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.
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.