The company Skoda will radically change the concept of the popular compact car Rapid.
The model will get not only a completely new look, but will even change the name. This was told by Alan Paivi, head of sales and marketing, in an interview to the British Autocar.
According to him, the new model that will take the place of Rapid, will be developed from scratch and become a viable alternative to the Volkswagen Golf. This means that the new Rapid will be available exclusively in the hatchback.
Thus the company decided to seek a larger gap between the compact model and Octavia — the very popular model of the Czech brand. The novelty is created on the platform MQB A0, and the list of equipment will include a modern multimedia system, which is developed by the company.
In the engine range will include the same motors that the next Fabia: 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI and probably a diesel installation. The premiere model is scheduled for 2019.