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Skoda confirms Rapid UK launch this year

Skoda has confirmed that its Rapid compact hatch will launch in the UK later this year.

The Czech-brand previewed the Rapid in its Chinese specification at the Beijing Motor Show. The Rapid has evolved from the MissionL design study which was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year and the production model will sit between the Fabia and Octavia in Skoda’s model range.

Winfried Vahland, Škoda CEO, said: "As part of its growth strategy, Škoda has initiated the largest model offensive in its corporate history and will bring a new vehicle to market every six months on average in the years ahead.

"The Rapid is our next new model. It has a central importance for our growth and will provide us with a strong tailwind on international markets.”

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