Skoda is diversifying the Rapid Spaceback lineup by adding a pseudo-rugged ScoutLine derivative.

Skoda is diversifying the Rapid Spaceback lineup by adding a pseudo-rugged ScoutLine derivative.

This is only a visual package as it doesn't come with an all-wheel drive system or at least a jacked up suspension. The cosmetic kit encompasses matte black front and rear bumpers with a reflective silver finish while the wheel arches and door sills adopt textured plastic fixtures to protect the car's body.

Skoda has also added 16-inch "Rock" and 17-inch "Camelot" alloy wheels along with a reflective silver look for the side mirror caps. The model being displayed in the attached images has the pistachio green paint, but Skoda says you will be able to get the car with all the hues available for the regular Rapid Spaceback.

It's the same story with the engine lineup which has been carried over from the regular model, with the exception of the frugal GreenLine model. There will be three gasoline engines with 90, 110 and 125 PS along with a couple of diesels rated at 90 and 116 PS. All these engines meet the Euro 6 regulations and come as standard with a regenerative braking system and start/stop.

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine is programmed to go on sale in select European markets later this month.

Skoda Rapid Spaceback gains slightly rugged ScoutLine version