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Skoda Rapid

Rs. 8,04,150 to Rs. 9,77,660 (ex showroom delhi)

Skoda Rapid Review

Skoda to introduce 1.2 litre Turbo petrol engine in facelift Rapid

 
November 25, 2016: According to recent reports after launching facelift Skoda Rapid sedan in Indian car market Czech car maker Skoda is introduce one more engine in its existing line-up of 1.6 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engine configurations. The proposed engine configuration will be 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine boosting the power of 108  bhp and torque of 25Nm and will be introduced in top end trims enriched with automatic transmission system.

Skoda Launches Facelift Rapid in India

 
November 3, 2016: Finally the Czech car maker Skoda has launched the highly awaited facelift version of its luxurious sedan Rapid in Indian car market with starting price of Rs. 8.27 lakh and Rs. 12.67 lakh for petrol and diesel variants respectively. The facelift Rapid various notable changes on both exterior and interior outsourced from facelift versions of Superb and Octavia. The petrol variant is empowered with 1.6 litre MPI engine and newly developed 1.5 litre TDI engine, which is similar to diesel engine offered by company in its cars participating in EA 189 Series.

Bookings of Facelift Skoda Rapid Commenced by Company

 
October 26, 2016: Skoda India, the Indian alliance of Czech car maker Skoda has started the bookings of facelift Rapid in Indian car market at the down payment of Rs. 25,000 followed by discount of Rs. 70,000 on purchase of existing version of this luxurious sedan. The new Rapid is scheduled for launch on November 3, 2016. The facelift version will undergo contemporary changes on both exterior and interior. Apart from eye catching angular design the notable feature offered in Rapid will be integration of front dual airbags as standard safety features. The powertrain will include 1.6 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engine configurations.

New Skoda Rapid launched with price tag of Rs. 7.2 lakh (ex-showroom price)

 
September 25, 2014: Czech car maker Skoda has launched the all new Rapid sedan in Indian car market with price tag of Rs. 7.2 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi). The major attractions of new Rapid are introduction of 7 speed DSG automatic transmission and a powerful 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine. Apart from this new Rapid is embellished with various remarkable safety and comfort features.
 

Skoda Rapid: Facelift on the cards of company

 

April 25, 2014: With an objective to face the increasing competition in market, Czech car maker is going to bring facelift version of Rapid in Indian car market by the end of this year. Although company has not yet revealed any information about the changes that will be introduced in the facelift version but it is speculated that apart from continuing the existing engine configurations company may also offer an automatic version of Rapid with this facelift.

Limited edition of Skoda Rapid as Ultima launched 

 
March 3, 2014: Skoda Rapid Ultima is the limited edition of Skoda Rapid in Indian car market with starting price of Rs. 8.33 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi). The Ultima is expected to be the last version of Skoda Rapid before the company launches the completely upgraded Rapid in Indian car market. The limited edition Ultima is launched in both petrol and diesel versions, equipped with 1.6 engine configuration.
 

Skoda Rapid family revamped 

 
February 28, 2014: Without making any technical changes in its existing fleet of Rapid sedan Skoda Indian has completely changed the existing line of Rapid as Active, Ambition Plus, and Elegance, thus completely eliminating line up. The new flagship has been offered in both petrol and diesel variants continuing the same engine configurations.

Skoda ready to launch special edition of Rapid before facelift

December 26, 2013: Czech car maker Skoda is going to launch the special edition of Rapid sedan codenamed as Rapid Ultima in Indian car market during the month of February 2014. The special edition will be introduced in elegance model of diesel variant and will carry the same engine configuration as available in existing model of elegance in diesel variant.

Skoda Rapid facelift priced Rs. 8.04 lakh

 
October 17, 2013: The Czech car manufacturing company Skoda Motors today launched the facelift version of Rapid in Indian auto market with price tag of Rs. 8.04 lakh. In this facelift Skoda has discontinued all existing variants and continued only two variants Ambition Plus and Elegance followed by leisure variant which is a special edition of Skoda Rapid.

