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Skoda Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine announced

Snapshot: Czech automaker Skoda has prepared a rugged-looking version of its Rapid Spaceback.

Skoda India isn’t selling over here the Spaceback version of the Rapid which is basically a hatchback derivative that as you can see has now gained a new ScoutLine variant for those who prefer a more rugged appearance. It should be mentioned this is merely a cosmetic kit which features redesigned front and rear bumpers that have a reflective silver look. There’s also some plastic body cladding on the side skirts and wheel arches which will protect the car’s body.

Other than that, the Skoda Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine can be visually distinguished by its bespoke 16-inch Rock or the larger 17-inch Camelot alloys while the side mirrors now come with a reflective silver finish. The body of the car has been painted in a pistachio green paint, but the VW-owned company will sell the car with all the colors available on the regular model.

Those who were hoping for an increased ride height and an all-wheel drive system will be disappointed to hear the car has the same suspension setup and has carried over the FWD layout. The same thing can be said about the engines which are borrowed from the standard Rapid Spaceback. As a consequence, there will be three gasoline motors developing 90 bhp, 110 bhp and 125 bhp while the diesels are good for 90 bhp and 116 bhp. Skoda mentions all of the engines come fitted as standard with a start/stop system as well as a regenerative braking system.

Available exclusively in Europe, the Skoda Rapid Spaceback ScoutLine is scheduled to go on sale later this month but it will only be available in select countries. Pricing details have not been released, but it’s safe to assume it will be a tad more expensive than the equivalent standard model due to the visual improvements we have enumerated.

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