New Skoda Rapid prices revealed

* Three trims S, SE and Elegance * Four petrol and one diesel engine * On sale from November 12...

New Skoda Rapid prices revealed

The new Skoda Rapid will cost from 12,900 when it goes on sale in November.

The Rapid gets the car maker's new family face, incorporating the revised badge, a more defined bonnet crease and chrome surrounds on the large grille.

Engine options are two petrols a 1.2 unit with 74bhp, 85bhp or 104bhp a 120bhp 1.4, and a 104bhp diesel. These are mated to a five- or six-speed manual gearbox, or a seven-speed DSG auto.

All models get remote central locking, curtain airbags, daytime running lights, rake/reach-adjustable steering wheel, a height-adjustable drivers seat and electric front windows.

SE trim adds 15-inch alloys, body-coloured door mirrors and handles, air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Range-topping Elegance models gain 16-inch alloys, cornering front foglamps, cruise control, height-adjustable passenger seat, rear electric windows, chrome interior detailing and a four-spoke multi-functional steering wheel.

Prices start from 12,900 for the Rapid 1.2-litre in entry level S trim, rising to 17,850 for the range-topping Rapid 1.6 TDI CR 104bhp in Elegance trim.

Skoda Rapid pricing

1.2 74bhp 12,900
1.2 TSI 85bhp 13,700
1.2 TSI 85bhp 14,650
1.2 TSI 104bhp 15,350
1.4 TSI 120bhp DSG 17,150
1.6 TDI CR 104bhp 17,100
1.2 TSI 104bhp 16,100
1.6 TDI CR 104bhp 17,850

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By Pete Barden