Skoda Rapid is not forgotten: the company continues to work on restyling and the new versionMay 13, 2019
At the moment, it is known that a new generation of compact liftback may appear as early as 2021. But before the change of generation, the company will release another restyling, which will be introduced in India in 2020.
Skoda Rapid is a model of the budget segment, and despite the fairly high demand, regular and quick updates are considered unprofitable. Therefore, since 2011, the model received only a single restyling in 2017. Now the Czech company is working on a new generation, which will appear not earlier than 2021, or even 2022.
Skoda India sales and marketing director Zach Hollis said the new Rapid will be introduced at the end of 2021, but sales may begin later. The company will use the MQB A0 platform, which will be used by the new Volkswagen Polo and in another crossover model, as the basis for the company.
Skoda Rapid will be restyled in the first quarter of 2020 in India. For Europe, the update will be a little later. Another interesting point is that the new generation Rapid can change its name, and in this case the next generation and successor will not enter the market.
It is assumed that the new product will receive a line of TSI engines with a working volume of 1.0 and 1.5 liters, paired with the MCP or DSG.
Meanwhile, Skoda revealed the details of the design of serial electric vehicles. The “chip” of Czech electric cars will be the LED strip dividing the grille.
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