We so saw it coming! Regulars to Motoroids would know that VW Group owned Czech automaker has been working on a new Skoda Rapid variant since some time now. Rumors have been aplenty about the exact identity of this car and we have always been among those who felt that Skoda could be busy with the development of a ‘Spaceback’ variant of the International spec Rapid mid-size sedan.
Skoda recently published a couple of teaser pics of the upcoming car, before finally publishing the third image and confirming that there indeed is a Rapid Spaceback headed our way! Accompanying the teaser is a line which reads: “Big news ahead in just a few days”.
What we also have here are a couple of pics which could be the images of the “real deal”. Apparently, these images leaked on to the cyberspace sometime back, when Skoda accidently published them on its official website.
The upcoming Skoda Rapid Spaceback is essentially an estate variant of the Rapid sedan. There is a good chance that this estate is being readied to plug in the gap between the Fabia estate and the Octavia estate.
It may be noted that unlike in Indian car market, where demand for estate variants is as good as non-existent, European market has always welcomed these cars.
Powering the Rapid Spaceback could be the same engines that power the sedan. This means that among other engines, the car would get a 1.2 TSI petrol motor that also powers the India spec Polo GT TSI.
The Skoda Rapid Spaceback could be seen making its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show which is scheduled to be held in September.
Leaked Pics credits – Autoforum.cz