Skoda, a Volkswagen group company, shares platforms with VW cars.  The Skoda Fabia is built on a platform that is slightly older than the platform on which the VW Polo is built.  The Polo spawned a Vento which is doing well thanks to a diesel engine option being available.  Autocar India has announced that Skoda will also do a sedan on the Fabia platform and that this car will be called Rapid.  The Hindu Businessline claims that production for this will begin by the end of this year and Sidharth Vinayak Patankar, the presenter of the Car&Bike show on NDTV has mentioned on the Car&Bike page of Facebook that the Rapid is likely to go on sale early next year.  So we can look forward to a Rapid and a Rapide (from Aston Martin) next year.