It is no secret that Skoda is working on the next-generation Rapid sedan, which is expected to be launched in 2021 in India. The Rapid is the brand’s global sedan, which sits below the Octavia. First undisguised images of the 2020 Skoda Rapid sedan have hit the web-world.
The India-bound 2020 Skoda Rapid will be different from the leaked images. The China-spec Rapid sedan is built on the Volkswagen MQB platform; however, the India-spec model will be based on the locally developed MQB AO IN platform. This platform is developed by Skoda and will be used to develop a wide range of cars including VW T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq, new Polo and the next Vento.
The new generation Skoda Rapid comes with newly developed exterior and interior. It is bigger than the new model and looks closer to the new gen Octavia, which has also been spotted testing multiple times. It comes with angular grille, newly designed headlamp set-up and all-LED headlight unit with LED daytime running lights. Side profile of the new Rapid comes with newly styled alloy wheels. The top-spec model gets dual-tone machined alloys. The greenhouse is larger, offering more space at the rear. Also See – All-new Volswagen Polo is coming to India
The 2020 Skoda Rapid is longer and wider than the current model, offering more space and comfort for rear occupants. It also comes with electric sunroof. At the back, the sedan has new tail-lights that resemble the new Octavia.
The cabin of the new Skoda Octavia will be completely revised. It is expected to receive new dashboard and a larger touchscreen infotainment system with modern connectivity features, new upholstery for seats, etc. The India-spec Skoda Rapid is likely to be offered in 2 engine options – a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder and a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged.
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