Skoda has announced a series of updates to the 2014 Rapid.

Set to go on sale on August 5th, the updated model can be equipped with optional xenon headlights which kick out 2,000 lumen. That doesn't sound like much, but Skoda says they are cheaper than higher output headlights while delivering roughly the same intensity.

The cabin gets a modest makeover that includes a new three-spoke steering wheel, updated upholstery, revised trim and improved infotainment systems.  Active and Ambition variants also receive a higher quality dashboard in lava gray.

Under the hood, there's a new 1.6-liter TDI engine that develops 90 HP (66 kW). It can be equipped with an optional Green tec package that adds a start/stop system, brake energy regeneration and low-rolling resistance tires. With the aforementioned package, the engine consumes 3.9 L/100km (60.3 mpg US / 72.4 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions of 104 g/km.

Check out the press release for additional information

2014 Skoda Rapid gains a new engine, upgraded interior