Skoda Rapid – car classified in two segments – B liftback version and C for the hatchback; produced since 2012 as a sedan, and from 2013 as a sedan by Volkswagen AG under the brand Škoda Auto. Vehicle fill the gap between the Fabia and Octavia.
The design is based on the Rapida A05 platform (PQ25) also used in the Audi A1, SEAT Ibiza IV and Volkswagen Polo V. August 27, 2012 the Company commenced production of the European version of the Rapida, which is produced along with his twin SEAT Toledo IV in Mladá Boleslav factory. Already 2011 years began production of the Asian version of the Rapida produced in India, which is the European version than the name, there is no similarity.
Stylistically, the car is based on the concept of MissionL presented in 2011. It has clearly outline the lines of the body, front grille with headlights combined with the new logo of the brand. A characteristic feature of the new body styling are sharply cut edges of the front headlights and fog lamps. Each version of outfitting is standard daytime running lights. The interior of the car practically arranged, so that the driver can immediately all found. The standard car has ice scraper mounted on the fuel filler flap.
Version for the Chinese market is offered only as a sedan variant.
In May 2013 the Austrian lake Wörthersee Skoda unveiled the concept Rapida Sport. Auto received aggressive styling package, a redesigned front bumper, hood openings, a small rear spoiler and diffuser with dual exhaust, modified rear headlights and two-tone 19-inch alloy wheels. Placed inside the car sports steering wheel and Recaro seats and illuminated sills. Are unknown vehicle performance and plans for the brand relative to the car.
In July it was announced that the model will go gentle Rapid changes in the 2014 model year. Received new Auto Xenon headlights, a new three-spoke steering wheel, revised trim and cockpit designs, and audio system. Under the hood of the vehicle hit new 1.6 TDI engine with 90hp of energy recovery system and a system start & stop.
In 2013, during the Shanghai Auto Show presented specifically designed for the Chinese market a variety Rapida unknown in Europe in sedan variant. Concern Volkswagen decided to introduce the Chinese market Rapida with a modified back because of the enormous popularity it enjoys in the Middle variety sedan. The vehicle is produced in the Chinese city of Yizheng.
In addition to the twin Seat Toledo are produced for the Chinese market two twin models appearing under the brand Volkswagen – Jetta II and Santana II. Both vehicles were presented in the spring of 2013. Santana model stands out from the Rapida richer equipment, thoroughly modified the appearance of the front and rear waist and a modified center console. In contrast, the model Jetta II has nothing to do outside appearance of American and European Volkswagen Jett, as China’s second-generation Jetta replaced by being thoroughly modernized incarnation in 1984. Jetta II is the most modified twin Rapida and also the highest-positioned in terms of equipment model of the three allied themselves urban sedans.
Popularly known as the hatchback version Spaceback completed a model range of the brand, which lacked the classic compact car in the hatchback. Rapid Spaceback despite basing on the model classified as a so-called. B + segment is classified as a compact car.
The first information about the new Skoda model appeared in July 2013, when the Czech brand presented on the internet photos and official information on the variety dubbed as Spaceback, which by definition is a combination station wagon and hatchback body, but in practice it is closer to the second type body. The official premiere of the car took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of 2013 years. Rapid którsza Spaceback is about 18 cm, a longer wheelbase of 3 mm and has a smaller trunk version liftback (410 liters). In Mlada Boleslav 19 August 2013 saw the start of series production version Spaceback. Department modified the production process and expanded the assembly line. Rapid Spaceback formed on the same production line as Fabio.
Standard equipment includes Skoda Rapid and curtain airbags, ABS with ESP, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, ACS, electric front windows, heated rear window, ice scraper in the fuel filler flap, driver’s seat adjustable for height, headlights function daytime running lamps, CD radio.