Blade ŠKODA is proud to announce the arrival of the ŠKODA Rapid hatchback to its range. The arrival of the Rapid marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the brands history. Not only is it the seventh model in the award-winning range, it also takes ŠKODA and its bold new design language into a new area of the market.
Positioned between the Fabia and Octavia ranges, the Rapid embodies all of the core values for which the brand has become famous – exceptional value for money and engineering excellence with a human touch. The new model is a true family car, representing everything consumers already love about ŠKODA – it’s roomy, elegant and affordable.
The Rapid is available with five engine options: four petrol and one diesel. Power outputs range from 75PS for the 1.2 75PS petrol model to 122PS for the turbocharged 1.4 TSI 122PS unit. Transmission options consist of five and six-speed manual gearboxes, along with a seven-speed automatic DSG (1.4 TSI 122PS only). The Rapid offers outstanding value for money and low running costs with CO2 emissions starting from 114g/km of CO2 (on the 1.6-litre TDI CR 105PS) and insurance ratings starting as low as 7E (for the 1.2-litre 75PS).
On-the-road prices start from £12,900 for the Rapid 1.2-litre 75PS in entry level S trim, rising to £17,850 for the Rapid 1.6 TDI CR 105PS in flagship Elegance grade.
ŠKODA’s recognised high specification trim levels – S, SE and Elegance – are available, and can be personalised with a range of desirable factory and dealer-fit options. The ŠKODA Rapid comes with a high level of standard equipment, every model gets remote central locking, curtain airbags, daytime running lights, rake/reach-adjustable steering wheel and height-adjustable driver’s seat.