Festive season is around the corner and many carmakers are coming up with refreshed versions of their best-selling vehicles to spruce up the occasion. 2018 Skoda Rapid gets a new edition named Onyx at a price of Rs.9.75 lakh. The same design language which went into the making of Octavia Onyx is seen on this edition as well. With few cosmetic updates on the interiors and exteriors, this new version of the C-segment sedan looks distinct from the outgoing model.
Skoda Rapid Onyx gets gloss black enhancements that complement well with both Lapiz Blue and Candy White paint, the two shades that the car is offered in. The butterfly grille, 16-inch alloy wheel, outside rear view mirrors, B-pillars, projector headlamps, side beadings and trunk lip garnish are all provide with the gloss black treatment adding richness to the sedan.
Interiors on the other hand features dual tone ebony sand finish upholstery, 6.5 inch Drive touch screen infotainment system with Smartlink feature also compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, sporty flat bottom steering wheel wrapped in leather and black stitch, auto climate control, 12V power socket at front and rear and so on. New scuff plates with Onyx lettering and rear sunshade are other new features.
Skoda Rapid Onyx edition is powered by the same 1.6L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine in both trims. 1.6L MPi petrol engine is available in both 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic options. The engine produces 104bhp and 153Nm of torque while the 1.5 TDi diesel engine makes 109bhp and 250Nm worth torque. The diesel trim too comes available in 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic options.
Skoda Rapid Onyx competes with Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City like its existing version.