Skoda to cut short European Rapid to make new five-door hatch
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- 05:50 pm, August 01, 2012
The car will share a few design cues with the Vision D concept shown last year at Geneva.
The recently introduced Skoda Rapid has created a quite a stir in the European markets. Based on the stunning MissionL concept and with such an elegant design; the car has been no less than a revelation to many who would otherwise only consider the Czech brand as makers of practical but also rather unexciting range of cars.
Following on the success of the European Rapid, Skoda is now said to be working on a five-door hatch based on the former. The company’s sales and marketing boss, Jürgen Stackmann has been reported saying that the hatchback would be shorter than the Rapid and would feature a more VW Golf-like rear end.
The car in fact will feature a similar design first seen on the Vision D concept shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. But unlike Rapid, the production version will not clone the entire design language. It will be a little taller and shorter than the Rapid though we expect it to be slightly bigger in size than the Fabia.
First Published on 05:50 pm, August 01, 2012
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