Thursday, October 17, 2013
By Kamal Swami
Facelift of Rapid launched by Skoda with price tag of Rs. 8.04 lakh
Making all predictions wrong regarding launch of facelift Skoda Rapid sometimes in 2014, the Indian arm of Czech auto maker Skoda Auto India Ltd has launched Skoda Rapid in Indian car market with price tag of Rs.8.04 lakh. It would be interested to know Skoda has discontinued all variants available in fleet of Rapid and has introduced facelift only in two variants Ambition Plus and Elegance.
As far as the mechanical features are concerned Skoda has continued same engine options in both petrol and diesel variants i.e., 1.6 litre MPI petrol engine and 1.6 litre diesel engine developing the power 104 bhp and 153 Nm by petrol engine and 104 bhp and 250 Nm by diesel engine. With these variants Skoda has continued the leisure variant launched recently, because it is a special edition.
The major features mounted in facelift Skoda Rapid Ambition includes dual front airbags, anti breaking system, audio system, USB, MP3, Bluetooth, SD card, steering mounted audio controls followed by 14 inches steel wheels. With this Skoda also provides facility of integrating additional features like leather seats, leather cover on gear knob and steering wheel.
On the other side the top end variant Skoda Rapid Elegance apart from carrying all features mounted in Ambition is also blessed with 15 inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps and automatic climate control.