Why taxi drivers “bells and whistles”? Is it worth it to overpay for the updated Skoda Rapid

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Due to overpriced demand for the new product may fall.

The Czech liftback appeared on the Russian market in 2012. In this body “Rapid” is available only for Russians and is assembled at the Kaluga plant. Due to the availability and ease of operation, he found his place among ordinary drivers and taxi services. But with the release of the updated Skoda Rapid, its cost has increased significantly. Such changes will not please many motorists.

According to the Czech manufacturer, the 2020 liftback received a completely new version. So, the Rapid body was galvanized, which allows it to be protected from corrosion. From external changes Skoda Rapid received a more sloping hood, a modified grille and new LED optics. Technical characteristics of the car remained the same, and the main changes affected the interior.

Starting with basic equipment costing the Skoda Rapid has two airbags, a four-speaker audio system and a 6.5-inch multimedia display. In a more expensive version, fog lights, cruise control, climate control, heated windshield and washer nozzles, light and rain sensors, as well as rear parking sensors will appear.

Comparing the characteristics of the updated Rapida with its predecessor need to pay tributethat it turned out to be more modern, but because of additions it is more expensive than competitors in class. Many motorists will not like such an overpayment for “bells and whistles” in the budget segment, especially taxi drivers.

While motorists decide whether to overpay for the updated Skoda Rapid 2020, and in the meantime, the start of liftback sales is expected in the near future – official dealers of the brand are already taking pre-orders for the car.

Dobrov Roman

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