H Skoda ανακοίνωσε πως η MY2014 έκδοση του Rapid, θα εξοπλίζεται και με τον 1.600αρη TDI κινητήρα με τα 90 άλογα ενώ απέκτησε τριάκτινο τιμόνι, νέα διακοσμητικά στο εσωτερικό, νέες επενδύσεις ενώ στον πρόσθετο εξοπλισμό υπάρχουν πλέον και xenon φωτιστικά σώματα.
Ο κινητήρας συνδυάζεται είτε με ένα 5-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο είτε με το 7-τάχυτο DSG, και στην έκδοση Green tec (με σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας κατά το φρενάρισμα, start/stop και ελαστικά χαμηλής τριβής), έχει μέση κατανάλωση 3,9 λίτρα/100 χλμ και 104 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2.
Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, η Skoda ανακοίνωσε πως ξεκίνησε η κατασκευή της νέας Octavia και στα εργοστάσια της στην Ουκρανία και στο Καζανκστάν, με τα αυτοκίνητα που θα κατασκευάζονται στα εργοστάσια αυτά, να πωλούνται στις τοπικές αγορές.
ŠKODA Rapid comes with refined details into new Model year
› Diesel engine 1.6 TDI 66 kW to expand the engine range of the compact sedan › More attractive interior with new three-spoke steering wheels, new decorative trims, new seat covers and other design enhancements › ŠKODA Rapid to be available with xenon headlights in the future
Mladá Boleslav, 4 July 2013 – The ŠKODA Rapid is about to become even more attractive. Beginning in August 5, the popular compact sedan will be available with the 1.6 TDI 66 kW diesel engine. Furthermore, the interior of the Rapid will be updated with new three-spoke steering wheels, new decorative trims and seat covers as well as other enhancements of the design. Also, modern xenon highlights will be available as an option.
Effective immediately, the 1.6 TDI 66 kW (90 PS) diesel engine will broaden the range of engines of the ŠKODA Rapid even more. The engine works with direct common rail injection, is equipped with diesel particle filters and may either be combined with an automatic seven-gear dual clutch transmission or a manual five-gear transmission.
Likewise, the particularly environmentally-friendly Green tec version is offered for the new entry-level diesel. The Green tec package includes fuel consumption-reducing technologies such as the automatic start-stop mechanism, brake energy recovery and rolling-resistant tires. The CO2 emission of the Rapid 1.6 TDI 66 kW Green tec amounts to just 104 g/km, with normal consumption being 3.9 l per 100 km.
Overall, this results in six different EU-5 engines being available for the ŠKODA Rapid: two self-igniters (1.6 TDI with 66 or 77 kW) and four gas engines (1.2 MPI/55 kW, 1.2 TSI with 63 or 77 kW as well as the 1.4 TSI 90 kW). The Green tec package is available for all TSI and TDI engines.
Likewise, the interior of the Rapid will be enhanced. All compact sedans will receive new three-spoke steering wheels. The differences are in the materials (PUR, PUR with chrome, leather with chrome) as well as in the functionalities (with or without any multi-functional display/phone/audio control buttons). The Rapid equipment versions ‘Ambition’ and ‘Elegance’ will receive new decorative trims, each in four designs (Graphite-Metallic, Silver-Brushed, Piano-White and Piano-Black). Also, there are new seat cover designs for these versions. For the equipment versions ‘Active’ and ‘Ambition’ of the Rapid, the gray hue of the dash board and the door covers will be upgraded (tellurium-gray will become lava-gray). Other innovations: the radio model ‘Swing’ will receive a modern panel, the radio model ‘Blues’ will now have control buttons framed in chrome.
As an option, the ŠKODA Rapid received xenon headlights. The xenon lamp has a luminous flux up to 2,000 lumen. This system requires no headlamp leveling and headlamp cleaning system yet. Advantage: a lower price compared to xenon headlamps with higher lumen output at roughly comparable intensity.
Since the fall of 2012, the ŠKODA Rapid has completed the ŠKODA model range between the ŠKODA Fabia and the ŠKODA Octavia. With compact dimensions (length of 4.48 meters, width of 1.70 meters), the compact sedan convinces with excellent spaciousness and a lot of room for five passengers and their luggage. In addition, there are numerous ‘simply clever’ solutions, timeless design, an outstanding price/value ratio and an extensive safety package.
The Rapid has already won many awards. In the Czech Republic, the vehicle was voted as the ‘Car of the Year’ in middle lower class and the ‘Fleet Novelty of the Year’. The ŠKODA Rapid is the ‘Car of the Year’ in Bulgaria, won the ‘Auto Trophy’ in Germany as well as the ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ in Austria. The ŠKODA Rapid is awarded one of the world’s most coveted design awards: The compact sedan in the Czech carmaker received in March 2013 the ‘red dot’ Design Award in the product design. Furthermore, the vehicle was honored with the best ranking of five stars for its safety concept within the Euro NCAP crash test.
ŠKODA Starts Production of the New Octavia in Ukraine and Kazakhstan
Production with local partner companies › ŠKODA Octavia is the most popular model in Kazakhstan and Ukraine › Third-generation Octavia is setting new standards in the compact segment
Mladá Boleslav, 4 July, 2013 – The new ŠKODA Octavia is now also rolling of the production lines in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The Octavia, which is being produced with local partner companies, is the most requested ŠKODA model in both countries. The third generation of the ŠKODA best-seller is particularly impressive in terms of space, functionality and safety as well as being excellent value for money.
“The ŠKODA Octavia is the heart of our brand and after the start of production in our home plant in Mladá Boleslav, we are also starting production at other locations”, explains Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics. “The Octavia is Kazakhstan’s and the Ukraine’s most popular ŠKODA model. Now, by starting the local production of the third-generation Octavia in both countries, we aim to continue this success story.”
The production of the new Octavia in the Ukraine underlines the importance of this market for ŠKODA: In 2012 ŠKODA increased its deliveries to Ukrainian customers by around 32% to 14,400 vehicles. The market share increased to 6.6% (2011: 4.9%). ŠKODA vehicle production takes place in Solomonovo in partnership with Eurocar. The Fabia, Yeti, Superb and Roomster are also produced here from SKD (Semi-Knocked-Down) form.
The new Octavia is also being produced in Ust-Kamenogorsk, northeast Kazakhstan in partnership with Azia Avto. Last year ŠKODA grew by 158% in Kazakhstan when approximately1,900 vehicles were delivered to customers (2011: 720). Alongside the Octavia, the Fabia, Yeti and Superb models are produced in Ust-Kamenogorsk from SKD form.
Prefabricated car bodies from the Czech Republic are imported for the SKD production of the new Octavia in Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. The assembly takes place on site.
The third-generation Octavia is setting new standards in the compact segment. The vehicle boasts unrivalled space, a new design, high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems, economical consumption, a whole range of ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and, as always with ŠKODA – it is excellent value for money. The market launch in the Ukraine was in June, in Kazakhstan it is in July.