2018 Skoda Rapid lands in Australia

Simplified Skoda Rapid range for 2018

The Skoda Rapid has enjoyed a successful year in Australia, now comes news that the model is being updated for 2018.

On the back of nearly 250 local sales already this year (a better than 25% improvement on the same period in 2016), Skoda has just confirmed it is also simplifying the Rapid range for 2018.

Related: Skoda Octavia RS gets 2018 update

How simple is the line-up? Well, it will include just one variant – a 92TSI model with DSG auto transmission.

Gone is the 81kW/1.2 litre turbo-petrol/six-speed manual version.

Instead, the Skoda Rapid, which is also available in just one body type - ‘Spaceback’, will come exclusively with the larger 1.4 litre turbo-petrol/seven-speed DSG driveline.

Offering 200Nm of torque, the 2018 Skoda Rapid is available at $23,990 drive-away.

The move has been described by Skoda as being designed to provide greater simplicity for customers, while reducing complexity.

While the 2018 update also brings new/updated features, including:

  • Extended glass tailgate
  • 17″ Black Savio wheels
  • Reverse Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake
  • Privacy Glass
  • SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android Auto
  • LED daytime running lights
  • 6.5″ touchscreen infotainment system
  • Black side mirrors

The 2018 Skoda Rapid is landing in dealerships now.

Related: Six-million car milestone for Skoda Octavia

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