The first photos of the new Skoda Rapid appearedSeptember 4, 2018
At the disposal of the Czech edition of Auto Mania were the first photos of the next generation Skoda Rapid. It is assumed that the serial release of new items will begin until mid-2019.
The images show a car with a body hatchback – this version of the current model is sold in Europe under the designation Spaceback. Judging by the photos, the novelty will borrow a number of stylistic solutions from the concept car Vision RS, which debuts in October at the Paris Motor Show.
The new Skoda Rapid will lose the old PQ26 platform, which will be replaced by the model architecture of MQB of the Volkswagen concern. It already underlies a number of compact and mid-size cars – from the new Volkswagen Polo to the Skoda Kodiaq crossover. The line of units will include new 1.5-liter petrol turbocharged engines, which, depending on the modification, are developed from 125 to 150 horsepower.
The current Skoda Rapid is offered in Russia only in the form of a lift. The basic motor is a 1.6-liter atmospheric “four” with a power of 90 hp, working in tandem with a five-speed manual gearbox. In addition, a 110-strong version of this engine is available, which is also capable of combining with the automatic transmission. Top unit – 1.4-liter supercharged engine, working in tandem with a seven-speed “robot” with two clutches.