The Skoda Citigo has finally been given a facelift, nearly a year after its twin, the Volkswagen up!, got its own nip and tuck. The Czech-badged city car benefits from a few upgrades inside and out.

At the front, a reshaped grille is flanked by new headlights, now with LED daytime running lights. There’s also a reprofiled bonnet and a wider air intake that incorporates the fog lights with optional cornering lamps.

Elsewhere, there are new multi-spoke 15-inch wheels in either silver or black for the Style trim, contrasting black or white roof and wing mirrors on the Style and Ambition models, tinted tail lights on the Ambition variant and a new Kiwi Green body colour option.

Inside, the Citigo gets a redesigned instrument cluster, along with optional steering wheel audio controls. New Blues and Swing head units are also available, with the Swing getting a colour display, six speakers and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing it to connect to a smartphone using a Move&Fun app. The latter provides navigation, a driving data display and hands-free phone calls, among others.

Elsewhere, the car remains unchanged, so you still get features like an umbrella under the passenger seat, cup and smartphone holders and a bag hook on the glovebox. There’s also a 251 litre boot, expandable to 951 litres with the rear seats folded.

Power comes from the same 1.0 litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine as before, producing 60 PS and 95 Nm of torque. There’s also a 75 PS version; both will do 4.1 litres per 100 km. Unlike the facelifted up!, the Citigo does not get the new 90 PS/160 Nm 1.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine.

Also available is a 1.0 litre G-TEC engine, which uses natural gas and produces 68 PS. All models come with a five-speed manual gearbox, with the 60 PS petrol model also getting the option of a five-speed automatic.