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Brand New 66 Plate Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.2 TSI 110 SE Sport 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic parking sensors - rearAmundsen sat nav system + DAB
Bluetooth systemCruise control
Outside temperature gaugePAS
Service indicatorTrip computer
Voice control system 

Entertainment

6 speakersMulti device interface

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesCornering front fog lights with black surround
Electric front windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated rear windowPanoramic glass roof
Radiator grille with chrome surroundRear electric windows
Rear wash/wipeSunset glass from b-pillar back
Tinted glass 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area3 spoke multifunction steering wheel with audio and phone controls
60/40 split fold rear seat backCentre console with storage/cupholders
Climate control air conditioningCloth upholstery
Driver seat height adjustFront armrest with storage box
Front cupholdersFront seatback pocket
GloveboxHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable rear head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior lightIsofix child seat preparation
Leather gaiterLeather handbrake lever
Luggage compartment lightingPassenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Sports seatsStorage compartment in rear doors
Sunglasses storageTicket holder

Packs

Style pack - Rapid SE Sport 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS+ASR+MSR
Curtain airbagsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorESP
Fuel cut off safety deviceHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSide airbags
Traction controlTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Alarm/immobiliserAnti-theft wheel bolts
Remote control central locking 

Trim

Chrome interior trim 

Wheels

17" Savio black alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)111Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1197Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75.6
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)57.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)45.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power110
Coin DescriptionTSI 110Coin SeriesSE Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717EStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4600Engine Torque - LBS.FT129
Engine Torque - MKG18Engine Torque - NM175
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed123

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/40 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/40 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSAVIOWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1459Length4304
Wheelbase2602Width1706
Width (including mirrors)1940 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1640
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1381Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)415
Max. Loading Weight535Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked590
Minimum Kerbweight1105No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda offers two distinct Rapid models, but it's the more conventional-looking Spaceback version that's proved easier for buyers to like in the Focus-class family hatchback sector. It's now better value too. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's ordinary Rapid may be a five-door hatch but it's not a very conventional one. Potential buyers uncomfortable with that will be far happier with this Spaceback variant, a car designed to go head-to-head with the Focus, Astra and Golf class leaders. It's now better value than before and though a little smaller than its stablemate, is certainly more stylish. Overall, the under-rated Spaceback gives this Czech brand a really credible contender in this important sector.

Background

Skoda is changing. Once a brand exclusively the preserve of older buyers, it's now courting younger ones, not only with its sporty vRS hot hatch models but also with mainstream fare - cars like this one, the Rapid Spaceback. If ever emphasis was needed of the importance of the Focus-sized family hatchback segment in the current market, this model provides it for it's Skoda's second offering in this sector. Previous to this car's arrival here in the Spring of 2014, the brand had provided this class with its standard Rapid model - as it still does. Since this Rapid Spaceback joined that design in the company's showrooms, together, these two cars have more effectively been able to bridge the gap in the Czech maker's model range between the supermini-sized Fabia and the now larger Mondeo-sized Octavia. Now the Spaceback range looks particularly good value thanks to a pricing realignment.

Driving Experience

Let's get the under-bonnet stuff out of the way first. Skoda offers two diesel and three petrol engines. Diesel-wise, there's a choice of either a 90PS 1.4 or a 115PS 1.6. For petrol people, the entry-level powerplant is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol unit that packs 90PS but is also offered in 110PS form if you want a little more pulling power. And there's a 125PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol option only offered with a DSG auto gearbox. That auto transmission can also be ordered as an option on the pokier 1.2-litre petrol variant, plus the 1.4-litre diesel model. As with the standard Rapid model, this Spaceback variant's mechanicals don't include the high-tech MQB floorplan developed for all of the Volkswagen group's other family hatchback contenders. Skoda chooses to reserve these underpinnings for its larger and now Mondeo-sized Octavia model, so the Rapid range has instead to rely on a mix and match of suspension and chassis parts borrowed from almost every crevice of the Wolfsburg parts bin. Perhaps that's why on the move, there's nothing particularly enjoyable about the way this Spaceback model goes about its business. Still, most likely buyers don't seek that in affordable five-door family transport. In any case, there are plenty of other attributes on offer that target customers will probably value more highly. They might find the ride a little on the firm side of comfortable but they'll very much like the narrow body that makes parking and road width restrictions easier to negotiate aided by the excellent all-round visibility, the light, consistently-weighted controls and the simple switchgear that, thank goodness, features a proper conventional handbrake. For this car, Skoda's engineers developed a more accurate C-EPS Column-Electric Power Steering steering system. It could still do with a bit more feel but it certainly makes the car a more willing dynamic companion.

