Thursday, June 21, 2012

2013 Skoda Rapid

As previously reported, Skoda has announced in the coming months and years, a large model offensive. And now the Czech VW subsidiary finally shows the production version of the first vehicle of this offensive. Specifically, these are the 2013 Skoda Rapid, above the already penetrated in recent months, some news to the public. Gave a first taste of it with the study MissionL already at the IAA 2011th

2013 skoda rapid
2013 skoda rapid

Extremely important model
According to Skoda, the recent series of central importance for the growth strategy of the brand. He not only takes the design language for future models anticipated, but also a promising target to target. Despite the imposing dimensions of the sedan will be offered that is extremely favorable. So will respond in the future Skoda back those customers, particularly the lot of car for very little money you want. This strategy drew from Skoda For a long time. In the meantime, however, these buyers tend to operate at Dacia. While Skoda offers the VW technology is still always better than the mother, too large, the price advantage anymore.

The Skoda Rapid includes at least the gap between the Fabia and Octavia. He is so at home in high-volume compact segment. This so-called A-segment is now the world for about 36 percent of the automotive market.

Design
As can be seen clearly on the first two official images, is the newly developed design language characterized by successful proportions, modeled surfaces clean and sharply defined lines. Fall forward to the new logo which is emblazoned with confidence at the end of the hood. The grille is framed by a chrome frame and contains vertically mounted blades. The side view is the long wheelbase, short overhangs and marked the sloping roofline. Back to the future customers will like it especially that Skoda on a large set including rear opening tailgate. The tail lights with the typical C-shape, in turn clear the mark assigned. Overall, the Rapid occurs while simple but not boring.

2013 skoda rapid

More details
Many technical data from the Skoda Rapid  has not (yet) does not reveal some basic details were released. Thus, the sedan and 4.5 meters long 1.7 meters wide. Five passengers will find comfortable place. The reason trunk will probably offer a volume of 500 liters. Furthermore, the developers promise a comprehensive safety equipment. Four petrol engines and two diesel units are available as drives to choose from. Prices are not fixed yet.

World premiere of the latest trick of the Czechs at the Paris Motor Show 2012 (September 29-October 14).

With the coming Seat Toledo and the new Peugeot 301 from Rapid but also get new, strong competitors. Nevertheless, it appears nothing in the way of a successful stand.

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