The new Skoda Rapid will be Czech Golf

Pccording to the publication Autocar, the second generation Rapid projected on a lengthened version of the new modular platform MQB-A0, underlying the hatchback Skoda Fabia, Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo. The car is markedly increased in size, and its wheelbase will grow from 2553 to 2650 mm is 30 mm longer than the current VW Golf.
Skoda Rapid current generation

And if in India, the model will retain the liftback body, on the European market the novelty will be offered exclusively in hatchback form with a vertical fifth door.

Presumably so it will look like Skoda Rapid second-generation

Thanks to the long wheelbase chassis and spacious interior, the future Rapid will compete with cars a class above: Opel Astra, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. The model will receive a three-cylinder engine volume of 1 litre capacity from 84 to 109 of forces and a-liter turbo engine with recoil up to 150 “horses”. It is not excluded that in the engine lineup will include the turbodiesel 1.6-liter and hybrid power plant.

The debut of Skoda Rapid second-generation expected in 2019. Czech novelty is quite capable to grab a big chunk of the market of family hatchbacks — this segment occupies a Central place in the Old world.

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