The design concept is the result of ŠKODA’s 'Apprentice Car' project. Six months in the making, 16 ŠKODA apprentices present the fruits of their labour to the public for the first time.
The budding ŠKODA employees worked on their very personal vehicle project from November 2013 until shortly before the GTI event. During this time, the apprentices were allowed to let their creativity run free. They were supported by ŠKODA Head Designer Jozef Kabaň, his team and ŠKODA production.
The result: an emotional design concept that will attract the attention of visitors at Wörthersee. “The ŠKODA CitiJet is a fantastic achievement from our students and shows the creativity and imagination of the new generation of ŠKODA employees,” says ŠKODA Board Member for HR, Bohdan Wojnar.
The ŠKODA CitiJet is a dynamic and expressively designed city-convertible based on the ŠKODA Citigo. The exterior features distinctive metallic paintwork in blue/white and racy, blue 16-inch alloy wheels. It also features a hand-made rear spoiler as well as a powerful exhaust with two tailpipes. A 1.0 MPI petrol engine with 55 kW (75 PS) can be found under the bonnet of the vehicle.
The sporty interior is based on the interior of the ŠKODA Citigo Sport special model. This includes the red-stitched, leather-lined three-spoke steering wheel as well as the leather coverof the handbrake handle and gear knob. The seat covers and floor mats have a 'Sport' material design. The dashboard is painted white/red. A 300 watt sound system is also fitted. The interior has music-reactive LED lighting.
This is the first time that this kind of trainee project has been undertaken at ŠKODA. The aim has been to encourage the apprentices creativity, teamwork and expertise of vocational students.