Video: The European Skoda Rapid sizzles

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While many criticize the Indian Skoda Rapid to be a Fabia with a boot or a Vento that's rooting for Czech Republic, you cannot say that about the European version that was previewed yesterday through photographs.

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Although the platform remains more or less the same, the European Skoda Rapid derives its design philosophy from the MissionL and VisionD concepts. The European one is definitely a looker in a very Skoda way. It has a completely redesigned rear that opens like a hatch.

Here we have some driving footage of the European Skoda Rapid and we are mighty impressed by it.

Skoda Rapid European model rearSkoda Rapid European model front

Last time we met the Skoda management, Thomas Kuehl, the head honcho at Skoda India confirmed that the European Skoda Rapid may have a future in India. However, no further information was shared. Hence, like us, you will also have to hold your breath.

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