New 2014 Skoda Rapid: Specs, features and variants

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The Skoda Rapid when launched was a cheaper alternative to the Volkswagen Vento and a car which was only cosmetically different than the VW sedan. The Rapid until now was available with two engine options, the 1.6 MPi petrol and the 1.6 TDI oil burner which it shared with the Vento. The new 2014 Skoda Rapid is about to be launched soon and although the refreshed version will retain the same petrol motor, the diesel will now be the 1.5 TDI which is already doing duty in the new Polo and will also make its way in the refreshed Vento. Below are the technical specs, features and variants the sedan will be available in.

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Technical Details:

Technical Description1.6 MPI1.6 MPI (Auto)1.5 TDI1.5 TDI (Auto)
Engine TypeIn-line, liquid cooled, 16 valve, DOHCIn-line, liquid cooled, 16 valve, DOHCHigh pressure direct injection system, 16v DOHCVHigh pressure direct injection system, 16v DOHCV
Max Power (PS)/revs105@5250105@5250105@4400105@4400
Max Torque (Nm)/revs153@3800153@3800250Nm between 1500-2500250Nm between 1500-2500
Fuel Consumption (Arai rated)15 kpl14.3 kpl21.14 kpl21.66 kpl
 TransmissionManual 5-speedAutomatic 6-speed with tiptronic manual gear changingManual 5-speed fully synchronized7-speed automatic
Front AxleMcPherson suspension  with lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer
Rear AxleCompound link crank axle
Braking SystemHydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted
Front BrakesDisc brakes with inner cooling, with single piston floating caliper
Rear BrakesDrum Brakes
Steering SystemDirect rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power assist
WheelsSteel Wheel 6.0Jx15” (Active, Ambition, Ambition Plus); Alloy Wheel 6.0Jx15” (Elegance)
Tyres186/60 R15 (Active, Ambition, Ambition Plus, Elegance)
Length (mm)4386
Width (mm)1699
Height (mm)1466
Wheelbase (mm)2552
Ground Clearance (mm)168
Storage Capacity (Litres)460
Tank Capacity (Litres)55
Turning Radius (Metres)10.6

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DesignActiveAmbitionAmbition PlusElegance
Exterior Chrome Decor
Chrome trim on Radiator grilleYesYesYesYes
Chrome surround for radiator grilleNoYesYesYes
Interior Chrome Décor and colours
Chrome décor for interior door handlesYesYesYesYes
Chrome décor for front centre console, gearshift selector, locking button of hand brakeNoYesYesYes
Chrome trim on AC vents and duct slidersNoNoYesYes
Chrome trim on steering wheelNoNoNoYes
Ivory interior dual tone Mocca/Ivory front dashboard and door panels, Mocca Centre console, Ivory UpholsteryYesYesYesYes
Exterior colour coding
Body colour external mirrors and door handlesNoYesYesYes
Body colour bumpersYesYesYesYes
Gloss black décor on B-pillarYesYesYesYes
Halogen projector  headlights with manual levelingNoNoNoYes
Halogen Headlights with manual levelingYesYesYesNo
Front Fog LightsNoYesYesYes
Rear Fog LightsNoYesYesYes
High mounted LED Brake LampYesYesYesYes
Anti Glare interior rear view mirrorYesYesYesYes
Rear windscreen defogger with timerNoYesYesYes
ABSNoYes (With Automatic Transmission)YesYes
Brake AssistNoYes (With Auto)YesYes
Parking SensorNoNoYesYes
Front Driver side airbagNoYesYesYes
Front passenger air bagNoNoYesYes
Occupant Restraint
Height adjustable seat belts (Front)YesYesYesYes
Two three point outer seat belts and centre lap belt at rearYesYesYesYes
Height adjustable head restraint (Front and rear)YesYesYesYes
Rough road packageYesYesYesYes
Child proof rear door locking and windowsYesYesYesYes
Child proof rear window lockingNoNoYesYes
Speed warning alarmNoNoYesYes
Fuel cut-off in a crashNoYesYesYes
Door Open indicatorYesYesYesYes
Emergency triangle and dual tone hornYesYesYesYes
Engine immobilizer with floating code systemYesYesYesYes
Security code for audio playerNoNoYesYes
Remote control with foldable keyNoYesYesYes
Remote door and boot lid lock/unlockNoYesYesYes
Central Locking and unlocking of doors/boot lidYesYesYesYes
Remote opening/closing of windowsNoYesYesYes
Auto Door lockNoYesYesYes
Height adjustment for driver seatNoYesYesYes
Front / Rear centre armrestYesYesYesYes
Steering wheel adjustable for Rake and reachYesYesYesYes

