Skoda’s production version of its MissionL concept, the Rapid, is set to make its debut in Paris in September, and the compact sedan will make its European market debut late this year. Ahead of that, the company has released a couple of images of the upcoming sedan.
The Rapid, as previously announced, sits between the Fabia and the Octavia, and the A-segment offering – the second vehicle to wear the Rapid name – is the first Skoda series car ever to fully feature the brand’s newly-formulated design language.
At the front, design elements include a new brand logo and grille design, with the familiar vertical slats housed within a new chrome frame. New headlamp and foglamp designs help sharpen the nose considerably compared to the Rapid as announced for the Indian market earlier this year. As for the rear, cues include distinctly shaped taillights in the brand’s typical C shape.
Five petrol and two diesel engines will be available for the 4.48 metre-long five-seater at point of debut. In terms of markets, the Rapid is set to go a number of places; aside from Europe and India, the car should be bound for China and Russia.