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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Skoda Rapid to grow up to reach it parental nation

The made in India sedan Skoda Rapid that had rocked the country is all set to be launched in the homeland of its parent company Volkswagen – Germany. The Volkswagen Vento’s rebadged avatar will soon be launched in Germany albeit in a new notchback and big size. The car has been reportedly spied at Germany’s motorsports complex during a test run. Notably, Skoda has made the Rapid sedan exclusively for India and launching the car in Germany will mean that it will be placed between the Skoda Fabia and Skoda Octavia (sold as Skoda Laura in India). Skoda is expected to launch the Rapid in Germany next year.

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Back in India, the Rapid sedan by Skoda at a start price of Rs 6.90 lakh has done well and has stood well in competition with Tata Indigo XL, Chevrolet Aveo, Maruti Swift Dzire, Nissan Sunny, Mahindra Verito and Tata Indigo. Though priced more than all these other sedans, the Rapid is able to make its own space due to the upmarket features as well as the made for India tag has greatly helped the car attain instant popularity in India. However, due to being slightly higher priced, the Skoda sedan was not able to register booming sales. But it has certainly bagged decent sales for the car maker after the Skoda Fabia hatchback.

 

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In Germany, the Skoda sedan will grow in size and shape as well as features. There will be whole lot of changes to the Rapid including new headlamps, a new front and rear bumper, and the front grille. Besides, the European Rapid will also draw some features from its senior such as Skoda Laura or Octavia. In addition to it, with the new platform, the Rapid will be much more spacious than the Indian version apart from having a lot of other safety features in order to qualify the Euro NCAP norms.

Comments (2)

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Jiya

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Great.. that Skoda is expected to launch the Rapid in Germany next year.

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Suresh

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Skoda Rapid good family car, with sporty looks, nice fuel efficiency, reasonably priced

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