The Czech carmaker has released the first sketches of a restyled version of its budget model, which is designed for the Chinese market.
Recall that the Russian version of the updated Rapid Czech brand has shown in the beginning of the month. So, the car changed dramatically in appearance, but retained the PQ25 platform, meaning it’s not a full second generation, and deep modernization. This is the case with the Chinese Skoda Rapid. Moreover, inside the “celestial” state employees changed much more modest.
However, there is a fundamental difference – the Russian Rapid is produced exclusively in the liftback body, and Chinese buyers state employees is available in sedan and hatchback for their production meets the local joint venture of SAIC and Volkswagen.
The Chinese sedan exterior designed in the style of a hatchback and Scala European SUV Kamiq. However, if you compare with our version, the “Chinese” optics and other bumpers, and the body more chromium.
According to the published in the database of local certification Bureau data, the dimensions of the model have not changed: the length of the sedan is 4512 mm, the “piatigorski” the figure is 4312 mm, and a wheelbase 2603 mm.
If Russian Sloda Rapid will appear greater multimedia and virtual dashboard, the version for China the only difference from the pre-reform model – increase in the size of the screen of the multimedia complex and other control unit “climate”.
As the power plant uses 1.5 MPI series EA211, the output of which is 110 HP Couple he is 5-step “mechanics” or 6-band “automatic”.
In China, the debut model will take place in the near future.