Poor sales of a Rapid done Skoda dump it exactly in a Western universe as good as reinstate it with a Scala compress hatchback.
However, a Rapid continues to live upon in sure markets, such as Russia, where it has been in prolongation given 2014, dual years after public proposed in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. And it’s those markets which have been about to acquire a latest indication for 2020.
At this point, Skoda won’t exhibit either we’re seeking during a facelifted iteration or an wholly latest product, though it did call it “the latest Rapid”. It’s pronounced to have a complicated look, offset proportions as good as uniquely-shaped headlights flanking a hexagonal grille.
While a pattern would have we consider which it competence really good be a sedan or rather, a liftback chronicle of a Scala, a closer demeanour during a describe shows which it has a same metal cover shape, as good as buffer lines where it connects to a front buffer as a comparison Rapid (see images of both below).
This creates us gaunt upon a complicated facelift speculation with impulse entrance from a Scala, meant to keep it upon a rival side in Russia for during slightest a integrate of some-more years, until Skoda decides a proceed for a successor.
Either way, a poser will uncover in a integrate of months, as a revamped Rapid will premiere in Russia during a finish of a year, according to Skoda’s internal branch. Like a effusive iteration, it will be put together during a Kaluga plant, which is located 150 km (93 mi) southwest of Moscow.
While a Rapid is built upon a VW Group’s aged A05+ platform, a successor, a Scala, is a brand’s initial indication formed upon a MQB A0 architecture. It’s roughly as large as a Golf Mk7, which is about to be transposed by a Mk8, as good as benefits from crafty wrapping which leads to interior measure identical to a incomparable Octavia. But we can review all about a Scala regulating the dedicated heart here.