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Skoda Rapid, low-priced compact sedan!
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Skoda has revealed prices for Germany for the new compact sedan, Rapid, and a new set of photos. Skoda Rapid will be successful in your country?
Space is the main asset that is out in front by the Czechs when they talk of the new Skoda Rapid, fresh showed to the world in the first official pictures. At 4.48 meters long and 1.7 meters wide, Skoda Rapid needed creative solutions to provide interior roominess, but Czechs already got used to provide such a thing ever since Octavia.
Interestingly, they are announced not less than seven versions of engines - five petrol and two turbo-diesel, which makes us believe that the Czechs will not only equip the car with 70 horsepower engines, but will try more powerful engines.
The basic idea of the car? To provide generous interior space, sober design (but sought by eastern Europe customers) and quality interior. We will see only in Paris in autumn, but if we judge by what we have already seen in the Skoda Citigo on the interior, are likely to have success!
Rapid will be positioned between the Fabia and Octavia, not to cannibalize sales of the two, because its whole philosophy is low cost, while other models will increase the status on both the equipment and on perceived quality.
Main competitors are the SEAT Toledo and the newcomers Peugeot 301 and Citroën C-Elysée, but it remains to be seen how it will look new Logan, which was originally thought to have a price even further below the 10 - 15,000 euros, segment that it attacked by these new low-cost sedans.
But there is something interesting to Rapid: is first car that reveals Skoda new design language. In their words: clear, precise, fresh and emotionally. Now, maybe it's to much to say emotional, but even this low-cost sedan shows that is actual and well built.
Skoda recently announced prices for Germany. There, Rapid price will start from 13,990 euros and will be equipped with the 1.2 MPI engine that develops 75 hp and level of features Easy. If you want to opt for the 86 hp 1.2 TSI engine, be ready to pay around 15,350 euros, and for the 106 hp 1.6 TDI version the price will be around 18,000 euros.
What you say: the influence of head designer Jozef Kaban, which came from Audi, can be noticed?