The highly competitive small car segment today gains another new entry with the launch of the all-new Skoda Rapid Spaceback. Sitting between the repositioned Fabia and the new Octavia model ranges, the Rapid Spaceback boasts above class average space and generous equipment levels.
The Rapid Spaceback comes available with a choice of two fuel efficient petrol engines. A 77kW petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission motivates the base Ambition model, while a 90kW TSI petrol engine paired with a seven-speed DSG transmission is available in the Ambition and Elegance specification. Both the 77TSI and 90TSI power plants promise class-leading fuel economy, returning 5.4 and 6.0 litres/100km from a combined cycle respectively.
Boasting 64 millimetres of rear kneeroom and 980 millimetres of rear headroom, the Rapid Spaceback enters the compact car market in Australia as one of its leaders in passenger space. Also featuring a vast 384 litres of boot space and a plethora of storage and functional features befitting Skoda’s ‘Simply Clever’ ethos, the Rapid Spaceback presents an affordable option to savvy buyers looking to maximize space from a small car.
Adding greater levels of specification to the Rapid Spaceback lineup, customers can equip the range with two unique optional packages: the Sports Pack, and the Style Pack.
The Sports Pack offers a number of key features, and includes Xenon headlights with cornering function, front sports seats, stainless steel pedals and double-sided, multi-purpose floor mat in the luggage compartment.
The Style Pack also offers greater levels of equipment for customers who choose to customise the Rapid Spaceback, and includes a panoramic glass roof, ‘Ray’ 17-inch alloy wheels, and a raft of darkened and ‘blacked-out’ features, including side mirrors, rear spoiler and front fog lights.