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Mileage: 1,019
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 18/18
Colour: Race blue
Fuel Type: Diesel


Key Features

Reference Number: 0SK-503047

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"The Skoda Rapid Spaceback offers a cracking combination of youthful looks, fantastic fuel economy, and a family friendly interior. The whole car is geared towards small families or people looking to downsize, and occupies a unique corner of the small family car market. The Race Blue paint job is particularly striking and is contrasted beautifully by the chrome trim. The 1.6 TDI engine is punchy and responsive, and offers phenomenal fuel economy and low insurance costs. This car is perfect if you are wanting to keep your motoring costs down, and with our range of service plan options, we can certainly help with that. Give us a call today to arrange a test drive."

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Matt Scholes, General Manager


Body Glass
Electric front windows
Rear wash/wipe
Tinted glass
Heated rear window
Rear electric windows
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Traction control
ESP with ASR
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Bluetooth system
Voice control system
Driver Aids
Driver Information
Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Service indicator
Amundsen sat nav system + DAB
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
6 speakers
Multi device interface
SD card slot
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Radiator grille with chrome surround
Exterior Lights
Height adjustable headlamps
Climate control air conditioning
Pollen filter
Interior Features
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Cloth upholstery
Sunglasses storage
Front cupholders
Centre console with storage/cupholders
Leather handbrake lever
Leather gaiter
Front armrest with storage box
Ticket holder
Storage compartment in rear doors
12v Socket in centre console
Umbrella under front passenger seat
Interior Lights
Interior light
Luggage compartment lighting
Driver and passenger airbags
Two tone horn
Fuel cut off safety device
Side airbags
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Driver seatbelt warning indicator
Curtain airbags
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitor
Predictive pedestrian protection
Height adjustable rear head restraints
Height adjustable front headrests
Driver seat height adjust
60/40 split fold rear seat back
Isofix child seat preparation
Front seatback pocket
Remote control central locking
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Driver's sun visor with vanity mirror

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.


Ten Second Review

Is the 1.4 TDI diesel version of Skoda's recently improved Rapid Spaceback family hatch the car that best embodies the corporate ethos of this Czech brand? It's affordable to buy and cheap to run, but nevertheless offers decent quality and practicality. No, it's no thriller to drive but in offering more than you think for less than you expected, this family hatch is well worth consideration.


It's probably fair to say that the Spaceback version of Skoda's Rapid has slipped under the public's radar a bit. Despite a name that appears to promise plenty of room in the back, this is nevertheless a smaller car than the standard Rapid model from which it's spun. Perhaps this is why customers are still a little baffled by the Spaceback. Nevertheless, it makes a lot of sense thanks to thoughtful design and now improved media connectivity. Especially in this frugally-focused 75PS 1.4-litre TDI diesel form.

Driving Experience

The 75PS 1.4-litre TDI diesel version of the Rapid Spaceback takes around 12s to get to 62mph en route to around 112mph. You get a set of low rolling resistance tyres that are a little less forgiving in the sidewall, making an already firm riding car that bit stiffer. There's also a brake energy recovery system that lends the pedal quite an aggressive feel. It's something that you'd get used to in a couple of days with the car but on first acquaintance you'll need to cultivate a sensitive right foot. The five-speed manual gearbox seems a bit old school for a car that seems to have left few stones unturned in its quest for economy and there's no option of a DSG twin-clutch transmission. Otherwise, this Rapid Spaceback runs on a similar platform to the Rapid hatch, so there aren't any great surprises regarding the way it drives. That means you get a fairly rudimentary chassis setup with a simple strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear end. The chassis is interesting though, using a front end that's been modified from the VW Polo while the rear chassis structure and suspension are identical to that which props up the posterior of the VW Beetle. It's similar to the Rapid hatch and shares its 2602mm wheelbase but breaks the tape at 180mm shorter due to a reduced rear overhang, giving it that perter appearance.

Design and Build

Updates made to this revised Rapid Spaceback model are subtle and mostly limited to plusher trim levels. At the front, there are modified foglights, a redesigned bumper and plush variants get some extra chrome, plus the headlamps can be ordered with bi-xenon beams. At the rear, the tail lights now have black-tinted covers and can be ordered in LED form. Otherwise, it's as you were. As before, we'd recommend the optional panoramic glass roof which combines neatly with a 'prolong' tinted rear screen for a contrasting look that works best on pale coloured cars. Inside, the ambience of the cabin has been lifted with new door inlays, while the airvents, the instruments and the air conditioning controls have been redesigned. That's all this interior really needed. It was, after all, already pretty practical, especially out back. Though you don't get the 515-litre luggage space of the standard Rapid bodyshape, the Spaceback's 415-litre trunk should still be quite sufficient for most families; that's around 100-litres more than you'd get in a rival Ford Focus. The luggage bay can be specified with a double floor to ensure that valuables are kept out of sight. Fold the 60/40 split rear seats and you get up to 1,380-litres of luggage capacity (down from 1490-litres in the standard Rapid).

Market and Model

Pricing starts from just over £16,000 for this 1.4-litre TDI diesel model in base 'S' guise. All variants get the equipment basics you'd expect, things like heated door mirrors, height-adjustable head rests and a reach-and-rake adjustable steering wheel. Inside, there's is a height-adjustable driver's seat, air-conditioning and a Maxi-DOT trip computer. As before, we'd recommend the extra-cost 'Style Pack' that includes a fixed panoramic sunroof, extended tailgate glass, a black rear spoiler, black door mirrors, black rear lights and black cornering front foglamps. As part of this model upgrade, Skoda has introduced plenty of extra tech to the car, a good example of that being the optional 'Skoda Connect services' package. This consists of two things; 'Infotainment Online' gives you online traffic information and can update you on things like fuel prices, parking spaces, current news and weather. Then there are the so-called 'CareConnect Services' which allow you to monitor your car from your smartphone, plus the set-up includes a breakdown call function and will automatically alert the emergency services if the airbags go off in an accident. There's plenty of safety tech too, including 'Front Assist' autonomous braking, fatigue detection and 'multi-collision brake' which after you've hit something, applies the brakes to stop you from going on to hit something else.

Cost of Ownership

This 1.4-litre 75PS TDI diesel Rapid Spaceback should certainly be very economic to run. The figures suggest it can return over 75mpg on the combined cycle and well under 100g/km of CO2. What else? Well, with low Benefit in Kind (BIK) ratings, the Rapid Spaceback is expected to provide a boost to the brand's rapidly expanding fleet sales. And it'll probably help here that maintenance costs will be affordable, with a choice between servicing regimes based or either fixed or variable mileages, depending on whether the annual distance you cover is short or long. There's a three year/60,000 mile warranty that you can extend to four or five years if you wish.

Electric front windows, ABS, Bluetooth system, PAS, Outside temperature gauge, Body colour door mirrors, 6 speakers, Body colour door handles, Height adjustable headlamps, Climate control air conditioning...


0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.6
Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT170
Engine Torque - MKG23.5
Engine Torque - NM230
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed114

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Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)104 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)70.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5
EC Urban (mpg)62.8

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