08/25/2021

Anniversary ŠKODA RAPID: the 250,000th vehicle manufactured in Kaluga

Moscow, August 25, 2021 — VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus’ Kaluga plant produced the 250,000th ŠKODA RAPID. The anniversary Hockey Edition compact urban liftback features a Ruby Red metallic livery. ŠKODA RAPID full cycle (CKD) production under Volkswagen Group's high global standards was localized in Kaluga in 2014.

Anniversary ŠKODA RAPID: the 250,000th vehicle manufactured in Kaluga

ŠKODA AUTO Russia opens a new chapter, with the Kaluga plant rolling out the 250,000th compact urban liftback. The anniversary vehicle produced is a Hockey Edition version with a Ruby Red metallic livery.

Petr Šolc, Head of ŠKODA brand in Russia: “The compact liftback RAPID is rightfully considered one of the most demanded cars on the Russian market. In H1 2021, more than 23,000 customers chose this car. We are deeply grateful for the people's trust, and we are absolutely sure that RAPID will bring comfort into their lives becoming a reliable family member."

Юбилейный ŠKODA RAPID: 250-тысячный экземпляр модели сошел с конвейера завода в Калуге
Юбилейный ŠKODA RAPID: 250-тысячный экземпляр модели сошел с конвейера завода в Калуге

The Czech automaker offers ŠKODA RAPID with the choice of three four-cylinder petrol engines: two 1.6 MPI engines with the output of 90 and 110 hp and one 1.4 TSI turbocharged engine with the 125 hp output. Customers can choose from Entry, Active, Ambition, and Style configurations offering different equipment packages and additional options, as well as features enhancing comfort.

RAPID full cycle (CKD) production was localized in Kaluga in February 2014 and is fully compliant with all Volkswagen Group global standards. The latest generation of this compact liftback has been produced since 2020. Furthermore, the Kaluga plant has been manufacturing 1.6 MPI petrol engines, available for ŠKODA RAPID, among other offers, since 2015.