Sources tell Indian Autos Blog that Skoda will not derive any design inspiration from the VisionD design study showcased in Geneva two months ago for the Rapid sedan. The VisionD design language will production-premiere not before the Up-based Youngster hatchback scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Our source tells us after the Youngster, it will be seen on the next generation Octavia (Laura), Big Foot (7-seat model on Yeti platform) and next generation Fabia family of vehicles (Fabia, Scout and Roomster).
The Rapid will be armed with Vento's powertrains and follow the positioning pattern of the VW group by sitting just under the Vento. The car will look very similar to the Shoeb R Kalania' revised rendering you see above with a Lauraesque fascia.