Skoda Rapid & Rapid Spaceback GreenLine from £17,195Thu, 07 Nov 2013
Skoda Rapid & Rapid Spaceback GreenLine (pictured) cost from £17,195
With the Skoda Rapid already on the market, and its sibling with a hatch – the Rapid Spaceback – about to launch, Skoda is introducing the emissions-friendly GreenLine versions of both cars. Both the saloon (liftback) and the Spaceback (hatch) get the same 89bhp 1.6 litre diesel driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Despite differences in dimensions and weight, Skoda are claiming the same 99g/km emissions and 74.3mpg for both saloon and Spaceback, practically perfect if you’re a company car driver.
Both cars come with 15″ alloys (with low rolling resistance tyres for that extra little help), heated door mirrors, front fogs, AirCon, height-adjustable driver’s seat and Maxi-DOT trip computer.
It’s a decent offering from Skoda, although how lively the Rapid will be with just 89bhp to play with we’re not sure (and Skoda hasn’t given us any performance figures). But if your tax bill is a priority, the Rapid is probably a decent choice.
The Skoda Rapid GreenLine will cost from £17,535 and the Rapid Spaceback Greenline from £17,195, with both cars available to order now and first deliveries due in the UK in January 2014.
By Cars UK