Skoda introduces Rapid StylePLUS Special Edition

Article by Anita Panait, on September 6, 2013

Skoda is introducing the ‘StylePLUS’ version of the Rapid, featuring a sporty interior with new decorative trim. Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing, remarked that they are expanding their range of well-equipped Skoda Rapid models with the StylePLUS special edition model to offer “the best value for money.”

Skoda Rapid StylePLUS, derived from the ‘Ambition’ range, features design elements in black gloss finish, including the rear spoiler on the boot lid as well the covers on the exterior rear-view mirrors.

The special edition’s bars on the front bumper and side doors are also in black gloss finish. Interested buyers for the Skoda Rapid StylePLUS could choose from five body colors -- Candy-White, Sprint-Yellow, Corrida-Red, Rally-Green and Denim-Blue -- and six engine options. Skoda Rapid StylePLUS also features two-tone (black and silver) 17-inch ‘Ray’ alloys.

One could choose to equip his Rapid StylePLUS with new xenon headlights and front fog lights with the so-called ‘cornering light’ function. Inside the Rapid StylePLUS’s Satin-Black cabin, one could find sporty seat fittings with unique-shaped seats and stainless steel pedal covers as well as non-slip rubber surfaces.

Also offered is the Leather Package that includes leather-covered steering wheel, gear stick and handbrake. The steering wheel dons a piano lacquer finish that complements the new dashboard inserts in Piano-Black.

Rapid StylePLUS features a sound system that includes radio/CD player, with sat nav ‘Amundsen+’ including DAB-Function coming as optional. The special edition could be powered by any of six engine choices: a 1.2 MPI (55 kW); two 1.2 TSIs with (63 kW or 77 kW with six speed transmission); a 1.4 TSI (90 kW with automatic DSG); two 1.6 TDI with (66 kW or 77 kW).

The freshly-minted Rapid is the first Škoda model to present the brand's revolutionary car design. This design had been indicated in the "VisionD" and "MissionL" Škoda show vehicles. It now hits the road for the first time in the Škoda Rapid. Its unmistakable, accurate, perennial design produces more than a crafty dynamic in the compact saloon segment. The hardworking group around Škoda architect in-boss Jozef Kabaň has likewise demonstrated the members’ capability on how to fuse performance and a dramatic sophisticated vocabulary in this car segment.

Škoda's new design language is a vital component in the brand's 2018 development methodology, by which year the organization purposes to up its yearly sales to no less than 1.5 million. Their vehicles' new design unmistakably conveys that Škoda is on an expansion course. Their plan exhibits the brand's skyrocketing power and positions for ingeniousness at the same time. Škoda is and will always be a brand that is a friend to its clients. This is likewise carried out in the design of their brand-new look.

This highlights the Škoda Rapid's prominence. Their showcars, the "VisionD" and the "MissionL", have both demonstrated the path forward for their sophisticated design language. They will now carry out this plan to series production. This is an extraordinary time for the whole group and a significant milestone for their brand.

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