The Rapid is everything you expect from the ŠKODA brand. It is spacious, functional and great value for money, all of which will appeal to you as a Motability Scheme member. When you lease the car through the scheme you can expect dependable performance for its three-year duration and an enjoyable experience each time you hit the road.
The hatchback both reflects the manufacturer’s latest design signature and has its own character. If you are familiar with the brand the car’s front end will be instantly recognisable, as it holds a distinctive headlamp and grille arrangement. This expressive front end is linked to a strong rear section by a sharp fold down each flank, which gives the body a dynamic look.
The interior is equally stylish yet practical at the same time. At the very back is a generous boot that carries as much as 550 litres when the rear bench is upright. When you fold these seats forward this capacity swells to 1,490 litres. There’s plenty of space for five adults too, so comfort can be enjoyed during the longest trips, especially when any necessary adaptations have been made. Through our network of contacts we can arrange pedal modifications, a boot hoist or a swivel seat to help you into the car and when on the move.
There are petrol and diesel engines to choose from, and this range offers an option for most driving styles. The 1.4-litre TSI petrol produces 125PS and uses it to power from 0-60mph in around nine seconds. The same unit also returns up to 58.9mpg combined, but if you want even better fuel economy look to the 1.4-litre TDI with 90PS. It achieves as much as 78.5mpg combined and releases a low 94g/km of CO2. Fuel is one of the few running costs you will need to cover yourself as a member of the Motability Scheme, and the Rapid’s refined engines keep this amount pleasingly low.
Driving in the Rapid is so much more satisfying knowing you’re well protected at the wheel. The model is equipped with an abundance of active and passive safety features which help to prevent incidents and lessen their severity respectively. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and all of the technology it incorporates monitors the vehicle’s performance and takes action to prevent a loss of control. In the event of a collision you are protected by multiple airbags plus adjustable headrests.
Alongside these safety features is innovative technology that has been designed to keep you entertained and fully connected with the outside world. The standard audio system features a five-inch colour display to which you can connect an external device via USB. Bluetooth® is included in all but the entry-level S model, as is a mobile device interface (MDI) which enables you to link your smartphone to the infotainment system.
Enquire with John Clark ŠKODA to find out more about why the Rapid is a worthwhile choice as a Motability model. Speak to the team in Aberdeen, Dundee or Perth to discuss a lease plan and book a test drive.