2013 Skoda Rapid Spaceback review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 25 July 2013 , 08:07:00 byDan

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda carmaker has introduced the Skoda Rapid Spaceback as it is now trying to expand its model range when it comes to the high volume compact segment between the Skoda Fabia and Octavia. This is the first time Skoda offers a compact car capable of combining the practical qualities with the hatchback shape. The new Rapid Spaceback sets new standards in the strongest vehicles segment in Europe. The model will be revealed for the first time at the 2013 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The Europeans will receive it on their market only the next month. In terms of interior, you should know that it has a huge panoramic glass roof available as optional. There is also an optional prolong rear window that reaches about 10 cm further down the rear door than in the normal rear window. There is also a black spoiler at the upper end of the rear window emphasizes the dynamic impression. The design of the front of the new model has as base the Rapid sedan. It also includes sporty-three-spoke steering wheels, stylish trim lines and fresh designs for seat covers. The trunk volumes are some of the best figures in the segment, measuring 415 liters or 1.380 liters and this is when the rear bench is folded down.

The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback also offers all the practical elements known from the Rapid including the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap and the holder for the safety vest under the driver seat or the waste bin in the side door. The model will be available with four petrol and two diesel engines capable of generating between 55 and 90 kW. There will be a 1.6-liter TDI with 66 kW outputs that will be offered for the first time in the Rapid model series. With it there is also a GreenLine version that will use 3.8-liters of fuel per 100 km and will emit 99 g/km CO2.