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Skoda–Rapid Spaceback

January 2014

Skoda’s quirky take on the small estate comes to the UK in January and the Rapid Spaceback will also touch down with the GreenLine model ready for the estate and hatch versions. The Spaceback has a boot with slightly less load volume than the hatch’s, but the practical shape of the Spaceback’s cargo bay will make it more useful for fleet users who need to lug larger items regularly. The Greenline versions of the hatch and Spaceback share the same 99g/km carbon dioxide emissions and 74.3mpg average economy. Unusually, the Spaceback estate costs a little less than the hatch, with a list price of £17,195 compared to the hatch’s £17,535.