The 2019 Skoda Rapid has actually been found going through screening on the Nurburgring race course in Germany. The household hatchback will sit in between the Fabia and the Octavia in Skoda’s line-up and is being punted as a direct option to the Volkswagen Golf.
The 2019 Skoda Rapid is moving upmarket as a direct option to the VW Golf suggesting costs will be greater than the existing entry-level point of ₤ 14,550 and closer to a VW Golf’s base cost of ₤ 18,340. As you can see from the heavy camouflage in these images, the new Rapid remains in early phases of screening, however anticipate a lot more details closer to its rumoured 2019 release date.
The very first thing you have to understand is that more than likely there will not be a fastback variation of the 2019 Skoda Rapid– just the useful Spaceback you see in these pictures will stay. It’s not particular it will keep the Spaceback name either.
There’s excessive camouflage cladding to make any genuine presumptions regarding how the next Rapid will look, however some things are tough to conceal– you can almost see the particular shape of the bonnet that means a face just like that of the facelifted Skoda Fabia. Something appears for sure, you can anticipate the new Rapid to lose the safe, practically regretful styling of the existing model.
From the side, the camouflaged new Rapid has a traditional hatchback shape that must offer it great rear seat headroom and an useful boot, however its smaller sized size indicates it will not tread on toes of the bigger Skoda Octavia.
There’s very little to be seen around the back apart from the horizontal tail lights which ought to be close in style to those in a Karoq SUV and come sporting quite looking LEDs. The boot wants to have a great, broad opening and a low loading lip, which will help functionality.
There is no concrete details yet about the new 2019 Skoda Rapid’s interior however it’s relatively safe to make a couple of presumptions. The general appearance will probably be influenced by the just recently facelifted Fabia, however anticipate a new generation infotainment system to make a look. Regretfully, the drifting infotainment screen we saw on the Skoda Vision X principle is scheduled for Skoda’s upcoming electrical car– the 2020 Vision E.
Expect the next Skoda Rapid to be spacious for 4 grownups and have a huge boot– there are rumours that it will have more area in between the front and rear wheels than a VW Golf leading to more legroom, particularly in the back.
The 2019 Skoda Rapid will share its parts with the Seat Ibiza and VW T-Roc, albeit extended a bit, which suggests we may see a hybrid variation of the Rapid and mild-hybrid power on traditional models. Nevertheless, the range will probably start with an option of a zippy 1.0-litre turbo or cheap-to-run 1.6-litre diesel.