The all-new Skoda Rapid has been unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, before going on sale in November.
Skoda’s Dacia Logan rival has made its debut today at the Paris Motor Show, with the Czech company revealing the price list for the UK market. With a starting price of 12,900 pounds, the Rapid is advertised as being the first model to fully feature the automaker’s new design language. It will be offered in three trim levels (S, SE and Elegance) and it’s scheduled to go on sale from November 12.
Customers will have the possibility of choosing from one of four gasoline engines or a diesel, linked to a 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox or the 7-speed automatic DSG transmission. The model fitted with the 1.6-liter TDI engine will be the most eco-friendly, with CO2 emissions of only 114 g/km.
The base model is powered by a 1.2-liter engine with 75 HP (55 kW) in the S trim, while the most expensive version (17,850 pounds) will be the Elegance variant that comes with a 1.6 TDI engine with 105 HP (77 kW).
Regardless of the trim level, all 2013 Skoda Rapid models come with daytime running lights, remote central locking, electric front windows, height-adjustable driver’s seat and curtain airbags. SE includes 15-inch alloys, AC, maxi-dot trip computer, Bluetooth, leather steering wheel and body-colored door mirrors and handles. The top-spec Elegance rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and is equipped with cornering fog lamps, rear electric windows, cruise control and a four-spoke multi-functional steering wheel.
More information is available in the following press release.