The next generation of Skoda’s fast replacement sedan in 2022: what to expect

Soham Thakur

The next-generation Skoda Rapid is currently in development and will be similar to the new Honda City and Hyundai Verna when it is launched.Based on the localized MQB-A0-IN platform, the unreleased Skoda sedan has been Spy test in India. This is the expectation of the upcoming Skoda sedan.

1. It will get a new name

Skoda insiders say that the next generation of cars will not be called Rapid, it will get a brand new name. However, it remains to be seen what name Skoda chooses. The company has already registered the name Slavia here, or can even re-use the name Laura. There are other options, and company insiders are still intensively making choices.

2. It will be bigger than the current Skoda Rapid

The Skoda Rapid replacement may be about 4,480mm in length, making it much longer than the current Rapid (4,413mm). When the next-generation Rapid is launched, it is expected that its wheelbase will also be the longest (2,651mm). The wheelbase should provide passengers with enough leg room to allow them to really stretch, and the width of the new Rapid will also increase by 50mm, and the entire cabin will feel more spacious. In addition, the new Rapid will also be equipped with a 520-liter large trunk, making it the best in its class.

In terms of styling, the next-generation Rapid will use the new era Skoda grille, sharp LED lights and smooth roof lines. And the new 2022 Skoda Rapid Will share many body panels with sister cars Volkswagen Virtus, And its basic profile will be similar, and it will also have many new features that will help give it its own identity.

3. It will have rich functions

Skoda Rapid will be equipped with equipment in 2022. It is expected to receive such high specifications as wireless charging, “My Skoda” connected car technology, new “Play” touch screen infotainment system, feather touch AC controls, artificial leather interior, ventilated seats, digital instrument panel, and six functions Audio system and other equipment speakers and subwoofers, automatic headlights and automatic wipers.

Although remote engine start, remote AC operation and panoramic sunroof may not be included, it is expected that the 2022 Rapid will be the best performing car in its class when it is launched.

4. Provide two turbo gasoline engines

The next-generation Rapid will be powered by two TSI turbo gasoline engines. The first is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder TSI gasoline engine (from the EA211 series) with a power of 115 hp. 1.0 TSI will drive the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic torque converter. The larger engine option will be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI engine with an output of 150hp and a torque of 250Nm. This is likely to bring Skoda’s leading performance in the car class. 1.5 TSI will be equipped with a fast-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission.

5. Will be launched in early 2022

The next generation Skoda Rapid is expected to enter the showroom in early 2022. With a spacious cabin, more high-end interiors and powerful engines, Skoda will also reposition its new sedan. The current Rapid price range is 7.97.92-39.2 billion rupees (India, outside the showroom), while the price of the 2022 Rapid may be around 1.1-15 billion rupees (excluding tax), which is the price of the top car. It may be higher.In terms of competitors, “Fast Action 2022” will compete with The upcoming Volkswagen Virtus, Honda City, Hyundai Wiener , Maruti Suzuki Ciaz with Toyota Yaris.

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