Doing the school run, commuting to work and getting the weekly supermarket shop home is all in day’s work for the ŠKODA Rapid. A spacious and comfortable hatchback, it’s made with families in mind, and it does more than meet practical needs thanks to its sense of style and relaxing drive.
You could easily be mistaken for thinking the Rapid is a saloon rather than a hatchback with its coupé-like roofline creating a saloon silhouette. Subtle body sculpts complete the refined look of this family car that’s perfectly at home in the office car park. Alloy wheels replace the steels of the entry-level trim as soon as you step up to the SE. Embrace your sporty side by choosing the Sport trim which brings blade black alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.
The Rapid’s cabin is where the practicalities excel with plenty of space on offer. A 550-litre boot will swallow the weekly shop plus school bags with ease, and you can fold down the rear seats to create a cavernous 1,490 litres for longer trips when you need luggage with you. There are plenty of stowage areas dotted about the cabin so you can keep it free from clutter too. The straight lines in the interior design set a neat and orderly feel that’s perfectly professional for journeys with colleagues.
Select one of a range of engines that are designed for easy and comfortable everyday drives. The selection starts with the 1.0-litre unit with 93bhp and goes through to a 1.6-litre diesel variant with 113bhp. It’s a famously fuel-efficient car, with the entry level delivering 62mpg on the combined cycle, and the 1.4-litre diesels returning 70mpg. They’re all turbocharged to provide both fast acceleration and fuel economy. Expect a relaxed and controlled drive from the hatchback.
A 6.5-inch touchscreen takes pride of place in the middle of the central console which plays host to all the infotainment systems. Close at hand and easy to use, you can easily control the car’s features without taking your concentration from the road. You decide how many features you would like included in your new ŠKODA Rapid. Options include Bluetooth®, satellite navigation and DAB digital radio, though Bluetooth® connectivity is standard on all models up from the entry-level S. Go all out with the top-of-the-range SE L for handy acoustic parking sensors to get you into difficult spaces.
Known around the world for its safe performance, the Rapid comes with an electronic stability control as standard. ABS helps you to stop and avoid skidding when you drive over icy roads, while a suite of airbags around the cabin provide extra protection. Choose the SE L to get cornering fog lights for country lane driving in bad weather.
At our showrooms in Colne and Preston, we have Rapid models ready and waiting to be test driven. Get in touch online or over the phone today to arrange your appointment in a brand-new ŠKODA Rapid.