Updated Skoda Rapid 2018-2019 will appear in Geneva


New car Skoda 2018-2019 year – updated Skoda Rapid with a photo. And also the price and complete sets, technical characteristics and responses of the owners of those who survived the restyling of Skoda Rapid and Skoda Rapid Spaceback. The Rapid and five-door liftback Skoda Rapid and Skoda Rapid Spiceback with a 5-door hatchback body in the process of facelift received a refined appearance, an improved cabin with a large set of equipment and the newest three-cylinder petrol turbo engine 1.0 TSI. The public premiere of the new Skoda Rapid and Skoda Rapid Spaceback is scheduled for early spring 2017 in Geneva . Buy updated Skoda Rapid in the salons of official dealers in Russia, motorists will be able to closer to the summer of this year at a price of 600 thousand rubles, comparable, by the way, with the cost of the pre-reform version .

We want to immediately note that the updated hatchback Skoda Rapid Spaceback will not arrive to us (the pre-reform Rapid Spiceback is also not available for order in Russia). However, like the new “turbo-turbine” is not planned to be installed under the hood of liftback Skoda Rapid for the domestic market. The data of the new petrol turbo engine 1.0 TSI we will share with our readers in the chapter of technical characteristics at the end of our review.

What will please the updated Skoda Rapid, survived the modernization after the family Skoda Octavia (elevatorback and wagon Skoda Octavia 3rd generation , a pair of Skoda Octavia RS and all-terrain vehicle Octavia Scout )?
Changes in the external design of the Czech compact are minimal and boil down to the installation of modernized headlights with curved LED stripes of daytime running lights (optional bi-xenon headlights), a modernized front bumper with other fog lights (the Rapid Spaceback bumper can be additionally decorated with a chrome crossbar connecting Fog lamps), upgraded parking lights with darkened C-shaped sections (for additional charge LED filling) and light alloy wheels With a new design: R15 – Costa, R16 – Evora (silver) and Vigo (silver or black metallic), R17 – Trius (silver) and Torino (black polished) exclusively for the version of Monte Carlo (in the photo Skoda Rapid is presented in the very Expensive version of Monte Carlo).



As a supplement to the new headlights, the manufacturer offers a light sensor Light Assistant, which activates the inclusion of daytime parking lights with the turn of the key in the ignition and automatically switches on the dipped beam with the onset of twilight or at the entrance to the tunnel. There are also convenient functions of the headlights Coming Home and Leaving Home, helping to highlight the parking zone of the car. Well, at the end, an advanced high-beam assistant, capable of automatically changing the modes of the far / near headlights (passing cars at a distance of 400 meters and oncoming traffic at a distance of 1000 meters).

  • The external overall dimensions of the body of the Skoda Rapid (Skoda Rapid Spaceback) 2018-2019 are 4483 mm (4300 mm) in length, 1706 mm in width, 1461 mm in height, with 2602 mm of wheelbase and 150 mm of ground clearance.

The interior of the Czech compact, perhaps, changed a little more noticeably than the body of the new Skoda Rapid. There is a more modern instrument panel, modified ventilation deflectors, underlined by the original insert, a new climate control unit, other door maps and even interior backlighting (optional). Multimedia complexes Amundsen and Swing acquired SmartLink + interface (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, MirrorLink and SmartGate), two USB ports appeared at the rear of the cabin and, of course, there is an ERA-GLONASS system on the versions of the novelty for Russia.

Of the new equipment should pay attention to the assistant at the start of the hill, front parking sensors, 6 airbags, keyless access with the engine start button and fog lights with the function of turning lights.
The luggage compartment of liftback Skoda Rapid, as before, pleases with a huge useful volume from 550 to 1490 liters. Skoda Rapid Spaceback hatch with a more modest ability to accommodate cargo 415-1380 liters.

Specifications Skoda Rapid 2018-2019 year. Let’s start with a new three-cylinder petrol turbocharged engine that will not arrive in Russia. The engine is available in two variants of power 1.0 TSI (95 hp) and 1.0 TSI (110 hp).
The 95-horsepower motor provides acceleration dynamics from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 187 km, with an average of 4.4 liters of fuel.
A more powerful 110-horsepower engine accelerates the novelty to the first 100 kmh in 9.8 seconds and allows acceleration to a maximum of 200 km / h, the average gasoline consumption is 4.5 liters.
Russian avtolyubitelyam updated Skoda Rapid will get familiar with the pre-reform elevator model petrol four-cylinder motors – 1.6 MPI (90 hp), 1.6 MPI (110 hp) and 1.4 TSI (125 hp).
In Europe, Rapid and Rapid Spaceback are offered both with petrol engines 1.0 TSI (95 hp), 1.0 TSI (110 hp) and 1.4 TSI (125 hp), and with diesel engines 1.4 TDI (90 hp) and 1.6 TDI (116 hp) , Pleasing low fuel appetite in 3.9-4.1 liters of diesel fuel.