First launched in 2011, Skoda India updated the Rapid sedan late last year. In its facelifted avatar, the C-Segment sedan is seen with significant visual and equipment upgrades.
Easily the most attractive looking car in the segment, the new Rapid gets a completely revised front, thanks to new projector headlights with LED DRLs, new bumper, new grille, revised bonnet and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. The side profile has been carried forward without any change save for new alloy wheel design. The rear fascia features a reprofiled bumper and a set of revised taillights.
Inside, the Skoda Rapid facelift features new upholstery with a revised color theme. The equipment list of the top variant comes with goodies such as a new infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic wipers, auto dimming internal rear view mirror and so on.
These are the features of the Skoda Rapid which is currently on sale. But guess what, Skoda India is all set to add even more features to the top of the line Rapid in the coming days. These new features will be in the form of rear parking camera (much needed) and 16 inch sporty alloy wheels. These new features will cost you about INR 35,000 in addition to the top end variant’s existing price tag.
Coming to powertrains, Skoda Rapid facelift is offered with a 1.6 liter petrol and a 1.5 liter diesel engine option. The 1.6 liter petrol mill is rated at 105 PS and 153 Nm while the diesel motor is rated at 110 PS and 250 Nm. Transmission options on offer with Rapid petrol are 5 MT and 6 AT while the same with diesel motor is 5 MT and 7 DSG.