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Old 17th October 2019, 16:20   #16
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Next Gen. Skoda Rapid rendered in Russia,

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Old 17th October 2019, 16:28   #17
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Next Gen. Skoda Rapid rendered in Russia,
Hmm...Looks like someone got an overdose of Vodka! I hope this rendering isn't based on any realities. This rendering reminds me of a particular fish-tank fish...And the over-done cuts & creases are more Asian than European.
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Old 17th October 2019, 17:48   #18
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Looks like heavily inspired by the Superb. but not bad I'd say
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Old 20th October 2019, 22:53   #19
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Looks like heavily inspired by the Superb. but not bad I'd say
Yes the design philosophy of new Skoda, and it looks wonderful

It will be the sedan version of newly launched skoda scala in other countries. Both the front and back quarter is heavily inspired (as per the renders)

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The 2017 model of Rapid sold in other parts of world never came to India. India only received "facelifts" of the Rapid. It would be great to have this rapid in our market since Sedans of this segment need a strong refresh. But at the same time, I'm not so optimistically confident about this rumour being true.
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Skoda Rapid officially teased again, shows off its signature tail-lights.

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ŠKODA premieres the NEW RAPID. Launching in first quarter of 2020.

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The RAPID gives a distinct personality to the new front of the car. The sharply defined edges, the falling line of the hood, the arrow-shaped headlights with integrated LEDs and the hexagonal radiator grill form a modern image of the popular model. The rear of the car has also undergone significant changes. So, now RAPID's back is distinguished by spectacular narrowed L-shaped lanterns in a crystalline design, which recalls the traditions of the production of the famous Bohemian crystal, referring to the rich historical heritage of the brand. Also an important distinguishing feature of RAPID is the ŠKODA inscription on the trunk lid, which reflects the new design language of the Czech brand.

The interior of the new RAPID makes an equally vivid impression. This is the first ŠKODA model in Russia with a new interior design for liftbacks. At first glance, the interior is attracted by the new decorative panels and the center console with a separate display of the infotainment system. It is located directly in the driver’s field of vision so that nothing distracts him from driving. In addition, the RAPID is the first ŠKODA model in Russia for which a 2-spoke heated steering wheel is available. In combination with heated windshield, the operation of the model becomes especially pleasant and convenient in winter conditions.

The advanced technology of the new RAPID provides an exceptional level of comfort and safety. Among them, for example, a frontal distance control system Front Assist and parking sensors in the front and rear bumpers.
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The company doesn’t say much about the technical specifications, so it’ll be interesting to see whether the 2020 Rapid has moved to MQB A0 underpinnings. Will powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter and 1.4 TSI engines and hooked up to a five-speed manual gearbox.

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Just so that all of us are clear, this is nothing to do with the Indian Rapid. The European Rapid which used to be on sale in some of the European countries was slightly smaller than the Octavia and had nothing common with the Indian Rapid, Vento and Polo.
Hence this new Rapid in Europe is a replacement for that car and I do not think Skoda or VW has any plans to launch it in India. If and when the Polo gets a 2nd life in India, I think we will see a VW and Skoda Sedan derivative.
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Skoda Rapid revealed for the Russian Market:

- Skoda has no such model in EU, Rapid Spaceback was replaced by Scala

- For the remaining markets, the company did not begin to develop a completely new model, but limited themselves to a deep restyling of the existing five-door. ( Russia, China and India)

- Technically RAPID has not changed - The PQ25 platform, a 2602 mm wheelbase, the power structure of the body (including doorways) and even a set of power units have been preserved.

-In Russia, this is an aspirated 1.6 MPI (90 or 110 hp) paired with an Aisin “mechanics” or six-speed “automatic”, as well as a 1.4 TSI turbo engine (125 hp) with a seven-speed DSG .

-Rapid's front and rear are completely new - made in the style of fresh Scala and Octavia models

- A choice of only wheels with a diameter of 15 or 16 inches.

- A completely new interior. A two-spoke steering wheel is installed as standard, which can be replaced with a “sports” three-spoke steering wheel for a surcharge.


-The choice of three trim levels has been saved (Active, Ambition and Style), “in the database”, as before, there are two airbags and a stabilization system, and now air conditioning is added.

