Skoda recently turned a lot of heads with the 2011 Skoda Fabia but the best is yet to come as the manufacturer believes in injecting more competition into the sedan segment with the Skoda Fabia sedan. Also speculated as Skoda Rapid, the car is targeted at the emerging market leaders such as Volkswagen Vento and Fiat Linea.
The launch of the same is scheduled for Diwali this year and as per the details surfacing the internet the car will definitely do some wonders. The Rapid shares most of its mechanical components with the Vento as the platform on which it is built is an iteration of Vento’s platform. In fact even the engine remains same which is a 1.6 Liter MPFI petrol and CRDI diesel both developing 105 BHP of maximum power.
But since the positions of the brands in the market is a concern, the manufacturer will price the car somewhere below the Vento and is also expected to trim down some of the features. As per sources, to shake the market the brand also plans to launch an affordable version of the Rapid which will priced very close to Maruti Suzuki SX4.
The Rapid’s design cues have been taken from Skoda Vision D concept recently showcased at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and sports wider front grille, bold lines, sharper features etc. So in short the excitement and thrill is going to get increased by the addition of this car and like us, all others are now eagerly waiting for it.
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