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THE BIG NEWS on the Skoda stand is the new Rapid small hatchback.


It’s aimed squarely at the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, slotting in just below the Octavia in Skoda’s range.


We’ve yet to drive the new Rapid, but our colleagues over at What Car? have and they’ve been impressed. You can read What Car?’s first impressions here.


We’ll get our turn behind the wheel in November when we’ll review the car in detail. Expect prices to start from just under £13,000.