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#1 alberg

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 21:14

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 16:19

The video caption says "without mask" but actually it is still quite disguised. Here's a zoom in on the front:

http://desmond.image...jpg&res=landing

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 18:03

Why is the numberplate on the bottom bumper?

I like the silver grill separation, since the front grill is actually one graphic! :)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:08

Why is the numberplate on the bottom bumper?


It's not on all the above photos, the ones with the numberplate on the bumper are the SEAT rear end I think.

Production starts in about 6 weeks so we should have some official photos soon!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 16:22

It dont impress me much !!!!
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 18:07

It dont impress me much !!!!


Ditto

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 18:20

I think you need to wait for the real thing. I can't imagine any cars look good when they are still heavily disguised in pre-launch testing. But then I have got used to Briskoda being the home of negativity....

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 21:54

I vividly remember the feeling of horror & disappointment when I saw the first Mk2 Fabia in the flesh.......

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:14

I sincerely hope it does look better than those pics, but i am not fully convinced.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 13:10

I'm starting to think it's just me who quite likes the look of this :giggle: I don't want something outrageous looking, good understated styling - what interests me most is what the interior trim is going to be like, as that's what I'd be spending the majority of time looking at!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 16:18

what interests me most is what the interior trim is going to be like, as that's what I'd be spending the majority of time looking at!


It will look like this but in "normal" colours:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 17:07

So, this looks Octavia sized, is this "Rapid" replacing it?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 19:23

So, this looks Octavia sized, is this "Rapid" replacing it?


Nearly. The next Octavia will be getting bigger to space out the range a bit.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 21:33

It will look like this but in "normal" colours:

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Nowt wrong with that!!!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:47

If it does end up looking like that, then that's quite cool. Although I'd want a manual gearbox in mine :)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:03

The Rapid is a smaller car than the Octavia (called Laura in India) and has been launched here. Skoda Rapid India site is here - http://www.skoda-aut...Pages/look.aspx . Also a detailed review can be found here - http://www.team-bhp....ive-review.html

It is based on its sibling the VW Vento which is in fact a booted version of the Polo.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:04

Nearly. The next Octavia will be getting bigger to space out the range a bit.


Though I don't really car so long as there is a vRS. :giggle:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 21:43

thanks for the info dkaile.

the indian rapid only comes with tiny 14 inch or 15" wheels on a car not much smaller than the octavia. http://www.skoda-aut...pid_Leaflet.pdf
and only comes in the 1.6 petrol or diesel and 5 colours to choose from. i hope the uk version will have more choice

edit: no vrs model though (yet)

Edited by fabia55, 25 April 2012 - 21:44.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:01

thanks for the info dkaile.

the indian rapid only comes with tiny 14 inch or 15" wheels on a car not much smaller than the octavia. http://www.skoda-aut...pid_Leaflet.pdf
and only comes in the 1.6 petrol or diesel and 5 colours to choose from. i hope the uk version will have more choice

edit: no vrs model though (yet)


It's a completely different car despite the same name, the European Rapid should have the following engines:

1.2 HTP 75BHP
1.2 TSI 85BHP
1.2 TSI 105BHP
1.4TSI 125BHP

1.6 TDI 90BHP
1.6 TDI 105BHP

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 17:41

Nowt wrong with that!!!


Its the wrong way round tho !!!! :)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:43

It's a completely different car despite the same name, the European Rapid should have the following engines:

1.2 HTP 75BHP
1.2 TSI 85BHP
1.2 TSI 105BHP
1.4TSI 125BHP

1.6 TDI 90BHP
1.6 TDI 105BHP

so the eu version is based on a different car?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:45

so the eu version is based on a different car?


Yes. Same in name only.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:55

i'm guessing it's based on ibiza/polo platform or cut down octavia/golf platform rather than a completely new design?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 19:19

i'm guessing it's based on ibiza/polo platform or cut down octavia/golf platform rather than a completely new design?


Alledgedly it's like the Roomster, Fabia/Polo at the front, Octavia/Golf at the rear.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:54

Believe my wife would like an Up/Citygo when she eventually decides to change her Fabia TSI; she prefers small cars. However I would like her to consider one of these, if as suggested it's no bigger than the Octy I and the majority of the Mission L styling has been retained. Plus I have fond and nostalgic memories of the name Rapid (our first Skoda being a 136).


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 19:13

The Rapid is a smaller car than the Octavia (called Laura in India) and has been launched here. Skoda Rapid India site is here - http://www.skoda-aut...Pages/look.aspx . Also a detailed review can be found here - http://www.team-bhp....ive-review.html

It is based on its sibling the VW Vento which is in fact a booted version of the Polo.

dkaile, Nice to see you here.

Indian Rapid is slightly different looking version of VW Vento, which actually is a VW Polo with a boot and longer wheelbase. So Rapid = VW Polo with a boot.

Edited by .anshuman, 01 May 2012 - 19:15.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 18:32

The current Octy size wise is as big as I'd want, any bigger and it's not for me and, from what those pics and the vid show me about the Rapid together with the link provided by dkaile (thanks) that'll be me off to a Yeti when the time comes to change

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 19:19

The current Octy size wise is as big as I'd want, any bigger and it's not for me and, from what those pics and the vid show me about the Rapid together with the link provided by dkaile (thanks) that'll be me off to a Yeti when the time comes to change


Didn't know Lancashire was in India... Really feel Skoda have made a big mistake caling the Indian car "Rapid".

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:21

I quite like the look of it - I like small(ish) saloons.

Might consider this to replace the Furby when its a few years old. But with the 1.4 TSi.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:27

Didn't know Lancashire was in India... Really feel Skoda have made a big mistake caling the Indian car "Rapid".


They actually wanted to name it Lauretta, but the bashing it got through Internet and Media made them change their mind at the last moment. Octavia is called Laura in India.