After few leaked photos, Skoda officially introduced today the 2014 Rapid Spaceback, a new car that promises to combine good practical qualities with the hatchback shape. Set to celebrate its premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2014 Rapid Spaceback will hit the market in October 2013.
Featuring a 2,602 millimeters wheelbase, the Rapid Spaceback has a 'C' and a 'D' column with a third side window and can be optionally fitted with a panoramic tinted glass roof which stretches from the windscreen to the rear window.
At the rear, the 2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback features a roof spoiler and optional prolong rear window that constitutes an additional design accent. The interior features a sporty three-spoke steering wheel, stylish trim lines and fresh designs for the seat covers.
The rear of the Rapid Spaceback offers the largest legroom (64 millimeters) and the largest headroom (980 millimeters) in its segment. Likewise, the trunk volumes are among the best figures in the segment, measuring 415 liters or 1,380 liters when the rear bench is folded down.
Moreover, the 2014 Rapid Spaceback comes with the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap, holder for the safety vest under the driver seat, double-sided floor cover in the trunk or the waste bin in the side door, parking ticket holder, multimedia holder and cup holders in the front and rear or the parcel shelf.
On the European market, the 2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be available with four petrol and two diesel engines. These advanced power plants put out between 55 and 90 kW, the 1.6 TDI/66 kW celebrating its premiere in the Rapid model series. The GreenLine version of the Rapid Spaceback needs only mere 3.8 l per 100 km, CO2 emissions amounting to 99 g/km. [source: Skoda]