Our friends at Velociti Magazine have carried the first spyshots of the Skoda Rapid sent in by their reader Pranjal from Aurangabad where Skoda assembles its cars. Since the Rapid is based on the Vento, we expect it to roll out of the Pune facility.
The Vento-size Rapid is not just a badge-engineered product we understand. It will look quite different from every angle compared to the Vento. We get a hunch that most of the body panels have changed.
Codenamed SK251, the engines and transmissions (1.6-liter petrol and diesel coupled to manual and automatic transmissions) will exactly be the same as the Vento. We expect Skoda to position the Rapid a few thousand rupees below the Vento. The SX4 diesel, new Fiesta and new Verna then will have some more company.
Source - Velocitimag.com