Youthful ŠKODA compact hatchback gets well-earned attention at the VW Group Night. The first entry of ŠKODA brand to the important segment of compact family hatchbacks. Rapid Spaceback will be launched on European markets from October 2013.
ŠKODA AUTO launched its first entry to the strong segment of compact family hatchbacks. On the VW Group Night, held at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main, a new and youthful ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback compact family car was unveiled. The new model will start entering European markets in October 2013. For Czech automaker, this means further expanding the model range and continuing the largest model offensive in the history of the brand.
„ŠKODA AUTO is keeping the pace. The new Rapid Spaceback is a milestone in the history of our brand - it's the first hatchback to open our door into the strongest market segment in Europe,” says ŠKODA AUTO CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. „Our youthful new model brings many new features to this segment and adds typical ŠKODA qualities to the hatchback body style, all wrapped up in fresh and dynamic design.”
The Rapid Spaceback fills in the gap between the Fabia and Octavia in the ŠKODA model range. With its fresh and dynamic style, it aims especially at young customers and families. It will get the attention with its clear, strong design language: it differs from competing models both visually and functionally. Its offer of space sets new standards for the compact family hatchback market segment. In addition to this, it comes with many practical “Simply Clever” features. ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback comes to European markets with four petrol and two diesel engines. Power outputs range from 55 kW to 90 kW.
ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback is the latest new car launched during the largest model offensive in the history of the brand. In the year 2013 alone, eight new or revised ŠKODA models will be launched, and Czech automaker still enters new market segments. Latest aditions to the model range were Citigo and Rapid models, offering whole new options for new customers. Within the “ŠKODA 2018 Growth Strategy,” the brand is aiming to increase its annual sales to at least 1.5 million cars.