Facelifted Euro-spec Skoda Rapid & Skoda Rapid Spaceback revealed
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Will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Skoda has revealed the European spec 2017 Skoda Rapid and 2017 Skoda Rapid Spaceback and announced that the facelifted models will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month.
With the facelift, the Skoda Rapid gets upgraded headlights with bi-xenon lights and LED daytime running light strips, revised front bumper, modified fog lamps and black-tinted covers on the tail lights in the distinctive C-shape. The Skoda Rapid Spaceback now has an extended rear window. Lastly, new design wheel choices have been introduced: 15-inch COSTA, 16-inch EVORA (silver) and 16-inch VIGO (silver/black metallic), 16-inch TRIUS (silver) and 17-inch TORINO (black polished, for Monte Carlo edition).
Skoda has redesigned the interior of the Skoda Rapid and Skoda Rapid Spaceback with the facelift. The doors have newly added inlays and the air nozzles in the dashboard, instruments and control panel of the manual air-conditioning system are in a new design. Other interior changes include the addition of two USB ports for charging mobile devices in the back and Wi-Fi hotspot and upgraded infotainment systems. New Skoda Connect services consisting of Infotainment Online and CareConnect are available.
The 2017 Skoda Rapid and 2017 Skoda Rapid Spaceback get new 70 kW (95 PS) 1.0-litre TSI and 81 kW (110 PS) 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine options with the facelift. Besides these, three engine options are available: 92 kW (125 hp) 1.4-litre TSI petrol, 66 kW (90 hp) 1.4-litre TDI diesel and 85 kW (116 hp) 1.6-litre TDI diesel.