Skoda Rapid prices were unveiled this week. The new model will cost between £12,900 for the entry level Rapid S and £17,850 for the Rapid Elegance. The car goes on sale on the 12th November.

The Rapid will feature Skoda’s new generation of design. We have already seen an example of this at the Geneva Motor Show with the Vision D concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This particular vehicle was a hatchback but the Skoda Rapid will be a saloon.

To begin with, the car will have four petrol engines and one diesel available from its launch. These models will come with five or six speed manual. A seven speed DSG dual clutch will also be made available.

The S model is the entry level variant but does come with a generous level of equipment. This includes remote central locking, a driver’s seat which is adjustable for height, electric front windows and daytime running headlights. The £12,900 price tag certainly represents value for money.
Moving on to the SE models, these come with 15 inch alloy wheels, leather covered steering wheel, air conditioning along with Bluetooth connectivity.

At the highest end of the range, the Elegance models will come with fantastic 16 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, rear electric windows, front fog lamps and height adjustable passenger seats.

The car is expected to make a big impact here in the UK market but it has already made great strides in India. The car has played a big part in helping Skoda gain a strong reputation in an extremely tough car market. Pricing is all important in the Indian car market and Skoda has made sure that their pricing structure is extremely fair and competitive.

A full price list for the Skoda Rapid:

Skoda Rapid S (£12,900):
•    1.2 litre
•    74 BHP
Skoda Rapid S (£13,700)
•    1.2 litre TSI
•    85 BHP
Skoda Rapid SE (£14,650)
•    1.2 litre TSI
•    85 BHP
Skoda Rapid SE (£15,350)
•    1.2 litre TSI
•    104 BHP
Skoda Rapid SE (£17,150)
•    1.4 TSI
•    120 BHP
Skoda Rapid SE (£17,100)
•    1.6 TDI
•    104 BHP

Skoda Rapid Elegance (£16,100)
•    1.2 TSI
•    104 BHP

Skoda Rapid Elegance (£17,850)
•    1.6 TDI
•    104 BHP