Beijing: Skoda MissionL to be named the Rapid image

The Czech based automaker Skoda has recently announced, during the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, that the MissionL concept car will be named the Rapid once it will hit the market.

Even if on the Chinese auto market the Rapid name won’t probably be used, Skoda says that the production version of the MissionL concept car will wear this name once the model will be launched in Europe and Russia. According to the car manufacturer, the Skoda Rapid is actually filling the gap between the Fabia and the Octavia and it will be similar in size with the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus, coming as a five-door hatchback-come-sedan.

As a small reminder, the Skoda MissionL concept car has been officially presented to the public back in 2011, during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and the vehicle has made quite a fuzz with the production version being expected by a lot of future customers. The Skoda Rapid is already being assembled in India ever since October 2011 and the model is 4,39 meters long, 1,70 meters wide and 1,4 meters tall. Two engines are available for the Indian Rapid, both of them with the 1.6 liter displacement, delivering around 103 HP, with one being a petrol burner and the other a diesel.