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The production of updated Rapids at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga will begin in the near future, and dealers will have cars in the first quarter of 2020. Starting price - 829 thousand rubles, that is 32 thousand more than for the pre-reform car, which has simple halogen headlights and no air conditioning.
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The new Rapid has made its global debut in Russia. This is the same 2020 Rapid which will be sold in India as well as Latin America, albeit with some market-specific modifications. 2020 Skoda Rapid is entirely different from the current model in terms of styling as well as engineering. For starters, the Rapid will become a notchback (has a tailgate; rear windshield and boot open as a single unit) like the bigger Octavia and Superb range of sedans. This will make it a lot more aligned to the typical Skoda sedan character.

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In Russia, the new Skoda Rapid is launched with the same old engine options. These are 1.6 liter MPI and 1.4 liter TSI turbo petrol 4 cylinder engines. The 1.6 unit is sold in two tunes of 90 PS and 110 PS while the latter 1.4 unit delivers 125 PS. Transmission options include 5 speed MT / 4 speed AT for the 1.6 and 7 speed DSG for the 1.4 TSI. Price of 2020 Skoda Rapid starts from 829,000 rubles (Rs 9.26 lakhs).

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For India, the new Skoda Rapid will get Volkswagen’s BS6-compliant 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The same power plant will make its Indian debut in the existing model, alongside the Volkswagen Vento and Polo, before the advent of stringent BS6 emission norms. The tried-and-tested 1.2-litre turbocharged BS4 petrol unit will be shelved to make way for the 1.0-litre units; supposedly at Auto Expo 2020.

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This obviously will not be the one coming to India. They have camouflaged the rear quite well to look like a brand new car, however, you can see from the front that it is clearly the same car as the one currently in the Indian market. The problem is the hood/nose is too low and pointy at the front since it comes from the Polo hatchback. No amount of plastics and body panel work can hide that. This is also the aspect I hate about the Indian Rapid. Design language has moved on since 2009 when the platform was first introduced. If you see the newer mini-sedans such as the Ford Aspire and Honda Amaze, you will see the design philosophy is to have higher bonnets and more flat front surfaces, which makes these cars look more modern and grown-up.

You can see this newer design language in the European Scala which is based on the newer MQB platform in the picture below.
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Why is Skoda still using the aged PQ25 platform for the Russian market? It has the well packaged, fairly low-cost MQB AO platform, that could've been used. Thank goodness Skoda is not going this way in India, where the PQ25 Rapid feels long on the tooth.
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IMO, the front and rear has gotten sharper and I'm really liking this look as compared to the one in India. But things don't quiet blend with the side profile of the car with that thick C- Pillar and almost straight window line - which might give a roomy feel inside, but isn't good from the design perspective. Pretty Ciaz-ish or First gen city-ish ( which is a looker, just the same design doesn't go here).

Sad this won't be launched in India but given there's a good chance for the Scala, things might prove me wrong as well.
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But things don't quiet blend with the side profile of the car with that thick C- Pillar and almost straight window line - which might give a roomy feel inside, but isn't good from the design perspective. Pretty Ciaz-ish or First gen city-ish ( which is a looker, just the same design doesn't go here).
I don't draw the "Ciaz-ish" reference. The others look way better at the rear, even the City, which I'm not too fond of.

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I don't draw the "Ciaz-ish" reference. The others look way better at the rear, even the City, which I'm not too fond of.

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The Ciaz's window line is rising but at a very low angle, giving it a very straight-like apprearance as compared to the City or the Verna where the rising window-line is much more prominent. That's what I referred to as Ciaz-ish as this Rapid's window-line seems to be similar.

Also, if you see the first gen City, the side profile desing language has similarities with this one.
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The Ciaz's window line is rising but at a very low angle, giving it a very straight-like apprearance as compared to the City or the Verna where the rising window-line is much more prominent. That's what I referred to as Ciaz-ish as this Rapid's window-line seems to be similar.

Also, if you see the first gen City, the side profile desing language has similarities with this one.
Indeed. Most older sedans in our country had that same sharp drop to the boot.

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Also, this new render of the Rapid seems to have a more squared-off profile than the current gen Indian one (on the top, like most VWs do; not curved and coupé-like).

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Edit- Just saw that blurb about the new Rapid being a liftback. So that clarifies the fact about its strange rear. Anyway, we Indians haven’t seen a proper liftback (Audi RS7 is a “hatchback”) here and probably never will. Bid adieu to it anyway

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