Skoda Rapid

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Skoda Rapid is made in China by Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) in Yizheng, Jiangsu. It is a sibling of the re-designed SVW Santana (released in December 2012) and FAW-VW Jetta (released in March 2013), as the three share the PQ25 platform. Released in April 2013, the Rapid is priced slightly below the Jetta and Santana.

In 2014, SVW is expected to start producing the two-box version–Rapid Spaceback, which was launched at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.

By the end of September 2013, a total of 19,206 China-built Rapids were sold. On July 9 that year, a Rapid rolled off the line at SVW’s Yizheng plant, becoming the 1 millionth Skoda cars manufactured in China. In 2014, 78,256 units were sold (not including the Spaceback).

2013 Skoda Rapid from Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) 1.4 MT Active 1.4 MT Ambition 1.6 MT Active 1.6 MT Ambition 1.6 AT Ambition 1.6 MT Elegand 1.6 AT Elegand
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan)
79,900
90,900
84,900
95,900
105,900
106,900
116,900
Date of Market Launch
April 18, 2013
Powertrain
Engine
EA211 1.4L (1395cc) L4 16V DOHC
EA211 1.6L (1598cc) L4 16V
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
66/5500
81/5800
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
132/3800
155/3800
Transmission
5MT
6AT
5MT
6AT
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts, independent
Suspension Rear
Torsion beam, semi-independent
Drivetrain
Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Top Speed (km/h)
181
185
0-100km/h Time (seconds)
12.4
10.8
11.8
10.8
11.8
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/drum
Steering
EPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
5.9
6
6.6
6
6.6
Tank Capacity (L)
55
Emission Level
China/Euro IV/V
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4501
Overall Width (mm)
1706
Overall Height (mm)
1469
Wheelbase (mm)
2603
Turning Radius (m)
Ground Clearance (mm)
Curb Weight (kg)
1100
1120
1160
1120
1160
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
466
  1.4 MT Active 1.4 MT Ambition 1.6 MT Active 1.6 MT Ambition 1.6 AT Ambition 1.6 MT Elegand 1.6 MT Elegand
Exterior  
Tires
175/70 R14
185/60 R15
175/70 R14
185/60 R15
Alloy Wheels N S N S S S S
Front Fog Lamps
N S N S S S S
Heated and Power Exterior Mirrors N S N S S S S
Dual-panel Power Sunroof N S N S S S S
Interior  
Cruise Control N O N O O O O
Front Row Power Windows S S S S S S S
Second Row Power Windows N S N S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S S S
Manual Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror S S S S S S S
Leather Steering Wheel N N N N N S S
Leather Seats N O N O O S S
Heated Front Seats N O N O O O O
Number of Speakers 2 4 2 4 4 4 4
Radio/AUX-IN/USB S S S S S S S
CD Player N S N S S S S
Blue-tooth Connectivity N O N O O O O
Manual Air Conditioner with Pollen Filter S S S S S S S
Auto Air Conditioner with Pollen Filter N N N N N S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S S S S S
Dual Front Side Airbags N S N S S S S
Side Curtain Airbags N N N N N S S
ABS+EBD, MSR, CBC S S S S S S S
ESP, ASC N N N N N S S
Speed- and Crash-sensing Door Locks S S S S S S S
Anti-theft Engine S S S S S S S
Remote Key N S N S S S S
Back-up Radar N S N S S S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available