Skoda Updates the Rapid; cuts range to one model

It will now cost more to join the Skoda Rapid club with a mid-spec variant becoming the sole option, albeit with a few top-spec features thrown in

Skoda Updates the Rapid; cuts range to one model

Skoda has updated its charmingly named, but low-selling, Rapid Spaceback with a revised front fascia that includes LED daytime running lights. That being said, the Rapid range has been reduced to one variant.

The rationalisation of the small wagon range means a $5800 price increase over the old entry-level mark of $18,190.

Going with Skoda’s trend to start its range with mid-spec models, Skoda is now only offering a 92TSI model that’s similar to the 92TSI Ambition, which was second in the four-tier line-up and powered by a 92kw/200Nm 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Skoda Rapid Side Jpg

Now simply called the Skoda Rapid, it will retail at $23,990, $890 more than the 92TSI Ambition but, according to Skoda, gains extra standard kit, some of which was only available in the previous range-topping Monte Carole variant, including:

  • Extended glass tailgate
  • 17-inch Black Savio wheels
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake
  • Privacy Glass
  • SmartLink (Apple Carplay & Android Auto)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • 6.5" Swing touchscreen infotainment
  • Black side mirrors

The updated Rapid model line is available now at Skoda dealers around Australia.


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