Skoda Rapid Spaceback 3-Door Rendering

Skoda Rapid Spaceback 3-Door Rendering 3 photos
Photo: Theophilus Chin
Skoda Rapid Spaceback 3-door RenderingSkoda Rapid Spaceback 3-door Rendering
If you exclude the little Citigo, which doesn't have that much rear passenger space anyway, Skoda doesn't offer a 3-door car and hasn't done so since Volkswagen bought them.
Not having rear doors makes the car cheaper because you don't have to fit hinges, electric door switches, sensors and door sills. But you do have to do extra testing and development, plus Skoda is all about having practicality.

This rendering shows what a 3-door version of the new Skoda Rapid Spaceback would have looked like had it been approved for production. The car is technically classed a compact, although it's based on Fabia architecture. Other VAG compacts like the Golf, A3 and Leon offer 3-door versions with shorter wheelbaseses.

But then again, sales of 3-door hatchbacks are on the decline, and even Renault who used to be a big player has decided to exclude such a version from the Clio range.

Rendering by Theophilus Chin
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