A comprehensive update for the SKODA RAPID in SKODA’s largest single market, China: Thanks to the revised exterior, the Czech car manufacturer’s compact saloon and hatchback version of the RAPID SPACEBACK now have a more youthful dynamic appearance, and the interior has also been upgraded. 

The RAPID and the RAPID SPACEBACK are powered by an efficient 1.5 MPI petrol drivetrain that produces 82 kW (111 PS) and is mated to a manual five-speed gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission. The RAPID and RAPID SPACEBACK were developed in close collaboration between the technical development department at ŠKODA AUTO and the joint venture partner SAIC Volkswagen in Shanghai. 

A new infotainment system offers modern vehicle networking via the ŠKODA Banma Intelligent Interconnection System, and there is ample space for passengers and luggage, as you can expect from any ŠKODA. The modernised ŠKODA RAPID has reached its first milestone in China: The 22,000,000th vehicle built by SAIC Volkswagen in China was a car in this series, while the 22,000,001st immediately following it was a RAPID SPACEBACK.

The new ŠKODA RAPID and the ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK hatchback version are now available for purchase on the Chinese market and can also be ordered online. The revised exterior features a redesigned ŠKODA grille, flatter, tapered headlights and new horizontal taillights. In addition to new trims and upholstery fabrics, the interior also benefits from a new infotainment system with vehicle connectivity via Banma, a joint venture between the Alibaba Group and SAIC Volkswagen.