Skoda Rapid is a popular premium sedan car launched in 2017 is the successor of Skoda Rapid (2011).The Czech auto major launched the new updated Skoda Rapid sedan in the Indian car market in November 2016. Czech auto manufactures has used Rapid as a model since 1930s.
The Skoda Rapid has both petrol and diesel versions in India. Petrol version has 1.6-liter petrol motor that has the capability to generate a maximum power output of 105 bhp along with 153 Nm of top torque. The petrol engine gets equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
The sedan comes powered by a new 1.5 liter 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that can deliver a peak power output of 109 Bhp along with 250 Nm of top torque. This diesel mill is also paired with a standard 5 speed manual transmission gearbox, while it also offers the choice of a 7 speed DSG transmission gearbox. The Skoda Rapid is now available in hatchback and sedan versions.
This new version of Skoda Rapid coming with a new front fascia that is similar to the other Skoda cars like new Octavia, new Superb and the car maker’s latest Kodiaq SUV. The new Rapid face lift’s fresh front end comes with a newly styled radiator grille that is surrounded by a chrome finished frame and new angular headlight design to appear sharper than before and to enhance the aggressive visual appeal.
The front end has a newly styled radiator grille that is surrounded by chrome finished frame and new angular headlight design to appear sharper than before and to enhance the aggressive visual appeal. The new updated Rapid also comes endowed with some mild updates on its rear design. The side profile of the sedan remains unchanged, excepting for the redesigned alloy wheels. The range topping variants of the sedan also offers LED daytime running lights which are integrated to the dual barrel headlamp setup of the car.
The car has a classy looking interior with nice fit and finish that offers a very spacious and comfortable cabin with nice well-supportive seating arrangement and ample legroom to offer a comfortable drive experience for all the occupants. It also features cruise control system, light sensing automatic headlamps and rain sensing automatic wipers.
The top of the line variant has a 6.5-inch touch screen integrated infotainment system that comes along with Mirror Link feature that allows one to put all the Smartphone content on to the automobile’s display. There are also the standard connectivity options such as AUX, USB and Bluetooth. Other features include Automatic Climate Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel and more.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Dual Front Airbags are the standard safety equipment’s present on all the variants. The sedan also comes with the safety and security features of Rear Parking Sensors, Central Locking System, Engine Immobilizer, Door Ajar Warning, Brake Assist, Front and Side Impact beams, Crash Sensor, etc.