Small universal "Skoda rapid"


2020-02-14 06:00:15




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“Skoda rapid” station wagon is a subcompact passenger car with high quality technical parameters, good equipment, affordable rates and spacious interior, designed primarily for urban use.

Creating a model

The First car under the designation “rapid” the company «Skoda», part present, part of the group «Volkswagen», released in 1935. The runabout was produced until 1947 and had several versions: sedan, convertible, coupe. Return postage “rapid” took place in 1984. The name given to the two-door car in the performance coupe. To release the existing third-generation company «Skoda» began in 2012. Subcompact runabout has taken a series of firms place between “Fabia” and “Octavia”.

The Car is made on the platform “Volkswagen A05+” in the body liftback. In 2013, the company released a version of “Skoda rapid Universal" (factory designation Skoda Rapid Spaceback). Cars “rapid” immediately gained high popularity due to the following advantages:

  • Customized design;
  • Affordable cost;
  • Comfortable interior;
  • High security;
  • Powerful powertrains;
  • Reliability.
Skoda rapid universal pictures

The popularity of the model is confirmed by the fact that the build subcompact subcompact is made in four production sites of the company in different countries.


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Car Design

Personal appearance of the versatile “Skoda rapid” the designers have managed to create with the help of the following decisions:

  • Lower bumper step;
  • Long lower air intake with integrated fog lights;
  • Rectangular head optics;
  • Protruding wheel arches;
  • Front lower punch;
  • Wide rear combination lamps;
  • Upper elongated spoiler with brake light;
  • Rear window with large inclination;
  • The original picture discs.

Also looks interesting variant of the car in a two-color painting. The overall design of the versatile “Skoda rapid" (photo below) lives up to its status of a dynamic and confident car.

Skoda rapid universal 4 on 4

The Design of all-wheel drive version under the designation Scout differs from the basic model, above all, stylish lower body kit. About the possibility of releasing with all-wheel drive station wagon “Skoda rapid 4x4” the company official information is not provided.


The Salon, despite the subcompact class, has a main feature of the universal is the availability of space for passengers and Luggage. In addition, the interior of the new station wagon “Skoda rapid” has a high ergonomics and comfort, achieved using:

  • Special design of all seats;
  • Multifunction steering wheel;
  • Informative instrument panel;
  • A stack unit, Central console with glove box, monitor complex information and control systems of the vehicle;
  • Wide armrest with storage compartment between the front passenger and driver;
  • A large number of niches, shelves and compartments for placing things during the trip;
  • Different options of folding rear seats.

In interior decoration applied plastic, high-quality fabric materials, soft flooring.

Technical parameters

In addition to good design, the popularity of the universal “Skoda rapid" provide the following specifications (diesel version):

  • Body – the five-door station wagons;
  • Wheelbase – 2.60 m;
  • Length – 4.30 m;
  • Width – 1.71 m;
  • Height – 1.46 m;
  • Clearance – 14,3 m;
  • Engine type – turbo diesel with direct injection;
  • Capacity – 90,0 HP;
  • Volume – 1.4 l;
  • The amount of compression – 16,2;
  • The number (location) of cylinders - 4 (in-line);
  • Number of valves – 16;
  • Maximum speed – 183,0 km/h;
  • Acceleration to 100 km/h – 11,6 sec.
  • Fuel consumption (combined cycle) – 3.9 l;
  • Drive – front;
  • Transmission options - 5-manual gearbox(7-automatic transmission DSG);
  • The size of the Luggage compartment – 415 (1380) l;
  • Size of wheels - 175/70R14;
  • Fuel tank capacity – 55 L.
new Skoda rapid universal

Facilities and equipment

Subcompact runabout has a rich vehicle for its class. Depending on the configuration for a universal “Skoda rapid” the following equipment and systems:

  • Six airbags;
  • ABS;
  • ESC;
  • Cruise control
  • Heat-proof glazing;
  • Heated seats,
  • Temperature sensor;
  • The function of cornering lights;
  • Led combination rear lamps;
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Windows;
  • Custom seat
  • Climate control
  • Information and entertainment complex;
  • Glove compartment with cooling and illumination;
  • Led interior lighting;
  • Rain sensors and Parking lots;
  • Camerarear view.

“rapid” in the body liftback station wagon has four options configuration.

Skoda rapid universal

Although “Skoda rapid” the universal has a good design, quality specifications, good equipment and strong demand, primarily in European countries, car sales in our country were stopped. Company «Skoda» explains the low demand for the reason that local buyers prefer the station wagon over large cars.

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