The ŠKODA Rapid is the newest addition to the manufacturer’s range, showcasing the fresh style that will define all future models from the Czech carmaker.
It offers a considerable amount of space and comfort for families and groups, with consistent and reliable performance for everyday journeys, and is the second vehicle in the range to wear the new ŠKODA badge.
The new ŠKODA Rapid can be discovered at Lancaster ŠKODA Milton Keynes.
In the event of a frontal collision, dual driver and front passenger airbags are deployed automatically within the Rapid's cabin.
The fuel supply also cuts off instantly to prevent a fire hazard.
At the sides of the vehicle, anti-pinch windows guard against harm by bouncing back when detecting an obstruction as they close.
Leading the way for future ŠKODA vehicles, the Rapid displays an enlarged tailgate and redefined front grille. A smoother, flowing profile gives the vehicle increased agility and precision on the road.
Beneath the model’s compact style, the 4.48 metre length and 1.7 metre width create interior space for up to five adults and their personal items.
The dashboard has been crafted in keeping with the exterior – sweeping, uncluttered and practical.
A choice of six engines is available to power the Rapid, delivering efficiency and performance in tandem. Either a five-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission is provided, dependent on the engine chosen. The bespoke interior radio system can be upgraded to an “Amundsen" sat nav system upon request, and higher levels of trim include a Bluetooth connection within the cabin. The base 1.2-litre MPI engine produces a maximum speed of 109mph from a 0-60mph time of 13.9 seconds, with the 1.6-litre TDI diesel slashing that time to just 10.4 seconds. The Rapid's 55-litre tank capacity and exceptional combined MPG contribute to lower running costs and improved mileage.
4483 mm / 176.5 in|
1706 mm / 67.2 in|
|Vehicle height||(unladen) 1403 mm / 55.2 in|
2602 mm / 102.4 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||
1065 kg / 2348 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||1.2-litre/3|
|Engine Capacity||1198 cc|
112 nm @ 3750 rpm
55 kW @ 5400 rpm
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 13.9 sec|