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Brand New 17 Plate Skoda Rapid Spaceback 1.0 TSI 110 SE Sport 5dr

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From £16,995Save £550 on list price
£253 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Amundsen sat nav system + DABBluetooth system
Outside temperature gaugePAS
Service indicatorTrip computer
Voice control system 

Entertainment

6 speakersAux input
Multi device interfaceSD card slot

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesCornering front fog lights
Daytime running lightsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear window
Height adjustable headlampsPanoramic glass roof
Privacy glassRadiator grille with chrome surround
Rear electric windowsRear spoiler
Rear wash/wipeTinted glass

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console3 spoke multifunction leather steering wheel + audio/phone controls
60/40 split fold rear seat backCentre console with storage/cupholders
Climate control air conditioningCloth upholstery
Driver seat height adjustDriver's sun visor with vanity mirror
Front armrest with storage boxFront centre armrest
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
Pollen filterSports pedals
Sports seatsStorage compartment in rear doors
Sunglasses storageTicket holder
Umbrella under front passenger seat 

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 switchPredictive pedestrian protection
Side airbagsTraction control
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm/immobiliserRemote 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)106NOx0.022
Particles0.0009Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)61.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)51.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power110
Coin DescriptionTSI 110Coin SeriesSE Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %69Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.8Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top 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 Weight1645
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1381Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)415
Max. Loading Weight535Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked590
Minimum Kerbweight1110No. 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's Rapid Spaceback is the brand's most competitive try yet at the Focus-sized family hatchback segment. We reckon the latest 1.0-litre TSI petrol variant is the one to choose. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

Skoda's ordinary Rapid may be a five-door hatch but it's not a very conventional one. This separate Rapid Spaceback model though, is much closer to the kind of thing that buyers in the Focus-sized family hatchback segment will be expecting - and this revised version is the most class-competitive model the brand has yet bought us. It's bigger inside than most of its rivals, more affordable and better equipped. Let's check it out in 1.0-litre TSI petrol form.

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. The 'Spaceback' name might lead you to expect some sort of estate car - or at the very least, a variant with a bit more room than the standard Rapid model can offer. In fact, this car is slightly more compact than its stablemate and the name is merely Skoda-speak for the kind of more familiar bodystyle more likely to appeal to the kind of buyer wanting a better value alternative to their usual Golf, Astra or Focus. It gives the brand a credible mainstream presence in this segment - and it's a car we're going to look at in 1.0-litre TSI petrol form.

Driving Experience

'Effective' is a word you keep coming back to after a drive in this car. There's nothing particularly enjoyable about the way it goes about its business, but 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. And under the bonnet? Well the major change with this revised model is the introduction of the three cylinder 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit that's been seen in so many other Volkswagen Group products. Here, it replaces the old 1.2-litre TSI unit and is available in two states of tune - with either 95 or 110PS. The pokier powerplant manages 62mph in 9.8s on the way to a maximum of 123mph and delivers its performance with a raspy engine note that's quite endearing, encouraging you to use the inherent flexibility of the engine.

Design and Build

The 'Spaceback' name is perhaps a piece of ironic Czech humour given that in actual fact, 'space in the back' has necessarily had to be reduced in comparison to the ordinary Rapid, due to this model's shorter length. Hence a reduction in luggage capacity from 550 to 415-litres. Mind you, that's still very good by family hatchback class standards. 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). Updates made to this revised Rapid Spaceback model are subtle and mostly limited to plusher trim levels. At the front, there are modified foglights, a redesigned bumper and plush variants get some extra chrome, plus the headlamps can be ordered with bi-xenon beams. At the rear, the tail lights now have black-tinted covers and can be ordered in LED form. Otherwise, it's as you were. As before, we'd recommend the optional panoramic glass roof which combines neatly with a 'prolong' tinted rear screen for a contrasting look that works best on pale coloured cars. Inside, the ambience of the cabin has been lifted with new door inlays, while the airvents, the instruments and the air conditioning controls have been redesigned. That's all this interior really needed.

Market and Model

Rapid Spaceback pricing is now much keener these days, sitting in the £14,000 to £20,000 bracket. Assign a budget of around £16,000 to purchase of this 1.0 TSI variant and you should hit the sweet spot in ownership of this model. Rapid Spaceback pricing significantly undercuts that of the standard Rapid model, though partly that's because this Spaceback derivative offers more affordable trim options. 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. As part of this model upgrade, Skoda has introduced plenty of extra tech to the car, a good example of that being the optional 'Skoda Connect services' package. This consists of two things; 'Infotainment Online' gives you online traffic information and can update you on things like fuel prices, parking spaces, current news and weather. Then there are the so-called 'CareConnect Services' which allow you to monitor your car from your smartphone, plus the set-up includes a breakdown call function and will automatically alert the emergency services if the airbags go off in an accident. There's plenty of safety tech too, including 'Front Assist' autonomous braking, fatigue detection and 'multi-collision brake' which after you've hit something, applies the brakes to stop you from going on to hit something else.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.0 TSI version of this Rapid Spaceback returns the kind of figures that previously would have been the preserve of diesel models. Even the pokier 110PS variant manages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and 106g/km of CO2. What else? Well, with low Benefit in Kind (BIK) ratings, the Rapid Spaceback is expected to continue 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. If you've got a Spaceback variant able to access the 'Care Connect' features in the 'Skoda Connect' app, there's a 'Proactive Service' element included which, when activated, can send all the data needed from your car in advance to your local Skoda dealership prior to a service visit.

Summary

This more conventional-looking Rapid Spaceback model will continue to be a much easier sell than its standard Rapid hatch stablemate. Although its angular shape is distinctly different from that of, say, an equivalent Focus or Astra, customers can clearly see that those kinds of rivals offer direct competition. People like what they know - and they know what they like. So should buyers previously foreign to the Skoda brand be won over by this car? Possibly. It won't suit those always yearning for a spirited drive but otherwise, its list of attributes ought to be enough to earn a place on your family hatchback shortlist. After all, this car's more affordable than most of its rivals - and more spacious too. Plus it's well built, acceptably efficient in this 1.0-litre TSI petrol guise - and really quite stylish too, if you stretch to the extra-cost Style Pack with its smart, extended panoramic glass roof. Think of it as a much more affordable take on something like an Audi A3 Sportback and you'll probably have summed up for yourself what this car's really all about. Younger buyers will like that. So will older ones. Both groups then, have reason to visit a Skoda showroom. Just as the brand intended.

Performance
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£253
Deposit£253
Term (months)42
Fixed interest rate2.82%
Cash price£16,995
Skoda deposit£1800
Credit amount£14,942
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£5576.68
Total amount payable£18,012.68
Contract mileage28000
Excess mileage charge3.6p per mile
APRFixed 2.9% APR representative

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  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car
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