New Skoda Rapid launched in India at Rs. 7.22 lakh for petrol variant, whereas diesel one costs Rs 8.38 lakh. Aforesaid prices are for the starting variant and are ex-showroom Delhi.
The major change of 1.5L diesel engine is to its bay, which produces 103bhp married to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The petrol variant of 1.6L continues to the job for same 103bhp with 6-speed triptronic transmission. The 5-speed manual isn’t outdated yet; the automaker had kept it posted till date.
The Rapid at moment didn’t garner the facelift. In fact it’s the same as of 2014 model, exceptionally on outer the alloys are changed and rear parking sensors are added. Inside the cabin, a new steering wheel, card holder and cruise control gets included.
The other Rapid, that’s with the “optional black package”, is honed with black theme on projector headlamps, fog lamps, front grille, logo, ORVMs, roof, side foils and alloys. The roof and side foils can be purchased in the accessory package too, says Skoda.
As adding the diesel automatic to the line-up, Czech based automaker is hoping to get some good numbers this year on the sales-sheet. Yes, we know Skoda is a premium brand and stand with an image at par than rest. But it’s obvious, such additions for a competitive price tag are meant to step aggressively in the number game with Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento in the rift.