Skoda launches £12,900 Rapid

A bargain cruiser with a lot on its plate

Skoda has whipped the covers off the new Rapid, the seventh model in its award-winning range of motors

The new Rapid is available from £12,900 for the basic S trim 1.2-litre model, but this rises to £17,850 for the Rapid 1.6 TDI CR 105PS in Elegance grade, which adds 16-inch alloys, cruise control and chrome interior detailing to the mix.

Buyers can pick from four petrol and one diesel engine, but remote central locking, curtain airbags, daytime running lights, rake/reach-adjustable steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat and electric front windows come as standard.

The mid-range SE trim comes equipped with15-inch alloy wheels, body coloured door mirrors and handles, air-conditioning, Maxi-dot trip computer, MDI (Multi Device Interface), a leather steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity.

Words: Bertan Budak