Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 7.49 Lakh

The key highlight in the new Skoda Rapid is the new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol TSI engine.

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The key highlight in the new Skoda Rapid is the new 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine.

Highlights

  • The 2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 is the new 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine.
  • It styling has been revised to make it look a bit sportier than before.
  • The cabin has received subtle updates as well.

The all-new Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI has been finally launched in India today with prices starting at ₹ 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the base variant and going all the way up to ₹ 11.79 lakh for the range topping variant. The key highlight of the new Skoda Rapid of course remains the new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol TSI engine that puts out 108 bhp at 5250 rpm and 175 Nm at 1750-4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard while an optional seven-speed torque converter automatic transmission is also on offer. While the power output of the new Rapid 1,0 compared to the outgoing 1.6-litre unit is up by 5 per cent, the torque output has gone up by a good 14 per cent. Impressively, at 18.79 kmpl the new Rapid 1.0 TSI is 23 per cent more fuel efficient.

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7.49 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)
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The new Skoda Rapid gets dual-tone interiors.

The new Skoda Rapid is remains identical to the previous model in terms of design and dimensions but has been styled to make it look a bit sportier. So elements like new blackened 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), rear diffuser, and black lip spoiler among others help to up its styling quotient. Other elements mostly remain unchanged like the butterfly grille, wraparound headlamps, large mesh-pattern airdam, and horizontal fog lamps. The top end trim looks even more aggressive with vibrant body colour options and sporting blackened alloy wheels, lip spoiler and rear diffuser.

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The Skoda Rapid gets a new 8.0-inch infotainment system.

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The cabin also gets minor updates with a dual-tone beige black interior while all black option is available as well in the top end trim. In terms of features it gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen audio-video infotainment system that comes with SmartLink tech and inbuilt navigation. Other features include auto climate control, 12 volt power socket at the front and rear and cruise control and steering mounted audio controls among others. Moreover, it also gets waste bin in front door pockets like other Skoda models.

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