The ŠKODA Rapid is one of the newest addition to the manufacturer's range of capable hatchbacks, and it features a fresh and exciting body design that will come to define all future Skoda models. The new ŠKODA design crystalline lines, surfaces and angles which are inspired by traditional bohemian crystal production. Proudly remembering ŠKODA's strong Czech heritage.
Created as a family-friendly compact car, it conceals a spacious and comfortable interior that has a 1.7 metre width and an impressive 4.48 metre length – the Rapid will comfortably seat up to five adults and their luggage.
The revamped style of the new ŠKODA lends it a new chrome grille, smooth curves and flowing lines, and an enlarged tailgate that's both attractive and functional.
The face of Rapid has been designed to give a strong, broad road presence. The dark fascia contrasts perfectly with the chrome grille surround, creating a modern, yet timeless look. The new grille has the traditional 19 fins found on all ŠKODAs, but it is now an integal part of the model's nose and is not lifted with the bonnet. A honeycomb grille below brings a sporty edge to the Rapid's look whilst the wide, angular lights visually widen the front giving a more dominating look.
In the cabin, smart and logical interior design is evident throughout, from the subtly accented dashboard to the fully upholstered seats and door panels.
Conveniently placed speakers, cup holders and storage spaces add to the Rapid hatchback's suitability for families, executives and solo drivers alike. As well as offering comfort, added clever storage solutions like an Armrest which opens (standard on SE L, optional on S, SE and Sport).
Manual air conditioning is standard from SE but should you wish to upgrade to climate control air conditionng which will maintain the temperature you select by regulating the fan speed.
Amundsen Satellite navigation is available as an option on SE, Sport and SE L. Amundsen has integrated maps for Western Europe and a 5" touchscreen.
The Rapid has been built with a proven array of safety features. Whilst you hopefully won't need them, you can feel comfortable knowing that should you find yourself in an extreme situation, you can rely on the Rapid.
The Rapid has ESC including ABS, MSR, ASR, EDS & HBA. Electronic stability control is designed to stabilise the dynamic handling response of the vehicle by counteracting any tendency towards oversteer or understeer.
Drivers can select the new Rapid with any one of the six engines provided by ŠKODA, and the range of efficient petrol and diesel versions is designed to meet a wide range of motoring needs. Depending on the engine chosen, a five-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox will be fitted to partner it. The ŠKODA Rapid offers drivers a very generous level of fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, giving the model the practicality for all types of journey and everyday drives.