Skoda Citigo hatchback

The Skoda Citigo, the SEAT Mii and Volkswagen up! share the same VW Group underpinnings but the Citigo isn’t just a rebadged version. It's stylish enough to take on the Fiat 500 in the charm stakes and the build quality easily competes with the likes of the Kia Picanto.

Interior space also matches the Hyundai i10 and we think the Citigo is perhaps better-looking than the Mii or the up!. All versions of the 1.0-litre petrol engine give strong performance and offer excellent economy, while four adults can comfortably sit inside. The boot is also much bigger than you’d expect to find in city car of this size.

Perhaps the best thing about the Citigo is its excellent drive. It was because of this and the really great interior quality that we named it CarBuyer's Best City Car for 2013. The Citigo is available in four main specifications – entry-level S, mid-range SE and Elegance, and top-of-the-range Sport.