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2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback leaks out early?

 2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback leaks out early?
2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback / Combi leaked photo 05.6.2013 / Autoforum.cz

A bland sedan becomes a blander wagon

Skoda's web designers have a tendency to let models slip out early and their streak apparently continues as the Rapid Spaceback was reportedly posted on the company's car configurator.

The error seems to have been fixed, but not before an Autoforum reader was able to get a couple of screen shots. Assuming the pictures are legitimate, they show the model will have a no frills design that focuses on practicality instead of flair. Notable changes include longer rear doors, large rear quarter windows and a gently sloping tailgate that is flanked by familiar taillights.

Engine options will likely carryover from the standard model so expect choices to include:

  • A 1.6-liter TDI with outputs of 90 HP (66 kW) and 105 HP (77 kW)
  • A 1.2-liter MPI with 75 HP (55 kW / 74 hp) and 112 Nm (83 lb-ft) of torque
  • A turbocharged 1.2-liter TSI with outputs of 86 HP (63 kW and 105 HP (77 kW)
  • A turbocharged 1.4-liter TSI with 122 HP (90 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback could be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, so expect to learn more in the coming months.

Thanks to Ross for the tip!

 

Source: Autoforum.cz

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Comments (5)

 UsverTG UsverTG
It tried to take off with Rapida camouflage Spaceback
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July 8, 2013 3:16 pm
 jedoka jedoka
IMO While it looks practical, it doesn't have the elegance of an Audi A3. They seem to have shortened the rear too much. Why not just do an estate - it would look more like a mini Octavia Combi - a better looking car?
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June 6, 2013 5:48 am
 Michael Michael
Those pics are almost one month old and they were originally posted on http://forum.skodahome.cz/. I rather think they are a very accurate photoshop. You may also find on that forum a station wagon version :) Anyway, I kinda like the looks of the car. From the spy photos and videos I've seen, I am pretty sure it would be an "extended" hatchback, like Audi A3 Sportback, but practical, with a larger boot (at least 400 liters).
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June 6, 2013 2:17 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Looks like a stretched hatchback, rear window is quite angular for an estate.
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June 5, 2013 3:59 pm