Škoda Announce the New Skoda Rapid

ŠKODA have announced a new ‘A Segment’ car, the ŠKODA Rapid which fits between their Fabia and Octavia. This now also means along with the new Citigo the Yeti and their large saloon the Superb, ŠKODA has a well tailored line up.

This is a model which sets benchmarks in the compact saloon segment: The ŠKODA Rapid is a roomy, elegant and an affordable car for the whole family, impressing with clever solutions, cutting-edge technology and excellent economy. In short, it is a comfortable, reasonably priced and environmentally friendly package. The right car at the right time says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland

The new Rapid will have its public showing at this year’s Paris Motor Show and signals ŠKODA’s move in to the highly competitive ‘A Segment’ market which accounts for approx 36 percent of world car sales, 42 percent of which are saloons.

This is a car that gives out a clear statement at first glance: clear, precise, fresh and emotional, says Eckhard Scholz, ŠKODA board member for technical development.

Coming to Ireland late 2012, it will have a choice of five petrol engines and one Diesel, no pricing has been announced yet, keep an eye here on The Next Gear, Skoda.ie or follow them on twitter @SkodaIRL for further details.