Skoda India has launched today the New Rapid at at Rs 8.34 lakh, ex-Maharashtra. The new Rapid comes in 10 variants comprising of five for the petrol and five for the diesel. The diesel variant price starts at Rs. 9.57 lakh whereas the high-end automatic is priced Rs. 12.78 lakh. This car is available in six colour options – Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Carbon Steel, Silk Blue and Flash Red in 3 variants: Active, Ambition and Style.
On the power front, the new Rapid comes with two engine variants: a New 1.5L TDI diesel engine and the 1.6L MPI petrol engine. The 1.5 litre TDI produces 110PS (81kW) of power and a torque output of 250 Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 21.72 kmpl (DSG) and 21.13 kmpl (MT). The 1.6 litre MPI or the Multi-point Injection engine is at the core of the Rapid’s Petrol Variant. With Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) 16 valves, it delivers 105 PS (77kW) of power and a peak torque output of 153Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.41 kmpl (MT) and 14.84 kmpl (AT). In addition, the New Rapid features the efficient and dynamic 7 speed DSG gearbox with Tiptronics mated to the 1.5 TDI diesel engine.
According to Skoda, its design language is inspired by traditional Bohemian crystals which makes it a very attractive sedan. Its exterior design is modern and emotionally appealing. The new sedan comes with Quartz-cut Halogen Projector Headlights with manual leveling function and C-shaped Smoked Taillights, the chrome molding on the deck lid and chrome finished door handles enhances its aesthetics. This sedan has 460L boot space and other storage options such as bottle holders in the doors, storage compartment under front Centre armrest and cup holders in front as well as rear.
The inside of this sedan will also captivate you as it has contrasting Dual-tone Ebony-Sand interiors, featuring premium perforated leatherette seats and new Leatherette lined door armrests add to the feeling of luxury. It has 6.5 inch Colour Touchscreen Central Infotainment System with MirrorLink for pairing your smartphone to keep you connected on the go. It also supports USB/Aux-in/Bluetooth/SD Card options.
This sedan comes with plethora of other features such as adjustable dual rear AC vents, Rain Sensing Wiper system, adjustable headrests and foldable armrests.
On the safety front, this sedan boasts of dual airbags and ABS as standard across all variants, electronic stability control and Hill hold control, Parktonic rear parking sensors, automatically dimming rear view mirror.
Of late, Skoda has revamped its sales and service networks across the country. It offers 4 year service care program which consist of a 4 year warranty program and a 4 year Road Side Assistance which is standard on all of its vehicles. It also offers 4 year service package at a nominal price.
|New Rapid (Ex-showroom Maharashtra)||Active||Ambition||Style|
|1.6 MPI MT||8,34,906||9,26,728||10,44,163|
|1.6 MPI AT||10,38,841||11,46,187|
|1.5 TDI MT||9,57,335||10,49,157||11,66,590|
|1.5 TDI AT||11,71,471||12,78,590|