The Skoda Rapid has been launched in 1935 by the Czech car manufacturer Skoda and was in production until the Second World War, with some of the production during and after the war until 1947. Faster, the name was used again in 1984-1990 with the coupe rear engine, and in 2011 in the Indian market four-door sedan and five-door hatchback international community.
Skoda has released a new line of automobiles in 1930, which significantly differed from their previous products. A new Skoda Rapid chassis design with backbone tube and round independent suspension under the direction of Chief Engineer Vladimir Matous derivative developed and first introduced by Hans Ledwinka Tatras. First, in the standard model Skoda 420 1933 is used, with the solution framework is sufficient torsional head.
The Skoda Rapid chassis design was the basis for the most popular models, Rapid, and favorites Skoda Superb. While in 1933, Skoda had a 14 % stake in the auto market of Czechoslovakia and the third position behind Prague and Tatras, the new line is a market leader in 1936, became, with 39 % share in 1938. The Rapid was in 1935 at the time of the second model introduced after the popular Skoda and costs about half as large, similar to the current pricing. He was a successor of Skoda Rapid 420, a small lounge and convertible carried out in 1934-1935.
The traditional Fast available as a four-door sedan, two-door coupe and two-door convertible. It was started in 1935 with 1,165 cc, six-cylinder, 26 HP. In 1936, the Fast was given a 1766 cc, 31 HP unit. The Rapid Rally won the Olympics in 1936. The Skoda Rapid has a major redesign in 1938 and the introduction of a new OHV engine with 1,558 cc, 42 HP. Fast production again limited in the years 1946-1947. Only twenty cars were equipped with six-cylinder in-line engine.