Skoda plans Golf-like Rapid hatch 31 | 07 | 2012
HOT ON THE HEELS of Skoda's unveiling of images of its new Rapid, the Czeck company has confirmed it will also build a conventional five-door hatchback version of the newcomer.
According to boss Jürgen Stackmann, the 'notchback' will be shorter than the Rapid and is expected to have a rear-end similar to the VW Golf.
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And we've already had a glimpse of the new car, albeit in concept form: it was shown at last year's Geneva Motor Show badged as the Vision D concept (pictured).
The newcomer is expected to be launched towards the end of 2013, but don't expect a three-door version of the Rapid: according to Skoda, there isn't the market volume to support it.
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