For the first time ever, ŠKODA offers a
compact car which combines ŠKODA’s good practical qualities with the
hatchback shape. With its dynamically fresh design, the ŠKODA Rapid
Spaceback is set to address younger
customer segments. Rapid
Spaceback offers the largest legroom (64 millimeters) and the largest
headroom (980 millimeters) in its segment. Likewise, the trunk volumes
are among the
best figures in the segment, measuring 415 liters or 1,380 liters when
the rear bench is folded down.
New Octavia grew not only in size, but in technologies and comfort as well. Together with new looks, a whole array of latest safety, comfort and multimedia technologies will grab your attention. But despite the overall growth of roominess and technical complexity, the new car is up to 102kg lighter than its predecessor which, together with new generation of TSI and TDI engines, is reflected in better fuel consumption and emission levels.
With the maximum speed of 248km/h, the third generation of Octavia RS can rightfully boast with the title of „fastest production Octavia ever“. Powerful engines, state-of-the-art technology and sure-footed handling go hand in hand with drive comfort and practicality.
Octavia GreenLine is exceptionally eco-friendly version of the best-selling ŠKODA model. It comes with technical features aimed at lowering the fuel consumption and improving economy (3.2l of diesel per 100km; CO2 85g/km). At the same time, however, the comfort and high utility remain (boot of 585-1,455l).
The new Octavia Combi is exceptional in its market segment, not only with its generous offer of the space for both the front and rear passengers, but also with 610 litres of boot capacity. Fresh design goes hand in hand with modern technologies, high levels of safety and wide array of Simply Clever features. Offered as a family estate with front or all wheel drive.
wide range of driving conditions is the main virtue of the Scout version, based
on the Combi body style. Besides all the benefits of the standard version, it
boasts a new set of capabilities, equal to those of crossover vehicle. The
ground clearance raised by 33mm, 4x4 drive with 5th generation Haldex clutch,
multi-link rear axle and engines with output of up to 135kW make it possible to
easily overcome the obstacles of unpaved roads.
With the maximum speed of 244km/h, the third generation of Octavia Combi RS can rightfully boast with the title of „fastest production Octavia Combi ever“. Powerful engines, state-of-the-art technology and sure-footed handling go hand in hand with drive comfort and practicality, showcased by huge boot, 610-1740 litres of volume.
The Octavia Combi GreenLine is an ideal choice for environmentally-conscious families with children. The set of measures for reducing consumption brings economy of operation (3.2l of diesel per 100km; CO2 85g/km). At the same time, however, the comfort and high utility remain (boot of 610-1740l).
With its clean, elegant design, this ŠKODA compact SUV is just perfect for city driving, which is underscored by surefooted on-road handling and excellent variability of the interior with a VarioFlex rear seat system. The wide range of available engines, transmissions and optional equipment also enables a Yeti to be “custom tailored”.
The Yeti GreenLine combines an SUV’s standout style with top-class economy. The set of measures to reduce consumption gives one of the lowest values in the segment (4.6l of diesel per 100km; CO2 119g/km). At the same time, however, the excellent handling and exemplary variability were retained.
Rugged styling features make it clear that Yeti Outdoor feels most at home outside the paved roads. And hand in hand with the adventurous looks comes also the Haldex 5 four-wheel drive. The wide range of available engines, transmissions and optional equipment also enables a Yeti to be “custom tailored”.
Yeti GreenLine combines the distinctive and rugged SUV styling with extreme frugality. A set of fuel-saving features helps achieve one some of the lowest fuel economy numbers in this segment (4.6l of diesel per 100km;CO2 119 g/km). At the same time, excellent handling and interior practicality were retained.
The ŠKODA flagship represents the best the brand has to offer. However, the Superb is much more: an elegant saloon and practical liftback at the same time, thanks to the unique design of the TwinDoor tailgate. The range of Simply Clever solutions is supplemented by an umbrella compartment in rear door and extra legroom for rear passengers.
ŠKODA is resolutely pursuing its model offensive, presenting its new compact saloon, the ŠKODA Rapid, just a few months after the introduction of the ŠKODA Citigo subcompact. The brand’s most recent addition is to play a central role in the company’s 2018 growth strategy and will be phased in on European markets from the autumn of 2012.
