For the interiors, the Skoda Rapid facelift now features a dual tone Ebony-Sand theme, 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, AmberGlow footwell illumination, leather arm-rests, cruise control, cooled glove box and rain sensing wipers.
The new Skoda Rapid faclift has been launched with a price tag starting at INR 8,34,906 (8.34 lakh) for the base trim, all the way to INR 12.67 lakh for the top-end trim (All prices ex-showroom, Maharashtra).
The Skoda Rapid facelift is offered with 2 engine options – a 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine and a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine. The former is tuned to produce 110 PS of power and 250 NM of torque while the latter is capable of producing 105 PS of power and 152 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel motor is now available with a 7 speed DSG transmission.
Following are the visual updates to the new Skoda Rapid facelift:
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Skoda India is minutes away from unveiling the new Rapid. Visually, the Rapid facelift features a new front fascia in line with the Euro spec model and the current generation Fabia. Up-front, the new Rapid receives a sharper grille flanked by projector headlamp setup and DRLs on either side. A few other notable changes include larger fog lamps divided by a redesigned mesh grille air intake. The posterior benefits from a new bumper while the tail lights receive a new design.
For the interior, the Rapid facelift will carry on with the dual-tone black and beige color scheme although revised seat fabrics and new floor carpets are expected. The top-end trim of the model is seat to receive a touchscreen entertainment system with MirrorLink and Bluetooth, GPS navigation and a reverse camera.
Powering the new Skoda Rapid will be the updated 1.5-litre TDI engine that made its debut on the Ameo compact sedan. This engine, in its current state of tune produces a power output of 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The aforementioned motor will come mated to either a five speed manual transmission or a seven speed DSG transmission. Also on offer will be the 1.6-litre petrol engine that can be had with a five speed manual transmission or a six speed transmission.
Following is an image gallery for the new Skoda Rapid facelift: