New Škoda compact hatch to be called Rapid

THE new Škoda compact hatch will be called the Rapid, the brand announced at this week’s Beijing Motor Show.


Due to arrive in theUKin late 2012, the Rapid will sit between the Fabia and Octavia in Škoda’s model range.


‘As part of its growth strategy, Škoda has initiated the largest model offensive in its corporate history and will bring a new vehicle to market every six months on average in the years ahead,’ CEO Winfried Vahland said at the brand’s press conference in Beijing.


‘The Rapid is our next new model. It has a central importance for our growth and will provide us with a strong tailwind on international markets.’


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