Skoda has disclosed pricing and specification of the GreenLine versions of the Rapid and the Rapid Spaceback -- both powered by the carmaker's 1.6-liter TDI CR 90PS DPF diesel engine paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Rapid Greenline and the Rapid Spaceback Greenline emits just 99 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer and has an official combined cycle fuel economy of 74.3mpg.
With BIK values of just 11%, the vehicles are expected to appeal to fleet and corporate customers. Their running costs are further trimmed as each model is in VED Band A. Both the Rapid Greenline and the Rapid Spaceback Greenline feature 15-inch ‘Carme’ alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires, front fog lights and sunset glass.
The cabin boasts of a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air-conditioning and a Maxi-DOT trip computer. These comfort and convenience features are in addition to the standard equipment already featured on all Rapid and Rapid Spaceback models like heated door mirrors, height-adjustable head rests and reach-and-rake adjustable steering wheel.
Skoda Rapid GreenLine and the Rapid Spaceback GreenLine are available at price of £17,535 and £17,195 on the road, respectively. Interested buyers could order their units now, with first customer deliveries scheduled early in 2014. The Skoda Rapid is the seventh car in the brand’s range, and was the first car to be created with the brand's new design language.
The Rapid is Škoda’s first series car to completely feature its newly conceived design themes. This is a vehicle that clearly communicates its statement immediately: crisp, accurate, refreshing, and evocative.
Impeccable dimensions, clean and clearly formed surfaces, and crisply drawn outlines integrate to produce an overall appealing appearance. The front presents a new version of Škoda’s typical design components. The brand’s all-new logo is assertively prominent on the congruously curved front edge of the hood. The grille displays a delicately sketched chrome frame formed by upright slats. The headlight assembly is clustered at the Škoda Rapid’s front, forming a cloverleafed shape.
The side of the body also suggests true emotion with its long wheelbase and a coupé-like profile as well as an accurate and crisp tornado line producing an absolute separation of light and dark. At the back, the vehicle's expansive tailgate is more than just practical, but it also is a design component. Also, distinctively formed taillights in the brand's signature C-shape and the new logo all blend to make the Rapid unique.
A perfect car for the family
Škoda is targeting the Rapid for families. Families will adore this vehicle because it is perfect as a first car that is affordable and with Škoda's well-known quality. Škoda focused on customers who are successes both professionally and privately. Simultaneously, the Rapid is an answer to the evolving needs of the customer. People desire mobility but may not want or be able to spend a lot of money. The Rapid represents a best value for money and provides exactly for this need.