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Saturday, June 09, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Skoda Rapid European design emerges, could be a Jetta look-alike

The Czech car Skoda Rapid that is made in India, for India has done exceptionally well recently. Now Skoda Rapid is heading to Europe. The European version of the Rapid that is based on the Mission L Concept that first got an unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show has recently got some of its design pictures available for public preview on the internet. The almost production ready version is expected to make a debut at the Paris Motor Show that will be organized this September.

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The European Rapid is an entirely different car and will not be inheriting anything from the India Skoda Rapid. Thus, unlike the Indian Rapid, the European Rapid will not be a rebadged version of Volkswagen Vento and will be developed as a new car. Also, with this, we can expect that it will be bigger in size, proportions and will have much improved safety features apart from a lot of engine options. As close look at the design sketches thus available reveal that the new Rapid’s European avatar will get more inspiration from Volkswagen Jetta. Besides the front looks, the Rapid will also have its sides, rear also have some tinge of the Jetta. The wheelbase of the production ready Rapid is as per the reports 2600 mm and it will have an overall length measuring 4.5 m.


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The interiors will be more like the one akin to like that of the Mission L Concept. With lots of features inside, the interiors will have ergonomically designed adjustable seats, climate controlled air conditioning and at least six air bags making it one of the safest cars. Besides, Skoda will be putting in several new safety features so that the Rapid gets 5 Star NCAP rating just like its other cars. Meanwhile, the recent launch of the Skoda Citigo in UK from Skoda’s stable has increased the anticipation of the small car in India.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Skoda Rapid is a wonderful example of art, science and technology and can rightly be considered as the best sedan in its category, Car is powered with a powerful 1598cc engine .

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