Skoda Rapid Review by Expert

Coping up with the glitz and glamour of the festival, the new Skoda Rapid will match the grandeur and charm of the ambience. Skoda has placed the new sedan on grounds, leveling and giving a tough rivalry to the Volkswagen Vento, both having the same platform and technology. However, Skoda is by far the best when it comes to design and finishing amongst the competitors. Also, keeping in mind the Indian market scenario, the Czech company is also stabilizing the price of the car to fall short to a knack close to the Maruti SX4 which will shake up market through its very roots with Maruti.

A few leaks and sneak peeks at the car through sources reveal that the vivid design of the Skoda Rapid would be quite charming and elegant delivering sensational and vibrant sights. Also the car has a powerful engine, great mileage efficiency, sharp cut edge luxury and technology, enhanced safety features and what not, that too at an affordable price. With aspects above expectations, the Skoda Rapid may capture huge toll of the market.

 

Skoda Rapid Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

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Skoda Rapid Models Mileage (in City) Mileage (in Highway)
Skoda Rapid Petrol Models 11.3 kmpl 15.5 kmpl
Skoda Rapid Petrol Automatic 9.3 kmpl 13.4 kmpl
Skoda Rapid Diesel Models 15.4 kmpl 20.4 kmpl

Both petrol and diesel variants of Skoda Rapid are equipped with the fuel efficient engine which offers excellent mileage. The petrol models of Skoda Rapid offers mileage around 11.3 kmpl in city while on highway it gives mileage 15.5 kmpl. On the other hand, its petrol models which comes equipped with automatic transmission gives mileage around 9.3 kmpl in city and 13.4 kmpl on highway. Skoda Rapid diesel models give better fuel efficiency as compared to its petrol siblings and delivers impressive mileage figure of 20.4 kmpl on highways and around 15.4 kmpl in city driving conditions.

 

Skoda Rapid Models and Features

Skoda is going to launch seven variants of Skoda Rapid in India, out of which its three variants will be equipped with diesel engine while rest of the variants will be powered by the petrol engine.

 

Skoda Rapid Petrol Models Features
Skoda Rapid Petrol Active The base petrol variant of Skoda Rapid, powered by the 1.6 Litre, 1598cc, 105 bhp petrol engine. This variant is equipped with some basic features like manual center door locking, manual dimming inside door mirror, power windows, heat protection tinted glasses, rear defogger, rear AC vents, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, engine immobiliser, etc.
Skoda Rapid Petrol Ambition The Ambition variant comes equipped with ABS, Driver Airbag, Front and Rear Fog Lamps, Remote central door locking, height adjustable driver seat, rear centre arm rest, rear reading lamp, etc.
Skoda Rapid Petrol Elegance The fully loaded variant, equipped with the advanced features like Electrically adjustable door mirrors, driver and front passenger airbag, CD-MP3 audio system, four speakers, automatic AC , 15’ alloy wheels etc.
Skoda Rapid Petrol Elegance AT All the features are same as Skoda Rapid Petrol Elegance, the difference is automatic transmission gearbox.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Models Features
Skoda Rapid Diesel Active The base diesel variant of Skoda Rapid, powered by the 1.6 Litre, 1598cc, 105 bhp diesel engine. Rest of the features are same as Skoda Rapid petrol active variant.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Ambition All features are same as Skoda Rapid Petrol Ambition, except the diesel engine.
Skoda Rapid Diesel Elegance The top end diesel variant, equipped with the similar features like Skoda Rapid Petrol Elegance, except the engine.

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Skoda Rapid Colors

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Skoda Rapid Engine, Power and Performance

Skoda Rapid Engine PictureAs mentioned above, the Skoda Rapid will be available in both Petrol and Diesel variants. Both Petrol and Diesel Engines will hold an engine capacity of 1.6 L and will generate a bashing power of about 105 PS. The torque will be variable with respect to the engine technology used. So far less is known about the engine details of the car.

 

Skoda Rapid Pickup and Acceleration

Engine Type Power Torque Transmission Type Pick Up Top Speed
Petrol Engine 105 bhp @ 5200 RPM 153 Nm @ 3800 RPM Manual 10.7 Seconds 188 kmph
Petrol Engine AT 105 bhp @ 5200 RPM 153 Nm @ 3800 RPM Automatic 12.1 Seconds 186 kmph
Diesel Engine 105 BHP @ 4400 RPM 250 Nm @ 1500 – 2500 RPM Manual 11.2 Seconds 183 kmph

Skoda Rapid Techometer PIcture

The pick up and acceleration of Skoda Rapid is quite impressive. The 1.6 Litre, 1598cc, DOHC petrol engine of the car enables it to cross the 100 kmph mark in just 10.7 seconds and to touch the top speed mark of 188 kmph. On the other hand, the pick up of its diesel sibling which is also equipped with the same capacity 1.6 Litre diesel engine is bit low as compared to petrol, but it can also cross 100 kmph mark in speedometer in 11.2 seconds and can touch the top speed mark of 183 kmph.

