VW Creates China-Bound Version of Skoda Rapid Saloon
However, considering the fact that it will be a very inexpensive car, Skoda and Seat are expecting good sales numbers. So much so, that VW, their parent company, has created its own version of the car, which it plans to sell in China - exclusively!
The yet-unnamed model will replace two aging models from VW’s China lineup, and the German giant will be able to keep costs down by manufacturing the car thanks their FAW joint-venture. Differentiating the VW car from the Skoda, one will immediately spot the new headlights and rear lights which are clearly VW, while the bumpers, bonnet and door handles complete the list of differences.
autocar.co.uk got first-hand experience with the car "in and around the city", and will feature either a 1.4-liter or a 1.6-liter petrol engine, mated to a five-cog manual or a six-cog automatic transmission.