Skoda, a Czech car making Company has marked its firm presence in the Indian markets. Skoda India launched its new c-segment Sedan Skoda Rapid yesterday 16th November. The car made its debut in the Indian market just after the nine days of production at Chakan plant.
The car is available in both petrol and diesel variants. With superior quality design and exclusive features tailor made for the Indian market, Skoda Rapid is tagged at a starting price of Rs. 6.75 lakhs (New Delhi ex showroom price) for the base Petrol variant and goes up to Rs 9.19 lakhs for the top Diesel spec model.
All about Skoda Rapid
Exteriors: Skoda Rapid holds an attractive design, ample space, excellent safety equipment and modern proven technology. Looking the car at the first glance, the sedan impresses with its elite and slick design. Car has muscular exterior lines and body-colored mirrors positioned optimally. Looking at the front, the chrome laced front grille and headlamps give the car an alluring look.
Interiors: The interiors of the SKODA Rapid give you all comforts from space to convenience and looks. Car comes with a choice between the rich tones of Mocca and Ivory or Mocca and Onyx, both designed to enhance the feel of luxury and capaciousness and it holds the chrome decor throughout, from the inner door handles to the front centre console, gear-shift selector, air conditioning duct sliders and the locking button on the hand-brake thus giving a complete stylo and attracting look from inside.
The driver seat can be repositioned at an optimum height and distance from the driving controls. And you can also adjust the height and length of steering wheel to further enhance driving comfort. The Front passenger seat adjustment can also be made from rear seat.
Intelligent Cooling with Rear AC vents: Rapid offers adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents which allow backseat passengers to adjust the flow of air effortlessly and its intelligent Climatronic air conditioning regulates the inside temperature automatically.
Ample Storage: There are front door bottle holders to the map pockets for easy accessibility and there are also collapsible cup holders that can nestle your beverage safely while you make your way through winding roads. Besides comforting you from inside Rapid also provides you comfortable loading of your luggage in its boot space. The boot space of the car is 460 liters which can accommodate the needful luggage for any trip.
The key Features of the car which make it simply clever are:
- Driver & front passenger airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- Skoda 2-DIN integrated audio player w/ aux-in socket + SD/MMC data card reader
- Front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat
- Height & length adjustable steering wheel
- Climatronic – automatic air conditioning w/ electronic regulation of cabin temperature
- Adjustable dual rear air-conditioning vents on rear centre console
- Remote controlled central door locking w/ comfort operation of electric windows
- Electrically adjustable external mirrors
- Multi-function information display
- Anti-Pinch Windows which bounces back when it senses an obstruction
Engine Inside: Skoda Rapid offers both petrol and diesel model with in-line, liquid cooling system, 16V DOHC, transverse in front engine with 1598cc displacement. The transmission of gears can be manual or automatic depending on the model. The 6-speed, with Tiptronic manual gear changing makes the most comfortable ride.
The Multi-Point Injection 1.6 L Petrol Engine delivers 105 BHP (77 kW) of peak power and a peak torque of 153 Nm at an easy 3800 rpm. While the Turbocharged Common Rail 1.6 L Diesel Engine produces 105 BHP (77 kW) of power and an exciting torque of 250 Nm from 1500 rpm to 2500 rpm, making it one of the most powerful diesel engines on the road in its segment.
There are total 8 variants of the car in both petrol and diesel mode and the car come in 3 different names model Active, Ambition and Elegance. The prices of all variants at Delhi ex-showroom are listed below:
- Active 1.6 MPI MT- Rs. 675,000
- Ambition 1.6 MPI MT- Rs. 709,000
- Elegance 1.6 MPI MT- Rs.799, 000
- Ambition 1.6 MPI AT- Rs.809, 000
- Elegance 1.6 MPI AT- Rs.899, 000
- Active 1.6 TDI CR- Rs.795, 000
- Ambition 1.6 TDI CR- Rs.829, 000
- Elegance 1.6 TDI CR – Rs.919, 000
Dimensions: 4386mm X 1699mm X 1466mm
Wheel base: 2552mm
Ground clearance: 168mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 liters
Storage capacity: 460 Liters
Turning circle diameter: 10.6m
Transmission: 5 speed manual transmission or 6 speed automatic transmissions
With this offering, Rapid is expected to become the cornerstone for brand SKODA in India and will attract the high business class or professionals with its unique and new exciting features. Skoda Rapid powers many features which makes it different in c segment cars.