The ŠKODA Rapid is a saloon-like hatchback that is both practical and spacious. This very capable family car also offers low running costs and is available in S, SE, Sport and SE L trim lines.
The Rapid is adorned with a number of attractive features, including a chrome-trimmed black-mesh radiator grille. Elsewhere, body-coloured elements, such as door handles and side-view mirrors, enhance the car’s smart looks. The latter are power-adjustable and heated too, and an example of some of the Rapid’s many labour-saving fixtures.
The vehicle is fitted with 15-inch steel wheels as standard, while SE grades and above come with 15-inch (or larger) alloys. Exterior lighting includes height-adjustable headlights, daytime running lights and a third, centre-mounted brake light.
The Rapid’s five-seat cabin provides ample passenger space, even for a full contingent of six-foot adults. The driver is further catered for thanks to a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and a height-adjustable seat. Other standard features include power-operated front windows and a heated rear windscreen, with the latter making quick work of any condensation or ice that is lurking there. The car’s 60/40 split-folding rear seats enable a class-leading 550-litre boot space to be expanded further – to as much as 1,400 litres.
Fitted as standard is a 1.2-litre 89bhp petrol engine, which is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. This delivers up to 60.1mpg and a 107g/km CO2 emissions figure. A 1.4-litre diesel unit is one of many engine options available for entry-level S trims. This 89bhp engine returns as much as 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 101g/km.
Technology and safety
For your listening enjoyment, a four-speaker audio system is provided as standard. This comes with an AM/FM radio and USB and SD card inputs, providing plenty more audio-playing options. A 6.5-inch colour display screen is also included.
The Rapid has been awarded a five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP, signifying that the vehicle is extremely safe. A wide range of driver aids include Tyre Pressure Monitoring, which regularly analyses the air pressure of each tyre and issues a clear alert if there is any significant deviation. Onboard passive safety features include multiple airbags, an ISOFIX child-seat anchor system, rear three-point safety belts and driver seatbelt reminders.
If you like the look of the ŠKODA Rapid, we would be delighted to demonstrate its many features to you, and accompany you on a test drive. To make your appointment, simply complete our online contact form and we will respond quickly with confirmation details.
Alternatively, feel free to phone or visit our Canterbury, Medway (Gillingham) or Dartford Motorline ŠKODA dealerships, each open daily.
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