Skoda has released new official images with the Rapid model for Europe, accompanied by some technical details.
After the Seat Toledo has been officially presented to the public, sharing the same platform as the Skoda Rapid, the Czech based automaker has released more images with the model which will be slotted between the Fabia and the Octavia. According to the car manufacturer, the new Skoda Rapid will be offered with the 1.2 THP engine in the entry-level version, which is producing a total output of 75 HP and 112 Nm of torque. The model equipped with this unit will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 13.9 seconds and burn an average of 6.1 liters of fuel in a combined cycle.
The next engine in the lineup will be the 1.2 TSI, which will produce 86 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 160 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. This version can reach a top speed of 183 km/h, 12km/h more than the entry-level, and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds. A powerful version of the 1.2 TSI engine will also be offered, with 105 HP and 175 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This is helping the Rapid accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 195 km/h.
The top of the line engine to be offered on the Skoda Rapid will be the 1.4 TSI with 122 HP at 5,500 rpm and 200 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm, mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission. This version of the Rapid can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 206 km/h. The Rapid equipped with the 1.4 TSI unit will burn an average of 5.8 liters / 100 km.
Diesel lovers will be able to choose between two different outputs of the 1.6 TDI, with the entry-level being offered with 90 HP and 230 Nm of torque, burning 4.2 liters of fuel every 100 km, and with 105 HP and 250 Nm of torque, burning 4.4 liters of fuel. A GreenLine version of the Skoda Rapid is expected to hit the market too, which will offer an improved fuel consumption and CO2 emissions thanks to the start/stop technology and low resistance tires.