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New Skoda Rapid launched at Rs 8.34 lakh

New Skoda Rapid launched at Rs 8.34 lakh
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 03 November 2016, 12:49 PM

Skoda’s popular selling sedan Rapid has now been launched with fresh upgrades at a price of Rs 8.34 lakh (Ex-showroom Maharashtra). The Czech automaker has launched the new model with fresh cosmetic upgrades and an updated diesel engine. This is indeed the first major revision for the Rapid brand since it was introduced in the country way back in 2011.

The new Skoda Rapid is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 1.6-litre MPI four-cylinder petrol engine which generates 103bhp of power and 153Nm peak torque, while the diesel variant is powered by an updated 1.5-litre TDI engine which generates 108bhp of powerand a peak torque of 250Nm.

For freshness, the sedan now gets a newly sculpted bonnet, new butterfly grille and revised headlamps. The car also sports new bumpers and tweaked tail lamps. The interior gets revised upholstery for freshness, while the layout remains somewhat similar to the older generation. In terms of features, it comes loaded with a new touchscreen MirrorLink infotainment system, reverse parking sensors with camera, automatic headlamps along with auto dimming IRVM and rain sensing wipers.

As for safety, the Rapid sedan comes loaded with standard features like dual front airbags and ABS and EBD, Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill Hold Control. The new model will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in the country.

Prices for new Skoda Rapid (ex-showroom Maharashtra)

Petrol

Skoda Rapid Active MT- 8.34 lakh

Skoda Rapid Ambition MT- Rs 9.26 lakh

Skoda Rapid Ambition AT- Rs 10.38 lakh

Skoda Rapid Style MT - Rs 10.44 lakh

Skoda Rapid Style AT - Rs 11.46 lakh

Diesel

Skoda Rapid Active MT - Rs 9.57 lakh

Skoda Rapid Ambition MT - Rs 9.57 lakh

Skoda Rapid Ambition AT - Rs 11.71 lakh

Skoda Rapid Style MT- Rs 11.66 lakh

Skoda Rapid Style AT- Rs 12.78 lakh

 

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