ŠKODA AUTO India had commenced the booking window for the much-awaited new RAPID AT against a refundable fee of ₹ 25,000 (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only), across all its authorized dealership facilities in the country and on the ŠKODA AUTO India website: https://www.buyskodaonline.co.in/. Having secured a priority status, these pre-booked 2020 BS6 Skoda Rapid TSi Automatic will be delivered to customers from 18 September 2020 as now, the launch is set for 17 September 2020.
At the heart of the new 2020 BS6, Skoda Rapid TSi Automatic is an incredible new mill. Displacing 999 cm3, the new three-cylinder 1.0 TSI petrol engine fosters an astounding 110 PS (81 kW) of power at 5000 – 5500 rpm and 175 Nm of torque at 1750 – 4000 rpm. The fuel efficiency too is exemplary. The new RAPID AT, with the six-speed automatic transmission, offers 16.24 kmpl under standard test conditions.
When compared with the outgoing 1.6 MPI engine, the new 2020 BS6 Skoda Rapid TSi Automatic offers a 5% upsurge in power and a 14% rise in torque output. At the same time, the new RAPID offers a 9% increase in fuel efficiency against the previous motor.
Skoda Rapid gets safety features like dual airbags and anti-lock braking system as standard across its product portfolio. The safety and security equipment on the RAPID RIDER PLUS includes a wide range of features, such as the Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rearview mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height-adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package, fuel supply cut off in a crash, and engine immobilizer with a floating code system.
Skoda Rapid feature list also gets Climatronic technology along with dust and pollen filter, adjustable dual rear AC vents, 12 V power socket in front and rear centre console, height and length adjustable multifunction steering wheel, adjustable headrests, foldable armrests, central locking system with remote control and multi-functional display.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
The RAPID nameplate was incipiently used in the 1930s for the Type 901 and the 1980s for the rear engine RAPID Coupé. In November 2011, ŠKODA AUTO resurrected the RAPID nameplate for the Indian subcontinent. The compact sedan was developed exclusively for the local market by ŠKODA AUTO India – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Czech automobile manufacturer. The RAPID proved its mettle as a perfect blend of the marque’s timeless design ideals, unbending performance, superior build quality, enhanced safety and security, and European craftsmanship, all at a competitive price point. The RAPID marked ŠKODA AUTO’s foray into the popular C segment, in India, and garnered much appreciation from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts from across the nation.
The subsequent iteration, introduced in late 2016, shares crystalline design cues with the rest of the ŠKODA AUTO product portfolio, among other elements: a plethora of safety and security modules, wealth of standard features, and numerous ‘Simply Clever’ solutions. The vehicle is ŠKODA AUTO’s best seller in the domestic market and sets benchmarks for functionality, practicality, and spaciousness in its segment. A tribute to the success of the Czech moniker at the legendary ‘Queen of Rallies’, the premium ŠKODA RAPID Monte Carlo combines luxury and glamour with pulse-racing sports styling.
Rider Plus Automatic Transmission: Rs. 09,49,000
Ambition Automatic Transmission Rs. 11,29,000
Onyx Automatic Transmission Rs. 11,49,000
Style Automatic Transmission Rs. 12,99,000
Monte Carlo Automatic Transmission Rs. 13,29,000
Verna DCT Turbo Petrol: Rs. 13.9 L
Verna Petrol CVT Rs 12 – 13.9 L
City Petrol CVT Rs 12.2 – 14.5 L
Ciaz Petrol 4AT Rs 10 – 11.2 L
Yaris Petrol CVT Rs 9.6 – 14.3 L
Vento Petrol 6AT Rs 12.1 – 13.3 L