The Skoda Rapid was first launched in 2011 and created a string of approval waves. It accounted for over 70% of sales for Skoda in India at the time of its launch. Through the years, the mid-sized sedan garnered a lot of critical acclaim. We waited with bated breath for the launch of the new version and when the New Skoda Rapid was launched, we couldn’t be more thrilled.
Features of the New Skoda Rapid
There are several features of the New Skoda Rapid that we know you’d love. Read on to know more about the features and how these make the car great.
The New Skoda Rapid has a definite cosmetic upgrade. Compared to the earlier version, the car has seen a major facelift in terms of design and style. The front façade now looks sleeker and clutter free, thanks to the redesigned headlamp cluster, front grille, and the fog lamp placement. The New Skoda Rapid looks a lot sharper and defined as compared to its predecessor.
Engine and gearbox
The engine for the New Skoda Rapid has been tweaked to make it stronger. The diesel now makes 108bhp and 250Nm of torque.
In terms of mileage, the New Skoda Rapid is far superior. We’d like to think that the car definitely beats the old one in this aspect. The petrol variant of the new Rapid returns 15.41km/l (5-speed, manual) and 14.84km/l (6-speed, automatic), while the diesel powered Rapid returns 21.13km/l (5-speed, manual) and 21.72km/l (7-speed DSG, automatic).
Driving and handling
The driving and the handling of the New Skoda Rapid is a little tricky. For those of you who are new to the petrol variant, the car can be a tad bit noisy. But then again, that’s just the taking used to factor that makes things a problem. Other than that, your turns and bends re handled with expert ease.
The New Skoda Rapid comes with LED daytime running lights with projector headlamps and 15-inch wheels. The inside of the car is what truly sets the Rapid apart from its competitors.
The New Rapid, a true delight to own.
Priced between Rs. Rs 8.34 lakh to Rs 12.78, the New Skoda Rapid makes for an amazing buy. For those of you who are looking at getting an upgrade, we strongly recommend the new facelift. The features set the car a class apart, making it the most desirable yet. Visit: New Skoda Rapid Offers to take a test drive and know more.