Skoda Rapid SE Connect and Rapid Sport limited editions launched in UK

Posted on Monday, 20 January 2014 , 05:01:35 byEmil

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Skoda Rapid SE Connect and Rapid Sport limited editions launched in UK

Skoda has designed two new special editions for the Rapid budge Sedan. The vehicles are designated for the United Kingdom market.



The Rapid Compact sedan was released during the Paris Motor Show and is available for purchase on the European market since autumn 2012. Initially the vehicle was previewed as the MissionL Concept during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. Later on, the Rapid became the auto which expressed a new design line for Skoda even though the auto is virtually identical to the MissionL Concept. The minor differences between the two were the redesigned roof panel, door handles and front lamps. Designed to appeal to young families, the 1.7 meters wide and 4.48 meters long Rapid is positioned in between the Octavia and Fabia in terms of pricing and performances. The 2012 Rapid was initially offered with two diesel and five petrol engines.



Now, Skoda unveiled two new editions for the Rapid: the Rapid SE Connect and the Rapid Sport. The first model is based on the Rapid 1.2 liter TSI 86PS SE but brings a significant amount of new equipment worth £3,665 to the auto. The list of newly acquired goodies include an Amundsen satellite navigation system with DA radio support, parking sensors and 16 inch `Antia` alloy wheels. The vehicle is available with two paint job versions: Denim Blue and Brilliant Silver. Power is provided by the 1.2 liter TSI engine with an output of 86 HP (63 kW). Pricing for the auto was set at £12,990 and the company limited the production to 800 units.



The second limited edition variant is the Rapid Sport which bares 1,250 GBP worth of new equipment. The specifications for the car include front fog lights, steel pedals, sunset glass and a rear spoiler. The auto rides on 17 inch Ray black alloy wheels and it is powered by the 1.2 liter TSI engine with an output of 105 HP (77 kW). The Rapid Sport is only available in Candy White exterior finish and is priced at £15,630. Skoda decided to produce 200 units in order to ensure its exclusive character.