Skoda Rapid Spaceback between Fabia and Octavia
Skoda Rapid Spaceback makes its global premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show opening its doors on 10th September 2013. It will officially launch in European markets thereafter. Sporting a new design, the Spaceback is compact and sporty and instantly appeals to the young and adventurous while it is ideally suited as a family car.
As an estate version of the Rapid sedan, the Spaceback comes with a glass panoramic sunroof and an elongated rear window. Sitting on a 2,602mm wheelbase the interiors are spacious while trunk space is at 415 liters which can be expanded to 1,380 liters once rear seats are turned down.
Skoda Spaceback will feature outstanding safety features with front, side and head airbags besides ABS and ESC as standard. There will also be additional safety features such as xenon headlights, fog lights with cornering function and a tyre pressure control system. To come in with a choice of four petrol and two diesel engines all of which will be highly fuel efficient and low on auto emissions, power outputs will vary from 73 bhp to 120 bhp.
┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback ÔÇô ┼áKODAÔÇÖs young compact car
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?ÔÇ║ ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback: First ┼áKODA hatchback in the high-volume compact segment
ÔÇ║ Design: Dynamic and fresh for young customer groups
ÔÇ║ Typically ┼áKODA: Lots of space, functionality and ÔÇśSimply CleverÔÇÖ ideas
ÔÇ║ Individual: Panoramic glass roof and prolonged rear window
ÔÇ║ Environment: Fuel-efficient gas and diesel engines with an optimum CO2 value of 99 g/km
ÔÇ║ Start: World premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013
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?Mlad├í Boleslav, 15 July 2013 ÔÇô┼áKODA introduces the ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback, expanding its model range in the high-volume compact segment between the ┼áKODA Fabia and the ┼áKODA Octavia. For the first time ever, ┼áKODA offers a compact car which combines ┼áKODAÔÇÖs good practical qualities with the hatchback shape. With its dynamically fresh design, the ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback is set to address younger customer segments. As is typical of ┼áKODA, the Rapid Spaceback offers a lot of space, numerous ÔÇśSimply CleverÔÇÖ ideas, top safety, interesting opportunities for individualization, low fuel consumption and an excellent price/value ratio, meaning the new ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback sets new standards in EuropeÔÇÖs strongest vehicle segment. The Rapid Spaceback will celebrate its premiere at this yearÔÇÖs Frankfurt Motor Show, while its launch in the European markets is scheduled for October 2013.
?ÔÇťThe new ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback is a milestone for ┼áKODA: it means that we are entering the strategically important segment of compact hatchback models,ÔÇŁ says ┼áKODAÔÇÖs CEO Winfried Vahland. ÔÇťThe Rapid Spaceback is a great addition to this class in that it combines ┼áKODAÔÇÖs good practical characteristics with the popular hatchback shape. Sporting the new ┼áKODA design, the Rapid Spaceback has a fresh, dynamic and individual appearance. It is a compact car with a sporty chic, spacious and practical, ideal for young people and families,ÔÇŁ says Vahland.
A sporty-fresh compact car
The new ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback has a clear, independent appearance with a special chic. It is a car which exudes sporty freshness and dynamic elegance, making it attractive and appealing at first sight. The side view offers special accents. Compared with conventional hatchback models, it looks sportier and stretched, almost like a coupe, letting it stand out visually from the competition.
The ┼áKODA Rapid SpacebackÔÇÖs dynamic silhouette is marked by clear lines, a long wheelbase (2,602 millimeters) and the sharp, high tornado line. The Rapid Spaceback has a ÔÇśCÔÇÖ and a ÔÇśDÔÇÖ column with a third side window.
Individualization is a focus area in this car, one of the highlights of the new Rapid Spaceback being the huge panoramic glass roof available as an option. This tinted glass roof reaches all the way from the windscreen to the rear window, offering passengers an unobstructed view of the sky. Combined with the panoramic glass roof, the optional prolong rear window constitutes an additional design accent. In this solution, the tinted glass of the rear window reaches about ten centimetres further down the rear door than in the normal rear window. In connection with the panoramic glass roof, the dark tint of the glass surface reaches from the windscreen all across the roof and deep into the rear door. A black spoiler at the upper end of the rear window emphasizes the dynamic impression.
The tail end of the car emphasizes the sporty character of the ┼áKODA Spaceback. It features clear lines and creates a balanced and uncluttered impression. A black diffuser element equally underlines the horizontal orientation as well as the broad tail lights in brand-typical ÔÇśCÔÇÖ design.
Up to the B-pillar, the design of the front of the ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback is based on the Rapid sedan. The core elements are: a prominent grille with 19 vertical ribs and a chrome frame, the new logo on the rounded front end of the hood, the cloverleaf arrangement of the headlights and fog lights.
A spacious, attractive interior
The interior of the new Rapid Spaceback impresses with sporty three-spoke steering wheels, stylish trim lines and fresh designs for the seat covers. As is typical of ┼áKODA, the interior of the new ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback offers a lot of space: though the exterior of the new model measures 18 centimeters less than the Rapid saloon, passenger space is just as generous as in the carÔÇÖs ÔÇśbig brotherÔÇÖ. The rear of the 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.
This generous space is complemented by numerous ÔÇśSimply CleverÔÇÖ solutions. For example, the new Rapid Spaceback has an optional double cargo floor in the trunk, permitting the trunk to be divided into two horizontal levels providing double utility. And there is no need to leave the double floor behind when using maximum trunk space as it can simply be moved into the lower position. Furthermore, the Rapid Spaceback offers all the practical features familiar with from the Rapid including the ice scraper in the fuel filler flap and the holder for the safety vest under the driver seat, the double-sided floor cover in the trunk or the waste bin in the side door. Other examples include the parking ticket holder, the multimedia holder, the cup holders in the front and rear or the parcel shelf that can be stowed behind the rear seats.
Safety without compromises
The new ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback offers the high safety that has come to be expected of ┼áKODA. An extensive safety package protects passengers in case of an accident. In particular, it includes front, side and head airbags, height-adjustable three-point safety belts with pre-tensioners and height-adjustable head restraints. In EU countries, the ABS and ESC systems are standard. Other active safety features are optional xenon headlights, tire pressure control, fog-lights with corner function or the ÔÇśhill-hold controlÔÇÖ assistant.
Four petrol and two diesel engines
In Europe, the new ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback is available with four petrol and two diesel engines. These advanced power plants put out between 55 and 90 kW, the 1.6 TDI/66 kW celebrating its premiere in the Rapid model series. In the GreenLine version with this engine, the Rapid Spaceback consumes a mere 3.8 l per 100 km, CO2 emissions amounting to 99 g/km.
The largest model offensive in company history
The ┼áKODA Rapid Spaceback is the latest innovation as part of the largest model offensive in ┼áKODAÔÇÖs 118-year history as a company. Over the coming years, the brand is set to overhaul its entire model range and expand it into additional segments. On average, one new or re-engineered ┼áKODA model will be introduced onto the market every six months. This model offensive is the core of the ┼áKODA Growth Strategy 2018, by which time ┼áKODA sales are to rise to at least 1.5 million per year.