Skoda Auto India has launched the new Rapid facelift with a price tag of INR 8.34 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Maharashtra). The model will be available in three variants: Active, Ambition and Style and the following colours options – Brilliant Silver, Candy White, Cappuccino Beige, Carbon Steel, Silk Blue and Flash Red. The Rapid facelift receives a halogen projector headlight setup with manual leveling function and LED DRLs. At the rear are the C-shaped smoked taillights. The chrome molding on the deck lid looks neat.
On the inside, the new Rapid facelift comes equipped with a dual-tone Ebony-Sand theme featuring premium perforated leatherette seats. A few more significant features include AmberGlow footwell Illumination, height and length adjustable multifunction steering wheel, electrically foldable and adjustable mirrors with side turn indicators. 6.5 inch, touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink technology.
The sedan also features climatronic technology along with adjustable dual rear AC vents, cruise control, adjustable headrests and foldable armrests, cooled glove box and an intelligent sensing wiper system, a technology that activates itself on detecting rain and adjusts the wiper’s frequency.
Safety features such as dual airbags and ABS are standard across the complete model range. A few other features include electronic stability control and hill hold control, parktonic rear parking sensors, automatically dimming rear view mirror and one touch anti pinch technology for windows.
The new Skoda Rapid comes with two engine options: a new 1.51 TDI diesel engine and the 1.6L MPI petrol engine. The 1.5 litre TDI produces 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The 1.6 litre MPI engine delivers 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque. These engines can be had with a five speed manual transmission or a seven speed DSG transmission.
Speaking on the occasion, Sudhir Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, Skoda Auto India, said, “The new Rapid is an integral part of the model offensive strategy in India. The new Rapid offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotional design, exquisite interiors, host of convenience features, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features. An improved ownership experience, an ongoing model offensive strategy combined with the launch of the New Rapid will consolidate our growth going forward.”
Here is the variant wise price list for the New Skoda Rapid facelift:
Following is an image gallery for the New Skoda Rapid: