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Skoda Rapid 2021.

Skoda Rapid 2021.

Skoda Rapid 2021.

At a special event in St. Petersburg, the presentation of the new Skoda Rapid 2021 was held, which in fact turned out to be only a deep restyling of its predecessor.

And if the outside and inside of the car has been thoroughly worked on, then all the technical «stuffing» remains the same.

The new body of the Skoda Rapid model year was a success: the car flaunts a front end in the style of the European Scala hatchback with fashionable triangular diode headlights adjoining an enlarged radiator grille framed by chrome edging.

The hood and front bumper were also revised, which retained the horizontal foglights on the sides.

It was decided to abandon the basic 14-inch wheels, so now wheels are offered for the car at least 15 and 16 «with the original pattern.

Also, the new Skoda Rapid 2021 boasts a completely redesigned stern with a modified bumper, trunk lid and beautiful L-shaped lights, reminiscent of those on the Skoda Octavia 4. As on the latter, an inscription with the brand name appeared on the back instead of the emblem

Skoda Rapid 2021.

A huge step forward was made in the interior design: the front panel, instrument panel and center console on the Skoda Rapid in the new body are almost completely taken from the Scala model mentioned.

The base has a two-spoke steering wheel and an analog tidy, but virtual dials are available for an extra charge, as well as a sports three-spoke «steering wheel» with heating.

In the center of the front panel there is a free-standing multimedia screen. The default Swing system comes with a 6.5 «display, while the more expensive versions have a Bolero with an 8.0» screen.

Deflectors of the ventilation system are successfully inscribed under it, and even lower is the climate control unit and a number of function keys, plus two USB-C connectors appeared.

Skoda Rapid 2021.

Since there was no generation change, the liftback remained on the old PQ25 platform, retaining the same power structure of the body, a wheelbase of 2,602 mm and a line of power units.

Overall dimensions are not specified, but they hardly differ much from the pre-reform version, which has a length of 4,483 mm, a width of 1,706 and a height of 1,474. Due to other bumpers, the car may change slightly in length, but the ground clearance (ground clearance) probably remained unchanged — 170 millimeters, as well as the volume of the trunk, equal to 530 liters (with folded backs of the second row, it can be increased to 1,470 liters).

The base engine for the new Skoda Rapid 2021 is a 1.6-liter aspirated engine, available with 90 and 110 hp.

Skoda Rapid 2021.

In the first case, the car is exclusively paired with a five-speed mechanics, and in the second, in addition to a manual transmission, a six-speed automatic is also available.

The more powerful version is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged TSI, which develops 125 «horses» (200 Nm), which is based on the uncontested 7-band DSG robot with two clutches. As before, three configurations are offered for the car: Active, Ambition and Style.

The production of the car was established at an enterprise in St. Petersburg, the date of the start of sales in Russia is 2021. The price of the new Skoda Rapid starts at 792,000 rubles for the version with a 90-horsepower engine and manual transmission, while the version with a 110 hp engine. costs from 883,000.

Skoda Rapid 2021.

The version with an automatic transmission is at least 933,000 rubles, and for the top-end modification with a 1.4-liter turbo for 125 «horses» and a DSG robot, you will have to pay from 1,049,000.

The list of options has been expanded with collision warning and driver fatigue monitoring systems, virtual tidy, heated steering wheel, interior contour lighting and USB connectors for second-row passengers.

Plus there is an ice scraper, an umbrella in a special compartment under the front passenger seat and a reversible mat in the trunk.

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