This are the first ever spy photo of the upcoming Skoda Rapid’s interiors, It borrows heavily from the Vento a bits like the dashboard, switches, gauges, buttons for the audio, climate control are shared with VW saloon. However the Rapid gets a four-spoke steering wheel similar to the Fabia and Laura. Like the Vento, the Rapid may also get the lever to adjust the front passenger seat from the rear.
As we’ve seen from earlier pictures, exterior bits like the headlights, grille and fogs are similar to the Fabia. The side profile is a lot like the VW Vento, though the bonnet is longer. The new fender has the Vento’s sharp crease built into it and the chin is slightly altered at the corners, where it merges with the beautifully executed wheel arches. The rear is somewhat different from the VW Vento too. Skoda has inserted its ‘C’ motif in the tail-lights, the area where the number-plate sits has been altered and there is a new, more sculpted bumper.
“The Rapid is the first car in this direction and it is the first car from the Skoda brand which has been designed, keeping in the mind special needs of Indian customers. It will be manufactured at Volkswagen’s Chakan plant” Skoda Auto Global, chairman, Winfried Vahland said to TOI.
According to TOI (TimesOfIndia) the Rapid is scheduled for launch in December and will compete with models like Nissan’s Sunny, Toyota’s Etios, Maruti Swift Dzire, Ford Fiesta Classic and Tata Manza. It will be priced lower than Volkswagen Vento, whose price starts at Rs. 7 lakh.
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Source – TimesOfIndia
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