Skoda Auto India commenced the reservation window for the new RAPID 1.0 TSI as well as the much-awaited KAROQ, against a refundable booking fee of ₹ 50,000 (Rupees Fifty Thousand Only), across all authorized dealership facilities in the country and on the ŠKODA AUTO India website: https://www.skodalive.co.in/rapid-tsi / https://www.skodalive.co.in/karoq. Having secured a priority status, the pre-booked ŠKODA RAPID 1.0 TSI and the KAROQ will be delivered to customers from 14 April and 06 May 2020, respectively.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – ŠKODA AUTO India, said: “Our SUV model range caters to a growing class of discerning customers with the taste for luxury as well as the right ‘value for money’ proposition. While retaining its strong family characteristics, the much-anticipated KAROQ will continue to drive ŠKODA AUTO’s success in India.”
“The state of the art 1.0 TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) petrol engine, to be introduced with the ŠKODA RAPID, is central to our BS-6 powertrain and fuel strategy – offering an exceptional power output as well as excellent fuel economy. ŠKODA brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts, from across the nation, now have the opportunity to pre-book our latest offerings and secure a priority status.” he added.
The new ŠKODA KAROQ is an integral part of the Czech marque’s SUV campaign in India. The latest ŠKODA AUTO offering comes equipped with a 1.5 TSI petrol engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, delivering an impressive power output of 150 PS (110 kW), and a peak torque output of 250 Nm. In addition, it features panoramic sunroof, virtual cockpit, and nine airbags – that reiterate ŠKODA AUTO’s strong emphasis on the safety of its customers.
Introduced in 2011, the RAPID marked ŠKODA AUTO’s foray into the popular C segment, in India, and garnered much appreciation from customers across the nation. It soon proved its mettle as a perfect blend of the brand’s timeless design ideals, superior build quality, and European craftsmanship, all at a competitive price point. Today, the RAPID continues to be ŠKODA AUTO’s best seller in the Indian market setting benchmarks for functionality, practicality, and spaciousness in its segment.