Volkswagen South Africa has announced that it is committed to its evergreen Citi range and that the carmaker is introducing a fresh line-up, which has been structured to accommodate the 2008 EU2 emissions requirements.
The Citi remains one of South Africa's favourite cars, selling over 26 000 units in 2007.
The all new model range features the TenaCiti, CitiStorm, CitiSport and CitiRox.
The TenaCiti 1.4i produces 55 kW of power at 5 000 r/min, 117 Nm of torque at 3 500 r/min. CitiStorm 1.4i, CitiSport 1.4i, CitiRox 1.4i all generate a power output of 62 kW at 5 500 r/min and 124 Nm of torque at 4 400 r/min.
The CitiSport 1.6i and CitiRox1.6i both have a power output of 74 kW at 5 400 r/min and torque of 1 40 Nm at 4 400 r/min.
Furthermore the CitiSport (1.4i & 1.6i), and CitiRox (1.4i & 1.6i) now come with sport suspension which stabilises the Citi on the road. A CD/MP3 player which comes standard in the CitiSport.
The CitiSport and CitiRox also offers central locking and an alarm system as standard.
The introduction of the EU2 emissions requirements for all new vehicles from January 2008 meant that Citi would have to undergo some changes in order to meet the EU2 standards.
This required significant changes to the exhaust, fuel and engine management system which led to the development and addition of 24 unique new parts.
The new Citi has an oxygen sensor in the exhaust to monitor the composition of the exhaust gas and adjust the fuel mixture accordingly.
This, in conjunction with a catalytic converter, significantly reduces the emission of harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO), Hydrocarbons (HC) and Nitrous Oxides (Nox).
TenaCiti 1.4i: R72 950
CitiStorm 1.4i: R76 150
CitiSport 1.4i: R82 200
CitiRox 1.4i: R89 300
CitiSport1.6i: R92 350
CitiRox 1.6i: R97 450