Although the Skoda had a record year in 2012 behind, which sold 939.200 vehicles, Rapid model is not proved to be very popular among customers. From Rapid expected to become a bestseller of the Czech car manufacturer, which plans annual sales of 1.5 million units by 2018, the last year has delivered to customers only 24,700 Rapid (for example, the best-selling model was the Skoda Octavia with 409.600 copies sold). This car offers a lot for its price, but there is no doubt that the main reason is disappointingly selling is lack hatchback version, which is the most popular among European buyers. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Skoda will unveiled Spaceback version of the Rapida, which combines hatchback and wagon in one of the best features of both worlds.
2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback design
2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback is brand new from the B pillar, and even shares the same 2,602 mm long chassis of the sedan, this new version is a little longer, resulting in a larger trunk space, which is increased from 415 to 550 liters. Like the sedan, Skoda will offer an optional system in the trunk, called Double Cargo Floor and provides trunk divided into two parts for better control of space. Czech giant also claims that his representative continues to provide the most room interiors.
2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback engine
The engine range will be identical to the sedan, which means that a petrol can choose between three turbo engines – 1.2L with 74 HP, 84 HP and 102 HP and 120 HP 1.4L. For fans of diesel there is a pair of famous 1.6L TDI engine with 89 hp and 104 hp. The fastest model of the group is the most powerful gasoline engine, which accelerates to 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds, while the most economical model of lower diesel with combined fuel consumption of just 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers.
All models will transmit power to the front wheels, and there is manual gearbox with five or six speed and seven-speed automatic. 2014 Skoda Rapid will offer Spaceback with a long list of standard equipment, but the options in order to attract younger customers, such as a glass roof and large rear window. Prices are not yet known, but is expected to be able to be somewhat larger compared to the sedan. Production and sales should start by the end of the year, and there is no doubt that Spaceback to boost poor sales Rapid.
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