The ŠKODA Rapid represents great value for money, particularly since it is very economical to run. The compact Rapid offers a practical solution to family driving with its generous cabin and cargo space.
A chrome-trimmed radiator grille provides a pleasing contrast to the body, as do black door handles and door mirrors, the latter of which are electrically-powered, adjustable and heated.
Height-adjustable headlights and daytime running lights come as standard. Optional with SE L trims are cornering fog lights that illuminate the section of the road the car is about to turn into. Five doors provide easy access for all passengers. Useful features include an ice scraper stored within the fuel filler cap – ideal for frosty starts to the day.
A height-adjustable driver’s seat and a reach-and-rake-adjustable steering wheel enable you to find your optimal position, with the latter offering power-assisted steering. The Rapid’s instrument panel is clearly laid out and is framed perfectly within the circle of the steering wheel. SE and Sport trims come with a three-spoke, multi-function leather steering wheel. Standard features include electrically-powered front windows and remote central locking. Stowage space comprises cup-holders and door pockets. The 550-litre boot will be big enough for most. However, if you need more space, you can have 1,490 litres of cargo capacity at your disposal once the rear seats are folded.
The standard issue engine available with the Rapid is a 1.2-litre petrol option paired with a manual gearbox. This comes with the S trim level and produces a CO¬2 emission figure as low as 107g/km and delivers as much as 60.1mpg. The SE grade features a 1.4-litre 123bhp petrol engine that comes with automatic transmission. This produces CO2 emissions as low as 114g/km and is capable of up to 58.9mpg. The Stop-Start system automatically switches the engine off when the car is stationary, ensuring the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
A CD player and FM/AM radio provide audio entertainment, with output channelled through four loudspeakers. USB and AUX ports are also included. Bluetooth® connectivity is available with SE grades and above.
A range of driver aids include an Electronic Stability Programme, Anti-lock Braking System and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The Rapid comes with a five-star rating from Euro NCAP, and passive safety features include multiple airbags, front-row seatbelt warning lights and ISOFIX seat fixtures. An alarm is also a standard feature of all Rapid grades.
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