The main headlights now shine with bi-xenon lights, the daytime running light uses LED technology. The modified fog lights shine in the newly designed lower part of the bumper. A narrow chrome strip connects the lights and creates a wider-looking front end. Black-tinted covers on the taillights in the distinctive C-shape give the rear an even sportier look.
The ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK now also features an extended rear window. The side view on both models is characterized by the long wheelbase and the coupe-like silhouette, with a sharp tornado line creating an interplay of light and shadow. The wheels are available in new designs: 15" COSTA, 16" EVORA and VIGO (also in black metallic), 17" TRIUS and TORINO (black polished for the Monte Carlo edition).
Inside, new inlays have been added to the four doors. The air nozzles in the dashboard, the instruments and the control panel of the manual air-conditioning system have also been redesigned. Passengers in the upgraded ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK are always online thanks to the WLAN hotspot.
Two USB ports in the back can be used to charge smartphones or other small mobile devices. Via the ŠKODA Connect app on the smartphone, at any time the driver can remotely access vehicle information, find out whether the windows, doors or sunroof are closed, and view the level of fuel.
A 1.0-litre TSI engine is now available for the ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK. Responsiveness and efficiency characterise the three-cylinder, which is available in two power levels: 70 kW (95 hp) and 81 kW (110 hp). In addition, three other engines are available: 1.4 TSI 92 kW (125 hp), 1.4 TDI 66 kW (90 hp) and
1.6 TDI 85 kW (116 hp).