 

Skoda Rapid Interiors and Features

Skoda Rapid Rear Seats PictureAs common with most of the luxury sedans of the segment, the new Skoda Rapid will cover much of the broader aspects that would include a dual tone upholstery, a brightly illuminated information cluster, driver assist, centralized console, audio system, adjustable seats, headrests, armrests, tilt steering, spacious legroom and headroom and most importantly comfort at its very best. The Interiors of the new Skoda Rapid would do justice to the art of luxury and comfort and to the reputation of the Czech company. Skoda is known for the elegance it offers through stylish and sophisticated designing and craftsmanship and will surely live up to its name. 

 

Skoda Rapid Exteriors and Features

Skoda Rapid Wheel & Tyre PictureJust as mesmerizing it would be from the inside, the Skoda Rapid will tend to steal your breath from the outside as well. The couture and the excellence in architecture would bring in the best of style and boldness together with beauty. A great wide chrome grille at the front that embarks the journey of style, the uniquely placed and stylish logo of the company just above the grille and on to the ending curve of the bonnet gives it a dramatic effect. The scintillating beauty of the side body lines and carvings makes it an excellent eye candy. The Fabia like headlamps and bold bumpers are yet again beautiful and bold. The body colored side ORVMs and the rear endings together with the tail lights complete the overall persona of the car. The roof is indeed distinct that makes it even more attractive.

 

Safety Features in Skoda Rapid

The all new Skoda Rapid is expected to come well equipped with advanced safety features like the ABS, EBD, Airbags, central locking, pretension, etc. However there is very less known information about other safety features of the car. The Rapid will however cover all major expectations./p>

 

Driving and Handling of Skoda Rapid 

Skoda Rapid Steering Wheel PictureThe Skoda Rapid is well equipped with a powerful and responsive steering that will help ease the pressure on the driver and deliver responsive handling. Since the alloy wheels are be broad, the grip on the roads would be excellent. Moreover, the braking and the transmission would be very smooth and highly performance oriented. Also the suspensions would be firm to restraint bumps on almost all terrains.

 

Skoda Rapid Accessories

There is no information about the stereo and accessories with the Skoda Rapid but it is expected that the car will be well supportive of a CD/ Mp3/ Radio Audio system with at least 4 speakers in order to deliver sharp acoustics.

 

Conclusion

The all new Skoda Rapid would be a charm covering almost all luxury aspects at an affordable price tag and that too with the brand image of Skoda on it which itself dignifies class.

Skoda Rapid Variants

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Skoda Rapid Petrol
Price (ex showroom)
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1598cc , Petrol

11.3 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest *Fog Lights (Front & Rear) *Driver Airbag *ABS
1598cc , Petrol

11.3 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Power Windows (Front+Rear) *Power & Tilt Steering *Anti-Pinch System
1598cc , Petrol

11.3 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Climate Control *Alloy Wheels *Dual Front Airbags *Music Player with 4 Speakers
1598cc , Petrol

9.3 Kmpl (City)
13.4 Kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Transmission
1598cc , Petrol

9.3 Kmpl (City)
13.4 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND *Rear Reading Lamp *Electronic Multi-Tripmeter *Dust and Pollen filter
1598cc , Petrol

9.3 Kmpl (City)
13.4 Kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Transmission
Skoda Rapid Diesel
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1598cc , Diesel

15.4 kmpl (City)
20.4 kmpl (Highway)

*Adjustable/Tilt Steering *Power Windows - Front *Dual Tone Interiors *Dual Front Airbags
1598cc , Diesel

15.4 kmpl (City)
20.4 kmpl (Highway)

*Automatic Climate Control *Alloy Wheels *Dual Front Airbags *Music Player with 4 Speakers

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