Maintaining monitor of the totally different Speedy variants bought around the globe has simply grow to be harder as Skoda has unveiled a facelifted 2020 lineup for China.

Whereas in Europe the nameplate has been axed and changed by a single mannequin, the Scala, in China the vary continues to incorporate two physique types: the Speedy Spaceback hatch and Speedy sedan. Sure, the Asian nation doesn’t get the liftback out there in Russia, opting as a substitute for a four-door sedan.

As you possibly can see, China’s 2020 Speedy will get a distinct facelift than the Russia-spec 2020 mannequin. Skoda appears to have spent much less cash on the facelifted Speedy for the Chinese language market, because the updates are much less important.

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On the skin, the adjustments are restricted to new headlights and taillights impressed by the European Scala, a brand new grille and refreshed bumpers.

Inside, crucial improve is the addition of a brand new 8-inch infotainment system which gives over-the-air updates, Android Auto and Apple smartphone connectivity, in addition to different on-line providers together with the Amap navigation app, Kuwo music streaming service or Tingban on-line radio.

The brand new interface additionally comes with enhanced car networking capabilities by way of the Skoda Banma Clever Interconnection System, a three way partnership between the Alibaba Group and SAIC Volkswagen. Different inside tweaks embrace an up to date multifunction steering wheel, a rearview digicam, in addition to new trims and fabric materials.

Each the Speedy and Speedy Spaceback are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine rated at 111 PS (109 HP / 82 kW) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to both a five-speed handbook or a six-speed automated transmission, the powertrain already complies with the strict China VI b emissions commonplace that can come into impact from July 2023.

Practicality-wise, each the 2020 Skoda Speedy and Speedy Spaceback stay unchanged, although it’s value noting that choosing a sedan physique fashion as a substitute of the liftback leads to a smaller cargo capability. The Speedy sedan can accommodate 466 liters (16.5 cu ft) of bags whereas the Speedy liftback that was out there in Europe had a cargo quantity of 550 liters (19.4 cu ft).

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