All-new Skoda Rapid First Spied During Road Tests

The all-new Skoda Rapid’s production version has been first spied during road tests. The next-generation five-door hatchback will replace the Rapid Liftback and Spaceback available now and is aimed to be a rival for the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus.

The test car is hidden under the dense camouflage, but some details can be viewed. At the front there is a large radiator grille with a radar sensor integrated, a more aggressive front bumper and narrow LED headlamps.

The rear part features new wider Vision X-inspired taillights and an odd bottom skirt. Door handles seems to sit lower, the hood’s profile looks different.

Nothing known about the interior, but it’ll likely take much from the Vision RS concept’s cabin.

The Rapid is built on the MQB A0 platform. We believe it’ll be more practical than the current model and have more space for luggage.

The new car’s motor range is expected to include petrol 1.0 and 1.5-liter TSIs. A hybrid version is possible too. A diesel new-generation1.5-liter TDI engine with AdBlue is not excluded to join the new Rapid’s engine lineup.

The ready-for-sale model will arrive early next year.

Source: autoevolution

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