Just some moments before, Skoda launched the new Octavia on Indian shores with a lot of fanfare. Now a report surfaced on internet claiming, Octavia’s younger sibling ‘Rapid’ is going to get a coupe version somewhere in 2014.
However, a year back the Theophilus Chin released the rendering image of same vehicle, which is claiming of lending more of its stakes to the production specific coupe.
Well, the new Rapid coupe of 2014 seems to be looking like that of a celebration assortment for the completion of 30 years of ‘Rapid coupe’ that was launched in 1984.
Moreover, the report on internet claims, platform underpinning it would be borrowed from that of the Rapid sedan. And a range of engine options ranging between multiples TSI and TDI would be engulfing its bay. To the competition, this Rapid coupe will be a direct competitor to the Renault Megane Coupe.
Apart from the gist, we learnt from a rumour, Skoda and Volkswagen are working on a 1.6-liter TSI turbo with 180 PS that would replace the 1.4-liter Twincharger.