Skoda Rapid Facelift Launched At Rs 8.34 Lakh
Skoda India has launched the Rapid facelift at Rs 8.34 lakh, ex-Maharashtra. The Skoda Rapid facelift is available in 10 variants – five for the petrol and five for the diesel. The base diesel is priced at Rs 9.57 lakh while the top-end automatic retails at Rs 12.78 lakh. Skoda dealers have already started accepting bookings at Rs 25,000. Dealers are offering up to a Rs 1 lakh discount on the outgoing model.
The updated Rapid will soldier on with its tried and tested motors – a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Both motors get a 5-speed manual transmission. Automatic options include a conventional 6-speed torque converter paired with the petrol motor; the diesel gets the 7-speed dual-clutch DSG. Notably, the diesel motor has just got an update and it now produces 110PS and 250Nm. The petrol motor on the other hand belts out 105PS and 153Nm.
This is where folks from Skoda have spent most of their time. The Rapid now looks like a member of the Czech family, sporting a face that’s in tune with its elder siblings – the Octavia and the Superb. It gets an entirely new face, sporting the new family grille and a new pair of headlamps that not only get a projector setup, but also daytime running lamps. The air dam gets some honeycomb detailing and is flanked by a sharper set of foglamps. The silhouette and the rear do not feature any major overhaul save for a new set of alloy wheels and updated detailing in the taillamps. Other minor updates include a restyled rear bumper, new wing mirrors with indicators, as well as a stubby antenna