Europe – Skoda teases new Rapid variant; Its the Spaceback!

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Skoda has been teasing us for a while now on a new Skoda Rapid variant. They have shown us the left and right taillamp of the car without revealing much. Added to that, the car sports a black strip across the bootlid and is painted red in color.

As a result, we weren’t sure whether it was a faster, performance oriented version called the Rapid RS (taking inspiration from the concept shown at Wörthersee), or it was the estate version which is rumored to be known as the Spaceback.

Skoda Rapid Estate Spaceback

After teasing us with another image today, we finally get the answer to what we were betting on: This is the Rapid estate. This image was accompanied by a message that read “Big news ahead in just a few days”.

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is part of the company’s 8 new cars for 2013. The estate version of the Rapid would fit nicely between the Fabia Combi and the Octavia Combi.

The Rapid Spaceback has been spied plenty of times on the Czech roads and images of the car were also leaked by a Czech website recently through screen grabs from the online configurator.

New Skoda Rapid variant teased

While it is confirmed to be revealed next week, Indian Autos Blog would guess the exact date as either Tuesday or Wednesday.

[Image from Skoda’s Official FB fan page]

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