Recently launched Skoda Rapid is the Skoda India best seller in the C – Segment midsized sedan. Now Skoda India gets ready to wow the international audience by launching the new Skoda Rapid for buyers in Europe. The grand unveiling for European markets will be done at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, 2012.
Prices are expected in the range of € 13,000 which is on par as to what the car retails in India. Rapid will be projected as an entry level, budget sedan for Europe positioned between Fabia hatchback and Laura sedan. Petrol engine is expected for the new Rapid in Europe. 1.2-liter or 1.4-liter TSI turbo petrol with direct injecting in what one will hope to see under its bonnet. Power will be in the range of 85 to 105Bhp. 1.6-liter 105Bhp TDI turbo diesel engine is also expected while the 2-liter 140Bhp TDI engine will come later. Skoda Rapid first made its presence felt in Indian auto markets where it continues to perform exceedingly well, making it the highest selling car in the entire Skoda lineup.