The Škoda Rapid is a five-door small family car manufactured by Škoda. It was first shown to the public at the April 2012Chinese Motor Show in Beijing, appearing very similar to the 2011 MissionL concept car.[1] In September it was officially shown at the Paris Motor Show.[2] Sales started in Czech Republic from 20 October 2012 and commenced at the end of 2012 in other parts of central and western Europe,[3] with sales in markets further to the east scheduled to start in 2013 in China and early 2014 in Russia.
The Rapid is sized to sit between Fabia and Octavia models and shares some elements with the Roomster and Fabia.[5] The 1.6 diesel version has a drag coefficient of 0.30 Cw.

Its design gives an appearance of a saloon, but it is a five-door hatchback providing a luggage capacity of 550 litres (19 cu ft).[6]It shares main body elements, drivetrain and the interior design with the new Seat Toledo,[7] both of which are assembled in the same Škoda factory in Mlad Boleslav.[8]


Despite sharing the name with the Indian-manufactured Rapid, launched in 2011, the international version is a different car, being slightly larger, with a new exterior, new interior and different engine options. The name was previously used in the 1930s for the Rapid (Type 901) and in the 1980s for the rear engined Rapid coup.
Trim levels

Three levels of trim will be available: Active, fitted with 14-inch steel wheels with 175/70 R14 tyres; Ambition, with 15-inch steel wheels with 185/60 R15 tyres; and Elegance, with 15-inch alloy wheels with 195/55 R15 tyres. Larger wheels and tyres up to 215/40 R17 will be available as options.

Engines


The Rapid range features three petrol engines and one diesel with various power outputs, all compliant to Euro 5 standards. All engines are four-cylinder, except the base 1.2 petrol which is a three-cylinder unit.

Engine Displacement Max. power Max. torque Transmission Top speed Combined consumption Acceleration 0–100 km/h CO2 emissions
Petrol engines
1.2 MPI 1,198 cc 75 PS (55 kW; 74 bhp) at 5,400 rpm 112 Nm (83 lbft) at 3,750 rpm 5-speed manual 175 km/h (109 mph) 6.1 L/100 km (46 mpg-imp; 39 mpg-US) 13.9 s 137 g/km
1.2 TSI 1,197 cc 85 PS (63 kW; 84 bhp) at 4,800 rpm 160 Nm (118 lbft) at 1,500-3,500 rpm 5-speed manual 183 km/h (114 mph) 5.1 L/100 km (55 mpg-imp; 46 mpg-US) 11.8 s 119 g/km
1.2 TSI 1,197 cc 105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 5,000 rpm 175 Nm (129 lbft) at 1,550-4,100 rpm 6-speed manual 195 km/h (121 mph) 5.4 L/100 km (52 mpg-imp; 44 mpg-US) 10.4 s 125 g/km
1.4 TSI 1,390 cc 122 PS (90 kW; 120 bhp) at 5,000 rpm 200 Nm (148 lbft) at 1,500-4,000 rpm 7-speed automatic 206 km/h (128 mph) 5.8 L/100 km (49 mpg-imp; 41 mpg-US) 9.5 s 134 g/km
Diesel engines
1.6 TDI 1,598 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 bhp) at 4,200 rpm 230 Nm (170 lbft) at 1,500-2,500 rpm 5-speed manual
4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg-imp; 56 mpg-US)
109 g/km
7-speed automatic
4.3 L/100 km (66 mpg-imp; 55 mpg-US)
114 g/km
1.6 TDI 1,598 cc 105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 4,400 rpm 250 Nm (184 lbft) at 1,500-2,500 rpm 5-speed manual 190 km/h (118 mph) 4.4 L/100 km (64 mpg-imp; 53 mpg-US) 10.6 s 104 g/km (Green Tec)
114 g/km

Technical Data on the Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid Technical Data.pdf