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Thursday, October 18, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

New Skoda Rapid sedan showcased at Sydney Motor Show

The Czech Republic based leading car maker Skoda, which is a fully owned subsidiary of the Europe’s largest car maker Volkswagen, has displayed their new age mid-size sedan Skoda Rapid model in the Australian market during the ongoing Sydney Motor Show. It is to be mentioned here that the company will be rolling-out this car next year with expectations of receiving an overwhelming response from the buyers of this market. The Indian buyers can also expect the new Skoda Rapid debut in the country anytime middle of the next year.


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Initially, the Skoda Rapid will be rolled-out in a petrol version there, which will be followed by a diesel version after 4 to 6 months. The Skoda Rapid model is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre engine which is capable of generating a peak power of 77 kW engine along with a peak torque of 175 Nm. However, the market watchers are also expecting a 1.4-litre engine unit which is even more powerful at 90 kW along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. The length and width of this new age Rapid will be 4.48 meters and 1.7 meters, respectively. Moreover, a larger boot space of 530L will be offered.


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In India, the Skoda Rapid model was launched about in November last year in the price bracket of Rs 7,04,373 - Rs 9,87,327, where it competes with the likes of Nissan Sunny, Volkswagen Vento, Honda City, Fiat Linea, Maruti SX4 and Hyundai Verna. The Indian version of the car is available in both petrol and diesel versions powered by 1.6 MPI and 1.6 TDI engines respectively. While the petrol version delivers a fuel economy of 14.3 km per liter, the diesel variant delivers a segment leading mileage of 20.5 km per liter.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Skoda Rapid Great looks, decent fuel efficiency, very easy to drive and amply spacious interiors.

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