SKODA has announced prices and specifications for the new Rapid Spaceback ahead of its arrival in January 2014. The highly anticipated addition to the ŠKODA line-up will be available in three generously-appointed trim levels: S, SE and Elegance, with prices starting from just £14,340.

With its striking exterior design, practical interior and advanced engine range, the new Rapid Spaceback introduces a dynamic new dimension to the ŠKODA range.  The second model in the Rapid range, it sets sector standards for interior space and offers exceptional practicality thanks to its 415-litre boot.

The Rapid Spaceback also comes with an array of personalisation options that allow buyers to tailor the car to their own tastes. Among the styling options are a large panoramic glass roof and extended tailgate glass, both of which give the Rapid Spaceback a unique appearance.

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The engine range comprises of three petrol and two diesel units. Power outputs range from 86PS to 122PS, with customers able to choose between manual and advanced DSG automatic transmissions. The line-up will also include a GreenLine version with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. More details for Rapid Spaceback GreenLine will be confirmed soon.

Specification levels across the range are generous, with all three Spaceback models fitted with additional equipment over the Rapid. Airconditioning is standard across the line-up, along with curtain airbags, front electric windows and a height and reach adjustable steering column. SE models feature alloy wheels, acoustic rear parking sensors, cruise control and a Bluetooth telephone connection, while Elegance models add, among other items, climate control, height-adjustable passenger seat and cornering front fog lights.