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What your holiday choice says about your next car 

Arranging the perfect UK holiday can be tricky. Even after you’ve found your accommodation, booked your leave, and planned your journey, you’ve still got your most important task ahead – praying for good weather. But when it all comes together, there’s nothing like a Great British getaway to restore your get-up-and-go levels.

At Citygate, we believe this is especially true if you pick the right car to drive. Find the microcar or people-carrier that suits you, and travelling will become the best part of your holiday. With that in mind, we’ve picked four common types of UK getaway – and the car that will help you get the most out of each trip.

 

The camping holiday

Purists might tell you that using a camper van takes away from the experience – but they’ve never tried the VW California. It boasts everything you’d expect from your home on the road, and more. Up-to-date infotainment systems will keep the kids excited, while its comfort and performance will make sure mum and dad are happy too.

The Ocean model even includes a fully fitted kitchen, as well as space for up to four people to sleep, and built-in table and chairs – the perfect shelter after a day of exploring the great outdoors. As a descendant of the original Volkswagen camper van, the VW California is a rolling symbol of freedom. 

 

The city break

If you’ve chosen a city break, chances are you like things loud – and the ŠKODA Citigo is sure to make a big impact. Small and nippy, the Citigo makes it easy to park in even the tightest spaces, while its award-winning design means there’s enough room inside for everyone.

It comes packed with a wide range of features too – including a class-leading wheelbase, so it’s simple to navigate the sharpest corners of the city. Whether you’re darting around Edinburgh or dashing through Cardiff, the ŠKODA Citigo will help you explore in style.

 

The cottage in the country

With 7 seats, a stack of advanced technology and a comfortable interior, the Kia Sorento will have you making up excuses to abandon the city. A Whatcar award-winner, the Sorento is comfortable on any terrain, but it comes into its own off the beaten track.

So drive your family away for the weekend, tow a trailer full of all that extra stuff you need, and rediscover the countryside. You can be thrifty while you’re doing it too – the Sorento is capable of up to 49.9 miles per gallon.

 

The romantic getaway

The world is changing rapidly, but three things in British culture remain timeless: tea, Mary Berry, and the VW Beetle. Reinvented for the modern day, the latter is now known as the new Beetle. It’s available in several variants – and some say one of them, the VW Beetle Cabriolet, is the sleekest one yet.

Like the person you’ll be sharing it with, the Cabriolet will never let you down. It’s the result of 70 years of engineering, and its electrically powered soft-top takes you from fresh air to fully covered comfort in 9.5 seconds. That’s one more reason to drive it down winding country lanes in the sunshine.


All of the above are available at Citygate dealerships – visit here to find out more about the VW California, here to discover the ŠKODA Citigo, here to explore the Kia Sorento, and here for the the VW Beetle Cabriolet.