You get even more space and power for your money when you choose the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback. The award-winning hatchback is a potent challenge to other vehicles in its class, impressing in a number of ways from the amount of room inside to the vigorous performance of each engine.
ŠKODA's new-generation design translates seamlessly to the Rapid Spaceback. It features vivid rectangular headlights, a wide front grille and a longer roof line. Four wide passenger doors and a high-raising boot lid are the first signs of the Spaceback's accessibility. The subtle forward lean creates a sense of readiness – the hatchback radiates convenience. Select the Style Pack, and the vehicle will also sport a full glass roof and tailgate trimmed in black.
The Spaceback's name indicates the impressive cabin size. Passengers in the back benefit from as much as half a metre of leg room. Maximum boot space of 1,381 litres with the rear seats folded makes room for important equipment, shopping and more. Numerous optional accessories can enhance the space further, such as a double-sided boot floor and a front armrest with built-in storage.
In design, the interior feels smart and inviting. All except the entry-level model have soft, tactile leather coverings for the steering wheel and handbrake, and the driver's position is precisely adjustable. Set a comfortable temperature with the manual air conditioning, which includes pollen and dust filters for a cleaner atmosphere.
The Rapid Spaceback shares the S, SE Tech and SE Sport equipment levels with many other ŠKODA models. All of them give you a choice between petrol and diesel power. The 1.2-litre 89bhp and 109bhp petrols and 1.4-litre 89bhp diesel are joined by another 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel at the higher trims.
Every engine pushes the vehicle from 0-60mph within 12 seconds, with the higher-capacity diesel doing so in under ten seconds. The other diesel option is the most efficient when partnered with a manual gearbox, delivering up to 78.3mpg combined. Should you decide on the petrol engine, the fuelling system will warn you if you try to put diesel into the tank.
Following the original Rapid, the Rapid Spaceback has a reassuringly high rating for safety. Driver and front passenger airbags are supplemented by large side and curtain airbags, ensuring everyone is protected. You can also secure younger passengers in the back using the ISOFIX child seat attachments. On the road, feel confident with Electronic Stability Control, ABS and other traction systems ready to activate.
Bluetooth® is optional, maintaining your link to information, updates and friends and family as you travel. SE Tech ramps up the entertainment and data in the hatchback, arriving with cruise control, a Maxi-DOT trip computer, Amundsen satellite navigation and DAB digital radio.
Customers seeking a car through the Motability Scheme can choose the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback now. Test drive the model and make your application with the help of the Azur ŠKODA team at our Chichester dealership. Please call us, visit our Sussex location, or enquire via the online contact form.