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 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.

 

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25 May 2012

£12,000? Sounds like a bargain!

25 May 2012

photo 2 appears to have been photoshopped, the bottom of the tires have vanished, and also photo 3 doesn't look quite right either, it appears to have extremely low profile tires.

25 May 2012

owenmahamilton wrote:

photo 2 appears to have been photoshopped, the bottom of the tires have vanished, and also photo 3 doesn't look quite right either, it appears to have extremely low profile tires.

Haven't you been to, or seen photographs from, the 'Ring before?

SG1

29 May 2012

owenmahamilton wrote:

photo 2 appears to have been photoshopped, the bottom of the tires have vanished, and also photo 3 doesn't look quite right either, it appears to have extremely low profile tires.

How's the weather outside?

SG1

29 May 2012

owenmahamilton wrote:

photo 2 appears to have been photoshopped, the bottom of the tires have vanished, and also photo 3 doesn't look quite right either, it appears to have extre mely low profile tires.

that has been doctored is the number plate. LOL!

How's the weather outside?

25 May 2012

The profile of the rear boot-cum-hatch reminds me of a 1990's BMW 3-series, whilst the rest of it looks like a scaled down Octavia. The overall effect is rather neat and tidy, if unexciting. --- Skoda will have another winner here, I'm sure, and good luck to them!

25 May 2012

There's still some caamo on the front end and lights (at least it looks like it/hope it is!)

25 May 2012

The Octavia is already a Golf rival, so hard to see where the Mission really  fits in to the current Skoda range which already covers most of the established classes, i.e. city car (Citigo), supermini (Fabia), mdeium family (Octavia) and large family (Superb), unless it's going to be priced in the lower segment of the Golf class.

25 May 2012

has a conservative 3 Series look to it.

If you understand an engine, you understand the universe

26 May 2012

So this Skoda Rapid / MissionL and the Seat Toledo are going to be all but identical? That's a little disappointing - VW have been, despite their faults, pretty good at letting the manufacturers have distinctive designs for their cars on a standard platform. What with the Citigo and Mii, and now these two, it seems they're being made to get a lot out of the same platform/basic body shell.

 

Not that that's a bad thing entirely. Certainly it's understandable in the form of the Citigo and Mii - keeping the costs down - but I don't see the logic in this one quite so easily.

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