Skoda India has unveiled the RIDER PLUS, a new variant of its RAPID TSI, at an introductory ex-showroom price of INR 7.99 lacs nationwide. The RAPID RIDER PLUS will be available in four colour options, Candy White, Carbon Steel, Brilliant Silver and Toffee Brown, across all Skoda dealership facilities in the country.
The RAPID RIDER PLUS sports a distinctive black and silver design elements. The black facade of the Skoda signature grille is complemented by decorative side foils, glossy black decor on the B pillars, complementary trunk lip garnish as well as the tasteful new window chrome garnish. The all new dual-tone ebony sand interior, with premium ivory slate upholstery, is a befitting combination of the Czech heritage and modern technology. The stainless steel scuff plates with ‘RAPID’ inscription further add to the aesthetics.
It comes with new 16.51 cm colour touchscreen central infotainment system with SmartLink technology which will help one control selected apps like navigation straight on the infotainment screen and ensure seamless connectivity with a smartphone. This system also has USB/Aux-in/Bluetooth options and is compatible with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The RAPID RIDER PLUS incorporates Climatronic technology along with dust and pollen filter, adjustable dual rear AC vents, 12 V power socket in front and rear centre console, height and length adjustable multifunction steering wheel, adjustable headrests, foldable armrests, central locking system with remote control, multi-functional display, numerous ‘Simply Clever’ storage solutions.
The RAPID RIDER PLUS is powered by the three cylinder 1.0 TSI petrol engine with 110 PS (81 kW) of power and 175 Nm of torque. The new RIDER PLUS, with the six speed manual transmission, offers 18.97 kmpl under standard test conditions.
It comes with safety features like dual airbags and anti-lock braking system as standard. The safety and security equipment on the RAPID RIDER PLUS includes a wide range of features, such as the Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rear view mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, fuel supply cut off in a crash, and engine immobilizer with floating code system.
The SKODA Shield Plus ensures 6 years of hassle free ownership experience and utmost ‘PEACE OF MIND’. It incorporates motor insurance, 24 x 7 road side assistance, and an extended warranty. SKODA AUTO had previously introduced India’s first 4 year service care programme (4 year warranty, 4 year road side assistance, and an optional 4 year maintenance package).