The Skoda Rapid was Skoda's first hatchback to be released in the high volume compact segment, expanding the Czech brand's model range between the Skoda Fabia and the Skoda Octavia. The model is becoming increasingly more popular among younger consumer groups with it's dynamic and fresh design and practical Skoda qualities. The Rapid Spaceback is Skoda's answer to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. Skoda has introduced the Rapid Spaceback Scoutline, in line with the existing Skoda Octavia Scout and Roomster Scout models.
The Scoutline adds some faux 4×4 ruggedness to the Rapid. Confidence isn't about doing the extraordinary of conditions. Letting nothing get in the way of your lifestyle. Simply jump into the car that shares your appetite for action. Armored with all round protective details, the Skoda Rapid Spaceback Scoutline immediately announces it's fearlessness. The reinforced front and rear wheel arches, spoilers and door sills act as a buffer against nature's mood swings and unpredictable daily commutes.
Apart from these tweaks the car is the same which means despite the looks, four-wheel isn't available and you don't even get raised suspension. It means the Rapid Spaceback Scoutline isn't equipped to tackle anything more demanding than city speed bumps. Power will come from engines already featuring as part of the Rapid Spaceback range, although they do not include the brand's frugal Greenline line-up. This vehicle's engine range compromises of three clean and efficient petrol engines and three frugal diesel engines. Power outputs range from 90PS to 115PS, with customers able to choose between manual and advanced DSG automatic transmissions.
New styling elements on the Scoutline include redesigned front and rear bumpers, which have been styled to give the car car an off-road look, as well as new side skirts. The car can be ordered with either 16inch or 17inch alloy wheels. All of the Skoda models come with bundles of technological features available as both standard and optional extras. Smart Link enables a simple connection between your car and smartphone by mirroring your phones display on the internal screen. Different smartphone devices utilize different aspects of Smart Link technology which is made up of Mirror Link, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. So, whether you want to select and listen to music or receive turn by turn directions, you can do it all without needing to reach your phone.
Smart Gate is a system that uses Wi-Fi connection to send selected vehicle data to a connected device of your choice. Smart Gate is one of the solutions that connect the car with a smartphone. It allows the user to see more for example; vehicle speed, engine revs, fuel level, trip computer or g-meter, brake status or the throttle position. As the vehicle is available in three variants, the interior trim levels differ. The S trim is the entry level trim and is designed for practicality. It comes with black Onyx upholstery, door and side trim panels and plastic gear and handbrake handles. The SE trim is based on the S trim with additional equipment. It comes with a range of interior upholstery options to choose from, plus a leather multi-function steering wheel. Based on the SE trim with additional equipment the SE L trim comes with a range of upholstery options, including a stylish ivory upholstery, which is exclusive in the Elegance trim.
The car has been doing some good sales, claims Skoda. It was launched in Europe in the year 2013. The price of this hatchback segment vehicle starts at €17,495.
A family hatchback majoring in practicality, a purchase to be made with the head not the heart.
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