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Revised Skoda Rapid and Rapid Spaceback at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Škoda's revised Rapid and Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be on show at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

At launch the two cars will be available with two new 1.0 TSI petrol engines, with the 95PS version offering official combined fuel economy of 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 101g/km.

Efficiency figures are identical for both body styles, with the 110PS engine offering 62.8mpg and 104g/km. The 1.0 TSI engine replaces the 1.2-litre petrol in the range.

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As well as the new engine, the revision also includes new interior and exterior styling features, such as redesigned front and rear ends, while the interior sees new door inlays and redesigned air vents and control panel of the manual air-conditioning system.

The new optional Škoda Connect services consist of Infotainment Online and CareConnect services.

Infotainment Online is the online traffic information, which transmits the traffic flow on the selected route in real time and suggests a traffic jam route, and is available with Amundsen satellite-navigation.

Other available information consists of fuel stations including current fuel prices, parking spaces, current news and weather.

CareConnect services support the driver in many situations, and are available for all equipment variants and the Amundsen and Swing infotainment systems.

The data is transferred via a permanently integrated SIM card.

The offer includes the automatic emergency call, which can be used to establish a connection to an emergency call centre or operated manually even after a restraint system has been triggered.

The CareConnect services also include a breakdown call function, which can be used to arrange help when needed or answer questions on vehicle technology, and the Proactive Service.

This makes it possible to transfer maintenance-relevant vehicle data to the Škoda workshop in good time before a service.

Via the Škoda Connect app on the smartphone, at any time the driver can remotely access vehicle information, find out whether the windows, doors or sunroof are closed, and view the fuel gauge.

The revised models will be presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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