Skoda Rapid: A Luxury Car You Can Afford

Overview of the family car

Skoda Rapid is manufactured by the Skoda group. This car is also referred to as a family car. It was first unveiled in the year 2012, April at a motor show held in Beijing, though officially it was shown at another motor show.

The sales were high, it begun from mid October in the year 2012 and continued towards the year end in Western Europe and other regions of central. Further, market sales towards the east are scheduled to begin in 2013 and in early 2014 in China and Russia respectively.

Competitors and other characteristics of the Rapid

Skoda Rapid is perfectly sized and shares a few similarities with Fabia and Roomster. There are different diesel versions, the 1.6 one has 0.30Cw pull coefficient. The design is smooth and appealing with a saloon look. Rapid basically consists of five doors and can hold luggage up to a reasonable quantity of 550 litres. It shares the interior design and the other major body essentials with seat Toledo.

There is also an international version with the same name but this version is a little larger with new exterior as well as interiors and several engine options. For a compact yet stylish and luxurious car, Skoda Rapid is the best choice. It is rightly concluded and named as a family car.

Photo Gallery of Skoda Rapid

Technical Characteristics of Skoda Rapid

Technical Characteristics of 1989 Skoda Rapid 136 produced by Skoda (CZ).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 920 Kg
Length 4170 mm
Height 1380 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front Track n/a
Rear Track n/a
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 37 liters
Engine location rear
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion
Fuel Supply System 1 Jikov 32 SEDR carburettor
Max Power 61HP (45 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 100Nm @ 3000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1289 cc
Bore 75 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Cam Design OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 8
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes n/a
Rear Brakes n/a
Standard Wheels 4.5J x 13 / 4.5J x 13
Standard Tyres 165 SR 13 / 165 SR 13
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 11.6 l/100km
Road 6.6 l/100km
Mixt 8.4 l/100km