• Both trims of Skoda Rapid Facelift gets cosmetic tweaks and updates
• Bookings already begun at a token amount of Rs.1 lakh
• Diesel variant of the Rapid 2016 comes with an upgraded engine
• Prices range from Rs.8.27 to Rs.11.36 lakh for Petrol and Rs.9.48 to Rs.12.67 lakh for Diesel (Both ex-showroom Delhi)
The much awaited and the much deserved facelift of Skoda Rapid has finally happened and been launched in India at a starting price of Rs.8.27 lakh. The Czech automaker
Skoda launched its sedan Rapid back in 2011 and since then, this particular model had not undergone any changes. But this facelift has given Rapid a completely new style that has been shaped up by Skoda’s Crystalline Design.
On its exteriors,Skoda Rapid 2016has a new honeycomb grille adorned with chrome embellishments, LED projector headlamps with daytime running lights (DLR), C-shaped tail lamps and rectangular fog lamps, sporty rear spoiler and alloy wheels as part of its cosmetic changes.
Step inside to an ebony toned interior with premium leather upholstery that depicts plush comfort with leather on the armrests as well. The dashboard looks impressive with the 6.5 inch Mirror Link touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration. The electrically foldable mirrors and adjustable steering wheels add to the comfort and ease while driving the New Rapid Facelift . Other features include automatic rain sense wipers, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation too. Boot space is massive with 460 litres storage space.
Safety features comprise of ABS and dual air bags as standard, while the automatic variant comes with Hill Assist and Electronic stability control.
While the 1.6L Petrol engine continues to offer same power as the existing Rapid Petrol, the Diesel variant comes equipped with a new 110PS 1.5L engine that delivers 108bhp at 4000rpm and 250Nm torque between 1500-3000rpm.Both trims are available in Manual and Automatic Transmission. Fuel efficiency figures for the Petrol trims are around 15kmpl (manual) and 14.8kmpl (automatic) while for the Diesel trims, they are 21.3kmpl (manual) and around 21.7kmpl (automatic).
Year after year, Skoda has been expanding its service network across the nation and also offers a 4 year service program for all its models.
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