rear end is marked by a centrally positioned exhaust end pipe and the down-force wing extending the car’s roofline. Low-profile tires on forged 18-inch rims promise stability and uncompromising traction.

Besides the “ŠKODA Citigo Rally”, another highlight is the appearance of the “ŠKODA Citigo DJ Car”. Its rear end widens behind the ‘B’ pillars to create an open stage for the DJ inside the car. The “ŠKODA Citigo DJ Car” will see live action when DJs put on dance music for several thousands of fans on the center stage at night.

The drive from Prague to Lake Wörthersee is not about a fast highway trip down to Austria: Instead, participants such as the ŠKODA rally stars as well as Czech celebrities will have to perform various tasks during the course of the trip. ŠKODA Fans will be able to follow their results as well as the progress of the trip on the official ŠKODA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/skodaweb.