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Updated Skoda Rapid: a detailed analysis

Facelifted Rapid will appear at dealers very soon — in the first quarter of 2020. Tell what to pay attention to.“Behind the wheel”

Liftback Skoda rapid — the best-selling brand in our market. Knowing that to surrender is impossible, the manufacturer is extremely attentive to the update of the model. Rapid changed in appearance and got next award functions.

Exterior

The design of the front bumper, grille, headlights and lights updated, Rapid refers to the European hatchback Skoda Scala, which to us, alas, will not come.

Instead, the Russian market got a Skoda Rapid, and pleased that it now looks modern.

By the way, in the case of optics only external changes were done: in the top configuration of lights from Rapid led are backlighting turns separate section. The lights made the narrow two-piece. Brand badge on rear replaced Skoda stretched almost the whole width of the trunk. This inscription has already appeared on the crossover Skoda Karoq, and soon will acquire it and Kodiaq.

Interior and trunk

Skoda Rapid boasts a new instrument panel. The Central deflectors are reversed with multimedia display. Easier. Another change in the cabin — the steering wheel. In sports equipment three-spoke he, in a good shape, with chrome “krutilki”. As in basic rapid (for the first time among Skoda in the Russian market) relies unusual dvuhsvetny the wheel.

Updated Skoda Rapid has got four USB-C port: two front and rear. So future owners will have with the car just buy new wires for charging your smartphone. Unit climate control (the climate is still single-zone) the Rapida has not changed.

There is no doubt that in a very spacious second row Skoda Rapid ride will be comfortable. Here is rare for cars of this segment of the armrest with two Cup holders. Third, larger set on the Central tunnel. Provided in the door pockets and armrests on the doors even have soft lining… Unpleasant surprise is that the handles snapping without microlift on the ceiling. The rest of the interior of the Rapid is not to find fault: it is functional and comfortable. Pleased with the fact that they left untouched a huge clever trunk with hooks, socket, access hatch for long-length, full-size spare wheel in the underground and an impressive volume.

Equipment

Paradoxically, the updated Skoda Rapid with two-stage seat heating heated steering wheel has as many as three levels. Almost any multimediasystem for Rapida (them the manufacturer offers several options to choose from) have the ability to sync with a smartphone using the Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink help of technology. Regular navigation in our car is not, but given the option to display the smartphone screen on the display, this is not a problem — easy to use third-party navigation.

What more impressive is the presence of the updated Skoda Rapid driver assistance, which until recently was considered a premium. Provided by the distance control front, recognition of driver fatigue, and for machines with top led headlights and even assistant-beam light. For a car of budget class a great offer.

On the road

Facelifted Skoda Rapid built on the old PQ25 architecture, modular platform MQB he has not got. And under the hood everything is the same. Same engines: a working volume of aspirated 1.6 l (90 and 110 HP) and the turbo engine 1.4 TSI (125 HP). And the same box: 5-speed manual, 6 speed classic automatic or 7-speed DSG the preselection. There is therefore nothing surprising in the fact that in terms of riding the rapid was still a car with a power consumption of the chassis, good handling and safe habits. Maximum diameter of wheels is 16. So, as before, the Skoda Rapid will not ruin the owners when you need to replace the tire or wheel Assembly.

Russian prices are already known. In the initial configuration Active, Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI engine and 5-speed manual transmission will cost 829 000 rubles. To release the new plan in Kaluga. These initial data Rapid just has to be the best selling Skoda.

Updated Skoda Rapid: a detailed analysis

Facelifted Rapid will appear at dealers very soon — in the first quarter of 2020. Tell what to pay attention to.

Updated Skoda Rapid: Skoda Rapid razvorovanny detailed: detailed analysis

Facelifted Rapid will appear at dealers very soon — in the first quarter of 2020. Tell what to pay attention to.

Updated Skoda Rapid: detailed resortto: “Behind the wheel”

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