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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Skoda Rapid: Two versions of Europe bound Rapid caught by paparazzi

Two different versions of Skoda Rapid sedan have been spotted testing in Czech Republic. The onlookers are of the opinion that both the versions sport divergent rear fascias. Out of the two versions, the first version has a close resemblance with the Skoda Rapid which is present in Indian market, while the second version of the sedan has a neat rear fascia that reminds of the new sedan from GM India, the Chevrolet Sail sedan.


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The Europe bound Rapid will fill the void created by Skoda Octavia Tour which on verge to be phased out. Skoda will modify the Europe bound Rapid and will have infinitesimal resemblance with the Indian Rapid. One of the officials from Skoda India stated that the Europe bound Rapid can also be inducted in India as an augmentation to the Rapid brand. As far as the engine is concerned, Skoda can hand pick any of the engines from Volkswagen’s catalogue to power the European Rapid sedans. Skoda could be powered with the 1.2 TSI, 1.4 TSI, 1.6 TDI mill or can come equipped with the naturally articulated petrol powerplant. Skoda exhibited the Rapid concept at the Frankfurt Motor show in 2011; the production version will now make its debut at the Paris Auto Salon.


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In India, Skoda Rapid is a popular model and ever since its launch it has been doing extremely well. Launched in both petrol and diesel version, Skoda was rendered in the Indian car market last year. Rapid being sold in India is a cheaper version of its sibling Volkswagen Vento.

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