Skoda, the Czech automaker will showcase two new exciting models at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback and facelifted Yeti will take centre stage on the Skoda stand, showcasing the brand's dynamic design and technical innovation. The world premier of the Rapid Spaceback and facelifted Yeti is a part of Skoda's strategy of introducing eight new or facelifted models before the end of 2013.
The new Rapid Spaceback applies fresh and original thinking to an established and typically conservative area of the compact family hatchback market. With stylish exteriors and interiors, the Rapid Spaceback also offers a vast array of personalisation options that allow buyers to tailor the car to their own tastes. Among the styling options are a large panoramic glass roof and extended tailgate glazzing.
The rear passengers in the Rapid Spaceback enjoy the highest level of knee and headroom in the class, while the 415 litre boot (extendable to 1,380 litres) offers exceptional practicality. The cabin builds on the strengths of the standard Rapid and adds new steering wheels, fresh upholstery fabrics and new trim. The vehicle also features some clever elements such as dual-level boot floor, ice-scraper inside the fuel cap, and a host of holders, nets and hooks all around the interior. The engine range comprises of four petrol and two diesel units. The line-up will also include a GreenLine version with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km.
The facelift version of the Skoda Yeti will be available in two different variants - Yeti and Yeti Outdoor. The former has been designed to look and feel at home in the big city, and features body-coloured bumpers, side protective mouldings and rear panels to give a smoother, sleeker look. The Yeti Outdoor, in contrast, features black plastic mouldings that sit perfectly with the SUV’s rugged and adventurous image.
Six different engines will be available across the revised Yeti line-up, with the option of front-wheel-drive or all wheel drive with a new fifth-generation Haldex coupling. In addition, the facelifted Yeti offers new alloy wheel designs and fresh interior design features, including steering wheels, new seat fabrics or decorative trim pieces. The Yeti can also be equipped with a parking camera for the first time.
Source : CarDekho