Skoda Auto has announced that the Rapid sedan has a hit a new milestone in the country. The automaker rolled out the 100,000th model which was the flashy red Monte Carlo spec Rapid at its plant in Chakan Pune.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India said “The RAPID continues to offer a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors, leading safety as well as intelligent connectivity features. The production milestone is a testament to its strong equity among discerning customers in a dynamically evolving automotive market like India. With this accomplishment, we commit a stronger product portfolio and enhanced ownership experience – ascertaining, PEACE OF MIND comes standard with a ŠKODA.”
Introduced to the Indian market in 2016, the Rapid shares crystalline styling from the Octavia and Superb with plenty of clean and neat lines along the profile of the car, it also gets well appointed interiors with black and beige scheme and high quality materials.
The Rapid also comes with a plethora of features such as R16 Clubber Alloys, LED daytime running lights, gloss black b-pillar treatment, height and length adjustable steering wheel, audio controls on steering wheel, Climatronic air conditioning, Anti-glare rear view mirror and chrome décor for gearshift selector and locking button of handbrake.
Powering the C-segment sedan is a 1.6 litre TSI petrol motor that puts out 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque, while the diesel churns out 110PS and 250 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5–speed manual and 6–speed automatic gearbox for the petrol and 5–speeds manual and 7–speed automatic gearbox for the diesel.
Fuel effiencey figures are rated at 21.72 kmpl for the DSG petrol and 21.13 kmpl for the manual transmission petrol. Similarly the diesel manual returns 15.41kmpl in diesel manual and 14.84kmpl in diesel automatic.
The Skoda Rapid rivals the Toyota Yaris, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento.
Prices for Skoda Rapid petrol (Ex showroom and On Road Goa prices)VariantEx showroomOn Road Goa1.6 MPI MT ActiveRs 7,99,599Rs 9,93,9371.6 MPI MT AmbitionRs 9,98,599Rs 12,22,5201.6 MPI MT StyleRs 11,15,999Rs 13,82,9311.6 MPI AT AmbitionRs 11,35,599Rs 14,06,0811.6 MPI AT StyleRs 12,43,599Rs 15,31,088
Prices for Skoda Rapid diesel (Ex showroom and On Road Goa prices)VariantEx showroomOn Road Goa1.5 TDI MT ActiveRs 9,49,599Rs 11,51,5161.5 TDI MT AmbitionRs 11,29,599Rs 13,83,8151.5 TDI MT StyleRs 12,73,599Rs 15,50,2461.5 TDI AT AmbitionRs 12,49,599Rs 15.22,5081.5 TDI AT StyleRs 13,99,599Rs 16,95,873