Design and Build

The Spaceback's bodywork is new from the B-pillars back and it's a crisp piece of design work. The rear end features neat triangular insets either side of the number plate holder and if you choose the optional panoramic glass roof, it then combines neatly with a 'prolong' tinted rear screen for a contrasting look that works best on pale coloured cars. The Rapid hatch already had a huge luggage capacity, so losing a bit of that for the sake of a perter rear end doesn't exactly mean you'll have to travel light. This goes down from 550 to 415-litres, although rear passenger space hasn't been affected. The luggage bay can be specified with a double floor to ensure that valuables are kept out of sight. Fold the 60/40 split rear seats and you get up to 1,380-litres of luggage capacity (down from 1490-litres in the standard Rapid). The interior is unconventional in its own way. There are any number of rivals that have tried to up the quality of the materials used but still haven't got the hang of an elegant and classy look. The Rapid family is the opposite. Touch many of the cabin plastics and they're rather hard and scratchy, but it looks well built. It looks elegant. It looks, above all else, as if it's not trying too hard.

Market and Model

Rapid Spaceback pricing is now much keener than it was at launch, sitting in the £13,500 to £18,500 bracket, so it now easily undercuts the standard Rapid model. There's a choice of three trim levels - S, SE Tech and SE Sport - and buyers choose between 1.2 and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines and either 1.4 or 1.6-litre TDI diesels. 1.4-litre petrol and diesel variants offer the option of a DSG auto gearbox. Standard specifications see air conditioning as standard across the line-up, along with curtain airbags, front electric windows and a height and reach adjustable steering column. Mind you, nice as these little details are, they aren't things that'll set the neighbours' curtains twitchng or give you that special feeling when you see the car parked in the driveway. Which is why most customers are ideally going to want a Rapid Spaceback variant with a bit more about it - probably one fitted with the extra-cost 'Style Pack' that includes a fixed panoramic sunroof, extended tailgate glass, a black rear spoiler, black door mirrors, black rear lights and black cornering front foglamps. To be able to specify that, you have to at least stretch to a mid-spec model, which in turn will also entitle you to alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control, a trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity and a standard set of those front foglamps. As for safety kit, well you can't specify any of the really high-tech features you get on some rivals. But then typical Skoda buyers probably wouldn't want to stretch to these anyway. What's important is that basic safety provision is very good - well up to five star Euro NCAP standard. On all models, expect to find ISOFIX childseat fastenings, twin front, side and curtain airbags and a full set of safety acronyms.

Cost of Ownership

If you really want an efficient drive from our Spaceback, you'll need to plump for the 1.4-litre TDI 90PS diesel, a variant able to deliver 78.5mpg on the combined cycle and 94g/km of CO2. Stretch to the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel and those figures rise to 67.3mpg and 109g/km. Petrol people can expect 60.1mpg and 109g/km from the 90PS 1.2-litre TSI version, 57.6 and 111g/km from the 1.2 TSI 110PS variant or 48.7mpg and 134g/km from the 1.4 TSI DSG auto model. What else? Well, with low Benefit in Kind (BIK) ratings, the Rapid Spaceback is expected to provide a boost to the brand's rapidly expanding fleet sales. And it'll probably help here that maintenance costs will be affordable, with a choice between servicing regimes based or either fixed or variable mileages, depending on whether the annual distance you cover is short or long. There's a three year/60,000 mile warranty that you can extend to four or five years if you wish.

Summary

The Rapid Spaceback might at first seem an answer to a problem entirely of Skoda's own making. People are comfortable with conventional hatchback shapes. Challenge them with something a bit different and it often becomes a niche seller or worse, ignored altogether. The Rapid hatchback is a good car but it's different, refusing to fit neatly into the pre-defined categories many buyers expect. In contrast, this Spaceback version will be a much easier sell. Although its angular shape doesn't look immediately like a Focus or an Astra, customers can clearly see that those kinds of cars offer direct competition. It's a solid piece of design work too. The interior isn't going to win any prizes for flair, but if you want to make a choice that's supremely reliable and which is available at a good price, the Rapid Spaceback more than justifies its existence.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
60%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£196
Deposit£196
Term (months)42
Cash price£14,695
Credit amount£14,499
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£6463
Total amount payable£14,695
Contract mileage17500
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 0% APR representative

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