The ŠKODA Rapid impresses with lots of room, an expressive design, an excellent price-value ratio, a comprehensive safety offering and efficient engines. “This is a model which sets benchmarks in the compact saloon segment. The ŠKODA Rapid is a roomy, elegant and at the same time an affordable car for the whole family, impressing with clever solutions, cutting-edge technology and high economy. In short, it is a car permitting mobility in a comfortable, reasonably priced and environmentally friendly package. The right car at the right time,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland.“The launch of the ŠKODA Rapid means we are firing the next stage of ŠKODA’s model offensive. The Rapid has a central importance for our global growth strategy and will provide us with added momentum on international markets,” says CEO Vahland. The ŠKODA Rapid will be built at Škoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic. A country-specific version of the ŠKODA Rapid will be built and sold in China, respectively, from 2013.Lots of space and room at an affordable priceThe driver and the passengers should have no reason to complain about a lack of room. “In its class, the Rapid is the new benchmark for roominess,” says ŠKODA CEO Vahland. Though exterior dimensions, at (4.48 m in length, 1.71 m in length, 1.46 m in height), may be compact, the car will comfortably seat up to five persons. The Rapid’s figures for knee and head room are best in class, as is the boot at 550 litres – truly family-size.Cleverly doneŠKODA’s roomy latest offspring is a “simply clever” car through and through, offering no less than 19 of ŠKODA’s typical “simply clever” solutions. Four of them are available for the first time in the ŠKODA Rapid, including a practical holder for the warning vest underneath the driver’s seat. Storage for the ice scraper is ingenious: it simply slides into the inside of the tank filler flap. A refuse bin in the side door keeps the car’s inside tidy. Another first for ŠKODA is a double-sided covering for the boot floor. In addition to these “premieres”, the Rapid has a lot of other tried and true clever solutions on board such as a multimedia holder, a ticket holder, various cup holders, nettings on the inner sides of the front seats and an optional netting programme for the car’s huge boot.ŠKODA’s new design: clear, precise, fresh, timeless and elegantThe Rapid is the first ŠKODA series car ever to fully feature the brand’s newly formulated design language. “This is a car that gives out a clear statement at first glance: clear, precise, fresh and emotional,” says Eckhard Scholz, ŠKODA board member for technical development.Perfect proportions, clear and cleanly modelled surfaces and sharply drawn lines combine to create an attractive overall appearance. The front end displays a new take on ŠKODA-typical design elements. The new brand logo confidently stands out on the harmonically rounded front edge of the bonnet. The grille shows a finely drawn chrome frame and is formed by vertical slats. The headlight ensemble is grouped at the front of the ŠKODA Rapid to form a cloverleaf shape.The body’s side also conveys pure emotion though a long wheelbase and a coupé-like silhouette, but also thanks to a precise and sharp tornado line creating a clear division of light and shadow. At the rear, the car’s large tailgate is not merely functional, but also acts as a design element. In addition, distinctly shaped taillights in the brand’s typical C shape and the new brand logo all combine to make the ŠKODA Rapid unmistakable.A perfect family carŠKODA is aiming the Rapid especially at families. “Families will love the Rapid,” says Jürgen Stackmann, ŠKODA board member for sales and marketing. “Here is a perfect first car at an affordable price in ŠKODA’s familiar quality.” ŠKODA has customers especially in mind who are successful in their professional and private life. At the same time, the Rapid is a response to changed customer needs. Says Stackmann: “People value mobility, but they may be unwilling or unable to spend too much money on their mobility. The Rapid stands for ‘best value for money’ and caters to exactly this sort of need.”The Rapid is a perfect complement of the model palette between the ŠKODA Fabia and the ŠKODA Octavia, making it at home in the large-volume compact segment. This so-called A segment currently accounts for 36 per cent of the world’s automobile market. Within this class, saloons have a share of 42.3 per cent. Industry experts estimate the number of cars of this type sold worldwide will rise by about 50 per cent by the year 2020.Comprehensive active and passive safety packageThe ŠKODA Rapid is also big on active and passive safety. ABS and ESP systems are standard in EU countries. The car’s long wheelbase, a precise chassis and a stiff body structure form the basis for stable handling. Functions such as the tyre pressure monitoring, fog lamps with so-called ‘corner function’ or the ‘hill-hold control’ assistant for starting up steep terrain, enhance the car’s active safety level. As for passive safety, a comprehensive package will protect the car’s occupants in case of a collision. It includes front, side and head airbags, adjustable-height 3-point safety belts with tighteners as well as headrests. The stiff body ensures excellent deformation behaviour of the car in a collision.Efficient petrol and diesel enginesIn Europe, the Rapid will be available with a total of four petrol and two diesel engines, all of them conforming to EU 5 standards. The petrol entry-level engine is the 1.2 l MPI three-cylinder producing 55 kW (75 hp). The other petrol engines are the 1.2 l 63 kW (86 hp) TSI, the 1.2 l 77 kW (105 hp) TSI and the 1.4 l 90 kW (122 hp) TSI.The 1.6 litre diesel engine comes with direct common rail injection and a particulate matter filter and is available in two power variants, the basic diesel putting out 66 kW (90 hp) and scheduled for marketing in the second half of 2013. It may be combined with the optional seven-speed DSG (double-clutch transmission). The 1.6 l TDI CR version is more powerful, putting out 77 kW (105 hp).Complete Press Kit including technical data of the new ŠKODA Rapid is available for download as PDF file below.
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