The production version of the forthcoming Skoda Rapid remains faithful to the MissionL concept that preceded it, as these spy photographs of the car prove.
The pictures show an undisguised version of the Ford Focus and VW Golf rival testing at the Nürburgring last week. Skoda’s new car keeps the MissionL’s hatchback-come-saloon body shape, described by the Czech firm as a “compact liftback design”.
Company insiders have hinted that the car — which is designed to fill the significant gap between the Fabia and Octavia in Skoda’s current range — will be revealed officially next month.
The Rapid is scheduled to reach British showrooms towards the end of this year, priced from around £12,000.