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All you need to know about towbars for Skoda Rapid

Skoda first introduced the Rapid into their range in 2012. The Skoda Rapid is available as a or Hatchback. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Skoda Rapid, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Skoda Rapid below.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) Towbars

The Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) was first released in 2012. To determine which variant of Skoda Rapid you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) Nose Weight

Hatchback(excl Scoutline) models made between 2012 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 50 kg and a maximum nose weight of 50 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback(excl Scoutline) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback(excl Scoutline), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Hatchback(excl Scoutline) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback(excl Scoutline) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Hatchback(excl Scoutline) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Skoda dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) Bumper Cuts

Hatchback(excl Scoutline) models made between 2012 and 2015 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(excl Scoutline) Towing Capacity

Hatchback(excl Scoutline) models made between 2012 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Hatchback(excl Scoutline) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Hatchback(excl Scoutline) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) Towbars

The Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) was first released in 2013. To determine which variant of Skoda Rapid you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) Nose Weight

Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) models made between 2013 and 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 50 kg and a maximum nose weight of 50 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Skoda dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) Bumper Cuts

Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) models made between 2013 and 2015 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) Towing Capacity

Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) models made between 2013 and 2015 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Hatchback(Spaceback) (excl Scoutline) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) Towbars

The Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) was first released in 2015. To determine which variant of Skoda Rapid you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) Nose Weight

Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) models made vehicles made after 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 50 kg and a maximum nose weight of 50 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Skoda dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) Bumper Cuts

Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) models made vehicles made after 2015 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Skoda Rapid Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) Towing Capacity

Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) models made vehicles made after 2015 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1200 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Hatchback((incl Monte Carlo)(excl Scoutline) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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