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Interior equipment: 

EntertainmentActiveAmbition Ambition PlusElegance
Skoda Audio Player (2-Din)NoNoYesYes
Large format displayNoNoYesYes
Front and rear speakersNoNoYesYes
After market audio preparation 1-Din+Cable+ConnectorYesYesNoNo
Audio controls on steering wheelNoNoYesYes
USB and Aux inputNoNoYesYes
SD/MMC card readerNoNoYesYes
Climate control
Manual A/CYesYesYesNo
Climatronic ACC with electronically regulated cabin temperatureNoNoNoYes
Dual rear A/c vents on rear centre consoleYesYesYesYes
Dust & Pollen filterYesYesYesYes
Ivory fabric upholsteryYesYesYesYes
Leather wrapped steering wheelNoNoYesYes
Leather wrapped gear shift  selectorNoNoYesYes
Leather wrapped hand brake leverNoNoYesYes
External Mirrors
Manually adjustable rear view mirrorsYesYesNoNo
Electronically adjustable rear view mirrorsNoNoYesYes
Front and rear power windowsYesYesYesYes
One touch Up/DownNoYesYesYes
Bounce back systemNoYesYesYes
Tinted windows and wind screenYesYesYesYes
Telephone Pre-installation
GSM telephone preparation with BluetoothNoNoYesYes
Telephone controls on SteeringNoNoYesYes
Bluetooth Audio streamingNoNoYesYes
Information Display
MFD Display for travelling time, distance travelled, average speed, immediate consumption, average consumption, distance to empty, service interval, outside temperature, clockNoNoYesYes
Gear change indicator (Diesel)YesYesYesYes
Cruise ControlNoNoYesYes
Interior Illumination
Reading lamp at the frontYesYesYesYes
Reading spot lamps at the rearYesYesYesYes
Boot lightYesYesYesYes
12v power socket  in centre consoleYesYesYesYes
Front sun visorsYesYesYesYes
Vanity mirror in left front sun visorYesYesYesYes
 Foldable roof handles Front/RearYesYesYesYes
Lights on acoustic signalYesYesYesYes
Remote boot releaseYesYesYesYes
Passenger compartment
Storage compartment in front and rear doorsYesYesYesYes
Bottle holder in front doorsYesYesYesYes
Cup holders Front/RearYesYesYesYes
Storage compartment  under front centre armrestYesYesYesYes
Storage pockets on the backrest of the front seatsNoNoNoYes
Magnetic card holderYesYesYesYes
Coat holder on B-pillar  and roof handlesYesYesYesYes
Black Package (Optional)O
Black shades with front fog lampsO
Black Shades on projector headlampsO
Black Alloy Wheels 15”O
Black colour outer rear view mirrorO
Black colour front grille including logo lipO

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*Black Roof and side mouldings are optional dealer level accessories.

 Variants and Colour Options: 

Variants                                                                    Engine
Trim1.6 MPI1.6 MPI (A)1.5 TDI CR1.5 TDI CR (A)
ActiveYes              –Yes             –
Ambition / Ambition PlusYesAmbition PlusYesYes
Brilliant SilverYesYesYesYes
Candy WhiteYesYesYesYes
Cappuccino BeigeYesYesYesYes
Deep Black PearlYesYesYesYes
Flash RedYesYesYesYes
Toffee Brown (New body colour)YesYesYesYes
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