Friday, February 28, 2014
By Kamal Swami
Skoda India silently refreshed its Rapid flagship
Skoda India the Indian arm of Czech car maker has refreshed the complete range of its Rapid flagship and now it will be offered in Active, Ambition Plus and Elegance versions and the existing version of Rapid have been now completely eliminated. It would be interested to know that apart from changing the names of its Rapid line up Skoda has not made any changes in the specifications and other features.
The Skoda Rapid is available in both petrol and diesel versions with petrol variant available in 1.6 litre MPI engine developing the power of 105 bhp and torque of 153 Nm, while the diesel version is offered in 1.6 litre turbocharged diesel engine churning the power of 105 bhp and torque of 250 Nm.
The newly introduced Skoda Rapid Ambition Plus version is now blessed with various remarkable and appraising safety and comfort features including leather coated steering wheel, child proof rear window locking, dual front airbags, fuel supply cut off, audio system supporting connectivity with Bluetooth and USB, steering mounted controls, overrun speed indicator etc. The top end variant i.e., Skoda Rapid Elegance is blessed with various additional features namely front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat, halogen projector headlights supported with manual leveling, and climate control.