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

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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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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:

2011-Skoda-MissionL-Concept-interior.jpg

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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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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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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-auto.co.in/ind/model/rapid/look/Pages/look.aspx . Also a detailed review can be found here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/official-new-car-reviews/111033-skoda-rapid-test-drive-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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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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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

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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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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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so the eu version is based on a different car?

Yes. Same in name only.

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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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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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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).

TP

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